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Take Action: 13-15 January – Days of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners

6 Jan

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We invite your organizations, groups and coalition to endorse this call to action and participate in the events of January 13-15, 2017. Thank you! Please use the form or email samidoun@samidoun.net to sign on.

Scheduled Events | Materials and Resources

January 13-15, 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the seizure of Palestinian political leader, General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa’adat, by the Palestinian Authority under the policy of “security cooperation,” at the behest of Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom. Today, after a 2006 attack on the Jericho prison by Israeli occupation forces, Sa’adat is serving a 30-year sentence in occupation prisons, convicted in a military court of leading a prohibited organization and incitement.

Ahmad Sa’adat is a leader of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement and a leader of the Palestinian national liberation movement, held behind bars with 7,000 fellow leaders of the Palestinian people. There are thousands of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, on the front line of the struggle for freedom. In the past year, over 6,000 Palestinians were arrested by Israeli occupation forces. These Palestinian political prisoners are the leaders of resistance to occupation, targeted for their role in refusing racism, colonialism, apartheid and occupation.

The imprisonment of Ahmad Sa’adat and his fellow Palestinian political prisoners is aided and assisted by the complicity of international states and major corporations. The United States and United Kingdom guarded Sa’adat in a Palestinian Authority prison and cleared the way for an Israeli attack, ensuring Sa’adat and his comrades came under fire. And the political, military and economic support these and other states, including the European Union and Canada, provide to the Israeli occupation allows the continued imprisonment and extrajudicial execution of Palestinians with impunity. Further, corporations like Hewlett Packard (HP) profit from the imprisonment of Palestinians by selling their services to the Israeli Prison Service.

On January 13-15, 2017, we join in a collective call for international action for the freedom of Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners. We demand an end to the internationally-mandated policy of Palestinian Authority “security coordination” that undermines the Palestinian struggle for freedom. And we urge the escalation of the campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions against the Israeli state and complicit institutions and corporations, including HP, to create, as Sa’adat said, “a real economic cost for the industries of colonization.”

We echo the call to organize events, actions and protests in cities, town squares, campuses and public spaces to break the isolation of the prisoners, and demand freedom now for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian political prisoners.

Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Handala Center for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners
Palestinian Prisoners’ Committee
Coup Pour Coup 31
International Red Aid / Secours Rouge International
Collectif pour la Libération de Georges Ibrahim Abdallah – Paris

Events are already being scheduled in New York City, Albuquerque, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester, Italy and elsewhere. Please share your event with us or email samidoun@samidoun.net.

To join the call, please email samidoun@samidoun.net or sign on to the form. This call is open to organizational endorsements.

Original Call from the Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat: Read in English | Arabic | French | Italian

Scheduled Events:

New York City – Friday, January 13, Protest to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and Stop HP! 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, Best Buy Union Square (53 E. 14th St.) , NYC. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/362798944095466/. Organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Albuquerque – Friday, January 13, Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners. 6:00 pm, SouthWest Organizing Project, 211 10th St SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1917752155121856/. Organized by Irish Americans for Socialism and Liberation

Brussels – Friday, January 13. Further details TBA. Organized by Secours Rouge and Samidoun.

Italy – Friday, January 13 through Sunday, January 15. Specific events TBA. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739069739753137/

Manchester – Saturday, January 14. Boycott Barclays Protest! 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1279998228726828/. Organized by Manchester Boycott Israel Group

Berlin – Sunday, January 15. Palestinian Contingent in the Liebknecht-Luxemburg-Lenin March. 10:00 am, gather at U-Bahnhof Frankfurter Tor. Organized by the Democratic Palestine Committees-Berlin.

Mumia faces retaliatory transfer , Free Mumia abu jamal

18 Sep

Mumia faces retaliatory transfer

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MUMIA ALERT

PHONE CALLS NEEDED NOW

MUMIA FACES RETALIATORY TRANSFER

September 7, 2015 – Two days ago, prison staff boxed-up all Mumia’s personal effects from his cell while he was in the prison infirmary trying to recover from the prison’s medical malfeasance and neglect that nearly killed him.

The handling of prison property in the absence of a prisoner is a violation of prison procedures. After signing the forms required when prisoner property is placed in storage, Mumia asked if he was about to be moved to a different facility, since the boxing up of a prisoner’s property usually precedes a transfer. An officer assured him that he would not be transferred; but this all seemed really strange to Mumia.

A retaliatory transfer to some other prison would be a new blow against Mumia’s health, and would steep him and his family in greater fear and uncertainty.

Why do we sense retaliation? Because Mumia’s attorneys have filed a lawsuit charging the PA Department of Corrections with medical neglect, i.e. with failure to diagnose his disease in a timely way and with continuing to deny him adequate treatment of his debilitating and life-threatening Hepatitis C condition. The PA Department of Corrections was set to respond to the lawsuit this Thursday in court.

A transfer to another prison, without giving him fully professional healthcare, would be retaliatory. Indeed it would be an attack Mumia, another way for his enemies to see him dead.We must stop any retaliatory transfer.

No transfer of Mumia should take place that does not take him to a quality medical center for cure of his very serious, but treatable, Hepatitis C condition.

Keep up the fight for Mumia’s life!

CALL THE PA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
AND MUMIA’S PRISON

Here’s the message:

Stop Any Retaliatory Transfer!
Treat-to-Cure Mumia’s Hepatitis C Now!

Phone in both of these demands to:

John Wetzel
Secretary of Corrections, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 728-2573

John Kerestes
Superintendent, SCI-Mahanoy Prison
Phone: (570) 773-2158

Release Khalida Jarrar NOW

20 Aug

Manifestation for the Immediate Release of Khalida Jarrar

Monday August 24, 2015, from 11 – 15, Nytorv – in the Center of Copenhagen

Khalida Jarrar is a Palestinian member of parliament for PFLP (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine), human rights advocate and political activist. The Israeli authorities have held Khalida Jarrar arrested since April 2015. Her trial has 3 times been postponed. Now her trial at the Israeli military court is supposed to take place on Monday August 24. Khalida Jarrar is – among other things – accused of belonging to a ‘terror organization’. The Israeli authorities try to silence Khalida Jarrar and alle Palestinians who resist the occupation – among others by imprisoning them. There are more than 8.000 political Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
We . Internationalt Forum/the Middle East Group – consider Israel a terror state. Zionism, which stands behind the state of Israel, is part of Imperialism. That is why Israel is not punished by the US- and EU- imperialism for its crimes against the Palestinians.

Together we must fight Zionism and Imperialism and support the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people.

Free Khalida Jarrar and all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails – Boycott Israel – Free Palestine

Sommerfest for politiske fanger fredag d. 28. august i Solidaritetshuset . Griffenfeldsgade 41, 2200 Købenavhn N

19 Aug

Internationalt Forum skyder årets solidaritetskampagne i gang med en knaldperle af en støttefest

Program

17.00: Skattejagt for børn og voksne

18.00: Grill – tag selv med,

vi har salater og brød

19.30: Revolutionær brasiliansk gadedans

20.00: Solidaritetslotteri

21.00: Kakerlakvæddeløb

22.00: Revolutionær brasiliansk gadedans