‘Imperialism has laid its body over the world, the head in Eastern Asia, the heart in the Middle East, its arteries reaching Africa and Latin America. Wherever you strike it, you damage it, and serve the World Revolution.’
-- Ghassan Kanafani
Goldsmiths Students' Union and GUCU stand in full solidarity with the people of Palestine who endure horrific daily violence under Israel’s racist settler colonial project. We condemn the escalating violence committed by Israeli Occupation forces on Palestinian citizens of Gaza, worshippers at the holy site of Masjid Al-Aqsa and residents of Sheikh Jarrah. As the official Union of the Goldsmiths’ student body and the trade union representing large numbers of academic and academic-related professional staff at Goldsmiths, we stand together to demand an end to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that amounts to genocide under international human rights laws.
Goldsmiths Students' Union and GUCU reiterate their commitment to support Palestinian students and staff, which includes the implementation of the original demands of GARA. We urge all students and staff to sign the Student Statement: Israeli Violence in Jerusalem, get involved in BDS (the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement),Apartheid Off Campus, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and join the March to the Israeli Embassy on Saturday 22nd May, and protests happening across the country in solidarity with the Palestinian uprising and general strike.
It is our duty to stand firm against injustice and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people. Our silence will not protect us, it will only serve the oppressor.
Liberation is within our reach!
Full power and solidarity,
Goldsmiths Students' Union and GUCU
Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action
Justice for Workers
Goldsmiths Fee Strike
Goldsmiths Rent Strike