Sunday 29 January 2023

US activist group launches campaign in support of Palestinian cause

Activists in the US cities of Milwaukee and Appleton (Wisconsin) recently dropped banners over busy highways with a message that read “Long live the popular Palestinian resistance, from Milwaukee to Palestine.”

The banner drops, which took place on November 29, coincided with the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People and were intended to raise awareness about the ongoing Palestinian resistance to the US-backed Israeli occupation, according to a statement by the Milwaukee Anti-war Committee (MAC).


MAC is a newly formed activist group that opposes the US-funded occupation of Palestine and supports the Palestinian people’s struggle for their rights.


“We came out today to show solidarity to the people of Palestine and support their struggle for freedom," MAC member Farzad Ghodsi said last Tuesday. "And with the recent increase in brutality against Palestinians it is becoming more and more important to show that support far and wide.”


In Milwaukee, MAC activists initiated the action and were joined by members from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UW-Milwaukee, the Milwaukee branch of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), and Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO).


In a recent statement, MAC also said it would initiate a campaign alongside SDS and SJP on the UWM campus to challenge its administration to change the name of the campus library, pointing out that “the building is currently named after Israel’s first woman prime minister, Golda Meir, who grew up in Milwaukee after immigrating from Ukraine in 1905."





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