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Here are the Archived entries for 08 2015


24 Hour Fast and Day of Action in Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners
Aug 13, 2015 at 01:59 PM
Responding to the urgent call of Palestinian prisoners for support in the face of an escalation of violence and repression by the Occupation and the Israeli Prison Authority, solidarity activists in Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories will be engaging in a 24 hour fast and day of action.

 

There are currently 5750 Palestinian prisoners in the Occupation Jails, including 401 administrative detainees, 25 women and 164 children. All of these Palestinians are jailed for resisting the occupation!


Participate in the Fast!  

Pledge to fast from 9pm Monday August 17 to 9m Tuesday August 18 and collect donations for Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network from family and friends. Contact aiyanas.ormond@gmail.com if you want to join the fast.


Pledge a faster or make a donation! You can make a donation directly to Samidoun (http://samidoun.net/) or make a cash donation to a faster.  All funds will be used for educational and advocacy work in solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners.  


Join us between 12pm and 5pm on Tuesday, August 18

at Broadway Skytrain Station to help raise consciousness of the situation of Palestinian prisoners by leafleting, gathering signatures and talking to the public. This will include gathering support for the recently launched BDS Vancouver campaign for boycott and divestment from security firm G4$ (http://www.cpavancouver.org/index.php/2015/08/10/boycott-and-divest-from-g4/)


Organized by: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network with Canada Palestine Association, BDS Vancouver - Coast Salish Territories, and Alliance for People's Health
ISM’s response to the Rachel Corrie trial verdict
The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is deeply concerned by the verdict of Judge Oded Gershon that absolved Israel’s military and state of the 2003 murder of American ISM activist Rachel Corrie. Rachel was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home in the Gaza Strip.

Despite the American administration stating that the Israeli military investigation had not been "thorough, credible and transparent" and the Israeli government withholding key video and audio evidence, Judge Gershon found no fault in the investigation or in the conclusion that the military and state were not responsible for Rachel’s death. Judge Gershon ruled  that Rachel was to blame for her own murder and classifies her non-violent attempt to prevent war crimes as proof that Rachel was not a “thinking person".

By disregarding international law and granting Israeli war criminals impunity Judge Gershon’s verdict exemplifies the fact that Israel’s legal system cannot be trusted to administer justice according to international standards.The ISM calls on the international community to hold Israel accountable by supporting the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) and continuing to join the Palestinian struggle in the occupied Palestinian territories.
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