AJP at Netroots Nation: Progressives for Palestine Demand Political Coherence of the Left
The crowd erupted with cheers when a member of the #BlackAssCaucus claimed space in the Netroots Nation closing ceremony to offer a clear roadmap to the progressive community:
“If you’re not progressive on Palestine, you’re not progressive. If you’re not progressive on queer rights, you’re not progressive. If you’re not progressive on Black lives, you’re not progressive.”
The brave disruption by Black organizers, a now-regular occurrence at the annual political convention for self-identified progressives, distilled a critical reckoning of the left. The moment also allowed the audience to reflect just how far the tide has turned on Palestinian rights.