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THE GRASSROOTS PALESTINIAN ANTI-APARTHEID WALL CAMPAIGN E-NEWSLETTER

StoptheWall.org – Special alert
from the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
Nov. 8, 2008

 

Over 80 national and global activities!

Sixth Week against the Apartheid Wall

November 9 – 16 2008

 

Palestine:

The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and its popular committees, in cooperation with Palestinian grassroots organizations and NGOs, have once again prepared an impressive program of resistance, featuring almost daily protests and the Third National Olive Festival, held this year in Asira al-Qibliya, Nablus district.

City and Location: at-Taybeh, Jenin district
Date: November 8th
Type of initiative: Voluntary work.
Other details: Students help the farmers, whose lands are affected by the Wall to pick their olives.
Organizers: Youth for Freedom Initiative and students from Arab-American University in Zababdeh, Jenin district.

City and Location: Beita, Nablus district
Date: November 9th
Time: 1 pm
Type of initiative: Festival

City and Location: Nablus and Jenin district
Date: November 14th
Time: after prayer
Type of initiative: March and sit-in
Other details: People from the surrounding villages will march towards the entrance of Homesh settlement, which currently sees further expansion, to protest Israeli colonization of their lands.

City and Location: Ni’lin, Ramallah district
Date: November 14th
Time: after prayer
Type of initiative: Demonstration
Other details: People from Ni’lin will join with their weekly demonstration the Week against the Apartheid Wall

City and Location: Bil’in, Ramallah district
Date: November 14th
Time: after prayer
Type of initiative: Demonstration
Other details: People from Bil’in will join with their weekly demonstration the Week against the Apartheid Wall

City and Location: al-Ma’sra, Bethlehem district
Date: November 14th
Time: after prayer
Type of initiative: Demonstration
Other details: People from al-Ma’sra will join with their weekly demonstration the Week against the Apartheid Wall

City and Location: Salfit district
Date: November 14th
Time: after prayer
Type of initiative: March and prayer
Other details: people from Hares, Deir Istiya and Qarawa Bani Hasan will march to their lands that have recently been confiscated to expand Rafaf settlement.

City and Location: Asira al-Qibliya
Date: November 15th
Time: 11 am
Type of initiative: 3rd National Olive Festival
Other details: The festival will see speeches, exhibits and cultural performances. It marks the closing of the 5th olive harvest campaign.

City and Location: Fara’on, Tulkarem
Date:November 16th
Time: 11 am
Type of initiative: march to the Wall

City and Location: Beit Awla, Hebron district
Date: November 16th
Time: 8 am
Type of initiative: voluntary work
Other details:collective olive harvesting initiative to support the farmers and to plant new olive trees on the village lands close to the Wall to demonstrate the the farmers will not surrender any inch of their lands.

City and Location: Qalqiliya
Date: November 16th
Time: 11 am
Type of initiative: march to the northern gate in the Wall

List of global activities during the Week against the Apartheid Wall

Groups, movements and networks in 17 countries all over the world have so far given us feedback on more than 70 activities and protests that are to be held during the Week against the Apartheid Wall.
If your events are still missing from the list, please, send the information about your events to
global@stopthewall.org and let us know the following details:

Country and Location:
Date:
Time:
Type of Initiative:
Other details:
Organizers:
Contact:

1. Argentina

City and Location: Buenos Aires, Raíces Cultural Center, Agrelo Street 3045
Date: November 5th
Time: 8 pm
Type of initiative: Filmscreening: “Massaker”, by Monika Borgmann, Lokman Slim and Hermann Theissen, followed by a discussion.
Organizers: “Peace, Sovereignty and Solidarity with the Palestinian People” (MOPASSOL) together with “Cultura en Movimiento”, the “Argentinian Solidarity Association with the Palestinian People” – which groups more than 17 organizations – and the “Union of Argentinean-Palestinian Organizations”.

City and Location:Buenos Aires, Paseo Colón y Brasil
Date:November 8th
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Type of initiative: Cultural street activity, including the graffiti artwork guided by the Brigada Jorge Calvo de Cultura en Movimiento, an open radio and musical performances
Organizers: La Coordinadora de Lucha contra el Muro del Apartheid y por la Soberanía del Pueblo Palestino;
coordinacontramuro@gmail.com

City and Location: Buenos Aires, Auditorium, Law School, National University of Buenos Aires (UBA)
Date: November 26th
Time: 6 pm
Type of initiative: Academic Ceremony in commemoration of the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”.
Other details: The Dean of the Law School, National University (UBA) will open the ceremony with a welcome speech.

City and Location: Buenos Aires, Argentine National Congress, Salón Auditorio, Honorable Cámara de Diputados de la Nación
Date: November 20th
Time: 8 pm
Type of initiative: Commemoration Ceremony of the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”

City and Location: Buenos Aires, ATE (Asociación de Trabajadores del Estado) Auditorim, Av. Belgrano 2527
Date: November 28th
Time: 7:30 pm
Type of initiative: Ceremony in commemoration of the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”.
Organizers: the “Asociación Argentina de Solidaridad con Palestina” (AARSOPAL) and the member organizations


2. Australia

City and Location: Melbourne
Date: November 13
Type of initiative: Street protest
Other details: A mock wall will be erected
Organizers: Australians for Palestine and Women for Palestine

City and Location: Melbourne
Date: November 14
Type of initiative: Film screening: “Hope in a Sling Shot” by Inka Starfrace
Organizers: Australians for Palestine and Women for Palestine


3. Brazil

City and Location: Sao Paulo, Sede de sindacato dos Advogados de Sao Paulo, Rua da Abolicao, 167, Bela Vista
Date: November 8th
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Type of initiative: Solidarity Day
Other details:
10 am – Reception
10:30 am – Opening panel: “Social movements and the defense of the Palestinian cause in Brazil: An evaluation of 2008”
11:30 am – Film screening: “The Iron Wall”
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch break
2:30 pm – Film screening: “Open Heart”
3 pm – Film screening: “The Gaza Strip”
4:30 – Debate: “The Wall in Palestine: Free trade without free movement?”
6 pm – Closing
Organizers: MOPAT, with the support of: ICArabe, Sindicato dos Advogados, Sao Paulo, Projeto Revista Viracao e Conlutas (Coordnedancao Nacional de Lutas)


4. Canada

City and Location: Montreal
Date: November 10th
Type of initiative: Public forum on Israeli apartheid
Organizers: Tadamon!

City and Location: Tinto Coffee House, Toronto
Date: November 12 – 25 (opening night event taking place on Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm,)
Time: Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Type of initiative: photo exhibit
Other details: the photo exhibit entitled “Bil’in village against the Wall” shows the dramatic effect of the Wall and the steadfastness of the Palestinian people; the opening night features videos and speakers about the struggle in the West Bank village of Bil’in against the Apartheid Wall and the recent launch of legal action against Canadian corporations involved in building settlements on Bil’in village land.
Organizers: Tinto Coffee House (
www.tinto.ca) and the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (caiaweb.org)

City and Location: Toronto, University of Toronto
Date: November 10 – 14th
Type of initiative: Week of Public Education
Other details: Displays, tabling, mass outreach and film showings under the title “Tear Down the Apartheid Wall: End Israeli Apartheid”.
Organizers: Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA),
saia@riseup.net

City and Location: Toronto, Ryerson University
Date: November 10 – 14th
Type of initiative: Week of Public Education
Other details: Displays, tabling, mass outreach and film showings under the title “Tear Down the Apartheid Wall: End Israeli Apartheid”.
Organizers: Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA),
saia@riseup.net

City and Location: Toronto, York University
Date: November 10 – 14th
Type of initiative: Week of Public Education
Other details: Displays, tabling, mass outreach and film showings under the title “Tear Down the Apartheid Wall: End Israeli Apartheid”.
Organizers: Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA),
saia@riseup.net

City and Location: Toronto, University of Toronto
Date: November 13th
Time: 7 pm
Type of initiative: Public forum
Other details: Framing the Apartheid Wall as a "security fence" is just one of the ways in which the Israeli PR machine has tried to deflect negative publicity for its product: Israeli Apartheid. Under the title “Apartheid by any other name: Marketing the ‘Israel Brand’ in Toronto” , the public forum discusses the Israeli propaganda machine at work in Canada.
Organizers: Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA),
saia@riseup.net
and Action Group of OPIRG – Toronto (
www.opirguoft.org )

City and Location: Toronto, Runnymede Chapters: 2225 Bloor Street West
Date: November 15th
Time: 11am – 1 pm
Type of initiative: rally and picket
Other details: The rally continues the protests calling for the Boycott of Chapters&Indigo. to send a clear message to majority shareholders of Chapters-Indigo, Heather Reisman and Gerry Schwartz, that they must CUT all financial ties to the HESEG Foundation for Lone Soldiers. HESEG Foundation for Lone Soldiers provides scholarships and other support to recruits from abroad who choose to serve in Israel’s Apartheid military.
Organizers: Coalition against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA),
www.caiaweb.org or endapartheid@riseup.net


5. Canary Islands

City and Location: Telde
Date: November 9th – end of November
Type of initiative: Exhibit
Other details: Three collections of images are presented showing Naji Al-Ali’s cartoons, a set of photos by Sofía Segura Herrera (Spanish Women in Black) on the Wall and an UNRWA collection of pictures illustrating the Nakba. Presentations and films will be organized and a solidarity event will be held at the end of November.
Organizers: Mujeres por la Paz y Acción Solidaria con Palestina


6. Denmark

Further information to come.


7. France

City and Location: Lyon, Perron de l’Hôtel de Ville, Place des Terreaux, Lyon 1er (métro A – Hôtel de Ville)
Date: November 7th, 14th
Time: 6 pm – 7 pm
Type of initiative: Silent vigil
Organizers: Women in Black

City and Location: Lyon, Place Bellecour
Date: November 14th, 15th, 16th
Type of initiative: Stall
Organizers: Collectif Place Bellecour

City and Location: Lyon, Place Bellecour
Date: November 15th
Time: 3 pm
Type of initiative: Conference
Organizers: Collectif Place Bellecour


8. Kenya

Date: November 9th – 16th
Type of initiative: Radio programs discussing the Wall and the occupation of Palestine are scheduled in the following radio stations:
FM Radio Iqra (English/ Swahili) in Nairobi
FM Radio Rahma (English/ Swahili) in Mombasa
FM Radio Salaam (Swahili/ Somali) in Mombasa
FM Radio Star (Somali) in the North Eastern Province
Organizers: Muslim Youth Association


9. Korea

City and Location: Seoul
Date: November 7th
Type of initiative: Public forum: "The construction of the wall and people’s resistance”
Organizers: IFIS(Imagination for International Solidarity
www.ifis.org.kr ), PPS(Palestine Peace Solidarity www.pal.or.kr)

City and Location: Seoul
Date: November 9th
Type of initiative: Campaign
Organizers: IFIS(Imagination for International Solidarity
www.ifis.org.kr), PPS(Palestine Peace Solidarity www.pal.or.kr)

City and Location: Seoul
Date: November 10th
Type of initiative: Demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy
Organizers: IFIS(Imagination for International Solidarity
www.ifis.org.kr), PPS(Palestine Peace Solidarity www.pal.or.kr)

City and Location: Seoul
Date: November 11th – 13th
Type of initiative: Rally and picket actions
Organizers: IFIS(Imagination for International Solidarity
www.ifis.org.kr), PPS(Palestine Peace Solidarity www.pal.or.kr)

City and Location: Seoul
Date: November 11th – 13th
Type of initiative: Campaign
Organizers: IFIS(Imagination for International Solidarity
www.ifis.org.kr), PPS(Palestine Peace Solidarity www.pal.or.kr)


10. Malaysia

Further information to come.


11. Netherlands

City and Location: The Hague, Plein, in front of the Parliament building
Date: November 11th
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Type of initiative: picket
Other details: The picket is held as part of the Week Against the Apartheid Wall and coincides with the start of the parliamentary debate on foreign affairs, including the Middle-East. NPK will hand out its book "The destruction of Palestine" to the chairperson of the parliament during the year 2008, in which we asked attention for 60 years of ongoing Nakba.
Organizers: Netherlands Palestine Committee (NPK) and friends of Palestine


12. Norway

City and Location: all over the country
Date: November 19th – 16th
Type of initiative: Direct action targeting Veolia

City and Location: Oslo
Date: November 7th
Time: 3 pm
Type of initiative: Conference: “Introduction to the conflict and the wall”
Other details: part of the Norwegian Social forum
Organizers: Norwegian Peoples Aid

City and Location: Oslo
Date: November 7th
Type of initiative: Interactive workshop “How to work for a just solution of the conflict”
Other details: Part of the Norwegian Social forum
Organizers: Norwegian Tear Down the Wall Campaign

City and Location: Oslo
Date: November 7th
Type of initiative: film screening of “The Iron Wall”
Other details: Part of the Norwegian Social forum
Organizers: Norwegian Tear Down the Wall Campaign

City and Location: Oslo
Date: November 8th
Type of initiative: Strategies for a global movement against occupation and apartheid- promoting peace and liberation
Other details: Part of the Norwegian Social forum
Organizers: Socialist Youth (SU) and Palestine committee

City and Location: Oslo
Date: November 8th
Type of initiative: Concert by DAM (hip hop from Palestine ’48)
Other details: Part of the Norwegian Social forum
Organizers: Oslo World Music Festival

City and Location: Oslo
Date: November 15th
Type of initiative: Demonstration
Organizers: Socialist Youth
 

13. Scotland

City and Location: Glasgow, McEwan Hall in Bristo Square
Date: November 11th

Time: 5 pm
Type of initiative: Protest

Other details: The action protests the invitation of Israeli ambassador by the University of Glasgow 
Organizers: Scottish PSC
 

13. Spain

City and Location: Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias de la Informacion, universidad complutense de Madrid
Date: November 7
Time: 8 pm
Type of initiative: Debate
Other details: A round table discussion under the title “Palestine and the Apartheid Wall”, participated by Carlos Berzosa (director of the university), Gaspar Llamazares (MP, Izquierda Unida), Julio Rodriguez (presidente, Asociacion Paz Ahora), Salah Mohammad Salah (president of the commission on refugees, PLO), Na’eem Jennah (chairman of the PSC South Africa)
Organizers: Paz Ahora, Palestinian youth Network

City and Location: Madrid, auditorio del Centro Cultural Conde Duque
Date: November 8
Time: 8 pm
Type of initiative: Festival
Organizers: Paz Ahora, Palestinian Youth Network

City and Location: Madrid, in front of parliament
Date: November 9th,
Time: 12 am
Type of initiative: Street protest/rally
Organizers: Solidarity network against the occupation of Palestine, Center of independent media, Madrid

City and Location: Patio Maravillas , Calle Acuerdo nº8, Madrid
Date: November 7
Time: 6 pm – midnight
Type of initiative: Awareness raising and discussion
Other details: The solidarity day against the Wall includes a film screening, a workshop on the history of the occupation and its core mechanisms and closes with a Palestinian dinner.
Organizers: Centro de Medios which participated in a delegation to Palestine last August


14. Switzerland

City and Location: Geneva
Date: November 8th
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Type of initiative: Street action
Other details: On a central market, a mock wall will be built and a 4 page booklet on the Wall will be distributed. An open air film screening is planned.
Organizers: Collectif Urgence Palestine


15. UK

City and Location: Oxford, Cornmarket
Date: November 8th
Time: 12 am – 1 pm
Type of initiative: Vigil
Organizers: Oxford Palestine Solidarity Campaign (
www.oxfordpsc.info) and Oxford Women in Black


16. US

The US Campaign to End the Occupation organizes in coincidence with the 6th Week against the Apartheid Wall its national speaking tour “Separate Is Never Equal: Stories from South Africa and Palestine” with Diana Buttu and Rev. Eddie Makue.

City and Location: Washington, DC, Palestine Center
Date: November 10th
Time: 12:30 pm -2 pm
Type of initiative: Luncheon briefing
Organizers: US Campaign to End the Occupation cosponsored by Palestine Center

City and Location: Washington, DC, Arlington Campus (Hazel Hall atrium)
Date: November 10th
Time: 7 pm
Type of initiative: Public lecture at George Mason School of Law
Organizers: US Campaign to End the Occupation cosponsored by Arab Law Students Association-GMU

City and Location: Washington, DC, busboys & poets
Date: November 10th
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Type of initiative: Fundraising reception
Other details: Contact US Campaign for tickets $50
Organizers: US Campaign to End the Occupation

City and Location: New York, Brooklyn College
Date: November 11th
Time: 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Type of initiative: Public lecture
Organizers: Brooklyn for Peace & Adalah NY

City and Location: New York, Brooklyn, Salam Arabic Lutheran Church, 345 Ovington Ave
Date: November 11th
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Type of initiative: Speaking event
Organizers: Brooklyn for Peace & Adalah NY

City and Location: New York, Brooklyn, Park Slope United Methodist Church
Date: November 11th
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Type of initiative: Public lecture
Organizers: Brooklyn for Peace & Adalah NY

City and Location: New York, Manhattan, Columbia University Law School
Date: November 12th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Type of initiative: Public lecture
Organizers: Brooklyn for Peace & Adalah NY

City and Location: Dearborn/Detroit, Byblos Banquet Hall
Date: November 13th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Type of initiative: Public event
Organizers: Palestine Office-Michigan

City and Location: Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Bolton Hall, Room 150
Date: November 14th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Type of initiative: Public lecture
Organizers: Peace Action Wisconsin cosponsored by Arab student association, Muslim student association, SDS, Milwaukee American Arab anti-Discrimination Committee chapter.

City and Location: Chicago, Hyde Park
Date: November 15th
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Type of initiative: PUSH meeting
Organizers: AFSC & Coalition for Justice and Peace in Israel and Palestine

City and Location: Chicago, Oak Park Public Library – Rep. Danny Davis
Date: November 15th
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Type of initiative: Public speaking event
Organizers: AFSC & Coalition for Justice and Peace in Israel and Palestine

City and Location: Chicago, United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W. Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626
Date: November 16th
Time: 11 am
Type of initiative: 10 minutes during service, one hour after service
Organizers: AFSC & Coalition for Justice and Peace in Israel and Palestine

City and Location: Boulder/Denver, University of Colorado Boulder
Date: November 17th
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Type of initiative: Public lecture
Organizers: Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center

City and Location: Los Angeles, California State University at Long Beach
Date: November 18th
Time: evening
Type of initiative: Public speaking event
Organizers: AFSC

City and Location: Los Angeles, UCLA
Date: November 19th
Time: evening
Type of initiative: Public lecture
Organizers: AFSC

City and Location: Louisville, University of Louisville Chao Auditorium
Date: November 20th
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Type of initiative: Public speaking event
Organizers: Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East

City and Location: Atlanta, Georgia State law library
Date: November 21st
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Type of initiative: Public speaking event
Organizers: AFSC

City and Location: Atlanta, Spelman college / Atlanta University Center
Date: November 21st
Time: 12 pm – 2:30 pm
Type of initiative: Public speaking event
Organizers: AFSC

City and Location: Atlanta, Martin Luther King birthplace
Date: November 21st
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Type of initiative: March from MLK birthplace to King Center, followed by
reception evening
Organizers: AFSC

City and Location: Atlanta, Hyatt /Ft. Benning (School Of the Americas Watch)
Date: November 22nd
Type of initiative: SOA vigil where Diana Buttu will address the crowd
Organizers: AFSC

City and Location: Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: November 23rd
Time: Late afternoon
Type of initiative: Tea-time reception at South African Embassy in Washington
Organizers: Winchester United Church of Christ

City and Location: New York, United Nations
Date: November 24th
Time: 10 am – 12 am
Type of initiative: Eddie Makue, General Secretary for the South African Council of Churches, addresses the UN General Assembly in honour of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – Mr. Makue’s panel begins at 11:15.
Organizers: UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

City and Location: New York, United Nations
Date: November 24th
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Type of initiative: Reception in honour of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Organizers: UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People


17. Venezuela

City and Location: Caracas
Date: November 10th
Type of initiative: Press conference and presentation of joint communiqué against the Wall and the Israeli occupation
Organizers: Foro Itinerante para la Participación Popular, Asociación de Socorro al Pueblo Palestino Canaan, Asociación Nacional de Medios Comunitarios, Libres y Alternativos (ANMCLA)

City and Location: Caracas, Cuartel San Carlos
Date: November 12th
Type of initiative: The Wall – Film screening and conference
Organizers: Foro Itinerante para la Participación Popular, Asociación de Socorro al Pueblo Palestino Canaan, Asociación Nacional de Medios Comunitarios, Libres y Alternativos (ANMCLA)

City and Location: Caracas, National Theatre Teresa Carreño
Date: November 13th
Type of initiative: The Wall and the refugees – Film screening and conference
Organizers: Foro Itinerante para la Participación Popular, Asociación de Socorro al Pueblo Palestino Canaan, Asociación Nacional de Medios Comunitarios, Libres y Alternativos (ANMCLA)

City and Location: Caracas, Bvr. Sabana Grande
Date: November 14th
Type of initiative: Cultural street march against the Wall
Organizers: Foro Itinerante para la Participación Popular, Asociación de Socorro al Pueblo Palestino Canaan, Asociación Nacional de Medios Comunitarios, Libres y Alternativos (ANMCLA)

City and Location: Caracas, Encuentro de los Artistas
Date: November 15th
Type of initiative: Poetry reading and musical event in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle and against the Aparheid Wall
Organizers: Foro Itinerante para la Participación Popular, Asociación de Socorro al Pueblo Palestino Canaan, Asociación Nacional de Medios Comunitarios, Libres y Alternativos (ANMCLA)

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