News-in-Transition

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Please take action wherever you are, and support the many campaigns taking place around the world to Free Palestine.

Tell Facebook to end its collaboration with Israel’s regime of censorship, repression and political imprisonment, and demand the freedom of Palestinians detained for their posts on social media!

We urge the importance of continued mobilization and action in support of Palestinian prisoners, particularly the current hunger strikers, all protesting administrative detention without charge or trial – and for continued mobilization in support of the action of all of the Palestinian prisoners, struggling for freedom from Israeli imprisonment, and for freedom and liberation for the Palestinian people throughout Palestine.

Global actions in support of Palestine are updated weekly in our calendar below.

If an action you know about is not listed, please email earthhealadmin [at] gmail [dot] com to have it posted here.

The longest-serving Palestinian political prisoner, Nael Barghouti, 59, continues to be held despite having finished his latest sentence of 30 months, which was issued based on secret information, on December 17. More info.

Global calendar of upcoming actions for Palestine

Upcoming events to support Palestine

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Richmond Upon Thames, UK

Haneen Zoabi Shares her Experiences

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richmond Adult Community College
Parkshot
Richmond Upon Thames, UK
More info

Monday, 23 January 2017

Brussels, Belgium

BDS – Fighting Back Against Targeting and Criminalization

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

European Parliament
Room PHS 5A033
Brussels, Belgium
Facebook
More info

Monday, 23 January 2017

New York, NY, USA

Solidarity Rally for Fordham SJP

1:00 pm

Fordham University
113 W. 60th St
New York, NY
Facebook
More info

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Metz, France

Rally to support Richard and Collectif BDS 57

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Tribunal de Grande Instance of Metz
57000 Metz, France
Facebook
More info

Friday, 27 January 2017

New York, NY, USA

Protest to free Nael Barghouti and stop HP

5:30 pm

Best Buy Union Square
52 East 14 Street, New York, New York 10003
Facebook
More info

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Manchester, UK

Protest – Free Palestine! Stop Trump, Israel and Imperialist War!

12:00 pm

Barclays Market Street
Manchester, UK
Facebook
More info

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

London, UK

Film screening: ‘Flying Paper’

8:00 pm

Whirled Cinema
259-260 Hardess Street, Brixton
London, UK
More info

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Whitstable, UK

Film Screening: ‘Where Should the Birds Fly?’

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

St Alphege Church Hall
Oxford Street
Whitstable, UK
More info

Thursday, 9 March 2017

London, UK

Centenary Lecture:  What does Israel have to fear from a lasting peace? - Mr Raja Shehadeh, writer and lawyer

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
London, UK
More info

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Washington DC, USA

National Rally to Support Palestine in DC 2017

12 PM - 5 PM EDT
    
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
District of Columbia 20500, USA
Facebook

Support Palestine in DC 2017!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cardiff, UK

A Palestinian and an Israeli perspective on the Balfour Declaration -  Kamel Hawwash and Avi Schlaim

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Temple of Peace
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff, UK
More info

View Video

Petitions and ongoing campaigns

Take Action: Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro faces imprisonment in Israeli military court

Palestinian human rights defender and activist with Youth Against Settlements in Al-Khalil Issa Amro has been hit with 18 charges in an Israeli military court relating to his participation in demonstrations against settlements and Israeli occupation forces in his city.

Please take action

Take Action: Ahmad Abu Fara and Anas Shadid on 47th day of hunger strike, shackled to hospital beds

shadid-abufaraPalestinian hunger striker Ahmad Abu Fara, 29, is facing a critical health situation after 47 days of hunger strike. Held shackled to his hospital bed in Assaf Harofeh hospital, he has developed a problem pumping blood from his heart. Abu Fara is on hunger strike alongside Anas Shadid, 19. Both have refused food since 25 September in protest of their administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial, and are demanding their immediate release.

Please take action

Stop Eviction of One Hundred Year Old Israeli Bedouin Musa Hussein

Musa Hussein Abu Al Qian was present in 1956 when Israeli minorities officer Haim Tzuri showed the Abu Al Qian tribe the lands Israel was promising them in return for the lands they had been evicted fromUmm al Hiran, a Bedouin village located within Israel, is being bulldozed so that a new all-Jewish town called “Hiran” can be built on the rubble.  The villagers been given an eviction notice set to take effect January 15th. Residents of Umm al-Hiran, a village considered “unrecognized” even though the Israeli government relocated the village to its current location in 1956, are asking for a freezing of the eviction notice, until a fair and reasonable solution can be reached.

Take action

Remove Mark Regev as Israeli Ambassador to the UK for interfering in British politics

Image result for Remove Mark Regev as Israeli Ambassador to the UKFor some time now the Israel lobby has held undue influence over British politics. A large part of the raison d'être of the Labour Party has always been equality and the fight against racism. It was no coincidence that the "anti-Semitism crisis" in the Labour Party coincided with the appointment of a hardcore Zionist to the role of Israeli Ambassador to the UK. Since then the baseless smears and slurs against Jeremy Corbyn have been relentlessly orchestrated by the Israeli Embassy and the Labour Friends of Israel...

Read more and sign the petition

Take Action: Demand release of detained Palestinian human rights defender and BDS leader Salah Khawaja #FreeSalah

free-salahPalestinian human rights defender and Secretary of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee Salah Khawaja remains imprisoned and denied access to a lawyer at the Petah Tikva interrogation center. Khawaja, 46, a leading member of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall)  and BDS leader, has been detained under interrogation since 26 October, when he was seized in a violent pre-dawn military raid on his home.

Please take action

Take Action: Demand freedom for 6 Palestinian prisoners in Palestinian Authority jails on hunger strike

Six Palestinian youth, arrested as part of the Palestinian Authority’s “security cooperation” with the Israeli occupation, are currently on hunger strike and imprisoned in the PA’s Beitunia jail, demanding their freedom. Basil al-Araj, Mohammed Harb, Haitham Siyaj, Mohammed al-Salamen, Ali Dar al-Sheikh and Seif al-Idrissi have all been held by the Palestinian Authority’s intelligence agencies since late March and early April 2016. Their detention has been extended repeatedly and indefinitely and their lawyers and families are now urging international action and solidarity for their freedom.

Take action!

#NoDAPL: Stand with Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses its strongest support for the Sioux nation and Native resistance in confronting the Dakota Access Pipeline and defending indigenous land from ongoing threats and attacks on the land and environment. We stand in solidarity with the Camp of the Sacred Stones, the 2,200-mile run by indigenous youth and all other ongoing efforts to stop the pipeline and similar destructive projects.

Take action!

Take Action: Stop deep ICRC cuts to Palestinian prisoners’ family visits!

The International Committee of the Red Cross has announced nearly 50% cutbacks in Palestinian prisoners’ family visits beginning in July 2016, in an action widely condemned by Palestinian prisoners’ associations and family groups. Please take action to call on the ICRC to restore twice-monthly family visits for Palestinian prisoners.

More info
Please sign the petition and share

Take Action: Sami Janazrah hospitalized on 52nd day of hunger strike – Free Palestinian Prisoners

sami-janazrah-freePalestinian prisoner Sami Janazrah has now been on hunger strike for 52 days to demand his freedom from Israeli jails, where he is held under administrative detention without charge or trial. On Thursday, 21 April – his 50th day of hunger strike – he lost consciousness and suffered a head injury as he was transferred from isolation in the Naqab desert prison to isolation in Ela prison.
 

Petition: civil liberties in Europe under threat with government attacks on BDS

BDSEnough with the criminalisation of the BDS movement for justice in Palestine! – let's support right2BDS!

Why this is important:

The French High Court has upheld the conviction of activists who called for the boycott of Israeli products.
The British government is implementing a new set of rules that will make it harder for local councils and other public bodies including universities to make ethical procurement or investment decisions.
The Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said at the largest Israeli anti-BDS conference, held on March 28 in Jerusalem, that Israel should engage in “targeted civil eliminations” of BDS "leaders" with the help of Israeli intelligence.
All over the world, non-violent grassroots activists are under threat!

More info

Sign the petition

Take Action: New website, online actions to #FreeAhmadManasrah, imprisoned Palestinian boy

The Campaign to #FreeAhmadManasrah, the 13-year-old Palestinian boy who was shot, abused by settlers from police, and is facing trial in an Israeli military court, has launched a new website: http://freeahmadmanasrah.com/

The Global Campaign to #FreeAhmadManasrah is inviting you to speak up and raise your voice for justice by tweeting with us on Twitter and Posting Facebook, every Monday at 09:00 PM Jerusalem time, 2PM EST time, using this hashtag #FreeAhmadManasrah

Call on the EU to end its contracts with G4S!

G4S is a private security company that provides services and equipment to Israeli occupation prisons at which Palestinian political prisoners, including children, are held without trial and tortured. G4S also provides equipment and services to checkpoints in the separation wall, ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004.

Sign the petition

CATSA - Drop G4S, Don't Support War Crimes in Palestine!

With numerous other security options available, it’s time for CATSA to side with human rights and a just and lasting peace and cancel their contract with G4S. Join us in telling CATSA to “Drop G4S, Don’t Support War Crimes in Palestine”!

More info on Stop G4S in Canada
Sign the petition

Take Action: Pregnant French wife of former prisoner Salah Hamouri denied entry to Palestine

French-Palestinian former prisoner in Israeli jails, Salah Hamouri, was finally freed in 2011 after lengthy campaigns in France and Palestine calling for his freedom. Since his release from prison, Hamouri has been repeatedly targeted by the Israeli occupation, including being banned from the West Bank as he completed law studies in Ramallah.  Now, his pregnant wife – and their soon-to-be-born child – are facing expulsion from Palestine and denial of Jerusalem residency.
 

Take Action: Free Mohammed Abu Sakha, Trainer/Performer of the Palestinian Circus School

toulousesakha5

The Palestinian Circus School has issued a call for action for Mohammed Abu Sakha, a trainer/performer at the school, who was issued an administrative detention order for imprisonment without charge or trial by the Israeli military courts. In mid-June 2016 he was ordered to another six months imprisonment without charge or trial. Follow updates on Mohammed’s case at their site:  http://www.palcircus.ps/en/content/freeabusakha-trainer-and-performer-palestinian-circus-school

More info

Take action

Protect local democracy in the UK

The UK government has proposed changes to the way local authorities in England and Wales invest their members’ pension funds. Under the plans, central government would have the power to veto investment decisions made by democratically elected local authorities. This is an attack on local democracy. The government consultation ends on 19 February. Make your voice heard today!

More info

Take Action: Demand Canadian officials condemn Israeli violence against civilians, including artist Rehab Nazzal

A number of Canadian media outlets have covered the shooting of Palestinian-Canadian artist, researcher and PhD student Rehab Nazzal by an Israeli occupation military sniper in Bethlehem, in the West Bank of Palestine, as she photographed a “skunk” truck spraying noxious substances.

Despite the public attention to the shooting of Nazzal by military occupation forces, the Canadian government has remained silent. The Canadian state has long been deeply allied with and supportive of the Zionist movement and the Israeli state.

TAKE ACTION: Click here to sign on to the petition demanding the Canadian state condemn Israel’s violence

Take Action: Demand release of Muhammad Allan and Uday Isteiti, hunger striking detainees

Two Palestinians held in Israeli administrative detention without charge or trial, Muhammad Allan and Uday Isteiti, are now on hunger strike in protest of their administrative detention and demanding their release.

Take action now to demand their freedom and the end of administrative detention.

Take Action: Letter and fax campaign to free Amer Jubran, unjustly imprisoned in Jordan!

Palestinian activist Amer Jubran – with a long history of activism and leadership, and repression and deportation by the U.S. government – is now facing 10 years in Jordanian prison after a conviction on dubious evidence in an unfair trial with no due process, after charges of helping the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance.

Take action!

Call on the UN Security Council to Impose Sanctions on Israel Until it Lifts the Siege

The eight-year siege has sealed Gaza off from the world by land, air and sea, forbidding entry of desperately needed medical supplies, reconstruction materials, and many other goods. 90% of the water is undrinkable and water is expected to run out entirely by 2020.

This siege, which Israel does not formally acknowledge, is illegal.

Read more and add your signature to this letter...

Shireen Issawi support campaign: Photos demand freedom for Shireen

An organization, Roots To Resistance is currently engaged in a Grassroots Global Sign Campaign to Demand Justice for jailed Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer Shireen Issawi. The group is working with the Alkarama Foundation and the Issawi Family  and partnering with Truthout to bring this photo montage of signs and voices to the social media airwaves and the powers that be here in the US.

We need more faces, signs and voices from across the globe.

Read more and take action...

The #BoycottCoke campaign

With every single penny you spend on Coca-Cola, you are indirectly contributing to Israel’s crimes.

Coca-Cola supports Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, and crimes against other people across the world. Close Coca-Cola Factories in Occupied Palestine NOW!

Join the campaign on Facebook.

Read more...

The Boycott Pledge

PSCThe boycott of Israeli goods and the campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) more generally are a key form of peaceful international pressure on Israel. Israel continues to build illegal settlements and the wall, controls Gaza, denies Palestinian refugees their right to return, grows produce and sets up industrial zones on stolen Palestinian land. Only international pressure can deliver a just peace for Palestinians.

Make the pledge today that you won’t knowingly buy Israeli goods

 

EH Healing Events

Boycott Israeli Goods