The Women’s March has caved to Zionist & rightwing pressure & bounced Linda Sarsour & Zahra Billoo, both outspoken defenders of Palestinians, off their board under charges of anti-Semitism. The Women’s March had many problems, most prominently its lack of democracy, but its strength was the inclusion of Palestinian women & their struggle against colonialism, apartheid, occupation.
The new board underestimates the international scope of support for Palestinians & the opposition to Islamophobia & is joining the so-called ‘war on terror’. It also massively capitulates to Zionist political pressure which means that as an organization it’s facing an early demise. The struggles for women’s rights & against hating on Muslims require that its leaders be fearless & that anti-colonialism be at the heart of feminism. Or else it’s worthless.