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A young Palestinian man stands in his bedroom which was hit by an Israeli tank shell backdropped by destroyed houses during a short period of ceasefire in Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

In all instances, the [Israeli] military power is blaming the victims for their own deaths, accusing them of devaluing life and attributing this disregard to cultural bankruptcy. In effect, Israel—along with uncritical mainstream media that unquestionably accept this discourse—dehumanizes Palestinians, deprives them even of their victimhood and legitimizes egregious human rights and legal violations.”



Invisible women: Black Britons struggle to be heard
And she is not alone in believing that unfair depictions and constant scrutiny plague black women especially, belittling them in the public eyeand forcing them into subordinate social positions.
"We can’t talk about Jim Crow or apartheid. But like blacks globally, we are both visible and invisible," said Heidi Mirza, a professor at the University of London who teaches equalities studies in education. "We are let into desegregated spaces and constantly watched. We remain totally ignored and excluded."

The band Massive Attack delivers solidarity message for Gaza. (via Khaled Bey)