Omar Barghouti writes in Mondoweiss:
For most of you reading this message, the danger of yesterday’s McCarthyite executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump is probably obvious. The edict implies American Jews are defined by a shared “national origin” or race, purportedly in order to combat anti-Semitism on U.S. college campuses. But you and I–and regular readers of Mondoweiss–understand that the real goal is to crack down on BDS activists by making protests of Israel and Zionism into hate crimes under Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights Act.
At a moment like this, the importance of Mondoweiss’s journalism stands out in stark relief. This act is a continuation of a longstanding pattern of repression against the ChangeMakers who stand up for Palestine in the United States–and that pattern is exposed, time and again, by the writers at Mondoweiss. That’s why I’m writing to you today to ask that you donate in support of their work.
To fight any system of injustice and oppression, we need to understand it. Accurate, well-presented and timely information and analyses are crucial in mobilizing grassroots power against oppressors of all kinds.
This is where Mondoweiss and similarly effective movement media outlets come in. Without Mondoweiss, we would not sufficiently understand the context of oppression, and the state, corporate and institutional complicities that keep it going. We would also miss the hopeful and inspiring lessons that we learn from each other’s struggle for freedom and justice.