Entries by jasper

Freedom Under Occupation

The same neighborhoods that MOVE called home in the 70s and 80s have been overrun by gentrification, which is abetted by the city’s economic policies and commitment to occupation-style policing. From stop and frisk and other routine forms of harassment to the outright murder of Black people by the police, existence for Black Americans has been criminalized while tens of thousands of working class Black and Brown families have been forced from their homes in an economic campaign to “revitalize” the inner cities. Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., and countless other American cities have adopted this form of demographic social engineering and displacement.

While not always as horrific as firebombing a residential neighborhood, the demographic reengineering of the inner cities is a violent process of economic and physical coercion. The experiences of police brutality, collective punishment, political imprisonment, separation of entire families, and forced displacement should be familiar to Palestinians and anyone who considers themselves a supporter of Palestinian human rights.

Medical Conditions for Palestinian Prisoners Called “Deliberate Negligence”

This web review was written for and published by l’Osservatorio Research Center in January 2018. It’s published form can be viewed here. The recent death of a 57 year old prisoner to cancer highlights inhumane conditions for Palestinian prisoners who need medical attention. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club, an NGO focused on the rights of Palestinian […]

Terror, Land, and Silence

The unique relationship that exists between the United States of America and israel is obvious to even the most casual observer of global politics. Both nations were born from the confluence of similar ideological trends, despite their respective creations being nearly two centuries apart. These two settler states stand out (and stand together) in the history of colonialism for several reasons. This paper will trace the early days of settlement, focusing on the terrorism of Zionist militias in Mandatory Palestine, and the terrorism of the countless “Indian Wars” of the 19th century, evolving into these states’ contemporary systems of internal colonization.