Another World is Possible
Ending Seattle-Israel Police Partnerships, Reclaiming Safety
An Exchange of “Worst Practices”
We believe that real safety comes from investing in the community, health and human services, parks and recreation, and affordable housing. Increased surveillance, occupation tactics, and a police state does not create healthy and safe communities. We want a different world.
From Ferguson to Palestine
Practices exchanged between US law enforcement personnel and the Israeli military include the use of invasive surveillance, blatant racial profiling, and repressive force against dissent. Rather than promoting security for all, these programs promote state violence and attacks on civil rights that disproportionately affects People of Color.
Who funds these exchanges?
In addition to the US and Israeli government agencies and private companies, non-profit organizations also play an important role in facilitating these joint trainings. These organizations include the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Seattle does not need more racist policing!
The Seattle Police Department has participated in at least two “educational security” or exchange trips to Israel in 2013 and 2015. On these delegations, SPD officers learn from Israeli agencies who carry out the country’s policies of occupation via surveillance, restrictions of movement, repression of social movements, torture, and violence. Recently under federal investigation for excessive force and racially biased policing, the SPD does NOT need further training in racist violence and occupation tactics from a country with its own record of egregious human rights abuses.
We are part of a broad based coalition to prioritize communities and de-militarize Seattle.
Overlapping and interconnected law enforcement technologies are being used to target migrants to the US, US communities of color, and Palestinians.
Maru Mora Villalpando, La Resistencia
Treating people as human cargo is a tactic shared by ICE and the Israeli military.
A Better World
What does it mean to build a powerful movement for change that connects these issues and wins change that actually reduces the harms of systems of policing, imprisonment, border enforcement, and colonial dispossession?
Nada Elia, Palestinian Writer and Organizer
Modern warfare dehumanizes and kills mostly civilians.
Investing in communities and showing up in solidarity