Four hundred thousand people rallied and marched in Washington, DC on Saturday the 13th, marking 100 days since the Palestinian liberation movement and the international solidarity movement gained renewed energy. On the same day, half a million people marched in London, and other events took place across the world.
The march was called by the American Muslim Task Force for Palestine, whose members include American Muslims for Palestine, CAIR, Islamic Circle of North America, Muslim American Society, MSA National, Muslim Legal Fund of America, Muslim Ummah of North America and Young Muslims, along with the task force’s National Partner for this event, the ANSWER Coalition.
Despite the record numbers and people coming from across the country, the mainstream media paid very little attention to the significance—as they did with the massive November 4th protest in DC. But despite the Washington Post, MSNBC and much of the rest of the media trying to downplay or outright ignore this movement, we’re here to uplift this critical mobilization.
At the end of the show, we also bring you recordings of some of the speakers at the event. Find the full stream on BreakThrough News’ YouTube page.
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About the Author
Rachel Hu is a journalist with “BreakThrough News,” a new independent media project, where she hosts the podcast “It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism.”
She is also a host on WBAI 99.5FM in NYC and has been an anti-war and anti-racist activist with the ANSWER Coalition for the last decade.
Rachel can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Garaffa has been an anti-imperialist and social justice organizer since joining the movement against the Iraq war in 2003.
Chris is a weekly guest on Sputnik Radio’s “By Any Means Necessary,” and co-hosts the podcast “The Reboot,” focusing on the intersection between technology and human rights.
Chris can be reached at: email@example.com.