PFLP said recent demonstrations by white nationalists are not “a divergence from U.S. ruling politics but a reflection of them.”
It said Heather Heyer, the woman who died in the protests was a martyr who joins a “global list of those who have fallen in the struggles of all peoples to confront racist powers and they will always be remembered as such.”
The Marxist-Leninist's group's statement also said the “United States has always been built on the genocide of Indigenous people and the theft of Indigenous land, the genocidal confiscation of Black lives and Black labor and the globally murderous power of capitalism and imperialism”, adding that the defense of Confederate statues is not “a divergence from U.S. ruling politics but a reflection of them.”
It went on to compare the U.S. President Donald Trump describing the racist attacks as “violence on many sides”, to that of labelling Palestinian resistance as a “‘cycle of violence’ or ‘hatred’ rather than a just fight for liberation against a brutal colonizer.”
“Trump’s current threats are nothing more than an ongoing continuation of U.S. imperialism’s bloody wars on the peoples of the world, especially of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, which have continued in an uninterrupted imperial march for well over a century,” the statement said, urging that there must be unity in order to defeat “racism, Zionism, capitalism and imperialism” for good.
“Just as Israel traded arms and support with apartheid South Africa, the Zionist movement today is deeply engaged with other racist forces,” the group said.
“We stand with the movements in the United States fighting back against racism and fascism as part of our global struggle. Long live international solidarity!”