As part of the International Week of Action in solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat, launched by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, the network organized multiple media events, political seminars and solidarity meetings highlighting the case of Ahmad Sa’adat and the Palestinian prisoners’ movement. These events have highlighted the case of the over 4,500 Palestinian prisoners jailed in Zionist prisons as well as that of Georges Abdallah, Lebanese Arab struggler imprisoned in imperialist French prisons for over 36 years.
Today, a group of young people from the Samidoun Network in Berlin, Germany, posted posters, stickers and other media actions in the streets and popular neighborhoods in Berlin, especially in the Arab and Palestinian communities of the city.
A member of Samidoun in Berlin said, “We organized this activity as Samidoun Deutschland in Berlin, as part of the international week of solidarity with Ahmad Sa’adat and with the Palestinian prisoners’ national movement, as well as among the activities for the launch of Samidoun Deutschland. We stand for the right to complete and unconditional liberation for all political prisoners and detainees in the prisons of occupied Palestine and in reactionary and imperialist jails. We recognize the important of hard work and struggle to free the prisoners from Zionist jails.”
The Samidoun organizer continued, “The Palestinian prisoners are an integral part of the global resistance to colonialism. From the prisons of occupied Palestine to France, where Georges Abdallah is held, to our detained Turkish and Kurdish comrades, to our comrades in Europe, in the United States and in the Philippines, as well as in the prisons of the Arab regimes, let us send a clear message: Freedom is definitely coming!”
“From Berlin, as Palestinian and Arab youth in diaspora and in countries of exile, we affirm that it is important to work together today and organize collectively to take up the cause of Palestine and to struggle together, until the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea and until our return to Palestine.”
This week’s activities will continue in cities around the world through 23 January. The event and actions of this year focus on Ahmad Sa’adat’s commitment to steadfastness and resistance and vision of a Palestinian unified front to continue the liberation struggle until return to Palestine.
On 15-23 January 2021, join Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network in a collective call for the freedom of Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners, with action and global solidarity to escalate the boycott of Israel, end aid and support to Israel, organize for justice in Palestine and resist imperialism and colonialism.
- Upcoming Actions and Events
- Read the Call to Action
- Download materials and images in 11 languages (and additional materials in German, Danish, Dutch, French, Swedish (2))
- Watch the video calling for the week of action (English, Spanish and French)
- Background and materials on Ahmad Sa’adat
Join these events and actions for the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and send your events to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Monday, 18 January — Online Event – Launch of 2021 – Year to Confront Normalization. 3 am Pacific – 6 am Eastern – 12 noon central Europe – 1 pm Palestine. The global campaign to return to Palestine: https://www.facebook.com/ReturnToPalestine.net
Wednesday, 20 January – Amsterdam, Netherlands — Stop the U.S. War Machine! Protest. 7 pm, U.S. Consulate, Museumplein 19, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1657962144376515/
Saturday, 23 January – Online Event – Liberation vs Dependency: Strategies to Defeat Neoliberalism and Colonialism in Algeria, South Africa, and Palestine. 11 am Pacific – 2 pm Eastern – 9 pm Palestine. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/722789698392609/
Sunday, 24 January – Paris, France – Protest to free Ahmad Sa’adat, Georges Abdallah, and all Palestinian prisoners! 3:00 pm, Place Jean Ferrat – Metro L2 Menilmontant, Paris, France
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1135211573605908