Freedom Summer Palestine 2004
International Solidarity Movement
31 May 2004 08:16 GMT
Freedom Summer is a mobilization of the Palestinian people for justice, rights and freedom. Like the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, Freedom Summer will utilize nonviolent direct action strategies to overcome oppression.
The ISM invites you to join the Palestinian people for Freedom Summer Palestine
INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT
May 30, 2004
For Immediate Release
FREEDOM SUMMER PALESTINE 2004
[Occupied Palestine] The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) invites you to join the Palestinian people for Freedom Summer Palestine 2004 – a 56-day campaign (one day for every year of displacement and dispossession) against occupation. During the campaign Palestinians will mobilize with the participation of their international supporters to draw the attention of the world to the true nature of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to demonstrate that the Palestinian struggle is a struggle for justice, dignity, human rights and freedom.
June 25 – August 19, 2004
Once a week for the first five weeks, national actions coordinated across the West Bank and Gaza will challenge occupation policies that deny Palestinians basic freedoms: checkpoints, roadblocks, settlements, the occupier’s prisons, and the lack of freedom of religion. In addition to these national actions, activists will support local communities in their daily struggle against the occupation. The campaign will end with a three week Freedom Wall beginning on July 30. We will march from Jenin to Jerusalem following the path of the Apartheid Wall to highlight the theft and destruction of Palestinian land.
Freedom Summer is a mobilization of the Palestinian people for justice, rights and freedom. Like the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, India's National Liberation Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, Freedom Summer will utilize nonviolent direct action strategies and tactics to overcome oppression.
Hundreds of international civilians from all over the world are expected to join us this summer. Be part of this historical initiative! For more information please see www.palsolidarity.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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ISM Media Office: +972-2-277-4602