On Friday, 3 December, Canada Philippines Solidarity Organization, Anakbayan Toronto, Palestinian Youth Movement and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network came together for an online event, Land Defense and Resistance from Palestine to the Philippines.
The online program included presentations on the overall situations in occupied Palestine and the Philippines, the struggles of political prisoners and the role of imperialism in creating oppression and injustice around the world. Activists then provided profiles of specific political prisoners — including Abdel-Razeq Farraj and Mohammed al-Halabi in Palestine — before launching a letter-writing workshop among those present live at the event.
Participants also expressed their full solidarity with Indigenous sovereignty struggles and land and water defenders, including land defender Vanessa Gray and the Wet’suwet’en people.
Letters boost the morale of political prisoners and help to break the isolation imposed by prison walls. Click here to find out more about hosting a virtual or in-person letter writing session to support Palestinian prisoners!
Watch the video of the presentations below: