Variable West is decisively committed to supporting the Palestinian liberation movement, as well as all liberation struggles that seek freedom from the interlocking violence of white supremacy, colonialism, and fascism.
We recognize our power as writers, academics, and editors and support the campaign for Boycott, Disinvestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel and the Israeli settler colonial occupation of Palestinian land.
Variable West’s editorial platform will continually be a space for dissent against the silencing of Palestinian resistance in the art and academic worlds and beyond.
The resources below are a starting point for anyone looking to learn more.
A Textbook Case of Genocide
Israel has been explicit about what it’s carrying out in Gaza. Why isn’t the world listening?
By Raz Segal in Jewish Currents
The myth of Israel’s invincibility has been shattered
By Ahmed Abu Artema in The Electronic Intifada
The First Week
Dispatch from the Palestinian Youth Movement
By the Palestinian Youth Movement in The New Inquiry
Controlling Federal Income Tax Withholding
By National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee
Blue Screen w/ Amar – Edward Said’s ‘After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives’
In 1986 Edward Said launched his book “After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives” at the ICA and talked with Salman Rushdie about Palestinian identity, exile, return, and self-determination. Much of what they discussed played out the following year, during the First Intifada, and this Blue Screen episodes mixes the talk with resistance music from this era.
12 hours of lectures, interviews, book presentation, talks, storytelling, music, songs, poetry and chants
Put together by Learning Palestine Group
Read and listen
Afro-Palestinian / Imperialism Literature
Free Ebooks for a Free Palestine!
From Haymarket Books