These accounts tell the story of the many faces of the Palestinian struggle for liberation. The stories jointly narrate an incredible tale of trauma, resilience, resurgence, struggle and redemption against all odds. From the beginning of the Zionist project, the Palestinians faced a formidable coalition that supported the colonization of their homeland and their dispossession later on.
Men and women, from inside and outside of the homeland, young and old, are presented. The impact of the 1948 catastrophe on their lives is the beginning. Their way coping with the trauma but not allowing it to define them – by rebuilding their lives combining personal ambitions of career and interest with full commitment for the liberation of Palestine. They share a vision of liberation and are a testimony that the struggle will continue relentlessly until liberation
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Hassanal: I’d like to first welcome everyone for coming, thank you everyone, hi Junaid. Now firstly I would like to welcome faces new and old, thank you for joining us today and for those who are new and who are joining us for the first time, welcome. I would like to give an introduction about MLN first. The Movement for Liberation from Nakba is a coalition of organizations and individuals from various different countries such as Australia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, South Korea, The United Kingdom and many more, and, our goal as an organization and as a coalition, is to disseminate knowledge about Palestine in areas and spaces, termed as the Global South. The goal of MLN is to educate and create awareness about historical Palestine in 1948 and the Palestinian minority inside Israel, the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza strip. Our goal is to serve as a platform for informed analysis of the Palestinian struggle against zionist colonization and today in advance of that goal and in support at goal as well, I cannot think of two more prominent intellectuals who are joining us in discussion about their book titled ‘Our Vision for Liberation – engaged Palestinian leaders and intellectual speak out’. The book sets out to challenge several strata of the current Palestinian discourse that have led to the present dead-end, the American pro-Israel political discourse, the Israeli colonial discourse, the Arab discourse of purported normalization and the defunct discourse of Palestinian factions. Read more…Our Vision for Liberation