She may have traded her microphone for a megaphone, but you would be hard-pressed not to recognize that signature hairpiece above the crowd. Lady Gaza has recently emerged as her latest reinvention, this time from international superstar to— if you can believe it—Palestine activist.
The Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR) is part of a long-term project that deals with the spatial complexities of decolonization through an interrogation of the relationships between law, spatial production and colonial practices in Palestine and Israel. — Nishat Awan and Cressida Kocienski
Beginning with an agile reading of the sequence of disasters that constitute the narrative of Voltaire’s Candide (1759), the Israeli architect Eyal Weizman has, in his latest monograph, The Least of All Possible Evils (LPE), initiated another productive foray into our optimized “humanitarian present.” — Etienne Turpin
When I slip Nadim Mishlawi’s Sector Zero DVD from its sleeve, my heart is already in my throat. I am expecting to be hurt by these pictures from Lebanon, and the cruel accident of this country’s geography, but from the very opening images I am assured that beauty will be a regular accompaniment. — Mike Hoolboom
In this interconnected world, struggling against settler colonialism anywhere is struggling against it everywhere. Any settler living on Turtle Island owes their ability to do so to ongoing genocide and colonialism here. — Zainab Amadahy
The BDS campaign calls upon global civil society to boycott Israeli and international products and companies profiting from the violation of Palestinian rights, including Israeli sporting, cultural and academic institutions; divest from corporations complicit in the violation of Palestinian rights and ensure that university investment portfolios and pension funds are not used to finance these companies; and impose sanctions to demonstrate disapproval and educate society about violations of international law and to end the complicity of other nations in these violations. — Rwayda (Rod) Al-Kamisi
In shifting the position of the viewer from a passive recipient of such representations to the active roles of gamer and witness, Blown Up creates new spaces through which to build diasporic disidentifications and migrant self-representations that reframe militaristic violence within mediated space. — Marty Fink
As Native Americans and as Palestinians, we are not necessarily political, nor all of us activists. We are inheritors of history trying to survive ongoing colonization. — Jodi Voice
The Palestinian organization alQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society is a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) activists who work collaboratively to break down gendered and heteronormative barriers. — Haneen Maikey
The struggle for the liberation of Palestine is rooted in the struggle against its settler colonial context, and is part of a wider network of anti-colonial resistance. In this issue of FUSE, guest-edited by Nasrin Himada and Reena Katz, we highlight the shared structures and contemporary effects of settler colonialism brought to bear on communities in Palestine and on Turtle Island.