An Attack On One Is An Attack On All.
The following pledge, signed by dozens of pro-Palestine organizations and counting, states that we will unite to fight against the repression under the principle that if you touch one of us, we all rise up. It launches a network of students, faculty, and staff fighting repression on their college campuses. We invite you to sign the statement and pledge to stand up against repression on campus and for a free Palestine.
Since the start of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, there has been an upsurge in resistance to U.S. support to the Israeli apartheid state. This has been particularly strong on college campuses, with students organizing walkouts, sit-ins, and protests in solidarity with Palestine. These actions and internationalism continue the spirit and legacy of the student movement against the Vietnam War and against apartheid South Africa.
Students and academic workers have experienced massive repression from university administrations, from the government, and from Zionists both on and off of campus. SJP was banned from Florida and both SJP and JVP were suspended from Columbia University. Professors are being called into disciplinary meetings across the country.
But students, faculty, and staff are standing up against this repression and uniting to fight back. The following pledge, signed by dozens of pro-Palestine organizations and counting, states that we will unite to fight against the repression under the principle that if you touch one of us, we all rise up. It launches a network of students, faculty, and staff fighting repression on their college campuses. This unity of activists– from academic workers to students, SJP’s and JVP’s, Black Lives Matter student groups and more– is essential for the upcoming struggles against repression and for a free Palestine.
Cuny4Palestine, National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), as well as dozens of local SJP’s launched the statement, alongside dozens of anti-Zionist Jewish student organizations, including various Jewish Voice for Peace chapters. A few faculty organizations have also signed including CUNY’s Rank and File Action.
We invite students, faculty and staff to sign, share and join the struggle against repression on our campuses.