Israel has continued its attacks against the besieged Gaza Strip for a second day. The blockaded coastal enclave has endured bombing from IDF warplanes that have so far killed 12, including a 5 year old girl, Alaa Abdullah Riyad, and left over 50 more injured. In a statement, the IDF claimed they were prepared for … Read more
RM, Corcaigh Originally delivered by a CYM member at the 2022 Nakba Day commemoration in Cork Today what we are talking about the current situation in Palestine. and the path to Palestinian liberation. We in the Connolly Youth Movement are revolutionary optimists. We believe that there’s a path to liberation for all oppressed people, and this includes the people … Read more
Rather than being something unique and otherwordly, something beyond our comprehension due to its age and complexity, the Palestinian struggle is not exceptional. It is one of a broad tapestry of anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggles. By insisting on their exceptional nature, they are condemned to a suspended animation: endlessly admired and supported for their resistance, but lacking the ability to draw on the successful struggles of others to inform their own. They are however, not alone, but are supported by a pantheon of peoples that understand their struggle and show solidarity out of experience.
The Abraham Agreement is a false idol, it has betrayed the Palestinian people who are fighting the diabolical systemic destruction of their nationhood and its words are hypocritical. It is written with the same hands that are drenched in the blood of Palestinians who have been slaughtered in imperial conquest. The agreement only serves to consolidate the imperialist economies in the region and to provide a more advantageous position for further colonisation.