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Gaza and the struggle for Palestine

Until liberation: A series for Palestine

A Haymarket Books event co-sponsored by Palestinian American Organizations Network, Mondoweiss, Spectre, Dissenters, Tempest and more.

Early on Saturday, October 7, 2023, Palestinian resistance fighters broke through Israel’s siege of Gaza, capturing areas adjacent to Gaza, taking hostages, and launching thousands of rockets. Hours later, Israel declared total war on Gaza, and has vowed to cut its supply of food, electricity, and water, while bombing the Strip and killing entire families.

This webinar, featuring Noura Erakat, Mariam Barghouti, and Toufic Haddad, will discuss how to understand the current situation in Palestine, the 17-year siege of Gaza, and questions of resistance, colonialism, the role of Biden and US imperialism, and mass struggle.

This event is part of Until Liberation: A Series for Palestine by Haymarket Books, cosponsored by Palestinian American Organizations Network, Mondoweiss, Spectre, Dissenters, Tempest, and more.

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/ 12:00 p.m CDT/ 10:00 a.m PDT

Where: Register through Eventbrite to receive a link to the video conference

*** This event will also be recorded and live captioning will be provided.***


Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Associate Professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Noura is a Co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East that combines scholarly expertise and local knowledge. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and in the Question of Palestine, winner of the 2019 Palestine Book Awards sponsored by the Middle East Monitor and winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award’s Bronze Medal in Current Events/Foreign Affairs.

Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian writer and researcher based in Ramallah. She earned a BA in English Language and Literature from Birzeit University, and an MSc in Sociology and Global Change from the University of Edinburgh. She worked as a journalist and reporter with a focus on the Levant, and published various sociopolitical commentaries from Palestine. She has undertaken monitoring and evaluation missions of humanitarian and development aid in Jordan, Palestine, and Lebanon for various governmental and non-governmental organizations. Her reporting and analysis have been featured in Al-Jazeera English, The New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, and Middle East Eye, amongst others.

Toufic Haddad is the author of Palestine Ltd.: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territories and co-editor of Between the Lines: Israel, the Palestinians and the US “War on Terror.”

About Until Liberation: A Series for Palestine by Haymarket Books:

Today, we are confronting a watershed moment in the struggle against colonialism and apartheid. As an internationalist left around the world, we must take a decisive stance in support of Palestinian liberation.

Haymarket Books and partners are organizing an urgent series of online events to provide education in the context of current events. At Haymarket, Palestine has always been at the core of our political and intellectual project, and we believe free and accessible political education is crucial to solidarity efforts.

The situation is dire. As media outlets spread lies and misinformation, politicians and journalists are paving the way for Israel to carry out mass genocide in Gaza. In the West Bank, settlers are armed and carrying out pogroms. The governments of the USA, UK and across the Global North are putting in place chilling measures to crack down on solidarity. The Israeli state is killing Palestinians with impunity and Palestinians everywhere are being silenced.

We are entering a new era of the struggle for Palestine and until Palestine is free, none of us are free. Join us for a series of urgent conversations about the history, politics, and stakes of Palestinian liberation.

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