Israel’s attack on the unarmed flotilla last weekend could be a “Kent State moment.” When white middle-class students were gunned down on a college campus, it woke up a whole new segment of American society to police killings of minority students. Similarly, while the Israeli military has been killing Arab civilians for years, now that they have attacked European and American peace activists it has created a whole new dynamic.
Al Jazeera English returns to Kent State University 40 years later and asks: How could an event in rural Ohio help end a war on the other side of the world? Was justice ever served? How did the shootings affect anti-war movements in the U.S. and around the world?