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Mural of George Floyd in Palestine

When I became engaged in American society as an activist, there were two issues that I intuitively became passionate about: the Palestinian cause and police brutality. Over the years, I saw these two causes converge. In Ferguson, I listened as Palestinians and African Americans exchanged advice on how to deal with tear gas and military-style repression. The same American company manufactured the tear gas used by both the police in Ferguson and the IDF in the Occupied Territories. I witnessed the Black Lives Matter movement grow to beyond domestic issues to develop a stance in solidarity with the Palestinian people. …

Zein El-Amine

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