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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign nov 9 world without walls This November 9 - Global Day of InterAction for a World without Walls is seeing once again action across the globe - from Malaysia to Oakland. Please see here an initial list of activities. Yours is not listed? Please contact us at global@stopthewall.org.  Argentina:

Title: “Kuardernos Palestinos”

Details:

A theatre play on the resistance and struggle of Palestinian women for the right of return and the dignity of their people.

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 21h

Place:

Casa de las Artes Tacuarí. Tacuari 90 (a media cuadra de Paseo Victorica), (1648) Tigre.

Buenos Aires

Organizers:

Surtestimonios - Intifada

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/sur.testimonios

 

Title: A Day of Action for a World without Walls

Details:

A collective Graffiti, street market of handicrafts and open radio show

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9:

10h: collective graffiti

12h: street market and open radio

Place:

Villa 31, Barrio Padre Carlos Mugica, Buenos Aires

Organizers:

Coordenadora de Villas por una Urbanización real de la Villa 31 y 31 bis, Comité de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharawi, Comité Argentino de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino

 

Title: “¡Yalla! ¡Yalla!” - Futbol, Pasión y Lucha

Details:

Video screening

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 17h

Place:

Villa 31, Barrio Padre Carlos Mugica, Buenos Aires

Organizers:

Coordenadora de Villas por una Urbanización real de la Villa 31 y 31 bis, Comité de Amistad con el Pueblo Saharawi, Comité Argentino de Solidaridad con el Pueblo Palestino

 

Austria:

Title: "Vigil held by Women in Black Vienna: Walls and Fences Are No Way to Peace"

Details:

"For a World Without Walls No to the Israeli Apartheid Wall"

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 16, 14:30-16:00h

Place:

Vienna, outside the State Opera House.

Organizers:

Women in Black Vienna

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/fraueninschwarzwien

 

Brazil:

Title: "CineGri - O Limoeiro"

Details:

Film screening of The Lemon Tree"

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 15h

Place:

"Casa da Cultura do Parque Raul Seixas"

São Paulo

Organizers:

"CineGri - Cinema, Geopolítica e Relações Internacionais Apoio: Casa da Cultura do Parque Raul Seixas e CineClube da Zona Leste"

More info:

https://www.cinegri.com https://instagram.com/projetocinegri?igshid=1sz9ax2t8qfw2

 

Costa Rica:

Title: Costa Rica: Por un Mundo sin Muros

Details:

Cine-Forum, music y Palestinian food. Street action.

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 15h

Place:

San José

Organizers:

Red de Solidaridad con Palestina Costa Rica

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/Red-de-Solidaridad-con-PalestinaCosta-Rica-622267954779239/

 

France:

Events are scheduled across France to mark the Global Day of Action for a World without Walls, including Paris, Annecy, Rennes, Nimes, Annonay, Anger, Grenoble, Lyon.

Some details:

Title: A Rally for a World without Walls

Details:

Rally

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 15h

Place:

Fontaine Saint Michel

Paris

Organizers:

AFAPREDESA, AFASPA, AFPS, Association des Amis de la RASD, Association des Libertés, Droits de l’homme et non-violence-(Colllectif Faty Koumba), BDS France, CNT, Comité pour le Respect des Libertés et des Droits de l’Homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT),Fédération des Tunisiens pour une Citoyenneté des deux Rives (FTCR), Forum Palestine Citoyenneté, MAN, Mouvement de la Paix, MRAP, Plateforme pour la Solidarité avec le peuple du Sahara occidental, UJFP, Union des Tunisiens pour l’Action Citoyenne (UTAC), Solidaires et le Comité de solidarité avec les Indiens des Amériques (CSIA Nitassinan),CSCPL Chiapas.

More info:

https://www.bdsfrance.org/journee-mondiale-pour-un-monde-sans-mur-de-la-palestine-au-mexique-tous-les-murs-doivent-tomber/

 

Title: "NOUS VOULONS UN MONDE SANS MUR !" (We want a World without Walls!)

Details:

A rally

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 15h

Place:

Avenue Feuchères

Nimes

Organizers:

Association France Palestine Solidarité Nîmes, Union Juive Française pour la Paix, Femmes en Noir, Comité BDSF 30 et Ligue des Droits de l'Homme du Gard

More info:

http://www.france-palestine.org/Journee-mondiale-d-Interaction-Un-monde-sans-mur

 

Germany:

Title: Build Resistance not Walls!

Details:

For a #WorldWithoutWalls

Date/Time:

Saturday, Nov 9, 13-15h

Place:

Berlin, Potsdamer Platz

Organizers:

BDS Berlin

More info:

http://bdsberlin.org/2019/11/03/build-resistance-not-walls-9-november-weltweiter-interaction-tag-fuer-eine-weltohnemauern/

 

Italy:

In Italy three public demonstrations will be organized by local groups of the feminist-pacifist network of Women in Black: in Alba, Padova and Ravenna.

Title: Sit-in against the Walls

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9,17-18h

Place:

Via Cavour (Sagrato San Domenico )

Ravenna

Organizers:

Women in Black Italy

 

Malaysia:

Title: Exhibition on Apartheid Wall

Details:

An exhibition on Apartheid Wall will be held at Federal Mosque, Kuala Lumpur on 8 and 9 November.

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 15h

Place:

Masjid Wilayah (Federal Mosque)

Kuala Lumpur

Organizers:

BDS Malaysia

More info:

https://m.facebook.com/bdsmovementmalaysia/

 

Mexico:

Title: Beyond the Walls – Indigenous Affinity between Chiapas and Palestine

Date/Time:

Tuesday, November 12, 10h-12h

Place:

Instituto de Investigaciones Dr José María Luis Mora

More info:

https://m.facebook.com/events/575221076617174/?ti=wa

 

Title: For a World without Walls

Details:

An exhibition on Apartheid Wall will be held at Federal Mosque, Kuala Lumpur on 8 and 9 November.

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 12h

Place:

Esplanada Bellas Artes

Mexico City

Organizers:

Movimiento Mexicano por Palestina

 

Spanish state:

Title: Book presentation “A World without Walls”

Details:

Participate: Diego Battistessa (co-author), Caravana Opening Borders, Desarma Madrid, BDS Madrid y SODePAZ

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9, 15h

Place:

Sin Tarima Libros

Calle de la Magdalena 32 (Metro Antón Martin)

Organizers:

Caravana Opening Borders, Desarma Madrid, BDS Madrid y SODePAZ

 

USA:

Title: World without Walls – World without Cages

Details:

Take Action to Defend Every Child. Join us at a family-friendly event to learn more the shared experience of youth across the globe, and to share action steps and strategies for change. We will have artwork, performances, interfaith prayer and youth voices.

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 10, 15h

Place:

Islamic cultural center

1433 Madison Street

Oakland

More info:

bit.le/WorldWithoutCages

 

Online:

Title: "Human Rights across the Wall"

Details:

Video online

Date/Time:

Satuday, November 9,

Place:

online

Organizers:

Osteria Volante

More info:

https://youtu.be/0vz96XkNYOA

 

 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign WWW 2019

Amazing events are lined up from Malaysia to San Francisco. If you are planning an action and still have not filled in the form. Please do so now! (You can always go back to it and edit it later.) To fill in the form, please click here: https://form.responster.com/yZ6hSj

Still wondering how to join? This is the moment to ensure that 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, we break the wall of silence about the Wall in Palestine and the increasing number of physical and immaterial walls we are struggling against.

Let’s get our voice, dreams and experiences out there!

3 years from the launch of World Without Walls, this November 9 is the time to collect and share our ideas, visions, reflections, experiences and contributions about a World without Walls. Stop the Wall will be launching a unique compilation of essays “Build Resistance Not Walls – a reader for a World without Walls” but we know you have many more experiences, ideas and experiences to share.

We will be collecting them all! And we need you to help us:

1) Share on November 9 your idea about a World without Walls – your contribution, your experience, your dreams, your photos, your videos, your poetry….

  • Can you share an experience of walls of oppression, exclusion and dispossession?

  • Can you share an experience – of daily life or big action - that shows we are building together a World without Walls?

We will be building a global mosaic of resistance to the walls to share online and your contribution is crucial! We will be gathering the actions and contributions that have built a World without Walls over the last 3 years and want to add your reflections and contributions and that of your organization is crucial.

Participating is simple:

  • Share your post with stories, reflections, images and videos on a WorldwithoutWalls on November 9, using the hashtag #worldwithoutwalls and tagging @stopthewall (on twitter) @stop.the.wall.campaign (on facebook).

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Women Workshop United in Struggle Workshops to build the agenda for a common struggle have been the core of the second day of the 'United in Struggle' Popular Resistance Conference. Questions regarding the strengthening of popular struggle in Palestine, including better coordination and ore involvement of women and youth were discussed as well as the positions and efforts to link this struggle with international solidarity and a global effort for freedom, justice and equality.

Workshop # 1 discussed the role of Palestinian women in the popular resistance. The discussion concluded with plans to increase the involvement of women in popular resistance, overcoming the restrictions of traditions and religion limiting the role of women. The workshop proposed to hold a conference by women on popular resistance. Developing different forms of popular resistance lead by women was another commitment taken and includes building support to Palestinian women in Jerusalem in their everyday practices of resistance, strengthening the role of women in documenting the violations of human rights and reporting them locally and internationally, organizing of 'Know Your Rights' courses for women to be able to effectively act and lead action when they or their children get arrested. Participants committed to work to strengthen international solidarity with Palestinian women to resist the occupation, in particular to support the female prisoners in Israeli jails.

Workshop # 2 under the title of 'Palestine in a new global alliance of movements' aimed at developing plans to expose Israel's international agenda to finance and whitewash its occupation, while often supporting right wing repressive regimes, in particular through military relations, including security and surveillance technology. The need to unmask Israel's use of 'humanitarian aid' missions to whitewash its image was as well discussed. Participants discussed ways to contribute to research and fact finding as well as the importance of networking with other movements resisting oppressive regimes. Organizing of protests against the stakeholders involved in promoting Israel's international agenda and joining international action, such as the Global Day of Action for a World without Walls (November 9) was as well discussed.

Workshop # 3 discussed importance of monitoring of human rights violations and how to better coordinate efforts at national and international level. It was highlighted that better communication on violations on the ground between Palestinian activists and international supporters will increase impact, facilitate access to media and strengthen the steadfastness especially of the most targeted communities. Participants wanted to increase the number of international delegations visiting Palestine and evaluate the impact of international presence on the ground, while at the same time organising trips for Palestinian ativists abroad to expose the violations of human rights as well as to spread the Palestinian narrative.

Workshop # 4 on ways to strengthen popular resistance included recommendations on how to foster a culture of popular struggle by unifying the efforts of the popular committees, strengthen the support by political parties and authorities as well as the role of the youth in the struggle and teaching values of solidarity and organizing in the schools.

Workshop # 5 on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions underscored the importance of coordination between organizations supporting BDS around the world and deepening the efforts to hold governments and companies complicit with Israeli violations accountable by activating different levels of struggle, from work in universities to legal support for BDS.

A final workshop about international law and UN resolutions relating to Palestine was held in order to give participants more insight into the scope and possibilities available to struggle for Palestinian rights from a legal perspective. 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Hoisting flag on outpost This morning over 150 Palestinian and international activists raised Palestinian flags in the illegal settlement outpost on the land of Khirbet al Maleh, northern Jordan Valley, as a nonviolent direct action and end of the 'UNITED IN STRUGGLE' National Conference on popular resistance. 

At the time the activists arrived, only seven settlers were occupying the place but were soon joint by more settlers as well as the Israeli military. They attacked the activists that were chanting slogans against the occupation and for a free Palestine. Occupation forces repressed the crowd, arresting five people. Israeli military confiscated the keys to the cars that brought the activists to the area, effectively taking them hostage.

The settler outpost built on Palestinian land of Khirbet al Maleh adds to the land confiscation and the ongoing assaults and aggressions by the nearby military camp. People in the area are steadfast and resisting the various tactiques aimed at displacing hem from their land. The direct action was aimed as a challenge to the occupation forces and a message to the people that they are not alone. Popular struggle united stands with them. 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign United in Struggle Jalila

Over 200 people are attending the conference that brings together Palestinian popular struggle towards a national strategy to be able to resist Israel's settler colonial project and strengthen the role of the BDS.

For updates on the conference proceedings, please follow us on facebook or twitter

The conference brings together the Palestinian forces engaged in popular resistance from the occupied West Bank, the political parties, Palestinian movements fom inside the Green Line and the Gaza Strip.

Jalila Abu Raya, from the Galilee gave the opening speech this morning. Jalila is daughter of Raja Abu Raya, one of the six people killed in the 1976 protests against mass scale land confiscation in the Galilee, which every year are marked by Land Day on March 30.

The conference is taking place in a former jail, converted into a meeting hall, in Al Faraa', close to Nablus. Many Palestinian children used to be detained, tortured and interrogated there. The nearby refugee camp emphasizes the importance within the Palestinian struggle of the right of the Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral lands which they were ethnically cleansed from in 1948 when Israel was created.

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Sawahreh Sept 20 The popular committees and the popular resistance networks invite all those that are fighting oppression, discrimination, racism and colonisation across the globe to join us in the ‘United in Struggle’ from 24-26 October in Palestine to build a united front against racism, repression, colonialism, exclusion and exploitation. Let’s join hands in a common struggle for justice and freedom. 

 

          United in Struggle “Popular Resistance’’ 24-26/10/2019

 

Occupied Palestine, September 2019 

For generations, Palestinians have been living under – and struggling against - Israel’s regime of colonialism, apartheid and occupation. Israel employs an intricate system of racist policies and practices to entrench its colonial occupation aimed at the ethnic cleansing of our people from our land. As Palestinians, we are facing daily violations of our human rights and international law, including the ongoing construction of illegal colonies and Walls destroying our land, uprooting ancient olive trees and barring us access to our fields. 

The far-right Trump administration has reinforced US support for Israel, the illegal occupant, including through the so-called ‘deal of the century’, and fully backs Israel’s plan to encage us in Gaza and the West Bank into isolated, walled-off ghettos on not more than 13% of our original homeland and annex all remaining land, while the majority of us remain refugees that are denied their right of return. In front of this concerted attack on our people, the international official community remains complacent at best, if not in active complicity with Israeli violations. 

Palestinian grassroots popular resistance committees, networks and individuals have decided to come together at this crucial time to unite the popular struggle through organising a national and international conference under the title ‘United in Struggle’ that aims to develop a unified strategy to mobilise the Palestinian people and to bring together the struggle of the old and the young, the workers and the farmers, women, campaigns for boycotts and for steadfastness. We want to contribute to the overdue unity of our people as such; Palestinians in the West Bank, including Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, Palestinians inside the Green Line and those in the diaspora. 

Today, we are not only living a dangerous moment in history for the Palestinian people but for humanity. Our resistance is part of a larger need to unite the people struggling for justice globally. We intend to strengthen coordination and networking with international solidarity and social justice movements and foster transnational actions. Against Israeli apartheid and the globally rising tide of far-right regimes, we can only succeed if we stand together. 

Therefore, the popular committees and the popular resistance networks invite all those that are fighting oppression, discrimination, racism and colonisation across the globe to join us in the ‘United in Struggle’ from 24-26 October in Palestine to build a united front against racism, repression, colonialism, exclusion and exploitation. Let’s join hands in a common struggle for justice and freedom. 

RSVP: unitedinstruggle.pal@gmail.com 

 
Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Sawahreh Sept 20 A few days ago, settlers have started the attempt to establish a new settlement outpost in East Sawahreh. This Friday the popular mobilization took the first steps to stop Israel’s effort to steal and colonize even more Palestinian land.

Despite the closure of the entire area and road blocks set up by the occupation forces, the people of Sawahra (East Jerusalem), representatives of organizations and movements promoting the popular struggle in the area, including Stop the Wall, as well as Palestinian officials and national personalities have gathered to oppose the construction of the new outpost on the village land.

They held the Friday prayers together and set up a permanent protest tent as a center for popular action against the outpost. After the prayers, people marched towards the outpost and, resisting tear gas and despite a number of protesters were wounded by Israeli military stationed to defend the outpost, they continued advancing as close as possible towards the outpost.

Last year, Stop the Wall and other movements of the popular struggle were able to prevent the establishment of five outposts throughout the West Bank. Continued protests have eventually failed these colonial attempts of land grab. People are determined to ensure that even this time the outpost will be dismantled before it is even finished. They pledged to continue coordinated mobilization at official and popular level and to organize protests until the outpost disappears.

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign From Palestine to Mexico Be part of a World without Walls:&nbs pBuild ties among movements struggling against physical walls – in Palestine and around the globe - or virtual walls of injustice - including racism, xenophobia, islamophobia, hetero-patriarchy, militarization, climate injustice and more - in your area, your country and invite for a moment of reflection or joint struggle.

 

Build Resistance not Walls! You can:
  • organize discussions or film screenings
  • organize exhibits or street actions
  • plan a program in your community media (radio, video or written)
  • strengthen your existing intersectional campaigns to build bridges between the struggles
  • show solidarity with other struggles!

Please let us know what you are planning and register your event here: https://form.responster.com/yZ6hSj 2 years ago Palestinian and Mexican movements have launched the call for November 9 - Global Day of InterAction for a World without Walls – a call today endorsed by over 400 organizations, networks and movements across the globe.

This year, November 9 marks 30 years from the fall of the Berlin Wall and 3 years since Donald Trump was elected following a campaign promise to build a ‘big, beautiful wall’.

It is now 15 years since the International Court of Justice declared Israel’s apartheid wall on Palestinian land and any aid or recognition to it illegal. Yet, the Wall encaging Palestinian communities is growing and globally walls have become the sign of our times.

It is urgent we continue to join, mobilize and stand together for a World without Walls.

The ever increasing number of walls ripping today physically through the landscapes and within cities are the visual expression of the far-right policies and paradigms of segregation, oppression, exclusion and exploitation that are gaining power from India to the US, from Hungary to Brazil. Israeli apartheid is the ideological model for the rising right, which in turn sustains Israeli occupation through growing military and trade ties.

It is time to unite our struggles for a World without Walls and against a world where rights, life and dignity are granted only to a few, where people and the planet are mere objects of power and domination.

Let’s build November 9 as a space for joint struggle, a moment of reflection on the interconnections between our struggles and the patterns of injustice.

Let’s show that Palestine is not alone in its struggle. Palestine is an integral part of our common struggle for humanity.

For more information, please contact: global@stopthewall.org

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Wadi Maleh On Wednesday, August 28, in Wadi Maleh in the Jordan Valley has started the construction of a kindergarden in order to support the determination of the people to stay on their land, despite ongoing demolitions, land theft and the isolation imposed on them by the Tayasir military checkpoint.

The area in the northern Jordan Valley is under constant attack by the Israeli military in order to ethnically cleanse it, accelerate the colonization by illegal settlers and, finally, to annex the Jordan Valley by force.

The steadfastness of the people in the face of daily aggressions and disposession is a fundamental part of the Palestinian resistance. The families holding on to their land are the true guardians of the Palestinian cause.

The Stop the Wall Campaign, together with the popular committees in the Jordan Valley and the Toubas area have therefore organized the collective construction of a kindergarden to support the families and to claim our right to a free and dignified life on our land. The children in Wadi Maleh have the right to play and and their parents have the right to basic services such as schools and health centers.

The kindergarden will give the children in the area a space for recreation, in a context where movement from their village is made difficult and dangerous through the checkpoints isolating the area.

This project is part of our ongoing campaign to build models of resistance to Israel's project of displacement and support the steadfastness of the people.

 

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign Kufr Malek Last Friday, in Kufr Malek a mass demonstration has protested the establishment of a new settlement outpost on the village lands. The mobilization comes after last year four settler outposts were stopped by popular resistance. One settlement at a time, we are challenging Israel's settlement project and apartheid regime.

A large coalition of popular committees, political parties and Muslim as well as Christian religious authorities had called to start the mass protests to stop the new settler outpost. Hundreds of people came together to fill the streets and fields.

Last week, settlers had set up a caravan - normally the first step in the construction of a settlement - on the lands of Kufr Malek, in the vicinity of an important well fo the village. This way the settlement would steal not only land but as well the vital water resources.

Israeli military has brutally dispersed the people shooting tear gas andflash granades indiscriminately at the people and in the surrounding lands, setting the nearby hills on fire.

Kurf Malek, is a small Palestinian village in the Ramallah district. Settler attacks on the village have noticeably increased since March 2017, when residents of al-Mughayyir began weekly peaceful marches against new homes for Israeli settlers being built on their lands. Israeli forces have responded violently to the demonstrations, including with live ammunition.

In January, a large group of armed Israeli settlers descended on the village and opened fire indiscriminately on the Palestinian residents, killing Hamdi Naasan, a 38-year-old father of four, with a bullet to his back. Thirty others were wounded.

The grassroots struggle against new settlement outposts has shown last year how successful it can be - and that it can make a difference where the international community has failed for decades. After an audacious action by Stop the Wall in June last year in Al Aqaba (Toubas area) was successful, other movements joined us for further action and we were able to prevent the establishment of settlement outposts as well in Jibiya, Bethlehem and Burin.

Palestinian movements are set to continue on this path and stop the Israeli settlement expansion with their own grassroots struggle.

One settlement at a time, we are challenging Israel's settlement project and apartheid regime.

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