PHILLY: 1

NAZIS: 0

 

Thousands gathered in Philly on November 17th to shut down a fascist rally.


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Israeli state blocks Palestinian author, can’t stop her words - Workers World, 11/5/2018

An Israeli judge ordered the deportation of Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa after security forces held her for over 36 hours. Border security detained Abulhawa in the Tel Aviv early on Nov. 1, when she arrived to attend the Kalimat Palestinian Literature Festival, where she was scheduled to speak in both Jerusalem (Al-Quds) and Ramallah.

Learning of her detention, over 2,500 people signed a petition in a matter of hours demanding her immediate release. Despite protest from festival organizers and from supporters worldwide, the Israeli court denied Abulhawa’s appeal. A prison van took her to the Tel Aviv airport and placed her on a flight back to the United States on Nov. 2.

Abulhawa is author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling novel, “Mornings in Jenin.” This was the second time in three years that she was detained and deported while trying to enter the land of her birthright, Palestine.


Long, Hot Summer - Prole Position 10/12/2018

I hope you made the most of the long, hot summer of 2018, during which Prole Position took a bit of haitus because, frankly, it was too busy down here with obligations to Party and movement to keep up with this weekly news digest. But Philadelphia accomplished a lot while Prole Position was on summer vacation. Here's what you may have missed...

  Immigrant solidarity activists block the streets around Philadelphia’s City Hall. Encampments disrupted ICE activities took place all throughout July and August. Photo: Joe Piette

Immigrant solidarity activists block the streets around Philadelphia’s City Hall. Encampments disrupted ICE activities took place all throughout July and August. Photo: Joe Piette