From the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) conference website:
“In the face of expanding settlements, walls, and state violence, we call for a reimagined world. At our first-ever national conference in the South, student organizers will be convening in a region with a distinct legacy of the displacement and theft, enslavement and disenfranchisement, and exploitation and domination of oppressed peoples. Today, we witness the continuation of these structures enshrined in the walls of immigration detention camps, the texts of racist state laws, and the blueprints of border walls and fences. Though they are distinct, we find parallels between the Zionist project and its settler colonial counterpart, the United States of America.
Zionists have laid siege to Palestinian land with apartheid walls, segregated roads, and illegal settlements. The militarized walls of these two settler colonial projects cast a shadow over the indigenous people of Occupied Palestine and the colonized Americas. Since we know these very real walls and borders began with a colonial imagination, we call for a decolonial reimagining that frames the water in Gaza and the water of the Rio Grande as necessarily connected, that links ICE raids to home demolitions in ‘67 Palestine, that continues to intertwine Black and Palestinian resistance histories and weave them into a collective liberation. As we come together in Houston to create coalitions and grow networks centered on and towards justice, we draw from these legacies of survival and resistance and commit to honoring the histories behind and beneath us.”
Opinion: I found the announcement of the conference on the Michael Horowitz Front Page Mag website here.
“THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON: PROMOTING GENOCIDE AND PRAISING HITLER”
Michael Horowitz has been at the forefront of exposing the SJP and MSA (Muslim Students Association) as Muslim Brotherhood (MB) front groups along with Hamas, al Qaeda and Islamic Jihad:
During an “Israel Apartheid Week 2017” that was hosted on campus in March, Students for Justice in Palestine erected a mock “Israeli Apartheid Wall” plastered with Hamas propaganda denying the legitimacy of the Jewish state. One panel of the wall contained the slogan, “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free” a call for the total destruction of Israel—which lies between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which had been banned in Egypt for 30 years, got its legitimacy in 2009 with Barack Obama’s invitation to his now infamous Cairo speech.
The Arab Spring of 2011 gave the Brotherhood a foothold in creating chaos in Egypt and throughout the Middle East, followed by the Obama administration’s invitation of CAIR and INSA (MB front groups) to be in advisory roles in his administration.
It is no mystery then as to why the MSA and SJP have a stronghold in UC Berkeley (here), since the university’s president is none other that Obama’s former head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.
Horowitz: “As revealed in recent congressional testimony, Students for Justice in Palestine is a campus front for Hamas terrorists. SJP’s propaganda activities are orchestrated and funded by a Hamas front group, American Muslims for Palestine, whose chairman is Hatem Bazian and whose principals are former officers of the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic “charities” previously convicted of funneling money to Hamas.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center is naming the “Top Ten Worst Schools that Support Terrorists.” The latest school to be named to this list is the University of Houston which will host the National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference on October 27-29, 2017. The report and posters are part of a larger Freedom Center campaign titled Stop University Support for Terrorists. “