Wednesday, 18 October
University of Manchester Students Union
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network call for international solidarity with Georges Abdallah – a Lebanese communist and fighter for Palestinian freedom.
Assemble 12pm, Wednesday 18 Oct, outside Uni of Manchester Students Union.
24 October 2017 marks the 33rd anniversary of the arrest of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah by French police. Since 1984, he has remained behind bars, one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world. From 14-24 October 2017, RCG – Revolutionary Communist Group and BDS Campaign – University of Manchester join Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and organizations in France and around the world to call for a week of international actions to demand freedom for Georges Ibrahim Abdallah and all Palestinian prisoners!
Georges Abdallah has been committed throughout his life to the revolutionary struggle in Lebanon and the liberation of Palestine. He was involved with the Palestinian Marxist-Leninst revolutionary organization, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, resisting Israeli attacks on Lebanon. Later, he joined the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions, pointing to a non-sectarian, socialist and revolutionary path to liberation for the people of Lebanon, faced with civil war militias and Israeli invasion and occupation in the south of Lebanon.
Imperialist nations have been complicit in the Zionist Apartheid state of Israel since Balfour signed away Palestine from the British empire to the Zionists in 1917.
All welcome and encouraged to protest loudly and angrily and Israeli, British and French repression.
Fight racist, imperialism, Zionism!
Fight for socialism!