Mounting Pro-Palestinian Student Protests in American Universities

Noelle McAfee
Noelle McAfee, Professor & Head, Dept. of Philosophy being handcuffed in Emeroy University campus for joining the Palestinian solidarity protest.

Students across United States in campuses from Columbia to Emory to California are protesting in solidarity  with Palestine.  Protests expressing anguish Israeli genocide are now spilling over to university campuses in Paris and other European universities as well.  Police in USA are brutally pounding protesting students and  arresting them. Administration in Universities are  calling state police, evacuating protesters from campuses  and expelling dozens of students. But young boys and girls  are relentless in their courage and hundreds  of students and faculty are  joining the protestsby  each passing day. Spring on campuse  coincides with end of academic year and is a  jubilant with  convocations. However, University administrations are  expelling  final year graduating students for their participation in solidarity protests. A few days back,  Archita Sivalingam, who is about to be awarded her degree was expelled from Princeton College.

 Over 300 killed Palestinians found in mass graves lying below the ruins of two hospital compoundsin the ongoing Israeli invasion. United Nations  has called for an investigation in to this barbaric incident. Even some European nations have backed the  UN call for an investigation into the gory act. Amidst the continuing invasion of Rapha, Gaza, deaths of thousands of innocent children and women, United States administration hands in gloves with colonial Zionist regime, shamelessly is extended $ 26 billions to Israel, exporting  bomber jets and other arms.

Israeli invaders are not even sparing doctors, health personnel and even   aid workers of World Kichen and others  distributing food to the starving Gazan populations.

In USA, Universities like Harvard, Columbia and other Ivy league institutions are heavily funded by Jewish Billionaires living in America. The University admnistrations  natuerally are obeying interests of their donors and crushing their own student community. As Israeli billionaires in USA are  having high stakes in military industry, natuerally they  support Israleli invasion and hence supress the solidarity voice of youth on campuses. Sadly, Pro-Palestinian protests are equated with anti Zionist.

Worldwide student Solidarity

Students across the world  expressed solidarity with the US student protesters. The Arab and Maghreb Youth Student Front,  “global youth student battle in support of Palestinian resistance” and  other  student organizations  across Asia and Europe  are expressing solidarity  with Palestine and  rapidly joining  the protests and sit-inns in various Universities.  A video showing knocking down, handcuffing a senior Professor at Emroy University, Noell Mc Afee, Atlanta by National Guard  for  showing solidarity with  protesting  students   shocked and anguished  people  around the world.  Similar acts of  brutality  against  protesting students and faculty are being witnessed from Yale to Harvard.

Israeli is the last  post of Western imperialism. But  it can not continue its hineous oppression of freedom loving Palestinians and has to  submit to  global support to Palestine similar to what happened in Vietanam in 70’s.

Dr. Soma Marla, Principal Scientist & Head, Genomics division, Retd.NBPGR ICAR. New Delhi.

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