With the global COVID-19 pandemic, the walls that oppress and exclude have become higher, more brutal and more visible. Often reproducing despite international law, they create new borders.
Soaring inequality reinforces walls and ideologies of hatred, supremacy and bigotry. Instead of health care and social services, resources are spent on monitoring and keeping the few safe.
From Israel’s Apartheid Wall on Palestinian lands, to the US Wall of Shame on indigenous lands on the border with Mexico, to Morocco’s 2,700 km-embedded wall in Western Sahara, or the wall murderer that the Mediterranean has become under the reign of Frontex, the walls are monuments of expulsion, exclusion, oppression, discrimination, exploitation and death. They are increasingly impassable due to extremely sophisticated surveillance systems. Under the pretext of recalling the security systems, the walls reinforce the division and tearing of peoples.
In Palestine, the 8m high wall reinforced by the Israeli occupation authorities has destroyed much of the Palestinian cultivated land and deprived the Palestinians of their access to water from the Jordan Valley.
For the 6th edition of this international day, we want to show our solidarity with all the people who are victims of walls, of all walls, whether real or in other forms of exclusion and exploitation, such as political colonial powers still awaited against the self-determination of peoples. We call on people of conscience to join us, and to connect with the victims of these walls.
We would like to show our solidarity with the populations targeted by discriminatory policies and racist and freedom-killing offensives: migrants, undocumented immigrants, victims of racism, solidarity movements… These walls, whether social, colonial or environmental, are devastating, and the governments that erect them are responsible for them.
We call for a rally against all walls on November 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Place Saint-Michel (in front of the fountain) in Paris. Find here the Facebook event of the gathering.
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With the support of :
With the support of: ADTF (Democratic Association of Tunisians in France); AFAPREDESA (Association of Families of Sahrawi Prisoners and Disappeared); AFASPA (French Association of Friendship and Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa); AFPS Paris 14-6, Argenteuil Palestine Solidarity; Association of Palestinians in Ile-de-France, ATMF (Association of North African Workers of France); ATTAC (Association for the taxation of financial transactions and for citizen action); CEDETIM (Center for studies and initiatives of international solidarity); CNT (National Confederation of Labour), CIMADE; Vigilance Committee for Real Peace in the Middle East (CVPR PO); Peasant Confederation; CRLDHT (Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia); CSIA Nitassinan (Committee for Solidarity with the Indians of the Americas); CSPB (Committee for solidarity with the Basque people); FASTI (Federation of Solidarity Associations with All Immigrants), FERC-CGT (Federation of Education, Research and Culture CGT), Femmes Plurielles, Frantz Fanon Foundation (FFF), FTCR ( Tunisian Citizen Federation of the 2 Shores); Together ; IPAM (Initiatives for another world); Movement for a Nonviolent Alternative (MAN), Movement for a Nonviolent Alternative Île-de-France, NPA (New Anti-Capitalist Party); Kanaky Solidarity; UJFP (French Jewish Union for Peace); Solidarity Trade Union; UTAC (Union of Tunisians for Citizen Action); USTKE (Trade Union of Kanak Workers and Employees, UTOPIA Paisani Rights…
Author: Europe and International Department