Host Noura Erakat talks to Max Geller and Tabitha Mustafa, of the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, who unpack the campaign that culminated in the resolution, as well as the fall-out that followed it.
In early January – the New Orleans City Council passed a resolution imposing a human rights screen to prevent municipal investments in initiatives that make the city complicit in human rights abuses. That resolution included projects that enhance Israel’s apartheid regime.
Tabitha is the founder and core organizer of New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, which co-authored the resolution, and a program associate at American Friends Service Committee, which signed onto it. Her work has been featured in media outlets including Refinery 29, The Real News Network, and The Advocate.
Max has studied the tax returns of over 90 active Zionist groups in America. In New Orleans, Max is building radical community based at the intersection of resistance to Zionism and antiblack racism. Much to his chagrin, Max is most famous for being the catalyst of the Renoir Sucks at Painting Movement.