Joe Catron is a U.S. activist and writer based in Gaza, Palestine, with a background in American antiwar, environment, labour, and tenant campaigns. He works with Palestinian groups and international solidarity networks, particularly in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and prisoners’ movements. He blogs at joecatron.wordpress.com and tweets at @jncatron.
Gaza’s farmers and fishers are on the front lines of a military occupation intended to force them from their land and seaways. The Union of Agricultural Work Committees is organizing Palestinian farmers and fishers to support their efforts to remain on the land and sustain an independent agricultural economy. With the help of a growing international boycott against Israel, their strength is growing.