Palestinian liberation and climate justice: more in common than you might think

Last Monday, Palestine Action and Extinction Rebellion North joined forces to occupy the Oldham based factory of Israeli arms company, Elbit Systems. Activists called on the factory to be shut down, blocked its gates, and splattered blood-red paint on the building. The groups were protesting the British government’s most recent contract with the arms company, worth £102 million. Elbit Systems is responsible for 85 percent of the Israeli military’s drone fleet, the surveillance technology used for its illegal apartheid wall, and for weaponry that has been “battle-tested” on Palestinians. Despit…

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