Here’s a Long List of Actions You Can Take for Palestine
Whether you’re disabled, neurodivergent, or simply looking for ways to do more, there’s a place for you in the struggle.
In my last piece, I discussed how people who fear they are not doing enough to support Palestinian liberation can improve their emotional self-regulation, educate themselves on political organizing tactics and the history of Palestine’s colonization, and find their own unique position in the fight against genocide that plays to their individual talents and strengths.
I received a lot of useful feedback in response to that piece from seasoned pro-Palestinian activists, who recommended a variety of additional strategies for getting involved. I also spoke to some disabled and neurodivergent organizers, who shared with me the ways that they’ve found to advance the cause of Palestinian liberation even while coping with mobility restrictions, energy limitations, a high risk of COVID exposure, and all manner of social, sensory, and information-processing needs that can make conventional forms of political organizing difficult. I thought I’d take a few moments to share what I’ve learned here.
None of the tips here should be taken as a replacement for on-the-ground political activism; as I wrote about in my last piece, every single person who shows up to a protest provides the entire group with a tactical advantage, and uplifts morale significantly not just for those in attendance, but for the Palestinian people who watch us stand in solidarity with them from half a world away.
Activists at Port of Oakland block entrance to military ship they say is Israel-bound
Protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to block the entrance to a ship that they claim will transport weapons to…
Just look at the power a few hundred committed Bay-Area activists harnessed together on November 3rd: they were able to block a U.S. military ship destined for Israel from leaving the Port of Oakland for over nine hours. The following Monday, organizers in Tacoma, Washington gathered for hours to prevent the same vessel from being loaded, and successfully convinced dock workers to join them. The loading of the boat was cancelled…