Palestine, the Women’s March, and imperial feminism

Recent assaults on the reputation of Women’s March co-chair and prominent black American activist Tamika Mallory demonstrate, yet again, that speaking even the most basic truths about Israel and Palestine is a hazardous undertaking.

Last June, Mallory was dis-invited from a conference in Australia for public comments observing that the creation of the state of Israel entailed a “human rights crime” – a statement that should hardly have been considered radical, let alone grounds for a dis-invitation, given that the ethnic cleansing of Palestine that accompanied Israel’s founding has been well-documented, including by Israeli historians.
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