Darmanin Targets Palestinian Solidarity: Palestine Vaincra

Gérald Darmanin spoke again this Saturday, October 14 during a press conference. In addition to the announcement of xenophobic measures, the Minister of the Interior explained that he had asked the courts to prosecute eleven associations and individuals for “apology of terrorism”. Among the organizations mentioned by name, the Collectif Palestine Vaincra, the Palestine Action Committee and the Party of the Indigenous People of the Republic.

During this press conference, the minister also claimed to have “asked all services of the Ministry of the Interior to work on the dissolution of several associations or collectives relaying or sometimes financing Hamas”. Although he did not name the collectives targeted by these dissolution procedures, we can imagine that Darmanin will not hesitate to twist the facts to incriminate very diverse organizations, guilty above all of supporting the Palestinian cause.

These announcements take place while last week, Darmanin had announced that an investigation for “apology of terrorism” was targeting the NPA, and while the threats and demands for trial or dissolution of the right or the extreme right against organizations like the UJFP or even Révolution Permanente. have multiplied.

While Palestine Vaincra and Action Palestine have been the subject of a dissolution procedure since the spring of 2022, suspended by the Council of State, Darmanin is taking advantage of the sequence to go on the offensive again. This announcement is also a continuation of the campaign driven by the right last week, like senator LR Stéphane Rudulier, who launched a petition demanding nothing more and nothing less than the dissolution of the NPA, RP, from the PIR, the Young Guard and even the LFI.

In continuation of the bans on demonstrations of support for Palestine, amalgamated with “pro-Hamas gatherings”, and the desire displayed by the government’s Minister of Justice, Eric Dupont-Moretti, to pursue any remarks “presenting resistance as legitimate to Israel”, there is an urgent need to organize in the face of this authoritarian offensive.

Beyond the political disagreements that may exist over the situation in Palestine, it is not up to the government to decide who has the right to organize politically. In this sense, the labor movement and all social movement organizations, which have been the target of increasing authoritarian measures in recent years, must stand together and defend the right to support the Palestinian cause.

This article is originally published on revolutionpermanente.fr

Previous post Hitler’s Balcony: Austria’s Far-Right Campaign Footage
Next post PSU Detractors Boycott Far-Left Party’s Fifth Congress