We, the Provisional Texas Pirates, Tejas Piratas, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine in their struggle for liberation.
Being pro-Palestine and against antisemitism go hand in hand. All systems of oppression reinforce one another, and none can be fought in isolation. As we condemn the Holocaust, we will also condemn the Nakba.
The echoes of the previous generation’s colonialism and empire building ring through in the warfare over the peoples of Palestine. The continued subsidization of the global war machine via equipment transfers and direct taxpayer funding must stop. It is unconscionable, inhumane, and a United Nations-defined war crime when food, water, and access to medical aid are cut off from a people.
If we can overcome the forces that want to drive a wedge between us and our fellow global citizens, we can overcome the inhumanity of war and terrorism. Atrocities continue to happen long after the news cameras and aid crews have left. All life is valid. All people deserve the autonomy to live a dignified and humane life.
We call for an end to all genocide.
We call upon the government and people of the United States to boycott, divest from, and sanction the State of Israel until such time as it withdraws from all occupied territory.
We call for peace.
We call for justice.