Brothers, Sisters and comrades,
I am glad and honoured to be addressing you for this event.
I would like to tell you that from the start of our Palestinian
revolutionary movement, we knew we were not alone, that our struggle
was part of the international struggle. This makes us continue our
struggle without fear in facing zionism and imperialism, especially
US imperialism, as we know people around the world are with us
practically and not just theoretically.
We have learnt from history that when a people is occupied and
oppressed they will revolt to liberate themselves using all methods
including armed struggle, which is also enshrined in the UN Charter.
Our homeland has been occupied since 1948, and I Leila Khaled have
been a refugee for 62 years like 6 million other refugees inside and
outside of Palestine. In Palestine we have an occupation, the
occupation is the terrorism that oppresses the people of the land,
In the 21st Century capitalism and imperialism are trying to impose
their system of globalisation, which is not just an economic
globalisation, but exploits all aspects of the life of individuals
and peoples. But in confronting the system we say we should globalise
the struggle and defend the oppressed nations, our homeland and our
I ask you all to research and look into the conflicts in the world so
that you have more knowledge of what is taking place, and if you
study, you will find the answers. I ask you on the basis of your
learning and understanding to struggle to establish a future based
not on WMDs and wars of aggression, but on peoples civilisation.
I request you to use this event to develop the BDS movements, to join
the struggle against imperialism and racism in the world. Continue to
get together and further deepen our struggles to defend our future.
01 October, 2010