140+ organizations from 25 countries join the call for the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners

140 organizations from 25 countries have already joined the call for the Week of Action to Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners from 14-24 January 2023. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all who stand with Palestine and justice for the Palestinian people to join us in the week.

Palestine Chronicle published a new article by Benay Blend today focusing on the resistance and resilience of political prisoners, from the United States to Palestine, highlighting the call for the week of action. In addition, a member of Collectif Palestine Vaincra spoke with RadiAzione radio station in Naples (Napoli), Italy, today, focusing on the week of action and the campaign to free Ahmad Sa’adat.

The Handala Center for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners, based in Palestine, issued a call to action, urging action for the liberation of Sa’adat during the week.

Confronting Deportation, Medical Neglect, Administrative Detention and the Imprisonment of the Martyrs

 List of participating organizations

  • ACTA
  • Action Antifasciste Deux-Sèvres
  • Action Antifasciste Paris Banlieue
  • Action Antifasciste Tolosa
  • AFPS 59/62
  • AFPS Gentilly
  • AFPS 63
  • Africa4Palestine
  • Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
  • Alkarama (Movimiento de Mujeres Palestina)
  • Al Yudur Juventud Palestina (Spanish State)
  • ANC (Association Nationale de Communistes)
  • Anti Imperialist Action Ireland
  • Anti Imperialist Front
  • Anti-War Committee – Minnesota
  • ARENE (Association des ResidEnts de NanterrE)
  • Asilu Collective
  • Associação Árabe Palestina – Brasília
  • Asociación Americana de Juristas
  • Asociación Al Awda
  • Asociación Al Nakba
  • Asociación Canaan
  • Asociación Salvadoreña Palestina
  • Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees
  • ATIK (Confederation of workers from Turkey in Europe)
  • Aveg-KON
  • Baltimore Nonviolence Center
  • BDS Boston
  • BDS – ULB
  • BDS Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories
  • Belgian Academics for Palestine
  • Black Alliance for Peace
  • Black Alliance for Peace Solidarity Network
  • Boykot Israel – Denmark
  • Bruxelles Panthères
  • Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition
  • CADHU (Centro de Abogades por los Derechos Humanos), Argentina
  • Campaign to Free Ahmad Sa’adat
  • Canada Palestine Association
  • Canada-Philippines Solidarity Organization
  • Canada Philippine Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR)
  • Canadian Arab Society of London
  • Canadian BDS Coalition
  • CAPJPO – EuroPalestine
  • Casa Palestina Argentina
  • CCIPPP34 (Campagne Civile Internationale pour la Protection du Peuple Palestinien 34)
  • Center for the Study and Preservation of Palestine – Portland
  • Chicago Committee for Human Rights
  • Citizens International
  • Cleveland Chapter of Irish Northern Aid
  • Colectividad Palestina de Bolivia
  • Col.lectiu Intifada
  • Collectif 32 pour la libération de Georges Abdallah
  • Collectif 65 pour la libération de Georges Abdallah
  • Collectif 69 de soutien au peuple palestinien
  • Collectif 74 pour la Libération de Georges Abdallah (CLGA74)
  • Collectif Action Palestine Neuchâtel Suisse
  • Collectif Boycott Apartheid Israël – Paris Banlieue
  • Collectif de soutien à la résistance palestinienne 59
  • Collectif Libérons Georges Abdallah 38
  • Collectif Palestine Vaincra
  • Collectif Sud Global
  • Collettivo Politico Comunista Levente
  • Comité de Défense des Internés des Camps du Sud (Algérie)
  • Comité de soutien pour la libération de Musa Aşoğlu
  • Comité solidarité Georges Abdallah Lille
  • Comité tunisien pour la libération de Georges Abdallah
  • Confederación Intersindical Galega (CIG)
  • Contre Attaque
  • Cork Palestine Solidarity Campaign
  • Couserans Palestine
  • Crystal Palace Friends of Palestine
  • CUNY 4 Palestine
  • Dar al Janub – Union for Antiracism and Peace Policy
  • Delphi Initiative (Defend Democracy Press)
  • Early Childhood Development Intercultural Partnerships
  • Éirígí – For a New Republic
  • Eritrea Tour for Friendship
  • ESK sindikatua
  • Federación Árabe Brasil
  • Federación Palestina de América Latina
  • Fédération Syndicale Étudiante
  • Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!
  • Florida Palestine Network
  • Free Palestine Halifax
  • Free Palestine Movement
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organizaion
  • Fundação Cultural Colombo Palestino
  • Fundación Comunidad Palestina Guatemala
  • Génération Jul
  • Ghassan Kanafani Front for Resistance and Solidarity with Palestine
  • Giovani Palestinesi d’Italia (Young Palestinians of Italy)
  • Global Campaign to Return to Palestine
  • Global Peace Alliance BC Society
  • Good Shepherd Collective
  • Groupe Antifasciste Lyon et Environs
  • Handala Center for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners
  • Handalas föreningen
  • Healing our Homeland
  • Instituto Brasil Palestina – IBRASPAL
  • IJAN. International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network /Spain
  • Interfaith for Palestine
  • International Action Center
  • International Center for Palestine Studies
  • International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) Canada
  • International Republican Socialist Network
  • International Solidarity Movement – Northern California
  • Jericho Boston
  • Jeune Garde Antifasciste
  • Jeunes Communistes des Bouches-du-Rhône
  • Jeunes pour la Palestine – Nantes
  • Jewish Network for Palestine
  • Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
  • Just Peace Advocates
  • JVP Central Ohio Chapter
  • Kenya Palestine Solidarity Movement
  • Knocknacarra Palestine Network
  • Labor for Palestine
  • Lauren Faith Smith Ministry for Nonviolence
  • Let Kashmir Decide
  • Libérons Georges 33
  • Lotta
  • Louisiana Workers Voice Socialist Movement
  • Madison for Palestine
  • Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights
  • Manchester Palestine Action
  • Masar Badil – Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement
  • Media Review Network (MRN)
  • Mouvement Citoyens Palestine
  • Mouvement de la Paix – Vénissieux
  • Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra – MST (Landless Workers’ Movement – Brazil)
  • MRAP Montpellier
  • MST en el Frente de Izquierda Unidad
  • Muslim Community Helpline
  • Nakba Tour
  • National Arab American Women’s Association (NAAWA)
  • National Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah (Lebanon)
  • National Jericho Movement
  • National Lawyers Guild International Committee
  • National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP)
  • Netzwerk Freiheit für alle politischen Gefangenen
  • Nevadans for Palestinian Liberation
  • Nevadans for Palestinian Liberation – UNLV
  • New York City Jericho Amnesty Movement
  • NH Veterans for Peace
  • Niagara Movement for Justice (NMJPI)
  • North NJ DSA BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group
  • NPA (Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste) 31
  • NPA 32
  • NPA Saint Nazaire
  • Oakland Jericho
  • Oakville Palestinian Rights Association
  • Occupy Bergen County
  • One State Assembly
  • Organisation Communiste Libertaire
  • Orléans Loiret Palestine
  • Palestina Rossa
  • Palestine Children’s Welfare Committee
  • Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)
  • Palestinian Youth Movement
  • Palestinska Samordningsgruppen – Göteborg
  • Partnership for Earth Spirituality
  • People Against Apartheid and Fascism (PAAF)
  • Plate-forme Charleroi-Palestine
  • Proletarische Jugend Hamburg
  • Queer Palestinian Empowerment Network
  • Radical Solidarity
  • Rasfilmproductions
  • Regina Peace Council
  • Resistance Festival
  • Résistance et Solidarité
  • Resist US-led war Seattle
  • Resumen Latinoamericano
  • Révolution Permanente
  • Revolutionaire Eenheid
  • Revolutionary Communist Group
  • Rock Against the Fascist State
  • Saoradh, Revolutionary Irish Republican Party
  • Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
  • Santa Feans for Justice in Palestine
  • Scottish Republican Socialist Movement
  • Secours Rouge International
  • Secours Rouge Montréal
  • Secours Rouge Toulouse
  • SELFOP (Southeast London and Lewisham Friends of Palestine)
  • Serena Shim Award
  • SKB (Union of Socialist Women)
  • Socialist Action
  • Solidarity International, Germany (Solidarität International)
  • Stop the War Machine
  • Students for Justice in Palestine, New York University, Abu Dhabi
  • Students for Justice in Palestine – UW Madison
  • Students United for Palestinian Equality and Return – UW
  • Sulong UBC
  • Svenska Clartéförbundet
  • Syria Support Movement
  • Temple Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
  • The Bahraini Society Against Normalisation with Zionist Enemy
  • Toronto Raging Grannies
  • Tunisian Youth Movement -حركة الشباب التونسي
  • UDIRS 30 (Union Départementale Interprofessionnelle des retraités de Solidaires)
  • UJDL (Lebanese Union of Democratic Youth – Union des Jeunes Démocrates Libanais)
  • Unadikum association
  • Ung Vänster Göteborg & Bohuslän
  • Union Communiste Libertaire
  • Unión de Jóvenes Venezuela
  • Union Juive Française pour la Paix (UJFP)
  • Union Locale CGT Annecy & ses Environs
  • Unión Palestina de América Latina
  • Unité Communiste
  • United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
  • UPML (Union Prolétarienne marxiste-léniniste)
  • US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
  • Within Our Lifetime – United for Palestine
  • Yeni Demokratik Gençlik – YDG
  • Young Struggle
  • Youth Front for Palestine

Events during the Week of Action

This is only a preliminary list of events! Events will be shortly announced in Brussels, Athens, Vienna, Berlin and a number of other cities. Please do send us your events to samidoun@samidoun.net and we will include them in the next set of actions! The United National Antiwar Coalition in the United States — an endorsing organization of the Week of Action — has called for actions between 13-22 January against U.S. wars and imperialism. We urge people to attend these events and bring signs and banners for the liberation of Palestine — they are very welcome at these actions!

Friday, 13 January

New York City
6 PM – 9 PM
People Speak Out to Stop Racism, Poverty and World War III
at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Harlem
521 W 126th St, New York
Info: https://www.struggle-la-lucha.org/2022/12/16/new-york-city-people-speak-out-to-stop-racism-poverty-and-world-war-iii-jan-13/

Saturday, 14 January

New York City
12 PM
Peace in Ukraine — Yes! NATO expansion — NO!
Times Square, NYC: Between Broadway & Seventh Avenue and between West 47th & 48th Streets
Info: https://www.answercoalition.org/take_to_the_streets_sat_jan_14_in_nyc_peace_in_ukraine_yes_nato_expansion_no

12 PM
Free all Palestinian prisoners: Open Mic Protest
Barclays Market Street, Manchester
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/491108316490760/

10:30 AM
Stand Palestine : Liberté pour Ahmad Sa’adat
Aubervilliers Central Market
25 rue Ferragus
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1218908515692639/

2:30 PM
Rally for Palestine
Corner of rue Lescot and rue Berger – Métro/RER Châtelet ou Châterlet-Les Halles (sortie du RER côté LESCOT), Paris
Info: https://europalestine.com/2023/01/09/rassemblement-pour-la-palestine-samedi-a-paris/

5:30 PM
Rassemblement pour exiger la libération d’Ahmad Sa’adat, de Walid Dakka et de Georges Abdallah !
Place Jean Ferrat, métro Ménilmontant – ligne 2
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/517538566845244/

Sunday, 15 January

7 PM
Film Screening: Fedayin, Georges Abdallah’s Fight
L’Ecrevis, 36 Rue de l’Aérodrome, 74960 MEYTHET, France
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1184293449176037/

Monday, 16 January

Tralee, County Kerry
1:15 PM
Free all Palestinian Prisoners! Rally in support of Ahmad Sa’adat
The Mall, Tralee (By Penneys)
Info: https://twitter.com/eirigi1916/status/1613595054379073536

Tuesday, 17 January

9:30 AM
Support The Ferranti2 At Manchester Crown Court – Every Day between 17 January and 20 January
Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street, Manchester
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/372382948057496/

Wednesday, 18 January

7 PM
Solidarity Evening for Palestine: Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian Prisoners
1803 E 1st Ave, Vancouver
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2381061388719694

Thursday, 19 January

7 PM
Boycott M&S! Free All Palestinian Prisoners!
M&S Marble Arch, 458 Oxford St, London
Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnVSsNCNcwE/

7 PM
Soirée-débat : Palestine, résistance et solidarité
Bourse du Travail, 19 Pl. Saint-Sernin, 31000 Toulouse, France
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/957390488573152/

Saturday, 21 January

2 PM
Solidarieit met Ahmad Sa’adat!
Kruisplein, Rotterdam
Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnO3Zq4IXoZ/

1 PM
Kundgebung zur Befreiung von Ahmad Sa’adat und allen palästinensischen Gefangenen!
Steindamm Ecke Adenaueralle (Vor der Apotheke/Hauptbahnhof)
Info: https://political-prisoners.net/hh-kundgebung-zur-befreiung-von-ahmad-saadat-und-allen-palaestinensischen-gefangenen/

3 PM
Solidaritet med det kämpande Palestina
Marx Engelshuset, Fjärde långgatan 8, Göteborg
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/780248553091718/

2 PM
Boycott Tour: Boycott PUMA!
Metro Esquirol, Toulouse
Info: https://twitter.com/Collectif_PV/status/1613468097129709568?t=xnHYdxY8KtMioMfaLB-0NQ&s=19

Sunday, 22 January

2 PM
Demonstration to Free Ahmad Manasra
Israeli Consulate, 2 Bloor St E, Toronto
Info: https://www.instagram.com/p/CnNDFpJp0f5/

Tuesday, 24 January

4 PM
Tractage pour la libération d’Ahmad Sa’adat et de tous les prisonniers politiques palestiniens
Tram UNIVERSITES, Clermont-Ferrand

On 14-24 January 2023, join our 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. 

Take action! 

  1. Organize events, actions and protests to demand freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners! Protest in public squares and other open community spaces. Note that these dates are also the anniversary of Israel’s bloody “Cast Lead” attack on Gaza in 2008-2009 –we urge you to include both in your event. Email us at samidoun@samidoun.net to inform us about your events or actions.
  2. Highlight the key themes of this year’s campaign: Deportation, Medical Neglect, Administrative Detention and the Imprisonment of the Martyrs. Share information on your social media pages, and discuss these issues in your public events and demonstrations.
  3. Join the social media campaign. Post a photo or a video with a message calling for freedom for Ahmad Sa’adat and his fellow Palestinian prisoners and the hashtag #FreeAhmadSaadat. You can use the posters below. Send us your photo by emailing us at samidoun@samidoun.net or contacting us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.
  4. Include Ahmad Sa’adat and the Palestinian prisoners in your Palestine solidarity, anti-racism, anti-imperialist and social justice events. Bring flyers and posters or share a statement from Sa’adat as part of your program. Let us know what you’re doing: Email us at samidoun@samidoun.net or send us a message on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.
  5. Boycott Israel! Ahmad Sa’adat says: “I call on all forces of progress, freedom and democracy to stand by the struggle of our people through all forms of boycott: political, economic, academic and cultural of the occupation state and the creation of a real economic cost for its industries of colonization and settlement and escalating the global campaigns for boycott of all corporations that support and invest in the occupation militarily and economically.” Don’t buy Israeli goods, and campaign to end investments in corporations that profit from the occupation. Join direct actions to challenge war profiteers (like the Elbit campaign with Palestine Action) and boycott complicit corporations like Puma and HP.

Free Ahmad Sa’adat and all Palestinian prisoners, freedom for Palestine, from the river to the sea!