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Tucson rallies in solidarity with Palestine, demands end to U.S. aid to Israel

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Tucson rallies in solidarity with Palestine.  | Fight Back! News/staff

Tucson, AZ – In the second rally in three days, organizations and community members gathered outside the Federal Building in downtown Tucson on Monday, October 9 to show their support for the Palestinian struggle for liberation. Around 75 people gathered with signs reading, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

After a stretch of spirited chants of “Palestine is our demand, there is no peace on occupied land!” and “No more annexation, no more occupation, fight for liberation and bring the whole thing down!,” the group circled up for a round of speakers.

First, the diverse group of trade unionists, students, youth, elders and community activists heard from Mohyeddin Abdulaziz, an organizer with Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance. He mentioned the historical record of Israel brutalizing Palestinians across his lifetime. Abdulaziz is as old as the occupation itself – 75 years. He continued describing the complicity of the U.S. government and other actors who align themselves with the Zionist project.

Later, Maria Sohn Hasman of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization spoke to the group about the coordinated Palestine resistance that achieved historic results in operation Al-Aqsa Flood. Calling Israel a paper tiger and the U.S. an empire in decline, the fiery speech called for continued, escalated actions to not only demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel, but to “make damn sure none of it is delivered and contributes to ongoing bombing and oppression of Palestinians.”

The Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Tucson Anti War Committee, Students for Justice in Palestine, and others co-sponsored the event.

One of the student organizers from Students for Justice in Palestine informed the group there will be another action on campus at the University of Arizona on Thursday, October 12 at 12:30 p.m.

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