24-29 October – Brussels: International Week of Action for Palestinian Liberation

The Palestinian liberation movement is a Palestinian, Arab and international movement, with a history of a century of struggle fighting back against imperialism, Zionism and reactionary forces. Today, as the Palestinian people and their resistance continue to struggle for return and liberation, the colonial occupation is continuing its extrajudicial killings and massacres, siege on Gaza, mass imprisonment, home demolition, settlement construction and overall assaults on Palestine.

Join Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network in Brussels between 24 and 29 October 2022 as we join the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, for the International Week of Action for Palestinian Liberation, leading up to the March for Return and Liberation on Saturday, 29 October.

The Palestinian prisoners are on the front lines of struggle, confronting the jailers on a daily basis. We will be carrying banners, speaking about and centering the prisoners’ movement throughout these activities and urging the liberation of all Palestinians.

Together, we will organize and march:

  • For the liberation of Palestine from the river to the sea and the right to return of all Palestinians
  • To support the Palestinian people, their resistance and their liberation movement
  • For the release of all Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli, PA, Arab reactionary and imperialist prisons, including the release of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, Lebanese struggler for Palestine jailed in France for 38 years.
  • To end the blockade and siege on Gaza
  • To demand and implement the total boycott of the Israeli occupation, including kicking Israel out of the United Nations and bringing an end to the “EU-Israel Association Agreement”
  • To denounce the responsibility of imperialist powers in forming, funding and arming the Zionist colonial regime in Palestine
  • To demand an end to the listing of resistance organizations and rights defenders as “terrorists” and the repression of Palestinian organizing by the US, EU and others
  • To confront the collaborationist role of the Palestinian Authority and the so-called “peace process” and the normalization projects being pursued by reactionary Arab regimes under imperialist auspices.
  • To honour the activists, leaders, strugglers and organizers assassinated by the occupation forces, especially those in Europe

We invite all who agree with these demands to sign on to endorse the March for Return and Liberation on 29 October and join us in this week of action:

Program of the International Week for Palestinian Liberation (24-29 Oct. Brussels)

The demands of the March are the basis for this week of mobilization organized in Brussels by Classe Contre Class in cooperation with Masar Badil.

We invite you to get involved in the week! Organize artistic, cultural and political events, conferences, art exhibits and direct actions, and join us for the great march on 29 October!

Classe Contre Classe and Masar Badil would like to thank the collectives and structures which have already responded positively to this call and which have made it possible to establish this first program:

Monday 24/10: Presentation by Luk Vervaet of the anthology, Sumud: Words of resistance from Palestinian prisoners . This book includes Lena Meari’s study on the resistance of Palestinians under interrogation. At the Novembre bookstore, 38 rue du Fort, 1060 Brussels.

Tuesday 25/10: Presentation of the Works of Mohamed Boudia. Mohamed Boudia was a fighter for the independence of Algeria and playwright who directed the National Theater of Algiers at independence. Exiled because of his opposition to the military coup of 1965, he joined the Palestinian revolution and was assassinated by the Israeli secret services in Paris in 1975. At the Météores bookshop, 207 rue Blaes, 1000 Brussels.

Wednesday 26/10: “Return from Palestine” evening organized by La Grue collective. Two young activists report back on their experiences in Palestine and their  meetings, visits, participation in demonstrations, amid the daily life of Palestinians under occupation in cities, villages and in refugee camps. Location yet to be determined.

Thursday 27/10: International forum on solidarity with Palestinian prisoners organized by Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Banned and criminalized by the Israeli authorities, it has several sections in Europe and around the world. At the Salle Aurore, 9 rue Rouppe, 1000 Brussels.

Friday 28/10: Secours Rouge International conference on the history of the links between the revolutionary movements of Palestine, Europe, the Arab region and elsewhere. In the 1970s, the struggle of the Palestinian people took center stage for internationalism, following Vietnam as the new main front line of struggle. With the participation of activists from Europe and the region who witnessed this period. At DK, 70B rue du Denmark, 1060 Brussels.

During this week: Exhibition of posters by Marc Rudin. In 1977, the Swiss graphic designer Marc Rudin joined the Palestinian revolution in Lebanon and then in Syria. During this period, he produced dozens of posters for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. In 1994, he was arrested in Turkey and detained for five years. Exhibition organized by the Revolutionäre Jugend Zürich. Location yet to be determined.

The major event of the week: Saturday 29/10: March for return and liberation. At the call of Masar Badil with the support of the Plate-Forme Charleroi-Palestine and the Classe Contre Classe organization, with the participation of many collectives and associations, including the CAPJPO-EuroPalestine bloc to challenge the siege of Gaza. Departure 2 p.m. Square Lumumba, Porte de Namur, 1050 Brussels; Marching to the European Parliament.