Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors calls for an end to Israel in 2015 during a debate at Harvard Law School.
“Palestine is South Africa of our time. If we do not step up boldly and courageously to end the so-called imperialist program of Israel. We are doomed,” said Colores.
The Harvard Law Human Rights Project hosted Cullors and several other activists in April 2015 for a panel entitled “Globalizing Ferguson: Racialized Policing and International Resistance.” A 2015 visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip as part of a delegation with other far-flung activists. She claimed that she had witnessed “violence” and “terror”; against the Palestinians who were caused by Israelis and “Zionists”.
She told audiences that one way Americans will fight back is to join the Boycott, Withdrawal, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel to change its policy towards Palestinians.
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The BLM co-founder recently announced that she is stepping down as Executive Director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation after five years. She claimed that the reason for her resignation was to devote more time to other projects such as the release of a second book and a television deal with Warner Bros.
Her sudden departure comes amid questions about her finances. The New York Post reported in April that Cullors bought four homes for $3.2 million. That raises questions among other activists, Black Lives Matter Greater New York City chief Hawk Newsom called for. An “independent investigation” of the Foundation’s finances Neither organization is involved.
Cullors declined to receive salaries from the foundation. But critics have accused her of using donations from the foundation to strengthen herself. She denied those claims and said her earnings came from other sources through book sales and YouTube deals.
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In the past, Cullors referred to themselves as “Trained Marxism”
You can view the full panel below. Cullors’ speech on Israel starts at the 50:12 mark.