CHICAGO ACTION FOR PALESTINIAN PRISONERS DAY – FRIDAY APRIL 19
5:30PM AT THE BEAN IN MILLENNIUM PARK
Join the Palestinian community and Palestinian activists from across Chicago for our “Intifada Theater” production in support of International Palestinian Prisoners Day. April 17 is the day when activists around the world demand justice and freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners.
There are still over 4,800 Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails, including children and administrative detainees (jailed without charge or trial). Over the past month we’ve seen Samer Issawi remain on hunger strike for over 260 days until he wins freedom without conditions; we’ve seen Arafat Jaradat tortured to death in Israeli prison; and Maysara Abuhamdieh die of cancer after being refused proper medical treatment by the Israeli prison service. The Israelis have continued their illegal policies of jailing Palestinians without charge or trial, jailing children in violation of all international laws, and torturing prisoners regardless of their age or gender.
But we have also seen the resistance of Palestinian prisoners to this repression through waves of hunger strikes throughout the Israeli prison system. We’ve seen Palestinians taking to the streets to protest the treatment of the men and women who resist the occupation of their land. And we’ve also seen the protests by Palestine solidarity activists around the world supporting the demand for justice and freedom for all Palestinian political prisoners.
Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG) – Chicago
U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) – National
USPCN – Chicago
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) – Chicago
Committee Against Political Repression (CAPR)
Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR)
Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR)
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) – Chicago
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) – Chicago
Students for Justice in Palestine from NEIU, University of Chicago, and Northwestern University