This was written in in February of 2011 for a collection of essays called "Zionism Now", which was published by Hashomer Hatzair Movement.
Shomrot and Shomrim,
A web of visible repression is surfacing in Israel. It has been for quite some time. This reality has been growing since the occupation of land, and human beings, solidified in the years following 1967, and before that too.
Originally called "Socialist-Zionism and Hashomer Hatzair", this short essay was meant to serve as an introduction to this movement for activists and other interested people who may not have been exposed to these ideas elsewhere. It was written just before the US Social Forum in 2010.
Hashomer Hatzair (the Young Guard) is a 100 year old Socialist-Zionist movement that is active all over the world. What follows is a brief piece on where we come from and where we are going.