The Struggle for Palestine
With US approval, Israel has unleashed a savage war against the Palestinians. Israel aims for nothing less than to force the
Palestinian people to surrender their just demands for self-determination. At the same time, the Palestinian movement faces its
own crossroads. With the Oslo “peace process” exposed as a sham, increasing numbers of Palestinians and the supporters are
asking how we can win the liberation of Palestine.
Contributors to The Struggle for Palestine offer a fresh analysis of the fight against Zionism—and make the case for a secular,
democratic state in all of Palestine. The Struggle for Palestine is a timely book for those who support a just solution for
Contributors include: Anthony Arnove, Naseer Aruri, David Barsamian, Paul D'Amato, Phil Gasper, Toufic Haddad, Tikva
Honig-Parnass, Rania Masri, Mostafa Omar, Tanya Reinhart, Edward Said, Lance Selfa, Ahmed Shawki, Hadas Thier
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It was August Spies, one of the Martyrs who was targeted for being an immigrant and an anarchist, who predicted the battles
being fought to this day.
"If you think that by hanging us you can stamp out the labor movement," Spies told the judge, "then hang us. Here you will tread
upon a spark, but here, and there, and behind you, and in front of you, and everywhere, the flames will blaze up. It is a
subterranean fire. You cannot put it out. The ground is on fire upon which you stand."