Whoever is interested in learning more about the illegal israeli occupation of Palestine, you could probably get in touch with your school or your local institution’s that supports a BDS Movement space.
I think it’s also really important to explore the relationship between being a student and how inextricably linked you are to the international community. My Indigenous mentor always tells me we all have a place in the web of inter-connectedness, our experiences and realities don’t exist in a vacuum. Through globalization, this is more true than ever.
One of the best documentaries to start with would be Discordia (2004). It’s on youtube. It particularly explores the tension students have on campus; palestine supports vs israel supporters, and then both of these parties vs. the school system and the general student population. (There’s other interesting stuff that talks about racism, what it means to be a first gen in Canada, forced displacement vs. ‘settling’, incarceration of outspoken poc, all through the perspective of youth)
Personally, it helped me realize how fucked up Canada is, where my role as a student and global citizen intersect, and how it’s important to be involved in student leadership to bring these issues to attention.
I know often you’re bombarded with posts saying not to buy this and that because the funds support the israeli army, and how it seems fairly impossible, but once you truly start looking into the intersection of why it’s worthwhile, it becomes necessary. Like it’s still hard, I know, I am also complicit in buying stuff I shouldnt whether out of necessity of want. But moving on…. First of all, the most obvious, is that those funds support the genocide of Palestinian people. Surprisingly enough, it takes more convincing than that. So I guess since tumblr culture is always so anti capitalism, you could also consider how to live a healthier greener, plastic and waste free life is just healthy investment for you and the planet in general. (Many products that fund the israeli military have plastic so here’s more information on how to live a minimal plastic-less life x x)
Anyway, there are a lot of posts going around listing what products to avoid, and this may be hard to follow. I suggest downloading the app buycott to help you decipher between different products and their problematic attributes, all with a quick scan of the item!
Anyway ya ok have fun avoiding certain products and supporting BDS Movement and living healthily and anti-capitalist lol