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No-Gods-No-Masters.com : Solidarity with Anarchists Against The Wall !

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by ungovernable, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. ungovernable

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    Our palestinian comrades from Anarchists Against The Wall are currently trying to raise money to sustain their work and provide legal representation to arrested activists. They have issued an urgent appeal for regular supporters to help us raise $1500 by the end of each month.

    No-Gods-No-Masters decided to donate them a part of the income from the sales of our anti-war and "free palestine" t-shirts sold in the shop. The amount of the donation will vary depending of the monthly sales.


    Who are Anarchists Against The Wall

    Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW) is a direct action group that was established in 2003 in response to the construction of the wall Israel is building on Palestinian land in the Occupied West Bank. The group works in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation.

    Since its formation, the group has participated in hundreds of demonstrations and direct actions against the wall specifically, and the occupation generally, all over the West Bank. All of AATW's work in Palestine is coordinated through villages' local popular committees and is essentially Palestinian led.
    Why We Resist

    It is the duty of Israeli citizens to resist immoral policies and actions carried out in our name. We believe that it is possible to do more than demonstrate inside Israel or participate in humanitarian relief actions. Israeli apartheid and occupation isn't going to end by itself - it will end when it becomes ungovernable and unmanageable. It is time to physically oppose the bulldozers, the army and the occupation.
    A Brief History

    In April 2003, three years into the Second Intifada, a small group of mostly anarchist Israeli activists, already doing various political work in the Occupied Territories formed Anarchists Against the Wall. The group was established around the formation of a protest tent in the village of Mas’ha, where the wall was nearing and would leave 96% of the village's land on the "Israeli" side.

    The camp, formed by Palestinian, Israeli and international activists was composed of two tents on the village's land which was slated for confiscation. A constant presence of Palestinian, Israelis and internationals remained for four months. During which, the camp became a center for information dissemination and a base for direct-democracy decision-making. A number of wall related direct actions were planned and prepared at the camp – such as the July 28, 2003 direct action in the Village of Anin. In that action Palestinians, international and Israeli activists managed to force open a gate in the wall in spite of being attacked by the army (See Haaretz article ).

    Late in August of 2003, with the wall around Mas'ha nearly completed, the camp moved to the yard of a house in which was slated for demolition. Following two days of blocking the bulldozers and mass arrests, the yard was demolished and the camp ended, but the spirit of resistance it symbolized was not demolished.

    In 2004, the village of Budrus began its struggles against the wall and AATW joined their daily demonstrations. Through its persistence in community mobilization, struggle and popular resistance, the village of Budrus was able to achieve significant victories.

    Without appealing to the Israeli courts, utilizing only popular resistance, the village succeeded to push the path of wall almost completely off its land.

    Budrus' success inspired many other villages to build a popular resistance, which is perhaps an even greater success. For a good part of the year, almost every village to which the construction of the wall reached rose up against it. AATW joined every village that called for its participation.

    More recently our actions have been centered in and around the village of Bil'in, northwest of Ramallah, where most of the village's agricultural land is to be effectively confiscated by the wall and an expanding settlement.
    Our Role in the Struggle

    The mere presence of Israelis at Palestinian civilian actions offers some degree of protection for against army violence.

    The Israeli army’s code of conduct is significantly different when Israelis are present and violence, while still severe, is significantly lower. Even though many Israeli activists have been wounded at the demonstrations, some of them seriously, it is the Palestinians who have paid the highest toll. To date, 18 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed in demonstrations against the wall and thousands have been wounded.

    The army and the Israeli government try to put an end to Palestinian popular resistance using every form of repression, and to prevent Israeli activists from joining this struggle. Under the occupation's law it is possible to indict people for simply participating in a demonstration. In the course of the last several years, AATW activists have been arrested hundreds of times and dozens of indictments were filed against them.

    The legal repression by the Israeli authorities is just another front for the Israeli authorities to try and crack down on resistance.

    In order to keep activists out of jail and continue the struggle, AATW is now faced with mounting legal expenses for its defense in the Israeli court. The cost for legal representation has exceeded US$60,000 and is constantly rising.
    Funding

    AATW does not receive funding from any state, government or association. We rely on donations from people all over the world that would like to see us continue to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom.

    For the reasons mentioned above and for operating expanses such as transportation, phone bills, first aid and poster board AATW is seeking financial support.

    To donate, please go to AATW website.

    http://www.awalls.org/about_aatw
     

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    If you haven't heard shit is going down!

    Noam Chomsky: "My Visit to Gaza, the World's Largest Open-Air Prison"

    #Gaza http://twitter.com/search?q=gaza&src=typd

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6t9Kr2wWzE&feature=player_embedded[/video]
     
  3. ungovernable

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    Unexpected visitors came Sunday early morning to visit activists of the anarchists against the wall and others with a "present": It is not everyday I get a wake up call from the police. Without warrant,they entered our home and handed over four bits of paper each with a map showing one of the villages of Bil'in, Kfur Qaddum, Nil'in and An Nabi Salih. They explained that until mid-March 2013 I cannot go on Fridays to any of these villages. They recorded the whole thing and insisted on signing receipt. It took time to understand it was not a legal personal restriction order, but a bogus act of intimidation which have no legal meaning. As it was the initiative of the regional commander of the center of the occupied was bank I joked that may be he want us to shift the focus of our weekend joint actions to the southern region of Southern Hebron Hills, Ma'asara, and beit Ommar.

    "Activists of Anarchists Against the Wall and supporters were awaken early morning to find police in uniform and civilian clothing at their doorsteps. Holding cameras, the police presented the activists (or their parents, roommates, or people currently renting the apartment - targeting 16 people) with general restraining orders (declaring closed military zones) from the villages of Bil'in, Ni'lin, Nabi Saleh, and Qadum, on Fridays day time, effective until March 2013. They demanded that the recipients sign they were delivered the papers. Several houses were also entered with out warrants or permissions. The restraining order were issued to the police by the army.

    Anarchists Against the Wall refuses to capitulate in the face of Israel's military regime's harassment of civilians, whether they be recognized by the regime as Jewish, or Palestinian. Most importantly, we'd like to keep the focus on the demonstrations, protesting the theft of Palestinian land, night raids, arrests and torture of villagers, especially that of children. The demonstrations in the occupied West Bank continue, and Israeli activists will continue participating in the struggle for the liberation of the Palestinians from Israeli occupation."

    Bil'in

    This Friday in Bil'in we had a nice demo. 6 Israelis, about 20 internationals and two dozens of Bil'iners converged near the separation fence. The army which de-escalating its viscousness let us march between the barbed wire spools that "protect" the wall. We marched all the way to the gate in the wall without any tear gas or spray of skunk water (the machine was not brought at all). Mean while daring shabab succeeded to climbed the wall before the soldiers drove them down. A late barrage of tear gas drove us away and we returned to the village.
    Two international activists, one Italian and one of US were injure by tear gas canister in the leg.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=478829628828404
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=478887042155996
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    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=478890968822270

    Al-Ma'sara

    Friday weekly demonstration, Nov. 9, 2012
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 68...80298

    Nabi Saleh

    After two soldiers injured - the driver of the stinking skunk water among them, the Israeli state forces retaliated with live ammunition fire and shooting into houses - injuring 4 of the inhabitants. The young girl on the video of the previous week https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=513118685365107 - Vaard Tamimi, was injured this Friday. She was injured by rubber coated bullet as she was sitting at the entrance to her home when troops fired gas grenades and rubber coated bullets at the direction of the house on Friday. She was wounded and taken to a Ramallah hospital, according to her mother.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 99...80298
    Israelputerman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycmaoYkbohA
    Daviddreeb http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMdzg-sd94

    Ni'ilin

    The village of Ni'ilin which originally where forced to leave their homes in today israel during the nakba at 48' are protesting every week since 2008 against the apartheid wall that is build on their agriculture land leaving a large portion of the land at the other side, since the beginning of the demo's 5 protesters where murdered by the IOF two of them are very young children.
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 33...08906

    Kufr Qaddom

    Friday weekly demonstration, Nov. 9, 2012
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 86...80298

    Regional comity of Beit Ommar, Ma'asara, and south of Hebron hills

    Friday morning direct action of the new regional comity of Beit Ommar, Ma'asara, and south of Hebron hills:
    70 Palestinian activists accompanied by few International and 10 Israeli activists blocked the Gush Etzion intersection on route 60 north of Hebron to protest Apartheid, robbery of lands, settlement expansion and military violence. Protesters were confronted by large police and army forces in an attempt to suppress the action
    During the confrontation, policemen and soldiers surrounded the demonstrators demanding them to disperse. One Israeli activist was then arrested and taken to Hebron police station.
    Palestinian protestors, along with some Israeli and international ones blocked for fifteen minutes the road to Gush Etzion leading to the settlements and military base. One Israeli activist was detained, while the rest of the protestors walked back to the cars escorted by cops and soldiers, and left the area.
    The more militant comrades continued to the Friday demo in Ma'asarah

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    http://www.youtube.be/lBrcMWgFJFU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtiqt81DVAM

    Jerusalem-Al Kuds

    The residents of Sheikh Jarrah are continuing their protest vigils in the neighborhood every Friday, protesting their violent evictions from their homes,
    the taking over of the neighborhood by the settlers, and the Judaization of East Jerusalem.
    They call upon each and every person who supports their struggle to join them.
    Please make the effort and join them this Friday, November 9th,
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 49...34687

    Tel Aviv-Jaffa

    "Friday demonstration against an highway along the shore which will cut Palestinian neighborhood Ajami from the sea and demolish few hoses and part of a school.
    In Jaffa TLV mayor office decided on building along the sea side a neighborhood for millionaires and a highway road that would take the sea from the public, from the original people who lives next to the shore, some of them lived there even before the Jewish state was established, and some would lose their homes in order to build the highway road. Most of all, Jaffa would lose for ever their special ethnic site, the original inhabitants of Jaffa shore are going to be kicked out from the sea! in order to make way for houses that most of its inhabitants would be leaving out of the country, So around 100 Palestinian and Israeli's of Jaffa gathered to protest against the building of the road and the million eris neighborhood on the shore line were now stands a beautiful park thats is open for the public."

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 31...08906
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=441300822594012
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3736507182257

    Bat-Yam

    Demonstrating against eviction's. On 4/11/12 around 50 demonstrated against the planed eviction of 50 people - some are holocaust survivors, to the street with no real solution, they have no other place to go some are on medical treatment and can't be far from the hospital, but they cant afford anything els! In two day's their electricity and water supply will be cut from the building, unfortunately their building is close to the sea! The demonstration marched form the house through the main road to the municipality offices chanting slogans and blocking roads. No arrests or police violence was recorded.
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    * From my blog at: http://ilanisagainstwalls.blogspot.com
    See Previous reports about the joint struggles the Anarchists Against the Wall take part in at the blog
    See also: http://awalls.org
    Related Link: http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
     
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