Six Days of Action against the Occupation of Palestine
June 6-12 2007
Call for International Solidarity and Direct Actions
With the occupation at forty it should be clear to all that its forceful hegemony cannot be resisted by established political means alone. This is both morally insufficient and doomed to practical failure. As a strategic and practical alternative, the "Occupation 40" coalition is calling for six days of action marking forty years of the occupation on June 6 to 12 2007 – with a Global Day of Action called on June 9. The coalition is a democratic and non-hierarchical action platform of grassroots Israeli groups and organizations. Peace organizations, artists, students’ groups, internal refugees, anarchists, animal rights activists, communists and individuals participate in this initiative. The six-day convergence in Israel will include demonstrations, direct actions, discussions and cultural events.
This is a call-out for international direct actions against the occupation on June 6-12. We call in particular for actions that publicly shame and/or cause economic damage to corporations profiting directly from the occupation or from business interests in Israel.
We expect these actions to be decentralized and trust them to the initiative and self-organization of affinity groups around the world. Information on corporations involved with the occupation is available from http://www.boycottisrael.co.uk and many other sources, including a recent report by War on Want available at http://www.waronwant.org/download.php?id=443.
These days of action fit well into this summer’s international action calendar:
• June 5 – An international day of action against militarization, wars and occupations, in the run-up to the G8 summit in Germany.
• June 6-8 – Protests against the G8, with the participation of Palestinian and Israeli activists and Palestine Solidarity groups from around Europe.
• June 6-12 – 6 days of action against the Occupation, in Palestine/Israel and Internationally
• June 9 – Rally in London, Global Day of Action Against the Occupation
• June 10-11 – Protest, teach-in and lobby in Washington DC
Please distribute this call widely, and please organise for action with your groups and networks. We can use this symbolic moment to hit out at those who benefit and profit from the pain and despair in Palestine, and to send the Israeli and G8 governments a message they cannot ignore.
Kibush 40 Coalition:
Anarchists Against the Wall – http://awalls.org
Coalition of Women for Peace – http://coalitionofwomen.org
Gush Shalom – http://gush-shalom.org
Hadash – http://hadash.org.il/
Indymedia Israel – http://israel.indymedia.org
Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – http://icahd.org/
Machsom Watch – http://machsomwatch.org
Ta’ayush – http://taayush.org
Zochrot - http://nakbainhebrew.org
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (USA) – http://endtheoccupation.org
Campaign Against Israeli Apartheid (Canada) – http://caiaweb.org
Enough Coalition (UK) – http://www.enoughoccupation.org
Kibush 40 Coalition