It isn’t easy to be taken seriously if you’re a journalist trying to report events in Palestine accurately.
The dominance of the pro-Israel lobby means coverage of human rights violations in occupied Palestine are played down or ridiculed – and the reporter involved may face attacks against their professionalism, along with those of a more personal nature.
One such journalist is Peter Bolton of The Canary, who has written extensively about the conflict in Palestine, human rights violations committed by the state of Israel, and the impact of the Israel lobby on British politics.
He’s currently involved in a lawsuit relating to this part of his work – and needs help to progress it.
Peter himself is currently being cagey about the purpose to which the funds will be put. This Writer knows what it is all about – and I can say that it will serve a very useful purpose.
But you can probably draw your own conclusions from Peter’s words on his CrowdJustice page:
This case could serve as a turning-point in the fight for a public space in which no one gets targeted for simply speaking up for the Palestinian people. I see this case as being as much about vindicating others who have been attacked as it is about my own circumstances.
So this is about protecting those who speak up for people in Palestine from being attacked unreasonably.
As another writer who has suffered such attacks, I strongly urge anybody reading this to support Peter’s CrowdJustice page. I will.
The reason those of us who support human rights – anywhere, but particularly in Palestine – are derided is the fact that the other side is vastly better-resourced than any of us individually.
But I know from personal experience that, together, we can achieve wonders.
Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.
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The Israelis have just attacked another Palestinian funeral! When will the UN stop their cowardly and gutless appeasement towards Israel, and force the illegal occupiers out of Palestine, and hold Israel to account for their crimes?
Can’t access the Crowd Justice page Mike. Will try again later.
I think there may have been a problem with CrowdJustice as a whole, earlier. Hopefully resolved now.
so many journalists and activists having their accounts seized/ closed now…how are they supposed to survive?
I spoke up for palestine and so many other things, got identity stolen/ deleted, homeless and destitute for 17 years now….
I think your crowd justice page will be deleted and/ or funds seized, i wish i could find another way to send you some money but i am destitute 🙁