Israeli Apartheid Week

The 13th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week will take place all around the world between March – April 2017.

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Inspired by the popular resistance across historic Palestine and struggles worldwide, IAW 2016 included a wide range of events, from lectures, film screenings, cultural performances, BDS actions, to postering in metro stations, setting up apartheid walls on campuses, and many more. These actions took place in more than 225 cities across the world.

This year (2017) will mark 100 years of Palestinian resistance against settler colonialism, since the inception of the Balfour Declaration. IAW will be an opportunity to reflect on this resistance and further advance BDS campaigns for the continued growth and impact of the movement. Despite all the legislative attacks on BDS internationally, IAW and the BDS movement continue to build linkages and solidarity with other struggles to achieve freedom, justice, and equality.

Israeli Apartheid Week is organised by an international network of grassroots solidarity groups, unions and activists. Organising IAW events on your campus or in your city is easy. Register now to receive an info pack full of ideas and inspiration and to be able to promote your events on IAW’s website.

 

 

Sign the European Citizens Initiative to #StopGlyphosate

Along with multiple citizens’ movements and civil society organisations from all over Europe, the People’s Awareness Network supports the European Citizens Initiative to #StopGlyphosate.

Please sign the petition at the bottom of this page

What is glyphosate?

It is the most widely used herbicide in the world, produced by Monsanto – despite having been classified as a probable carcinogen by the WHO and heavily damages the ecosystem. These substances residues pollute both soil and groundwater and have been detected in our food, in the water we drink, and in our bodies.

What is ECI?

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is a people’s tool to ask the European Commission to make proposal for or to directly amend European laws. The Commission will be obliged to consider the request if at least one million signatures are collected in at least seven member states.

What is the #StopGlyphosate Initiative calling for?

  • Revoke the authorization of glyphosate use in all member states
  • Reform EU procedures for the approval of pesticides which must be based solely on independent published studies commissioned by the competent public authorities and not by manufacturing companies
  • Set required reduction targets of pesticides use in EU member countries

Is a future without pesticides possible?

A new model of agriculture that is based on ecological methods is compatible with both nutritional and environmental needs. This calls for political choices to move in this direction, both at the European and local level.

Please sign the European Citizens’ Initiative to ban glyphosate to put pressure on European institutions to stop the use of glyphosate in Europe as a matter of urgency for the sake of both the planet’s and our health.

For more information on the ECI, its objectives and supporters, visit https://stopglyphosate.org/