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Suffocating the academic and student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finnish higher education (Part 1)

We share this piece by Anaïs Duong-Pedica on the obstacles faced by the student solidarity movement for Palestinian liberation in Finland, originally published by Raster.fi. We find that it complements the reports we have been collecting from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, aiming to alert the activist communities across our region to the […]

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We asked: How is the Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in Czechia?

Since the launch of Hamas’ Operation Floods of Aqsa and Israel’s bombardment of besieged Gaza, Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists in Europe have been facing unprecedented censorship, policing, harassment, arrests, gag orders, and threats. In compiling several reports from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, we aim to alert our activist communities across our region […]

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“An absolute deluge of repression”: The criminalization of dissent in Israel today

Tibor T. Meszmann interviews Matan Kaminer Can you describe what is going on, what are the positions and challenges for the Israeli left after October 7th, after the circles of violence intensified in both Israel and in the Occupied Territories?  Whenever talking about the “Israeli left,” it’s important to begin by clarifying what is meant. […]

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“You Don’t Destroy Political Thought by Weapons”

Note from LeftEast editors. With the permission of  Lithuanian left portal Chat GPB we reprint this interview of GPB’s Tadas Janusauskas with Palestinian journalist Quassem Ali. The interview deals with subjects we rarely get to hear about: the daily lives and choices for those inside and those who left the hell of the war and […]

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Political Establishment in Austria Uses the Israel/Palestine Conflict for a Generalized Attack on the Left and the Workers Movement

LeftEast Editorial Note: What follows is an interview we conducted with Yola Kipcak of Der Funke. Could you summarize for us your position on the current war in Palestine?  Our position as the International Marxist Tendency is very simple: We stand on the side of the oppressed, the Palestinians, against the oppressor, the Israeli state […]

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We asked: How is the Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in Austria? 

Editorial introduction: Since the launch of Hamas’ Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and Israel’s bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists in Europe are facing unprecedented censorship, policing, harassment, arrests, gag orders, and threats. In compiling reports from leftist activists across Europe, we aim to alert progressives across the region of the oppression Palestinians […]

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Solidarity? Make Sure Your Tax-Money is Not Invested in War Crimes!

Note from LeftEast editors: This interview originally appeared in Mešanec in Slovenian and in English in ZNetwork. It is reprinted here with permission. A prominent writer and political activist Majed Abusalama is a co-founder of numerous organizations, one of them being Palestine speaks in Germany. Born in Gaza, he is now based between Berlin and Tampere, where he is finishing […]

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Palestine’s Night Is Long

“Iraq’s night is long Dawn breaks only to the murdered praying half a prayer and never finishing a greeting to anyone.” –Mahmoud Darwish (Tr. Sinan Antoon) In a moment impregnated with the weight of a murdered world, Gaza is being martyred in the dark.[i] She ascends as my heart descends in a familiar abyss. Long […]

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We asked: How is the Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in Germany? 

Since the launch of Hamas’ Operation Floods of Aqsa and Israel’s bombardment of besieged Gaza, Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists in Europe have been facing unprecedented censorship, policing, harassment, arrests, gag orders, and threats. In compiling several reports from leftist activists in various locations in Europe, we aim to alert our activist communities across our region […]

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A letter to Europe from a Palestinian

I am writing this letter as news continues to reach me of relatives, neighbours, and friends being killed in Gaza by Israel’s indiscriminate bombardment. Dear Europeans, I, like millions of Palestinians, am living through the worst nightmare of yet another round of mass death and destruction unleashed on our people – something you would often […]