Palestinians and Black Lives Matter are united against oppression. By Mark Muhannad Ayyash

In the early 1970s, the famous comedian Richard Pryor joked: “If you’re going [to the courthouse] looking for justice, that’s what you’ll find – just us.” The phrase has since been repeated in various scholarly and artistic forms including rap music, where it has sometimes taken different meanings, but often still in relation to police brutality and the court system. Not long after I immigrated from Palestine to Canada in the early 1990s, I remember hearing it for the first time in “Channel Zero” by Lost Boyz: “There’s no justice, understand man, there’s just us.” ….