From the CHAZ in Seattle: Free Palestinian Prisoners, Protest Annexation 1 July

Gwenola Ricordeau – police and prison abolitionist and professor at the University of California, Chico – speaks from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle. The CHAZ was set up by protesters taking to the streets to call for police abolition and support the Black Lives Matter movement and the struggle for Black liberation after the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

She calls for freedom for Georges Abdallah – jailed for 35 years in France – and all Palestinian prisoners. During her message, she urges people to participate in the July 1 actions against Israeli annexation. Samidoun also urges all to join in the 1 July protests by organizing an action or event in your local area. Please email us at to tell us about your events.

Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition and the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel have issued calls to action against annexation, and we encourage all friends of Palestine to endorse both.