The video, entitled “When I see them, I see us,” depicts people holding up provocative signs such as “Gaza Stands with Ferguson” and “They choked me on video. I said I couldn’t breathe,” referencing the death of Eric Garner in July 2014 in New York City. Lauryn Hill, Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, and Danny Glover, among others, can be seen holding up the signs.
In August, over than 1,100 Black activists, artists, scholars, students and organizations signed a statement that calls for “solidarity with the Palestinian struggle as well as a boycott of private prison company G4S and other corporations profiting from Israeli occupation.”
“Mutual expressions of solidarity have helped to generate a vigorous political kinship linking black organizers, scholars, cultural workers and political prisoners in the U.S. with Palestinian activists, academics, political prisoners, and artists,” explained Angela Davis, who is featured in the video.