April 17-18, Firenze: International Day to Free Palestinian Political Prisoners

Friday, April 17
5:00 pm
Rally at the Piazza de Ciompi, Firenze, Italy

Saturday, April 18
c/o Circolo Silvano Corti
Via Sant’Andrea a Rovezzano, 70 – Firenze, Italy

8:00 pm – Dinner and fundraiser for the prisoners (15 Euro, Children ages 6-12, 8 Euro)
9:30 pm – Discussion on daily life in Palestine and the question of the Palestinian political prisoners


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/884569028247955/


April 17-18, Padova: Against Israel and the Expo, Support Palestinian Prisoners

These events are part of the national campaign of Fronte Palestina to support the struggle of Palestinian political prisoners. The freedom of the prisoners represents a major part of the struggle for liberation, it is one of the principles of unity that unites all Palestinian forces in popular resistance and struggle against the Zionist occupation.

This initiative is also part of the events being organized in Padova to counter Expo 2015, a show of hypocrisy and contradictions, that claims to focus on “feeding the planet” but showcases those who starve the planet and the people of the world. The prominent presence of Israel particularly highlights this contradiction.

Solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian people!
Freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah and all political prisoners!
End Palestinian Authority security coordination with the Zionist occupation!
End the complicity and support between the Italian state and Israel!

Friday, April 17
Throughout the day: Murals in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners and information as part of the events countering Expo 2015

8:30 pm – Solidarity Dinner – in support of PDWSA (Palestinian Developmental Women’s Studies Association and Addameer, non governmental organization that works to defend Palestinian prisoners and provide legal support, headquartered in Ramallah
Marzolo Occupata
Via Marzolo 4 q.re Portello Padova

Saturday, April 18
7:00 pm – Popular Reception and Concert featuring:
KENTO (rap activist of Reggio Calabria)
FRATELLI KAMIKAZER (grebo music Padova)

Via Marzolo 4 q.re Portello Padova


Milan Meets Fadwa Barghouti
Friday, April 17, 2015
9:00 pm
La Casa della Cultura, Via Borgogna, 3, 20122 Milano

Fadwa Barghouti, lawyer and Palestinian activist, will hold a meeting at the House of Culture, to discuss the struggle of Palestinian women, the fight for Palestinian prisoners’ freedom.

Fadwa Barghouti is a passionate advocate for human dignity and justice for all. This event is part of the international campaign to free Marwan Barghouti and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

Introduction and moderator:

Suhair El Qarra, a researcher specializing in International Relations


Fadwa Barghouti, lawyer, wife of Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti, the first Palestinian parliamentarian to be arrested; he has served 11 years in Israeli jails with a sentence of five life sentences and 40 years in prison.

Janiki Cingoli, Director of CIPMO – Italian Center for Peace in the Middle East

Mohammad Hannoun, president of the Palestinian Association in Italy

Hon. Michele Piras, Member of Parliament (SEL)

Lia Quartapelle, Member of Parliament (PD)

Chantal Antonizzi, Middle East Coordinator of Amnesty International Italy

Dario Rossi, Lawyer, Association of Democratic Lawyers

Ihsan Adel, Legal Advisor, Euro-Mid Observer for Human rights