20-05-20 08:04:00,

Organized by docP-BDS Netherlands, the Rights Forum and Palestine Link

Three sessions, on the Thursday the 28th of May, Thursday the 4th of June and Thursday the 11th of June between 7 and 8.30 p.m. CET

Apartheid is a crime against humanity

The Apartheid Convention of 1973 classifies apartheid as a crime against humanity. The 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) lists apartheid as a crime against humanity, bringing its investigation and possible prosecution under the jurisdiction of the ICC.

In this series of webinars, we will discuss the relevance of the concept of apartheid in the analysis of the human rights situation in Palestine, and for the Palestinian struggle against institutionalized oppression, discrimination and colonization. To what extent can the term apartheid, which is derived from the history of the former apartheid regime in South Africa, be applied to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians?

How does apartheid manifest itself in Israel and in ’67 occupied territories on legal, policy and practice levels, and how does that affect Palestinians in their various situations? How can Palestinians resist this situation? What can past and present struggles against racism elsewhere teach us about activism against Israeli apartheid? And finally, how can solidarity activists all over the world be most effective in supporting the Palestinian struggle against apartheid?

Recent developments, such as Israel’s adoption of the Jewish Nation-state Law in the summer of 2018 and its current US-backed plans to annex large and vital parts of the occupied West Bank underline the urgency of discussing apartheid and how to deal with it.

Three webinars on apartheid, three Thursdays between 7 and 8.30 p.m. CET

Thursday 28 th May: Presentations on Apartheid and International Law

  • John Dugard:  “The crime of apartheid: South Africa and Palestine”
  • Virginia Tilley: “The Relevance of the concept of Apartheid to the case of Israel and Palestine”

Thursday June 4: Mechanisms of Apartheid, Apartheid in practice in Israel, the diaspora and the  oPt

  • Kholoud al Ajarma: “The JNF as an Instrument of Apartheid”
  • Diana Buttu: “Israeli Law and Jewish hegemony”

Thursday June 11- Anti-Apartheid mobilisation and the global struggle against racism and discrimination

  • Ilan Pappe – Lessons from Jewish activism
  • Ronnie Kasrils – lessons from anti-apartheid activism in South Africa
  • Discussant: Alys Samsom Estapé,

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Webinars – Defend WikiLeaks


24-04-20 08:21:00,

WikiLeaks Webinars

As coronavirus containment measures preclude in-person gathering, public campaigning has moved online in a series of webinars focusing on different aspects of WikiLeaks’ impact and Julian Assange’s case. Find upcoming events here.

April 5th: “Collateral Murder” 10 Years On

The Don’t Extradite Assange campaign put together a webinar to mark a decade since the release of “Collateral Murder,” recounting the horrific events depicted in the video and commenting on the international impact of its release.

  • Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief, WikiLeaks
  • Nozomi Hayase, author, contributor to the new book, In Defense of Julian Assange
  • Col. Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army colonel


April 11th: International Solidarity Event: #FreeTheTruth

Consortium News hosted an online discussion on the one-year anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest.

  • Catherine Brown
  • Andrew Feinstein
  • Kristinn Hrafnsson
  • Stefania Maurizi
  • Craig Murray
  • Peter Oborne
  • Chris Williamson


April 11th: 1 Year Since Julian Assange’s Arrest

The Courage Foundation hosted a panel of experts to mark one year since the arrest of Julian Assange, discussing his prison conditions and what’s at stake in his case, in a conversation moderated by Aaron Maté.

  • Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower
  • Marjorie Cohn, former president of the National Lawyers Guild
  • Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist


April 18th: Journalists speak out for Assange

The Don’t Extradite Assange campaign convened a panel of leading international journalists to speak out in defense of Julian Assange.

  • John Pilger, investigative journalist and filmmaker
  • Stefania Maurizi, investigative journalist
  • Charles Glass, author and journalist


April 19th: The Prosecution of Julian Assange and the Fight for Free Speech

The United National Antiwar Coalition hosted a panel of human rights defenders to talk about the threat the prosecution against Assange poses to the First Amendment.

  • Margaret Kimberley, Senior Columnist &

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