Call for the Global Day of InterAction for #WorldwithoutWalls - November 9 2018

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Palestinian Grassroots Anti-apartheid Wall Campaign

After the powerful coming together of struggles for a #WorldwithoutWalls in 2017, this yearwe renew our call for InterAction, November 9 2018. Israel's brutal gunning down of Palestinian protestors that have been marching on March 30 nonviolently towards and prayed along the militarized fencing that is part of the wall structure imposing since over a decade the brutal siege on the occupied Gaza Strip is a stark reminder for the urgency of action. 

We want to continue to bring together our struggles and experiences, challenge the policies that build the walls in front of our struggles for justice and end the architecture of impunity that shields corporations enabling, facilitating and profiting from the construction and growth of visible and invisible walls of injustice.

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“From Israel’s apartheid Wall on Palestinian land to the US Wall of Shame on indigenous land at the border with Mexico – almost 70 walls across all continents are today ripping through people’s lives and lands as they fortify often unilaterally defined borders or limits of state control. They are monuments of expulsion, exclusion, oppression, discrimination and exploitation. [...]

“Walls have not only risen to fortify borders of state control but demarcate the boundaries between the rich, the powerful, the socially acceptable and the ‘other’.”

 

The call for a #WorldwithoutWalls, initiated last year by over 54 Palestinian and 39 Mexican networks and movements, has become a global momentum bringing together inspiring diversity and showing the convergence and interconnection of our struggles. Over 370 movements from all continents, people affected by walls and those striving for justice, freedom and equality have organised, marched, denounced, learned and strategized in a season of mobilization for the Global Day of InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls.

We renew the call for a Global Day of InterAction for a #WorldwithoutWalls, November 9 2018, to:

  • Bring together our struggles and experiences

  • Challenge the policies that build the walls in front of our struggles for justice

  • End the architecture of impunity that shields corporations enabling, facilitating and profiting from the construction and growth of visible and invisible walls of injustice.

Walls and anti-migration policies are growing in a global right-wing, xenophobic tide that divides people and protects power. Our cities are ever more militarized, entire communities ghettoized and excluded, while indigenous and rural communities fight increasing corporate takeover cutting them off from resources, lands and livelihoods.

Our struggles are more urgent - and determined - than ever. Myriads of struggles of farmers, workers, women, movements fighting against discrimination, repression and militarization and for social, environmental and political justice are relentlessly working to build a #WorldwithoutWalls.

2018 has started in Palestine with increased popular protests against Israel’s illegal Wall, more military repression and globally more BDS campaigns against Israeli apartheid, as the Nakba - the continuous expulsion and dispossession of the Palestinian people - enters its 70th year.

At the United Nations, civil society has kept up pressure for a Binding Treaty to end the corporate architecture of impunity - an all encompassing wall against justice - and movements will continue to campaign to hold corporations accountable, on the ground and at the UN.

Globally, migrants and refugees are fighting for their lives and their rights. People demand justice.

We are many, we are everywhere and we are building every day a #WorldwithoutWalls.

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