Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign Press Release
Tear Down the Apartheid Wall in Palestine!
Stop Israeli Apartheid and Occupation! NOW!
List of Planned Activities for the International Week Against the Apartheid Wall, November 9-16
Updated November 11
The 9th â 16th& of November 2004 marks the 2nd International Week against the Apartheid Wall called for by the Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and since then endorsed by various movements, groups, networks, and international civil society conferences.
The call to tear down the Wall, return lands stolen, and compensate for the massive losses already incurred by Palestinians throughout the Occupied West Bank is at the core of the Campaignâs struggle against Israeli Occupation and Apartheid.
We call on you to join in this struggle to put words into action, to make rhetoric into reality for the Palestinian people in their struggle for Freedom and Justice amidst the Israeli plans of bantustanization and expulsion.
> Participate in the 2nd International Week against the Apartheid Wall and organize in your area or through your group or movement to give momentum to the call to Stop the Apartheid Wall!
> Start and strengthen existing boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns to mount pressure on your government and Israeli Apartheid: Drive Apartheid out of history!
> Please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and keep us updated about your plans of mobilization and your protests and initiatives during this week and beyond! It is important to give the widespread local activism strength through coordination and to let the world know about the global resistance against this further crime against the Palestinian people.
Initial list of Worldwide Activism to mark the
2nd International Week against the Apartheid Wall:
(will be updated regularly)
The Stop the Wall Group is planning info stalls in the city center, Powerpoint presentations and the display of a mock wall to raise awareness and protest against the Apartheid Wall.
Film evenings are also in preparation.
A motion to condemn the Apartheid Wall has been presented by âSozialista Abertzaleakâ and will be discussed in the Basque Parliament along with various awareness-raising initiatives.
A network of NGOs, trade unions and solidarity groups is organizing a Day of Action in the center of Bilbao.
artistic performances with the support of the âArtists against Warâ and in conclusion a demonstration.
Day of Action:
Date: 10am-7pm (press conference at 11am)
Place: Plaza Circular
Date:November 9th, 7.30pm
Place: Plaza del Teatro Arriaga
The Association Belgo-Palestinienne is organizing a demonstration coordinated with the ECCP (European Coordination of NGOs on Palestine) followed by a lobbying initiative that will see a European delegation visiting the new commission members.
Date: 9th of November 2004, 2-4pm
Place: Shuman Square
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Canada Palestine Support Network – Canpalnet – will mark the International Week of Action against the Apartheid Wall by hosting a Forum on the International Court of Justice decision of July 9, 2004. Speakers will discuss the impact of the Apartheid Wall on Palestinian society, the use of collective punishment and the broader implications of the ICJ decision. There will also be a discussion of the government of Canada’s position – Canada abstained when the United Nations General Assembly voted in support of the ICJ decision – with a focus on current debates on this issue within Canadian political parties.
Date: Friday, November 12, 2004 – 7:00 p.m.
Place: Vancouver Public Library, Alice Mackay Room
Contact: www.Canplanet.ca, Support@canplanet.ca
The Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees is organizing a protest against the deportation order against Osama Saleh, a stateless Palestinian refugee facing deportation to Tulkarem region, in the occupied West Bank. Osama’s Federal Court hearing takes place within the context of an international week of action against the ongoing construction of Israel’s Apartheid Wall throughout the West Bank. Osama, like all Palestinians in the West Bank, is directly affected by the Apartheid Wall. Through the construction of this wall, Osama’s village of Beit Lid, along with all the surrounding villages in the area, has been isolated and cut off from the city of Tulkarem, and therefore from their basic social infrastructure, their health-clinics, their schools, and the local economy of the area. The Coalition Against the Deportation of Palestinian Refugees calls for solidarity with the protest that wants to set a precedent in stopping the deportation of Palestinian refugees, to highlight the situation and the demands of all Palestinian refugees, and to tear down the Apartheid Wall.
Date: November 9th, 9am
Place: Federal Court of Canada, 30 McGill Avenue (metro Square-Victoria)
Contact: email@example.com / 514 591 3171 / https://refugees.resist.ca
Demonstration against the Apartheid Wall in Palestine
Date: 6th of November, 11am
Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, from Plaza de Las Ranas to Paseo de la Avenida Maritima
A street event is called by XARXA D’ENLLAC AMB PALESTINA, BOICOT PREVENTIU and the Plataforma Aturem La Guerra (platform gathering various trade unions, political parties, NGOs, non- profit organisations) under the slogans of âJustice for Palestine, no to The Apartheid Wall, boycott against the State of Israel”. Speakers and testimonies will inform the public, slide presentations and videos against the Apartheid Wall will be screened and street theatre performances will evoke check points and the daily violence of Israeli soldiers against the Palestinian population.
Date: 12th of November, 7,30 pm
Place: PLAZA DEL REI
Contact: (www.xarxapalestina.org) (www.boicotpreventiu.org)
A photo exhibition about the Apartheid Wall aimed at awareness raising about the Palestinian plight under Israeli Apartheid and Occupation will be installed. Fact sheets on the Apartheid Wall and ways to get active will be distributed among the students
Date: 9th-16th November
Place: Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Universidad de Chile
During the International Week against the Apartheid Wall, the Danish Boycott Israel Campaign is organizing a Campaign âBreak down the Wall â Impose sanctions on Israelâ. Signatures will be collected among artists, union leaders, members of parliament, athletes etc.
Various happenings and activities will take place during the campaign week. At the end of the week, the political text and the collected signatures will be printed in big advertisements in the national newspapers.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Copenhagen
The Danish Palestinian Friendship Association will publish two articles in the main Danish newspapers to start off the International Week against the Apartheid Wall in Denmark. A public lecture will be held in the eve of 9th of November, and from the 8-13th of November films about Palestine and against the Apartheid Wall will be shown as a part of a film festival that is to begin on the 6th of November in Copenhagen.
A large network of solidarity groups, social movements, parties and NGOs is calling for a national demonstration to Tear Down the Apartheid Wall, to Stop the Occupation and to suspend the illegal Trade Association Agreement between the European Union and Israel.
Date: 13th of November, 2pm
Place: Place de la Bastille
Organizers: Action citoyenne Palestine (ACP) â Les Alternatifs âAssociation pour la dÃ©fense des droits de lâHomme au Maroc (ASDHOM) -Association France-Palestine-SolidaritÃ© (AFPS) – Association pour la taxation des transactions financiÃ¨res et lâaide aux citoyens (ATTAC) -Association des travailleurs maghrÃ©bins de France (ATMF) – Campagne civile internationale pour la protection du peuple palestinien (CCIPPP) â Collectif des musulmans de France (CMF) – ComitÃ© Paix Palestine-IsraÃ«l de Saint-Denis (CPPI) – ComitÃ© de vigilance pour une paix rÃ©elle au Proche-Orient (CVPR) -Coordination des comitÃ©s Palestine dâIlede- France â Coordination des groupes femmes Â« EgalitÃ© Â» – Droits devant !! â FÃ©dÃ©ration syndicaleunitaire (FSU) – FÃ©dÃ©ration des Tunisiens pour une citoyennetÃ© des deux rives (FTCR) â Femmes en noir de Paris â Les Casques bleus citoyens (LCBC) -Ligue communiste rÃ©volutionnaire (LCR). Ligue des droits de lâHomme (LDH) -Mouvement contre le racisme et pour lâamitiÃ© entre les peuples (MRAP) -Mouvement de la paix â Parti communiste franÃ§ais (PCF) – Parti communiste des ouvriers de France (PCOF) – Union gÃ©nÃ©rale des Ã©tudiants de Palestine (GUPS) â Appel Â« Trop câest trop Â» – Solidaires des IsraÃ©liens contre lâoccupation (SICO) – Union juive franÃ§aise pour la paix (UJFP) â Union syndicale G10-Solidaires – Les Verts.
The AFPS (Association France Palestine SolidaritÃ©) plans to mobilizes with its branches in decentralized initiatives all over France. Mobilizations are scheduled so far in:
Alpes de Haute Provence
The Association Iceland-Palestine will hold an Anti-Apartheid Wall event on the 16th of November.
The Irish Palestine Solidarity Campaign is organizing a Week of Action against the Apartheid Wall from the 9th to the 12th of November.
Monday 8th November:
7.30pm in Trinity College Dublin, Arts Block , Room 3074
Joint talk by Palestinian refugee and Israeli draft resister, both activists, in Trinity College Arts Block, 7-30pm. Presented by Trinity One World Society in association with IPSC.
Tuesday 9th November:
Protest: ‘This Wall must Fall’ 12.30 to 2pm, CRH Head Office, 42 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.
CRH own 25% of an Israeli Company (Mashav), who contribute materials to the building of the Apartheid Wall. Organised by IPSC and supported by Trinity One World Society.
Musicians for Palestine: IPSC Fundraising Gig, Sugar Club, Leeson Street, Dublin 2. Doors 7pm (gig starts 7.30pm)
Featuring Kíla, Andy Irvine, David Rovics, Róisín Elsafty, Herm.
Tickets â¬15, â¬10 (concession)
Wednesday 10th November:
7pm sharp in Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway. Admission 7.50 (5 concession/Student) For further enquiries please call 087 6210131 or email GalwayPalestine@eircom.net.
Screening of âFrontiers of Dreams and Fearsâ at 7.30pm, Room 3074 in the Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin (Trinity One World Society)
Thursday 11th November:
Meeting, 7.30 pm GMB, Trinity College Dublin. Speakers include Oisin Coghlan (Christian Aid), Proinsias de Rossa MEP. (Trinity One World Society)
Friday 12th November:
Student Experience of Palestine: student speakers from ISM, Physicians for Human Rights, International Womenâs Peace Movemenst and Unipal. Room 3074, Arts Block, TCD, 1pm. (Trinity One World Society)
ALL WEEK LONG:
Information stand in Arts Block, TCD with photographs, badges, flags, t-shirts and scarves for sale (TCD One World Society and IPSC)
A broad network of grassroots organizations and social movement and parties are calling for a national demonstration to tear down the Apartheid Wall, stop the Occupation in Palestine and Iraq, withdraw the troops from Iraq and impose sanction on Israel as long as it doesnât comply with international law.
Date: 13th of November, 2pm
Place: Piazza della Repubblica
The national committee in support of the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign is planning several activities to be held during the International Week against the Apartheid Wall in Amman. Further information at: email@example.com
Amsterdam, other citiesThe Netherlands Palestine Committee is organizing local boycott actions and flyering âBoycott Israel as long as Israel boycotts international law!â to protest against the Apartheid Wall. Amsterdam: 13th of November, 1 â 2 pm, KoningspleinRotterdam: 13th of November, 1,30 – 3 pm, Binnenban te Hoogvliet.Den Haag: 11th of November 7 â 8 pm and 13th of November 12 am â 1 pm, PleinHaarlem: 13th of November, 1 â4 pm, Grote Houtstraat Groningen: 13th of November, 1 â 2 pm, Grote MarktContact: www.Palestina-Komitee.nl
The film “The Cage” has passed on TV (2M) on
***image2***thursday 4.11. It will be re-aired on the international channel on
– the 06.11.04 at 11 h 45 (GMT)
– the 09.11.04 at 08 h 54 (GMT)
– the 10.11.04 at 01 h 56 (GMT)
– the 11.11.04 at 04 h 52 (GMT)
Also a showing of two films (“Women confront the wall”) in 2 centers in Casablanca and Rabat will take place at the end of this month.
On 11/10 there will be a sit-in for the International Day against the Apartheid Wall.
The Tear Down the Wall-Campaign â Norway is organizing a protest in Oslo. A symbolic wall will be erected and candles will be lit. Speakers from various Norwegian organisations will call for the dismantling of the Wall.
Date: 12th of November
Place: Egertorget, Karl Johan Street, Oslo.
Contact: www.rivmuren.no, firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Tuesday Citizens Solidarity for Human Rights (CSHR) holds a one-hour protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Seoul, from noon to 1pm. Protestors hold pickets and megaphones and call on the Israeli government to stop killing Palestinians and building the Apartheid Wall. This is known as the âTuesday Campaignâ for Palestine, and it will be continued until peace and human rights become solid in Palestine.
Responding to the âInternational Week against the Apartheid Wall,â other Korean NGOs, such as Palestine Peace Solidarity, Peace Ground, and Korean House for International Solidarity will join CSHR for two special Tuesday Campaign events, to mobilize an international movement against the Apartheid Wall in Palestine.
* Special Tuesday Campaign *
When: 9th and 16th of November, at noon
Where: In front of the Israel Embassy in Seoul, South Korea
Who: Various NGO groups in Korea, including:
CSHR (Citizens Solidarity for Human Rights) www.hrights.or.kr/pal.htm (email@example.com)
PPS (Palestine Peace Solidarity) www.pal.or.kr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PG (Peace Ground) www.peaceground.org (email@example.com)
KHIS (Korean House for International Solidarity)
contact : firstname.lastname@example.org, : www.pal.or.kr 010-6798-5588
Street initiatives are planned during the whole week from the 9th-16th of November.
– 9th of November: 7 pm, Film evening (FNAC, Pl. San Agustín)
– 10th of November: 11pm, Concert : “Following flying the comets, testimonies of the Israeli military occupation in Palestineâ (CafÃ© del Duende, c. Túria 62)
– 11th of November: 8 pm, Meeting with testimonies on the colonization of Palestine. (Castillo de AlaquÃ s, Pl. Constitución 1, AlaquÃ s)
– 12th of November: 7,30 pm, inauguration of a photo exhibition against the Apartheid Wall âPalestine, a wall as the only horizonâ (l’Ecoespai de Russafa, c. MossÃ©n Feminia 2)
Date: 9th of November, 2pm – evening
Place: Rue du MarchÃ©
Demonstration Â« Stop the Wall and the oppression of the Palestinian people Â»
The Collectif Urgence Palestine together with abroad network of around 30 solidarity groups, NGOs and social movements are calling for a demonstration against the Apartheid Wall, Israeli Occupation and settlements. The demonstrators are further calling on the UN to impose concrete pressure on Israel until it complies with international law, while calling upon their own government to suspend the Free Trade Agreement between Switzerland and Israel as well as any military collaboration.
Date: 13 November 2004, 2pm,
Place: in front of the Post office Mt Blanc
Collectifs Urgence Palestine GenÃ¨ve, Lausanne, NeuchÃ¢tel et Nyon, Ass. Suisse-Palestine, Ass. Suisse-Cuba -GenÃ¨ve, AFPS-74, ATTAC-GenÃ¨ve, CADTM, ComitÃ© des Tunisiens en Suisse, Droit pour Tous, GsSA, Les communistes, Ligue Suisse des Droits de lâHomme, Mouv. EuropÃ©en pour la Paix, Parti Socialiste â GenÃ¨ve, SIB â GenÃ¨ve, SIT, SSP â GenÃ¨ve, solidartÃ©S
Evening with Testimonies âThe Walls in Palestine and the many forms of imprisonmentâ
Date: 16th of November, 7pm
Place: Uni Mail, sale MR380
Contact: Bureau@urgencepalestine.ch ; www.urgencepalestine.ch
The Arab group for the Protection of Nature (APN) is holding a workshop during the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the biggest network of environmental NGOs and Government members, in Bangkok, 15-25 November) on the devastating environmental and political effects of the Apartheid Wall. Further information at: email@example.com
Various branches of the Palestine solidarity campaign will be involved in nation wide protests against the Apartheid Wall and Divestment actions against Israeli Apartheid focusing specifically on Caterpillar. So far available:London: Day of Action!Date: 6th November, 2pm Place: Speakers CornerAnti-Apartheid Wall events in:Birmingham (6th of November)Nottingham(6th of November)Oxford (6th of November)Reading (13th of November)York (13th of November)Contact: www.palestinecampaign.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
Demonstrations and protests are so far scheduled in:
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Iowa City, Iowa
Los Angeles, California
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
San Francisco, California
Santa Monica, California
Further information to follow.
View last yearâs list of activities.
Search by city or country on the stopthewall.org site to read and view photos of last yearâs initiatives.