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"The Psychological Terrorism of Witnessing Genocide in Gaza"

Shades of Anger, June 11, 2024 post

June 11, 2024

Good morning. You can take action today, for liberation and for justice.

LEARN. Read this article from Abla Abdelhadi, a Palestinian who is witnessing the genocide of their people from Jordan.

So I speak only on my behalf as a Palestinian living in the diaspora. I have no right to even imagine how my people in Gaza are feeling. Saying they are in Hell is too simplistic a way to describe their situation; they are being subjected to psychological terrorism. It’s no coincidence Israel bombed the only psychiatric hospital in Gaza! 

Abla Abdelhadi 

NOTICE. What did you learn from this article? What do you feel after reading it? How does that feel in your physical body?

ACT. Donate to Crips for eSims for Gaza here and/or reach out to a mental health organization who has been silent on the genocide and engage them in a conversation about why, and how they can take action.

SHARE. Right now, send this email to 3 people and invite them to also pick one (or both) actions.

ASK. What kinds of information and actions do you think we should include in future emails? Please reply to this email (or, if you are reading this online, leave a comment below) to let us know.*

In solidarity for Palestinian liberation,

Rebecca Steckle, on behalf of the Shades of Anger collective

*You can also continue the conversation with us in the Speaking Up Network, a private social media platform co-created by Animah Kosai, one of the leaders of Shades of Anger.

Shades of Anger was created by a global collective of women to raise awareness and inspire action to free Palestine. We chose the name of our collective to honor the poem, “Shades of Anger,” by Palestinian-Canadian poet Rafeef Ziadah. We also believe in liberation for Sudan, the Congo, Haiti, and all places where systems of oppression are causing immense suffering and crushing the life out humans. We are led by women of the Global Majority/BIPOC. Shades of Anger is for everyone who wants to act for liberation and you can learn more about it here.

Image description: An off-white background. In the centre of the image, in black text, the text reads, “Shades of Anger,” with a quote from Fatima Bernawi below that reads, “Palestinians do not know the meaning of the word impossible.” Below that, the text reads, “Why should we?” On the right is a photo with a sign that reads, “Amplify your voice”

Image: On the left side is an off-white background with text in black that reads, “Shades of Anger; ‘Palestinians do not know the word impossible’ - Fatima Bernawi; So why should we?” On the right is an image of people gathering by a wall under a sign that reads, “Amplify your voice”


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