Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Resist the Apartheid Walls, from Palestine to Mexico

[Image: The U.S./Mexico border, as seen by Lindsay G. McCullough for the Washington Post.]

If you are in New York City this Saturday, November 11th, consider going to this event.

'Resist the Apartheid Walls, from Palestine to Mexico': The Ad Hoc Coalition for Justice in the Middle East in association with Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM) will present a slideshow and report-back by people who will share their first-hand accounts of the walls in Palestine and Arizona from recent visits.

From the Indymedia Press Release:

President Bush signed into law a House bill to build 700 miles of double-layer border wall between the United States and Mexico. Identical border-wall legislation helped to spark marches by millions for immigrant rights last spring. This multi-billion dollar US wall will further separate border communities, break apart families, and increase the number of deaths on the border as immigrant workers are pushed deeper into the desert.

Israel, with US support, continues it's assault against the Palestinian people, through daily killing and the construction of a 400 mile Apartheid Wall that reaches 15 miles into the Occupied Territories. The wall's path threatens to annex as much as 50% of the West Bank to Israel, and confiscate 90% of Jerusalem . In building this wall, Israel is razing Palestinians' land, destroying their homes, and turning Palestinian villages and towns near the Wall into isolated ghettos.

Elbit Systems limited
, an Israeli company building and profiting from the Wall in occupied Palestine, has been awarded a contract, along with Boeing, to build the US ' wall. Elbit will import Israeli military technology, tested on Palestinians, for use against poor immigrants here.

This event is being held in conjunction with the International Week Against the Apartheid Wall (Nov.9th-16th) called by Stop the Wall: Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign.


Saturday November 11
Judson Memorial Church in Washington Square Park, Manhattan.
1:30 PM: Workshop
3:00 PM March

(via Bill Weinberg)

** UPDATE **

A review can be read here.

"Their presentations focused on the similar repressive measures adopted by the Israeli and US governments against indigenous peoples, the devastating impacts the walls have on communities, and the forms of resistance that communities adopt to challenge the oppressive measures being utilized against them."


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