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Dear Friends of Hoodwinked in the Hothouse,

We hope this email finds you safe and sound. As the weather gets warmer and the birds start to chirp again, we are reminded that all things on Earth come and go, and that this extractive economic system is in its final season. 

It’s June which means… it’s PRIDE! Happy PRIDE to our LGBTQIA2S+ community and accomplices! Checkout USCPR’s Palestine as a Queer Struggle: Learn About Pinkwashing and Further Resources and 972 Magazine’s ‘Love in organizing’: A tribute to a queer Jew for Palestine.

And remember, there is no pride in apartheid.

We are incredibly grateful to Moayyad, Zayneb, Jimmy and Yusra for joining us and our incredible co-hosts Movement Generation, A Growing Culture, National Farmers Union of Canada and Global Justice Ecology Project on April 18th for Imagining a Palestine without Occupation. We know we were not the only ones incredibly moved by their words, their stories, their knowledge and their dedication to a Free Palestine. Visit our website to check out our Resource List.

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Imagining a Palestine without Occupation (English & ASL)
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For almost 8 months, we have borne witness to genocide, extreme and senseless violence via our phones. Simultaneously, the continuous and growing organizing of the student encampments and the cross-movement solidarity happening within, between and beyond universities reminds us of the collective power we have when organized as well our individual power to step up as organizers. This moment is ripe with opportunity as the movement for decolonization grows. Amidst the dire and horrendous violence by a growing number of fascist regimes, awareness and framing of our collective liberation is growing in the global North as we learn from the strength and resilience of resistance movements in the global South.

We look to the students around the world who are demanding their universities “divest from death.” No longer are the youth allowing the environmental justice or climate justice movements to deem themselves as separate from settler colonialism, Palestine, and struggles for liberation.The youth REFUSE to be Hoodwinked! and refuse to accept this non-profit, old-school siloing of social, environmental, or economic issues. The youth will tell you that the root causes of the climate crisis and the root causes of Israel’s U.S.-backed genocide of Palestinians are one in the same–settler colonialism, imperialism, racial capitalism, the military industrial complex and the extractive industries that fuel and profit from war. 

We look to Palestinians, their strength, perseverance, and love for Palestine. We look to the journalists, the doctors, the nurses, the teachers, the parents–those who are still here and those who have been martyred. It is our responsibility to stop this nakba. Keep protesting. Stop the funding. Hold our institutions, workplaces, governments, universities, families and friends accountable. Stay loud until Palestine is free. 

Action Items

  • The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is set to expire this Friday, June 7th. It is crucial that we take action to renew and expand this critical legislation. Call Speaker Johnson 👉 202-225-4000 NOW and contact your Representative, urging them to encourage House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA S.3853) to the House floor for a vote on the RECA Amendments before June 7th! RECA provides essential compensation to individuals and communities who have suffered from the health effects of radiation exposure, including cancer, respiratory illnesses, and other serious conditions. For more info., visit Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS)
  • Saturday, June 8th, join USPCR, Answer Coalition, Palestinian Feminist Collective, Palestinian Youth Movement and The Peoples’ Forum in D.C. for National Mobilization: Surround the White House for Gaza and demand an immediate ceasefire – June 8th marks 8 months of the genocide of Palestinians. “Wearing red, and raising our demands high, we will show the world that we are the red line.” 
  • Tuesday, June 11th, join Indigenous Environmental Network in DC at the Shutdown DAPL Rally led by grassroots and youth leaders from Standing Rock.
  • Tell The New School: We Want Divestment! The Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees has agreed to vote on divestment by June 14th. All three University Senates have passed divestment resolutions and both student worker unions voted in favor of divestment and with the demands of the Gaza Solidarity Encampments.

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Upcoming Events

  • June 6th: Join It Takes Roots LIVE from the Bonn Intersessional 8AM PT / 11am ET for environmental justice perspectives on the UN climate talks! We’ll cover the most important outcomes of the first week of SB60 and what’s needed for our movements to prepare for COP29 and COP30. Register at bit.ly/ITRBonn24.
  • June 5th – 13th: Indigenous Environmental NetworkJust Transition Alliance and other Hoodwinked members will be at Bonn Intersessional. Keep an eye out on social media to keep up with what’s at stake at Bonn this year and learn more about Article 6 here. Checkout Hoodwinked’s chapter on Carbon Pricing to learn how dangerous this false solution really is.
  • June 18th – 24th: Rising Majority holds the 2024 Movement Congress. Click on the link to see the vision that Rising Majority members have developed for 2050.
  • August 1st – 4th: Protecting Mother Earth Conference – Indigenous Environmental Network and Eastern Cherokee Organization (ECO) will be hosting the 2024 Protecting Mother Earth Conference, on Cherokee Lands on the Qualla Boundary in Cherokee, NC!

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Hoodwinked in the Hothouse is available in PDF in EnglishSpanishPortugueseFrench and Arabic. It is also available as an audiobook and via InstagramhighlightsFacebook, and Youtube.

Did you know we developed a first ever curriculum on Nature Based Solutions and why they are band-aid solutions to the climate crisis? Check it out and let us know if you’re interested in using the curriculum in your community.

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