Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Conversation With Human Rights Activist Ali Abunimah About Palestine and the Global Color-Line

Ali Abunimah is the guest on this week's edition of the podcast known as The Chauncey DeVega Show.

He is an internationally known human rights activist and author whose work focuses on the struggle for the Palestinian peoples' full rights and freedom. Ali Abunimah is also the co-founder of the essential website Electronic Intifada.

In this great conversation, Ali and Chauncey talk about many issues. They include the global colorline and human rights, the United States' militarized police, the relationship between Israel and America's police and military, the Israel lobby and American politics, the limited space in the corporate media for truth-telling, and how to maintain hope and positivity while doing social change work.

Chauncey also talks about his recent essay on racial battle fatigue, colorblind white liberal racism, and McKinney, Texas's police thuggery against young black and brown children at a local pool.

This great conversation with Ali Abunimah is the second podcast for the June fundraiser at and WARN.

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joe manning said...

When a white person decides what kind of person he/she wants to be he/she should consider that membership in a racist class is downright self destructive; as the police state cracks down on everyone. You and Abunimah bring this fact to the fore with its international implications. It comes down to "us" the people, vs "them" the various global power elites (my words.) Thanks for another illustrative discussion.

chauncey devega said...

Whiteness as a category is inseparable from white supremacy. That is why treason to Whiteness is loyalty to humanity. Ali did some great teaching. Was very honored he took time to chat for the show. And I am also so very much appreciative of how you consistently listen to the podcast.

joe manning said...

Yes, whiteness as an identity divides the human collective. "The people" will never have power until they get past these elitist contrived color lines. I really appreciate the podcasts. Wouldn't miss a one of them..