When police in Ferguson, Missouri launched tear gas at protestors, Palestinians on Twitter gave advice about how to deal with the effects. While not the first instance of black and Palestinian solidarity, this exchange of information between oppressed groups of people facing violence highlights the shared struggle of oppressed groups the world over. Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq speaks to activists Kamau Franklin, Ahmad Nabil AbuzNaid, Zoe Pepper-Cunningham and Muhammed Desai, The guests represent various sectors from black liberation struggle, in South Africa and from around the globe on how they are showing solidarity for Palestinians. This conversation seeks to put some of those groups in dialogue with one another, sharing histories, tips and strategies from their respective struggles. [Click Here to Watch]
About Kamau Franklin (80 Articles)
Kamau has been a dedicated community activist and organizer for over twenty years, first in New York City and now based in the south. He has been a leading member of several grassroots organizations dedicated to the ideas of Malcolm X on self-determination. He has organized on various issues including youth organizing and development, police misconduct, and creating sustainable urban communities. Kamau has led and developed community cop-watch programs, freedom school programs for youth, large scale community gardens and alternatives to incarceration. He can be followed on twitter @kamaufranklin.