Monday, June 16, 2014

Feminists, Occupation and Divestment

About Who Profits | Who Profits

As the energy and vigor around selective divestment intensifies, I'm trying to educate myself some more about what's at stake and what the campaign means to real people in real communities.  "Who Profits" adds a compelling perspective and prophetic voice to this conversation.  There's no doubt that long-term occupation has devastating effects, all around.  Strategies for ending the occupation need to be considered wisely, faithfully...and pursued bravely.  Check out the link above (ABOUT WHO PROFITS).  It seems to represent a rich, broad collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli feminists.  

'Who Profits' was founded in 2007 as a research project of the Coalition
of Women for Peace (CWP) – a feminist, Palestinian-Jewish organization
devoted to the struggle against the occupation. The project’s character
was shaped through the consistent and devoted work of many activists in
CWP and the cutting-edge feminist agenda of this organization, which
constituted an empowering habitat.

Palestinian Flag on Nazareth Building, Israel