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Save the date for our launch event on Friday, May 21! You'll hear from organizers and researchers with experience in Demilitarize campaigns and learn how to plug in to this network. You'll also receive an invitation to our internal monthly calls at this event. Register here!

Calling organizations committed to social justice: Endorse the platform to Demilitarize from U.S. to Palestine!

In the midst of rising authoritarianism and fascism, the need to resist against police militarization and state-sanctioned violence is ever so important. The Black-led uprisings against police killings in the U.S. last summer were met with violent force, rubber bullets, and tear gas. These manifestations of state violence and police militarization against Black and brown people in the U.S. parallel tactics used against Palestinians by Israel. Systems of racial oppression do not arise independently or in isolation. On the contrary, the U.S. and Israel have a long history of coordination and cooperation in the name of national security. This shared expertise includes mass surveillance, racial profiling, and violent suppression of protest and dissent. We condemn the continuation of these militarized practices used to repress marginalized communities. We know that freedom from state violence in the U.S. is deeply intertwined with freedom from state violence in Palestine — recognizing this is the first step towards our collective liberation.

About Us

We are a national network of individuals and grassroots organizations that seeks to end state violence and police militarization in the U.S. and Palestine.

Our Vision

  • Expose complicity and/or relationships between corporations/institutions invested in Israeli Apartheid/Occupation, and policing
  • End all municipal, state and federal level collaborations, and police collaborations with Israel — bring an end to militarized policing
  • Build ties between local abolitionist work and internationalist work

Our Values

We believe all forms of oppression are interconnected and cannot be fought in isolation. Freedom for the Palestinian people is deeply connected to our collective liberation. We believe that we can accomplish more together than we can separately.

Our Mission

We provide a space for individuals and organizations to connect with one another and share strategies and tactics for demilitarization campaigns in the U.S. and Palestine. We aim to empower local organizing with the tools and resources necessary to lead and develop abolitionist demilitarize campaigns in their local contexts.

Meet our Network Steering Committee

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. Inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement, the BDS call urges action to pressure Israel to comply with international law. Since its launch in 2005, unions, academic associations, churches and grassroots movements across the world have answered the BDS call and effectively challenged international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism.
The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) seeks to recapture and redevelop the historic anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-peace positions of the radical Black movement. Through educational activities, organizing and movement support, organizations and individuals in the Alliance will work to oppose both militarized domestic state repression, and the policies of de-stabilization, subversion and the permanent war agenda of the U.S. state globally.
CTRN is a network of organizers campaigning against the design, experimentation, and deployment of carceral technologies.
The DSA BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group is a national working group of the Democratic Socialists of America for members fighting for Palestinian Liberation.
FOSNA, Friends of Sabeel North America, a Christian voice for Palestine, advocates for Palestinian rights throughout the U.S. Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians, who seek a just peace as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions.
The JVP family of organizations are growing, developing and mobilizing a powerful grassroots, multiracial base of Jews toward a future of Judaism beyond Zionism and the end of Israeli apartheid and occupation.
National Students for Justice in Palestine (National SJP) is a collective of organizers that supports over 200 Palestine solidarity organizations on college campuses across occupied Turtle Island (U.S. and Canada). We aim to develop a student movement that is connected, disciplined, and equipped with the tools necessary to build grassroots momentum for Palestinian liberation.
The Palestinian Youth Movement (“PYM”) is a transnational, independent, grassroots movement of young Palestinians in Palestine and in exile worldwide as a result of the ongoing Zionist colonization and occupation of our homeland. Our belonging to Palestine and our aspirations for justice and liberation motivate us to assume an active role as a young generation in our national struggle for the liberation of our homeland and people. Irrespective of our different political, cultural and social backgrounds, we strive to revive a tradition of pluralistic commitment toward our cause to ensure a better future, characterized by freedom and justice on a social and political level, for ourselves and subsequent generations. The PYM has several local chapters across North America. PYM Atlanta Chapter is organizing with the Demilitarize Atlanta 2 Palestine Coalition.
Project South is a Southern-based leadership development organization that creates spaces for movement building. We work with communities pushed forward by the struggle– to strengthen leadership and to provide popular political and economic education for personal and social transformation. We build relationships with organizations and networks across the US and global South to inform our local work and to engage in bottom-up movement building for social and economic justice.
Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA) is a research initiative dedicated to exposing the connections between American and Israeli state violence. RAIA’s focus is the coordination, collaboration, and exchange of technologies, weapons, and expertise between the US and Israel under the banner of “security” and “counterterrorism.” RAIA is committed to conducting research to support campaigns for the movement for justice in Palestine in the United States.
US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is a national network of activists and organizations who are committed to freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people and who work to end U.S. complicity in their oppression. We provide resources and strategic support to the U.S.-based Palestine solidarity movement, channeling grassroots power into positive change in U.S. policy and public opinion. We work with local organizers and activists, policymakers, movement leaders, media, and advocacy organizations to advance a rights-based, accountability and justice-oriented framework from the U.S. to Palestine.
World BEYOND War is a global grassroots network across 190 countries working to end all war and establish a just and sustainable peace. World BEYOND War debunks the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial, and lays out the strategies for an alternative global security system based on peace, nonviolence, and demilitarization.