Palestine as a Feminist Issue

To: Women and Feminist Organizations
From: Black Rose Labour

In the interest of advancing a truly intersectional and decolonial feminist vision for the United States, Palestine​​ and our world, we hereby pledge to:

1. Embrace​ and advocate for Palestinian liberation as a critical feminist ​issue;

2. Support Palestinian rights to free speech and political organizing​​ everywhere;

3. Reject the conflation​​ of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, in particular the legal enforcement​​ of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition​​ of anti-Semitism;

4. Heed the call of Palestinian civil society for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions​​;

5. Divest from militarism and invest in justice and community needs​​ on Turtle Island;

6. Call for an end​​ to US political, military, and economic support to Israel, and to all military, security, and policing collaborations​​.

Our commitment to the liberation of Palestinian lands and people is rooted in love, which is at the heart of all projects of decolonization. Our values are rooted in embodied cultural wisdom and justice to transform our communities. We are committed to ending the greed, domination, and fragmentation so deeply entrenched in capitalism, colonial extraction, and US empire. We are radically re-imagining and re-creating a world free from systems of gendered, racial and economic exploitation that commodify human life and land. Ours is a vision for a radically different future based on life-affirming interconnectedness, empowering the working classes, and love for each other, land, life and the planet itself. For these reasons, we pledge, today and everyday, to recognize Palestine as a Feminist Issue and to uphold this commitment in our daily lives and organizing praxis.