STEM for Palestine
In the fall of 2021, the Anti-Militarism Working Group of Science for the People decided to focus its work on Palestine solidarity, in collaboration with other anti-Zionist and anti-imperialist organizations and individuals.
The result is STEM for Palestine, a new coalition of STEM workers, students, researchers, and organizers committed to an end to the Zionist system of apartheid, military occupation, settler colonization, and all forms of oppression and racism. We support full political and economic self-determination for the Palestinian people and all indigenous people, including the rights to resist and return. To that end we seek an end to the use of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as a tool of oppression.
Our work consists of understanding how STEM perpetuates oppression through surveillance, militarism and violence in colonialism, Zionism, imperialism, capitalism, and racism, while at the same time exploring how it could instead promote liberation for all people. We also build solidarity with workers who are raising their voices against the use of STEM complicit in the Zionist occupation and colonization of Palestine and with STEM workers who are producing science that serves the project of liberation.