Join the Campaign!
We, the undersigned, join the Alliance for Global Justice, an alliance that nurtures organizations seeking fundamental change in international and national conditions in its Resistance Campaign. We stand with AFGJ reaffirming our commitment to people-centered solidarity: from the Palestinian people who struggle for national liberation and against unjust occupation, to its work for immigration justice and human rights for all.
AFGJ and one of its fiscally-sponsored projects, Samidoun, a Palestinian prisoner solidarity network working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom, were attacked by Zionist media. Desperately trying to intimidate, silence, and neutralize AFGJ in its effectiveness growing and supporting movements for liberation and justice worldwide, they’ve convinced the company that handled AFGJ’s credit card donations to block AfGJ and its projects from use of this critical fundraising tool.
This far-right rag made false and dangerous accusations about AFGJ and Samidoun. AFGJ has refused to exceptionalize the Palestinian human rights movement, as these right wing publications are desperately seeking to do. If they come for Samidoun or AFGJ — then they have come for all of us. AFGJ is an international organization that through its fiscal sponsorship of Samidoun supports the thousands of Palestinians unlawfully imprisoned by the far-right Israeli government. Hundreds of these prisoners are children under the age of 12. The right wing has tried to shut Samidoun down previously but the organization has successfully defended the legality of its work. This attack has not only impacted Samidoun and AFGJ but also its network of 140+ fiscally sponsored organizations that rely on its credit card processor to fund their work. This is yet another attempt to damage work in defense of Palestinian human rights.
Attacks and false accusations come and go — however, rhetoric and ramifications can come in hard. This isn’t the first time they’ve come for one of us. Every time people of conscience push back against fascism, our values come under attack.
While this is an attempt to distract from our collective pathway to freedom and human rights, it presents an opportunity to strengthen and renew AFGJ’s movement for global justice. While AFGJ has been temporarily deplatformed, we remain unified and steadfast in our consistency to grow and support movements for liberation and justice worldwide, including the fight for freedom for the Palestinian people.
We affirm commitment now more than ever: to stand in unbreakable solidarity with the Palestinian people, to push back against the forces of imperialism and repression, and continue working relentlessly for our collective liberation. That dream is worth defending, and we are ready to do so. We are calling on AFGJ’s supporters to stand in solidarity with us by joining its Resistance Campaign. For more information, check out the campaign landing page here.
Signed: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network // CODEPINK // United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) // International Action Center (IAC) // Massachusettes Peace Action // Chicago ALBA Solidarity // National Lawyers Guild // Orinoco Tribune //