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Freedom Summer Palestine 2004


Freedom Summer Palestine 2004

[Occupied Palestine] In 3 days the Palestinian people will announce the beginning of Freedom Summer Palestine 2004 – a 56-day campaign (one day for every year of displacement and dispossession) against occupation and oppression. During the campaign Palestinians will mobilize with the participation of their international supporters to challenge the policies of the Israeli occupation that deny the Palestinian people dignity, human rights and basic freedom.

Campaign dates: June 25 – August 19, 2004

Once a week for the first five weeks, national actions will be coordinated across the West Bank and Gaza to confront the 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 Walk 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.

Campaign Schedule:

Friday June 25: FREEDOM SUMMER PALESTINE 2004 BEGINS!

Saturday June 26: WALL ACTION Palestinians, old and young will simultaneously convergence at different points of the Wall, in actions designed to highlight to their oppressors and to the world the reality of their imprisonment.

Sunday, July 4: PRISONERS ACTION Marches from various locations to military bases to demand release of political prisoners. In regions where there is no nearby military base, marches will head towards local offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Saturday, July 10: WOMEN'S ACTION Women's groups will coordinate women's action to confront and challenge an aspect of the occupation through the mobilization of the females in Palestine.

Saturday, July 17: CHECKPOINT ACTION Simultaneous demonstrations to checkpoints and removal of roadblocks.

Friday, July 23: JERUSALEM ACTION We will organize convoys of busses from West Bank cities to Jerusalem for Friday prayer. Churches will be asked to organize Christian prayers on this day also.

Friday, July 30: FREEDOM WALK BEGINS! Palestinians, internationals and Israelis will march along the path of the Apartheid Wall, beginning in the Jenin area and through cities, towns and villages affected by the wall, all the way to Jerusalem.

Thursday, August 19: FREEDOM SUMMER CAMPAIGN ENDS

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. For more information please see www.palsolidarity.org or contact us at info@palsolidarity.org

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