The Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) joins peace and solidarity organizations in the United States and around the world in deploring the attacks on Israeli citizens on October 7 as well as the subsequent violence against the Palestinian people. Further, CCDS joins the worldwide call of peace and justice organizations demanding that Israel stop its genocidal war on the Palestinian people. Particularly we urge the Biden Administration to stop encouraging and arming the murderous Israeli government.

We recognize the fundamental role the United States has played in the Israel/Palestine conflict and the long-standing Israeli vision of a “Greater Israel” empire in the Middle East. And we recognize the need for a movement of progressives to mobilize to end US complicity with Israel’s violent policies. For 75 years, the United States has supported the victimization of  the Palestinian people. And we recognize that Israel’s policies continue to expose its citizens to terrorist retribution and have fueled the rise of antisemitism and Islamophobia everywhere.

As Dr. Martin Luther King said long ago still holds true: “The chain reaction of evil–wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

For now we say that  peace and justice movements must expand their educating, organizing, pressuring politicians, and hitting the streets demanding that the Biden administration end its support of Israeli militarism and promote the liberation of the Palestinian people. Further, we ask all peace and justice-loving people and organizations to urge President Biden and the UN to take bold and immediate steps to discuss and implement plans for the self-determination of the Palestinian people.