• At the heart of Fortress Europe: A new study about Austria’s role in border externalization policies in the Balkans

    On the 28th of September 2020, Ayoub N. and six of his friends were chain pushed back from Austria to Slovenia, Croatia, and eventually back to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), from where Ayoub had begun his journey to Austria a few weeks earlier. Ayoub, like many others, had been stuck for years in between the EU member states, in the Balkans, and this was just another attempt to reach the Schengen Zone. He continued trying even after this push-back. In July 2022, Ayoub was still stuck inside the Balkan Circuit (Stojić Mitrović and Vilenica 2019), a region of transit with many loops, within which movement is circular, going forward and backwards because of border violence.

    Exactly one year after Ayoub and his group of friends experienced the chain push-back, Austrian Interior Minister, Karl Nehammer, finished his trip to Kosovo, Albania, and Montenegro meant to coordinate joint frameworks for fighting what he calls illegal migration, terrorism, and organized crime. During the trip, he announced that a “Return Conference” would take place a few months later in Vienna. The gathering in February 2022 brought together high-ranking officials from more than 22 countries, including representatives of EU agencies and think tanks. The main focus of the event was supporting Western Balkan[1] states with effective deportation practices through the newly established “Joint Coordination Platform against irregular migration.” BiH was mentioned as one of the platform’s main partners, and during the press conference organized after the event BiH Security Minister Selmo Cikotić stated that “With the support of the EU and some proactive partners, like Austria, we could move from a crisis situation to migration management.”

    It is not known to the public how the “return mechanisms” discussed would materialize and on what legal grounds the return of people would take place. In 2021, a parliamentary request for information focused specifically on Austria’s plans to return people to the Western Balkans, while another asked details about the role of BiH. In response to the queries, the interior minister emphasized that Austria is “only” providing good practice, expertise, and training, while partner countries can state their specific needs and are, in the end, responsible for ensuring that the human rights of those concerned will be upheld. This is a common rhetorical practice in the context of EU border externalization policies, with EU countries only providing knowledge and equipment, while “accession” countries in the Balkans have to fulfil the dark side of Europeanization.

    Austria took over a key role in building up a network of multilateral stakeholders that enables the fortification of Europe on diplomatic and informal levels, while states and locations near and far from Central Europe face the consequences of these policies; BiH is one example.

    Lobbying for Externalization

    In July 1998, Austria took over the EU presidency. As its first intervention on the issue of EU-migration policy, it introduced the Strategy Document on Immigration and Asylum Policies, which was sent to the European Council for further discussion. In this document, Austria advocated for a unified approach to migration in the Schengen area, which at that moment comprised 15 countries. It proposed the “Europeanization of migration policy,” while describing the existing approach and structures dealing with migration as “relatively clumsy.” The document called for more cooperation with “third states” in exchange for economic and other benefits. The Strategy envisaged that “Fortress Europe” should be replaced by the “concentric circles of the migration policy,” which included EU neighboring countries. Further, the neighboring partners “should be gradually linked into a similar system” that would eventually be similar to the “first circle,” meaning the EU member states. As for “transit countries,” the main approach would be to “eliminate push factors” in them. The Strategy called for the “tightening of the pre-accession strategy… as far as migration policies are concerned.” In addition, it stressed the need for agreements with third countries that would allow the return of people whose asylum applications were rejected, as well as the introduction of policies that would deter migration in general. The paper also argued that the Geneva Convention was outdated and that individual rights should be replaced with “political offers” of EU membership, or other types of cooperation.

    By the end of the year, this proposal had been amended twice, but in the end it was rejected. A number of non-governmental organizations, including the International Federation for Human Rights, condemned the document on account of its harsh language and the restrictive measures proposed. Even though it was never adopted, the document remains a guideline, and some of its measures were put in place, especially in Austria. Along with several Balkan neighboring countries, Austria became more involved in security-related questions in the region, establishing various organizations and groups that are visibly active in the field, including the Salzburg Forum as one key intergovernmental group. Since the early 1990s, the forum functioned as a lobbying group, not only within the framework of the EU and on a regional level between its partners, but also on an often invisible level that reaches far beyond the EU. Austria played a key role in establishing the forum and is also one of its leading members. While the forum did not always achieve its strategic goals (Müller 2016, 28), it became a testing ground for fueling anti-Muslim and anti-migrant sentiments in Europe, and spearheaded plans for the dark future of EU border externalization policies. The multilateral cooperation within the Forum was based on debate, dialogue, exchange of ideas, and strategic planning; the establishment of its operative tool, the Joint Coordination Platform, is another step in cementing the externalization of border management to the Balkans.

    Coordinating “Migration Management”

    The Joint Coordination Platform (JCP) is a network that coordinates political and strategic intervention outside the Schengen Area, monitoring and controlling the EU’s external borders, as well as actions in third countries. Although it was already in the planning for several years, the JCP was inaugurated in Vienna after the Return Conference in February 2022. The JCP office is led by former Frontex Vice-President Berndt Körner and by lawyer Bohumil Hnidek,[2] and will provide a hinge function for Frontex operations in the Balkans (Monroy 2022). As the Frontex agency is not allowed to organize deportations to third countries, in the future it may support deportations from different EU countries to the Balkans, while the JCP would coordinate and monitor the rest of the “local” operations. In September 2022, the first deportations from Bosnia to Morocco with the support of the JCP already took place.

    The investigative journalist Matthias Monroy further links the Vienna-based think tank ICMPD, led by former Austrian Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger (ÖVP), to the operational implementation of regional return mechanisms to the Balkans. As early as 2020, the JCP started training police officers from BiH for conducting deportations. The training of 50 “return specialists” was recently described by Austrian Interior Minister Karner: “We help with training, impart standards, but that doesn’t change the responsibility that remains in the respective countries. It is about observing all international standards.”

    To understand ICMPD’s practices on the ground, it is worth reviewing the project descriptions of its Western Balkans and Turkey office in recent years. The long-standing partner of the Salzburg Forum implements migration management, border management, and capacity building in the Balkans, for example by providing the border police in Kosovo[3] with technical and biometric equipment to register people on the move; and supporting the border police in Albania[4] with equipment for land border surveillance and maritime border surveillance and control. Capacity building in Albania means in particular providing patrol boats and surveillance vehicles. The regional capacity building projects further cover information campaigns for people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and people on the move in the Western Balkans.[5] Labelled as protection and support for migrants, ICMPD invests in the enhancement of migrant information systems[6] for authorities in BiH to implement entry control, registration, and data collection mechanisms. The “electronic biometric residence permit cards,” which should be made available through such projects, point not only to the on-ground preparation but also to the implementation of what investigative journalists call “extra-European Dublin.” This includes for example “Balkandac,” a fingerprint database in the Balkans that would allow countries to deport third-country nationals to countries with readmission agreements before entering the EU Schengen area.

    It is important to highlight that ICMPD has entered the Joint Coordination Platform with years of experience in implementing EU border externalization projects in Africa and the Middle East (Naceur 2021).

    Another active regional partner of the Joint Coordination Platform is Hilfswerk International. Next to the 1 million Euro in Austrian Development Aid that was used as an emergency relief fund through IOM in BiH in 2021, the Upper Austrian Federal Government donated 100,000 Euro to support the construction of a water system in the Lipa camp.[7] The project was implemented by Hilfswerk International, which has been working in the Balkans and especially in BiH as a humanitarian aid organization since 1996. While the organization covers a broad range of services in BiH, it recently joined the niche of network and capacity building in the field of “migration management” in BiH, Serbia, North Macedonia, and Montenegro.

    Hilfswerk International has joined the field of migration management in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a player that can offer extensive experience on the ground. Considering the top-down and dysfunctional approach implemented by IOM in the region, Hilfswerk International is an organization that is closely linked to Austria-based actors and accessible for unbureaucratic and, according to its managing director, pragmatic solutions. As Regional Director Jašarević stated in an interview about their most recent project:

    … we all know, and it is not a secret, that the EU does not want migrants on their territory. And what now? Should we leave them here to suffer or to disappear? It’s not possible.

    They [the JCP] can use our infrastructure here if needed, but they also organize some events themselves. They are connecting donors and infrastructure. They know what is going on at a much deeper level than we do. And we are happy to contribute. They are working very hard as far as I know. Very few people and very big plans, but very capable people. I think it will be more visible this year. But it has only just started.[8]

    Balkan Route: better coordination with Austrian aid

    Even at the end of the 1990s, Austria’s political landscape paved the way for defining the Western Balkans as a strategic buffer zone for Europe’s increasingly restrictive migration and asylum policies. What has been drafted as a strategy to contain migration in “concentric circles” has since developed into the full-scale implementation of land and sea border zones that legitimate legislation, control, tracking, management of, and violence against people moving in circuits while trying to reach the EU Schengen zone.

    Our study can be used as a tool to further investigate Austrian-based and Austrian-initiated organizations, security corporations, and individual actors that are heavily involved in violent EU border externalization from Vienna to Sarajevo and beyond.

    The full study can be accessed here.

    References:

    Müller, Patrick. 2016. “Europeanization and regional cooperation initiatives: Austria’s participation in the Salzburg Forum and in Central European Defence Cooperation.” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 45, no. 2: 24-34.

    Stojić Mitrović, Marta, and Ana Vilenica. 2019. “Enforcing
    and disrupting circular movement in an EU
    Borderscape: housingscaping in Serbia.” Citizenship Studies 23, no. 6: 540-55.

    Stojić Mitrović, Marta, Nidzara Ahmetašević, Barbara Beznec, and Andrej Kurnik. 2020. The Dark Sides of Europeanisation: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the European Border Regime. Belgrade: Rosa-Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe; and Ljubljana: Inštitut Časopis za kritiko znanosti. https://rosalux.rs/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/169_the-dark-side-of-europeanisation-_vladan_jeremic_and_wenke_christoph_rls.

    [1] The authors only use the term Western Balkans in relation to the process of EU border externalization and accession plans of Albania, BiH, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. See Stojić Mitrović et al. 2020, 20-22.

    [2] Bohumil Hnidek is a lawyer and the former Director for International Cooperation and EU Affairs to the Ministry of interior of the Czech Republic.

    [3] MIK: Manage increased influx of migrants in Kosovo, April, March 2021 (Fact Sheet ICMPD, 4).

    [4] EU4SAVEALB: EU Support for the Effective Management of Green and Blue Borders in Albania, February 2019-April 2022 (Fact Sheet ICMPD, 7-8).

    [5] IKAM: Information and capacity building on asylum, legal and irregular migration in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Western Balkans, March 2021-March 2022 (ICMPD Fact Sheet, 9).

    [6] MiS BiH: Enhancement of Migration Information System for Strengthening Migration, Asylum and Border Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 2021-March 2023 (ICMPD Fact Sheet, 9-10).

    [7] In mid-June 2022, people living in Lipa reached out to local volunteers in BiH to inform them that for a week they did not have running water. At that moment, the temperatures were over 40 degrees. Even though less than 400 people were in the camp (capacity is 1,500), people were crammed in containers (six in each) with one small fan, and were receiving a gallon of water per person a day. Every day, one cistern was used. According to the testimony, there was no water in the bathrooms and toilets, either. After the information was published on social media, people in the camp told local volunteers that the employees in the camp threatened some of the residents, warning them that they cannot talk about the camp and saying that if they did not like the place they could leave.

    [8] Interview Suzana Jašarević online, 15 March 2022.

    https://lefteast.org/fortress-europe-austria-border-externalization

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    • At the Heart of Fortress Europe

      The study provides a broad mapping of Austrian-based multilateral cooperation, actors, and or­ganisations that are heavily involved in EU border externalisation policies far beyond Austrian borders – and therefore in the violent and sometimes lethal approach to people on the move.

      Since the ‘long summer of migration’ in 2015 and the sealing of the Balkan Route in 2016, people on the move are trying to make their way to the European Schengen area via Bosnia-Herzegovina. According to Frontex, the Western Balkans has become one of the main migrant routes to Europe. The actors examined here are therefore of particular importance.

      https://www.transform-network.net/publications/issue/at-the-heart-of-fortress-europe

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    • Balkans : la #Serbie, la #Hongrie et l’Autriche s’unissent contre l’immigration illégale

      La Serbie a accepté mercredi, en concertation avec la Hongrie et l’Autriche, de déployer des forces de police supplémentaires à sa frontière Sud avec la Macédoine du Nord, afin de lutter contre l’immigration illégale. L’Autriche va envoyer 100 policiers en renfort dans cette zone.

      La Serbie est parvenue à un accord avec la Hongrie et l’Autriche, mercredi 16 novembre, sur le déploiement de patrouilles de police conjointes le long de sa frontière Sud.

      « Nous avons convenu d’engager plus de police (...) à la frontière avec la Macédoine du Nord », a déclaré le président serbe Aleksandar Vucic, lors d’une conférence de presse organisée après la signature de l’accord avec les Premiers ministres hongrois et autrichien, Viktor Orban et Karl Nehammer.

      L’accord vise à freiner en amont les arrivées dans l’Union européenne (UE), la Serbie étant utilisée comme un pays de transit par les migrants. La route des Balkans occidentaux, via la Turquie, la Bulgarie, la Macédoine du Nord et la Serbie, reste la principale porte d’entrée dans l’UE pour les migrants. Près de 130 000 entrées irrégulières dans l’UE à partir de la route des Balkans occidentaux ont été enregistrées sur les dix premiers mois de l’année 2022, soit le nombre le plus fort depuis le pic de la crise migratoire de 2015, selon Frontex.
      « La migration illégale ne devrait pas être gérée, elle devrait être stoppée »

      Karl Nehammer a annoncé que son pays allait déployer 100 officiers de police pour aider son voisin serbe à patrouiller la frontière avec la Macédoine du Nord. Ces patrouilles seront secondées par des moyens techniques tels que « des caméras à vision thermique, des drones et des véhicules », a précisé le Premier ministre autrichien. Le même genre de matériel est déjà utilisé à la frontière serbo-hongroise où, depuis 2017, une clôture s’étend sur 160 km.

      Viktor Orban a, de son côté, affirmé que, depuis le début de l’année 2022, la Hongrie avait empêché 250 000 franchissements illégaux de frontières, dont beaucoup organisés par des passeurs armés. « La migration illégale ne devrait pas être gérée, elle devrait être stoppée », a-t-il ajouté, décrivant la situation à la frontière avec la Serbie comme « difficile ».

      Conséquence du mur érigé entre la Serbie et la Hongrie : les migrants se tournent vers les passeurs, seuls espoirs pour les aider à franchir. Résultat, dans la zone, leur mainmise s’exerce partout, dans les camps informels comme à l’intérieur des centres officiels, comme a pu le constater InfoMigrants sur place en octobre.
      En finir avec le « tourisme de l’asile »

      Toujours mercredi, Aleksandar Vucic a déclaré que son pays imposait désormais des visas aux ressortissants de la Tunisie et du Burundi, une mesure déjà annoncée en octobre mais qui entre ces jours-ci en vigueur.

      L’UE et la Suisse avaient fait pression pendant plusieurs semaines sur la Serbie afin qu’elle modifie sa politique des visas. Ces pays avaient reproché à la Serbie de servir de porte d’entrée vers l’UE à des migrants turcs, indiens, tunisiens, cubains et burundais, dispensés de visas jusque là pour venir dans le pays. C’est maintenant chose faite.

      Le président de la Serbie, du pays candidat à l’UE depuis 2012, avait promis que Belgrade alignerait sa politique des visas sur celle de Bruxelles « d’ici la fin de l’année » en commençant par la révocation des dispenses accordées aux Tunisiens, Burundais et Indiens. « Bientôt, deux autres pays seront soumis à cette même mesure car nous devrons avoir le même régime de visas que l’UE », a-t-il prévenu, sans préciser de quels pays il s’agissait.

      « Je suis reconnaissant envers le président de la Serbie pour tout ce qu’il fait pour en finir avec le ’tourisme de l’asile’ », a réagi, mercredi, Karl Nehammer.

      Ensemble, les Tunisiens, les Burundais, les Indiens, les Cubains et les Turcs représentent seulement 20% des migrants passés par la route des Balkans occidentaux depuis janvier 2022. La grande majorité des personnes qui transitent par la Serbie ne sont donc pas des exilés exemptés de visas. La plupart sont originaires d’Afghanistan et de Syrie.

      http://www.infomigrants.net/fr/post/44816/balkans--la-serbie-la-hongrie-et-lautriche-sunissent-contre-limmigrati

  • Webinaire « Comment créer et tester votre résolveur DNS sur TLS et DNS sur HTTPS (DoT/DoH) » avec @stephane Bortzmeyer et Alexandre Pion le lundi 26 octobre de 14h à 15h30 https://www.afnic.fr/fr/l-afnic-en-bref/actualites/actualites-generales/12334/show/webinaire-comment-creer-et-tester-votre-resolveur-dns-sur-tls-et-dns-sur-https #Afnic #DoH #DNS #Webinaire

    Webinar in French : ‘How to create and test your DNS-over-TLS and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoT/DoH) resolver’ with Stéphane Bortzmeyer and Alexandre Pion on Monday 26th of October from 2 to 3:30 pm CET https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12335/show/webinar-how-to-create-and-test-your-dns-over-tls-and-dns-over-https-dot-doh-re #DNS #DoH #Webinar #Afnic

  • In the shadow of COVID19: how to respond to the worsening humanitarian situation in North East Syria - Fight for humanity

    While global attention is naturally focussed on the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, the humanitarian situation in North East Syria has worsened since the beginning of the pandemic, not because of the number of COVID-19 cases which has remained low but as a result of a severe economic and humanitarian crisis.

    The living conditions of the population in the region have recently deteriorated due to the economic crisis in Syria and the sharp devaluation of the Syrian lira. In addition, COVID-19 travel and movement restrictions as well as limitations in authorized cross-border and cross-line movements, have made the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the population more difficult.

    #Covid-19#Iraq#Syrie#Humanitaire#Crise_migratoire#Webinaire#migrant#migration

    https://www.fightforhumanity.org/post/in-the-shadow-of-covid19-how-to-respond-to-the-worsening-humanitar

  • Plusieurs #webinaires sur la #Palestine :

    Le 6 avril dernier : « La résistance palestinienne au Plan Trump-Netanyahou : Quand la quarantaine prendra fin, la lutte commencera », avec Noura Erakat et Yara Hawari

    Retranscrit et traduit en français, ici :
    https://www.bdsfrance.org/la-resistance-palestinienne-au-plan-trump-netanyahou-quand-la-quarantaine

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    Le 27 avril dernier : « L’économie politique du COVID-19 en Palestine », avec Rafeef Ziadah et Weeam Hammoudeh

    Retranscrit et traduit en français, ici :
    https://agencemediapalestine.fr/blog/2020/05/20/retranscription-du-webinaire-en-ligne-sur-le-covid-19-en-palest

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    Le 15 mai dernier : « The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine » avec Rashid Khalidi et Raja Shehadeh
    https://www.soas.ac.uk/lmei-cps/events/15may2020-book-talk-the-hundred-years-war-on-palestine-webinar.html
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuVikkLQ-As

    Rashid Khalidi and Raja Shehadeh will be in conversation on ’The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: The Nakba today, 72 years and counting’.

    Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and most recently the author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance.

    Raja Shehadeh is a leading Palestinian writer. He is also a lawyer and founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organization Al-Haq, and is the author of the recently published book Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation.

    • Le 19 mars dernier : « Conversations sur l’apartheid, de l’Afrique du Sud à la Palestine », avec Mandla Mandela et Desirée Bela
      https://seenthis.net/messages/847010

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      Le 3 avril dernier, avec Omar Barghouti et Stephanie Fox
      https://seenthis.net/messages/840521

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      Le 29 avril dernier « L’apartheid israélien à l’heure du coronavirus », avec Inès Abdel Razek
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    • Le 4 juin de 19h à 20h30 heure de Paris : Webinaire “MECHANISMS OF APARTHEID, APARTHEID IN PRACTICE IN ISRAEL, THE DIASPORA AND THE OPT”, avec Diana Buttu et Kholoud al Ajarma
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      Le 10 juin à 19h à 20h30 heure de Paris : Webinaire "Combating a Virus : Militarism and Securitization Under Covid-19 - An online conversation on securitization and surveillance under COVID-19 in occupied Palestine and beyond", avec Dr. Nisha Kapoor (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Warwick University, UK) et Riya Al-Sanah (Who Profits’ Research Coordinator).
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89008906379
      https://www.facebook.com/events/839722646437850
      https://forms.gle/Rt4mCuL8hDCiqDah9

      The global response to COVID-19 has been wrapped up in questions of militarism and surveillance, not only in rhetoric (“waging war on the virus”), but also in the heavy reliance of states on military logistics, policing and surveillance technologies. In the Israeli case, the present crisis opens a window into the ways the deep architecture of an expansionist security state is mobilized in response to changing epidemiological-cum-political realities.

      What is the significance of securitization and surveillance in this present moment? What existing structures are being activated and drawn upon, what new ones are potentially emerging, and how are they circulating globally? And importantly, what’s the role of Israeli and international cooperation in all of this?

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      En ce qui concerne le précédent Webinaire “Apartheid and International Law” avec John Dugard et Virginia Tilley, il est disponible sous forme de podcast (audio seulement) ici :
      https://www.ipsc.ie/podcast/palestine-podcast-38-john-dugard-virginia-tilley-on-israel-palestine-apartheid-

      Résumé en anglais :

      Professor John Dugard described the close connection between apartheid and colonialism. The decolonisation process started by the UN in 1948 saw the rise to power of the Nationalist Party in South Africa, and the creation of a system of apartheid shaped by numerous discriminatory laws. The widescale protests were met with harsh repression.

      In 1973 the UN GA voted for the Convention on the Crime of Apartheid. Apartheid was defined as a crime against humanity almost on the same level as genocide. The Convention did not confine itself to South Africa. However, there was no court to prosecute apartheid, this was left to national courts. Until today no national court has prosecuted anyone on the crime of apartheid, not even in South Africa itself. Only 112 states became a party to the Convention (Palestine since 2014), and South Africa is not among them.

      In 1998 the Rome Statute created the ICC, and one of the crimes against humanity which it can prosecute is apartheid. The ICC, however, has no jurisdiction over crimes committed by Israel in Israel itself. But is does have jurisdiction on crimes committed within the occupied Palestinian territories, due to Palestine’s accession to the convention.

      Professor Virginia Tilley explained how Israel’s ’s overriding mission has always been to become and remain a Jewish State. For this, it has created a legal system that, although functioning differently in each area it rules, operates as one regime to ensure domination over non-Jews. For example, Israel’s civil legislation has 50 laws discriminating against Palestinians; these laws have been extended into the occupied territories to provide Jewish settlers with control of Palestinian land while oppressing Palestinians. The system as a whole aims to maintain an overwhelming Jewish majority in Israel’s democracy. For example, Palestinian citizens of Israel have the right to vote, but restrictions on residence, Israel’s ban on the return of refugees and other laws prevent them from increasing their numbers beyond those of a “safely small” minority. For dealing with apartheid outside the oPt other avenues than the ICC could be explored, for example the UN Special Committee on Apartheid.

    • LEÇONS DE PALESTINE : CONTRÔLE POLICIER, PRISONS, SURVEILLANCE ET RÉSISTANCE
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FvNxj36uMc

      Samedi 27 juin 2020 à 13h (heure de l’Est, Canada et États-Unis) ; 20h en Palestine ; 19h à Paris

      INTERVENANT.E.S :

      Riya Al’sanah : Coordonnatrice de recherche, Who Profits Research Center (Centre de recherche qui en profite)

      Sahar Francis : Directrice générale de l’Association d’appui aux prisonnières et prisonniers et aux droits humains Adameer, basée à Ramallah

      Yafa Jarrar : avocate du travail palestinienne et fille de Khalida Jarrar, une membre élue

      Joignez-vous à Labour4Palestine – Canada* lors de cette discussion par webinaire avec des leaders palestinien.ne.s sur le rôle joué par l’État israélien ainsi que les secteurs militaire et privé dans l’entraînement, le développement et la promotion des technologies et techniques de contrôle, de surveillance et de répression.

      Ces technologies, produits et techniques de sécurité ont des implications sérieuses pour les droits des travailleuses et travailleurs, l’immigration et les injustices vécues par les prisonnières et prisonniers à travers le monde. Ils sont testés sur les Palestinien.ne.s avant d’être vendus aux autres gouvernements, à la police, aux armées et aux forces de sécurité, incluant aux États-Unis (par exemple : aux agents du service de police de Minneapolis) et au Canada.

      Les gens se soulèvent contre le racisme et la violence d’État aux États-Unis et s’inquiètent de plus en plus de l’étendue et la portée de la surveillance et du contrôle policier, présentés comme des réponses à la pandémie de COVID-19.

      Les déclarations puissantes de solidarité envers les communautés noires luttant contre le racisme de la part des mouvements palestiniens ne sont pas une coïncidence.

      La COVID-19 a ouvert la porte à une expansion et une normalisation de la sécurisation et de la commercialisation des produits militaires et de sécurité israéliens, tout en renforçant le militarisme et la violence coloniale d’État contre la Palestine.

      *Labour4Palestine est un réseau pancanadien de militantes et de militants syndicaux qui travaille à approfondir la solidarité avec les travailleuses et travailleurs palestiniens et le peuple palestinien dans leur lutte pour la libération.
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      Le précédent :

      Workers’ Struggle in Palestine (avec Samia Al-Botmeh, Jamal Juma, et Abbas Milhem)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMyzJWg31IE

    • 9 juillet à minuit (heure de Paris): “Racism and settler colonialism, from Black America to Polynesia, First Nations and Palestine”, with Michael Bennett, Pele Bennett, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Nick Estes and Noura Erakat.
      https://bdsmovement.net/global-uprising

      Vidéo visible ici:
      https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=340625050298498

      In 2017, Michael Bennett was the first of six NFL players to withdraw from an Israeli government sponsored trip to Israel. Pele Bennett is an activist and food advocate, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto is a Black Kānaka Maoli scholar, artist and activist, and Nick Estes is a co-founder of The Red Nation.

      The discussion will be moderated by Assistant Professor, author and human rights attorney Noura Erakat and will cover racism and settler colonialism, from Black America to Polynesia, First Nations and Palestine, the global uprising and reckoning with racism.
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      Manifestation internationale virtuelle contre le racisme le 10 juillet à 19h (heure de Paris): “And Still We Rise! Minneapolis, Soweto, London, occupied Jerusalem & beyond: United against Racism & Colonialism!” avec des interventions de Marc Lamont Hill, Chief Mandla Mandela, Stefanie Fox (Jewish Voice for Peace), Ben Jamal (Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK), Achille Mbembe (Academic), Zita Holbourne (UK Black Activists Rising Against Cuts), Cape Town Cultural Collective, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola (NUMSA), Ntalia Molebatsi (Writer and performance poet), Omar Barghouti (Boycott Divestment & Sanctions Movement)
      https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pc-2srzIsE9A87FKDryP8VFsOqdO1U72j

    • The End of Zionism: Thoughts and Next Steps, le 14 juillet 2020, avec:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak2xud6nCjc

      Des extraits écrits et en français du webinaire sont disponibles ici :
      https://www.chroniquepalestine.com/webinaire-la-fin-du-sionisme

      Ali Abunimah is executive director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada, an independent nonprofit publication focusing on Palestine. He has written hundreds of articles and spoken on the topic all over the world. He is the author of ​One Country, A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse​ (2007) and ​The Battle for Justice in Palestine​ (2014).

      Philip Weiss is a writer who had a long career in mainstream journalism before starting a blog on the Middle East that is now Mondoweiss.

      Nada Elia is a long time activist, a teacher, writer, political commentator, and frequent contributor to Mondoweiss.

    • Webinaire organisé par BDS Québec à l’occasion de leur AG le 9 juin 2020 :
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6h1BOoNyHg

      Il comprend deux interventions d’une vingtaine de minutes chacune :

      QUE SE PASSE-T-IL EN PALESTINE ? avec Yara Hawari, écrivaine et analyste politique pour Al Shabaka

      QUE SE PASSE-T-IL EN ISRAËL ? avec Michel Warschawski, président du Centre d’information alternative de Jérusalem, analyste critique de la politique israélienne

      Puis une discussion d’une demi heure animée par Dyala Hamzah et Mouloud Idir.

      Le tout a aussi été retranscrit par écrit :
      https://bit.ly/doc-ag-bdsq-2020-06-09

      Les 45 minutes suivantes sont une discussion interne à la Coalition BDS Québec...

    • Sur les 15 derniers webinaires consacrés à la Palestine, la plupart comportaient plus de femmes que d’hommes. Il y a énormément de bonnes oratrices sur ce sujet (comme sur d’autres), qu’on se le dise!!!

      Noura Erakat et Yara Hawari 100
      Rafeef Ziadah et Weeam Hammoudeh 100
      Rashid Khalidi et Raja Shehadeh 0
      Mandla Mandela et Desirée Bela 50
      Omar Barghouti et Stephanie Fox 50
      Inès Abdel Razek 100
      Diana Buttu et Kholoud al Ajarma 100
      Nisha Kapoor et Riya Al-Sanah 100
      John Dugard et Virginia Tilley 50
      Riya Al-Sanah, Sahar Francis, et Yafa Jarrar 100
      Samia Al-Botmeh, Jamal Juma, et Abbas Milhem 33
      Ghada Abu Ghalyoun, Reem Natsheh, et Abbas Milhem 66
      Michael Bennett, Pele Bennett, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Nick Estes, et Noura Erakat 60
      Ali Abunimah, Philip Weiss, et Nada Elia 33
      Yara Hawari et Michel Warschawski 50

    • 21 août 19h Facebook: The Impact of Israel’s Annexation Plans on Palestinian Research and Higher Education — a Conversation with Colleagues in Palestine
      https://www.facebook.com/events/2236464773144773

      Pour s’inscrire: https://forms.gle/9cuDNtRPXkGDXHSR7

      Avec:
      –Hazar Elatrash, student at Birzeit University.
      –Weeam Hammoudeh, Assistant Professor, Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University.
      –Hanan Hussein, Acting director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development.
      –Yousef Najajreh, Assoc. Prof. Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Quds University Abu-Dis Campus.
      –Mazin Qumsiyeh, Professor, Founder, and Director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History, Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability, Bethlehem University.

    • Le 9 septembre à 13h30 heure de Paris: COVID, COLONIALISM AND THE PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE, avec:
      –Dina Nasser from East Jerusalem
      –Jamal Juma’ from the West Bank
      –Eamon McMahon, Northern Secretary, TUFP
      –Phil Ní Sheaghdha, General Secretary, INMO, Chairperson
      https://www.ictu.ie/press/diary/2020/09/09/trade-union-friends-of-palestine-webinar

      Dina Nasser: Dina has 30 years clinical experience in the Palestinian health system. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) in East Jerusalem and part of the Covid 19 response team in the hospital. She has also led the missions that were coordinated and supported by AVH to Gaza, liaising with stakeholders and the WHO to respond to the critical care needs of the injured.

      Jamal Juma’: Jamal is a leading grassroots organizer since Palestine’s First Intifada in 1987. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees, Palestinian National BDS Committee, Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange, and Palestinian Environmental NGO Network. Juma’ is Coordinator of the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign and Stop the Wall.

      Inscription ici: natalie.fox@ictu.ie

    • Le 26 septembre à 19h (heure de Paris): Webinar on the Impact of the Israeli Occupation on Palestinian Science, Education and Research
      https://www.facebook.com/events/349385776254058
      http://www.scientists4palestine.com/webinar-occupation-education
      https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcucO-gqzopG9cVX5uEfhj38FCOJS7RPKEO

      Avec:

      Duha Barghouthi, medical student at Al-Quds University and daughter of imprisoned astrophysicist Imad Barghouthi
      Hanan Husein, acting director of the Bisan Center for Research and Development
      Carmen Kishek, information & publications officer at Birzeit University and collaborator with the Right to Education Campaign
      Prof. Rana Samara, associate professor, Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie
      * Moderated by Prof. Haynes Miller, Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • Decolonizing our Campuses: Students Unite Against Oppression
      https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a6UiAi0VTQCUKMAaGV2MFA

      The struggle for justice in Palestine is part of people’s movements across the world. Join as we listen to students and academics organizing against Israeli apartheid as well as privatization, climate catastrophe, racism, sexism and militarization of campuses.

      Le 13 novembre à 17h (heure de Paris): Challenging Israeli Apartheid on Campus
      Le 14 novembre à 18h (heure de Paris): Education Not for Sale: Fighting Racial Capitalism
      Le 15 novembre à 16h (heure de Paris): Demilitarize our Campuses: Ending Repression at Universities

      Translation will be provided to Arabic and Spanish

    • Organisés par Stop The Wall, inscrivez-vous ici:
      https://stopthewall.org/webinars

      Le 9 novembre à 16h (heure de Paris): Resistance Rising: Onwards towards a World without Walls

      Le 10 novembre à 15h (heure de Paris): The EU-Israel nexus: militarization, migration and apartheid

      Le 12 novembre à 16h (heure de Paris): Digital Walls: Israel’s role in digital colonialism and control

      Le 21 novembre à 15h (heure de Paris): Arab Walls: Repression and Division

      Le 26 novembre à 15h (heure de Paris): Water: a common good or a privilege for the few?

    • Mardi 17 novembre 19-21h (heure de Paris) : La Palestine dans les sciences sociales en France, avec Véronique Bontemps, anthropologue à l’IRIS et coanimatrice du séminaire « Penser l’expérience palestinienne » à l’EHESS.
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzYuv2Nc4oSWuObCLibdT4A

      Longtemps, la question palestinienne a fait l’objet d’un traitement d’exception dans les travaux de sciences sociales en France, en raison notamment de son caractère politiquement sensible. L’étude de la Palestine et des Palestiniens se trouvait ainsi privée de la possibilité de comparaison avec d’autres cas d’étude, et notamment avec d’autres situations coloniales actuelles ou passées (Algérie, Afrique du Sud…). La formulation des problématiques, le choix du cadre théorique et l’interprétation des résultats suscitent aujourd’hui encore de vastes débats qui vont bien au-delà du seul champ académique.

      Comment a évolué le traitement de la question palestinienne en sciences sociales ? Quels sont les enjeux théoriques ou de méthodes de ce traitement ? Quelles comparaisons et quelles articulations faire avec d’autres cas d’étude ?

    • Le 12 novembre à 15h30 (heure de Paris): webinaire en soutien à la déclaration de Queer Cinema for Palestine (plus de 150 signatures), avec Ghadir Shafie, Elle Flanders, John Greyson, Shohini Ghosh et Syrus Marcus Ware
      https://queercinemaforpalestine.org/love-queer-cinema-hate-apartheid
      https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Pkj8MrRSKKL3GhsQkg5oQ

      More than 150 filmmakers committed to queer and trans liberation have launched Queer Cinema for Palestine .

      Responding to calls from Palestinian queers, the filmmakers pledged not to participate in TLVFest, the Israeli government-sponsored LGBT film festival, until Israel ends its oppression of Palestinians, queer and non queer alike. It’s an example of the growing awareness of our interconnected struggles for the liberation of all oppressed peoples and communities.

      On the opening night of TLVFest, join us instead for a discussion with queer filmmakers on the importance of this pledge, how Israel’s far-right government uses LGBTQIA+ rights to pinkwash its violations of Palestinian rights and the role boycotts have played in liberation struggles.

      Ghadir Shafie is the co-founder and director of Aswat – Palestinian Feminist Center for Sexual and Gender Freedoms. She is a feminist activist who dedicates her work and activism to advancing gender justice, advocating for sexual and gender freedoms, and promoting a greater understanding of—and commitment to—the issue of Palestine among global queers. Aswat organizes the Kooz Film Festival as part of its Art, Resistance and Social Change program.

      Elle Flanders is a filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. Raised in Canada and Israel, she has an education in Critical Theory and Visual Arts and is an alumnus of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Flanders’ work has been screened and exhibited throughout the world.

      John Greyson is a filmmaker, video artist, writer, activist and educator whose productions have won accolades at festivals throughout the world. He is the recipient of the 2000 Toronto Arts Award for film/video and the 2007 Bell Award in Video Art. In 2009, he withdrew his film Fig Trees from TLVFest stating, “to not take this stand is unthinkable, impossible.”

      Shohini Ghosh is a professor at the AJK Mass Communication Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, in New Delhi. She is the director of Tales of the Nightfairies (2002) a film about the sex workers rights movement in Calcutta and the author Fire: A Queer Classic (2010). She is co-founder member of Mediastorm Collective, India’s first all women documentary production collective.

      Syrus Marcus Ware is a Vanier Scholar, a visual artist, community activist, researcher, youth-advocate and educator. For 12 years, he was the Coordinator of the Art Gallery of Ontario Youth Program. Syrus is currently a facilitator/designer for the Cultural Leaders Lab (Toronto Arts Council & The Banff Centre). He is the inaugural artist-in-residence for Daniels Spectrum (2016/2017). Syrus is also a core-team member of Black Lives Matter Toronto..

    • Le 8 novembre à 19h (heure de Paris): From Education in Palestine to Israeli Military Courts: A Conversation with Ubai Aboudi
      http://www.scientists4palestine.com/webinar-ubai-aboudi
      https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcuipqDgiGdUuIu88i-47cvXhPt7WGGBg

      On November 8th Scientists for Palestine will host an entire webinar dedicated to to celebrate the return to his family of our colleague Ubai Aboudi. Ubai will touch upon his experience in military jail, the prospects of education and research in Palestine and many other topics. The meeting will be convened and moderated by Haynes Miller, Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    • 26 novembre à 17h (heure de Paris): webinaire “Solidarité avec les travailleurs palestiniens: la situation du terrain”, organisé par ETUN, le réseau européen des syndicats pour la justice en Palestine
      http://www.etun-palestine.org/site/2020/11/19/webinar-solidarity-with-palestinian-workers-facts-from-the-ground

      Avec:
      –RIYA AL SANAH - Who Profits
      –ABED DARI - Kavlaoved
      –MOHAMMAD MOTAWA - Union of Agriculture Work Committees
      –LAMIA SHALALDEN - Women Committees

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      Le 27 novembre à 19h (heure de Paris): Quels buts vise l’archéologie à Jérusalem-est et dans les Territoires palestiniens occupés ?
      https://www.amnesty.fr/agenda/webinar-archeologie-et-territoires-palestiniens-occupes

      Inscription ici:
      https://bluejeans.com/986230584

      Avec:
      –Marius Dumas : Doctorant en archéologie à L’université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, ancien étudiant de l’Ecole biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem (bourse Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres), ancien boursier de l’Institut Français du Proche Orient dans les Territoires palestiniens. Marius Dumas interviendra en son nom propre.
      –Jean Stern : Journaliste, collaborateur à Orient XXI, site indépendant d’information sur le monde arabe, monde musulman et le Moyen Orient, ancien rédacteur en chef de la Chronique, mensuel d’Amnesty International France.
      –Martine Brizemur : Responsable de la coordination Israël/TPO/Palestine (Etat de) à Amnesty International France.

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      Dimanche 29 novembre à 18h (heure de Paris): Online Rally: International Solidarity with Palestinians
      https://www.facebook.com/events/2793930844217633

      Inscription ici:
      http://www.bit.ly/3fbOY6X Voir moins

      Sunday 29th November is the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. At a time when physical gatherings are difficult, we are organising an online international rally to show our solidarity. This is being coordinated jointly by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the BDS National Committee.
      Join us as we bring together a range of Palestinian voices, poets, musicians, and social justice campaigners to rally for Palestine.

      Avec:
      – Amer Zahr (Palestinian-American comedian and political activist)
      – Joshua Virasami (artist, writer and political organiser)
      – Noura Erakat (human rights attorney)
      – Le Trio Joubran (musicians)
      – Maxine Peake (actress)
      – Omar Barghouti (BDS Movement)
      – Aja Monet (poet)
      – Stefanie Fox (Jewish Voice for Peace Director)
      – Kevin Courtney (Trades Union Congress)
      – Ben Jamal (Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director)
      – William Shoki (student activist South Africa)
      – Nadia Silhi, (Chilean-Palestinian legal researcher)
      – Rabbi Alissa Wise (JVP)
      – And more to be announced!

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      Le 29 novembre 2020 à 19h (heure de Paris): From Colonization to Solidarity: Narratives of Defeat and Sumoud
      https://www.facebook.com/events/651304832225643

      Why did the UN General Assembly partition Palestine in 1947 and what has changed 30 years later to make it possible for the same international body to declare November 29th as the international day of solidarity with the people of Palestine? From Gaza to Jerusalem, Naqab to Beirut, and Haifa to LA and San Francisco, Palestinian public intellectuals will draw lessons for today, critique colonial narratives of submission, subjugation and defeat, and narrate histories of resistance, resilience and steadfastness.

      Inscription ici:
      https://forms.gle/zQGaiWJ8bA1nAv4y8

      Avec:
      –Omar Barghouti: Co-founder of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.
      –Haidar Eid: Associate Professor of Postcolonial and Postmodern Literature at Gaza’s al-Aqsa University in Palestine.
      –Mahmoud El Ali: Coordinator of the Center for Refugee Rights (Aidoun).
      –Sahar Francis: General Director of Ramallah-based Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association.
      –Samia Khoury: Retired community volunteer who had served as National president of the YWCA, president of Rawdat El-Zuhur and is a founding member of Birzeit University Board of Trustees and Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre.
      –Myssana Morany: Coordinator of the Land and Planning Rights Unit at Adalah.
      –Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi: Founding Director/Senior scholar of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Program at SFSU.
      –Saliem Shehadeh: PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
      –Omar Zahzah: Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Eyewitness Palestine.

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      Le 30 novembre 2020 à 18h30 (heure de Paris): Plus que jamais, rassembler et agir pour une paix juste et durable entre Palestiniens et Israéliens
      https://www.facebook.com/events/832620674237722

      PLUS QUE JAMAIS, RASSEMBLER ET AGIR POUR UNE PAIX JUSTE ET DURABLE ENTRE PALESTINIENS ET ISRAÉLIENS
      A l’occasion du 29 novembre, journée internationale de solidarité avec le peuple palestinien, l’AFPS, la CGT, EELV, GDS, l’intergroupe parlementaire de la FI, le MJCF, la LDH, le Mouvement de la paix, le MRAP, le PCF, la plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine, R&S, UAVJ, l’UNEF et l’UEC organisent un webmeeting pour donner la parole.

      Avec:
      – Majed Bamya, représentant de la Palestine à l’ONU;
      – Aïda Touma, députée de la Joint List;
      – Sahar Francis, directrice d’Addameer Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association;
      – Zakaria Odeh, coordonnateur de la Coalition civique pour les droits des Palestinien.ne.s à Jérusalem.

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      Le 30 novembre 2020 à 18h30 (heure de Paris): Palestinian youth resistance
      https://www.facebook.com/events/671054250267310

      Inscription ici:
      https://scpobx.zoom.us/j/92985572123?pwd=LzlEcFp3ZTdVRFU4dzBKT011d04wZz09

      Through this conference, we will invite three young Palestinians who are daily confronted by many reasons to reject the Israeli occupation. For all of them, there is no option but resistance. What kind of commitment do they have? Thus, we will firstly talk about how occupation affects their life and secondly, how they are resisting in their daily life.

      Avec:
      –Sami, member of the association Youth of Sumud in Hebron, studying law at the Hebron University.
      –Dana Farraj, a legal researcher and certified as alawyer at the Palestinian Bar Association since 2019. She is a member of Al Shabaka.
      –Hazar, studied at Birzeit University and currently working at Palestinian circus school.

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      Le 2 décembre 2020 à 18h30 (heure de Paris): Loi sur l’État-Nation du peuple juif
      https://www.facebook.com/events/1464865037037374

      Inscription ici:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89609353115?pwd=MDQzYnYxWGJGbHEvWkp4ZTFmV0Jpdz09

      L’adoption de cette loi fondamentale par la Knesset le 19 juillet 2018 fait d’Israël non plus l’État de tous ses citoyens mais « l’État nation du peuple juif ». Cette loi ne reconnaît le droit à l’auto- détermination qu’au seul « peuple juif » ; elle fait des 1,5 millions de Palestiniens d’Israël des citoyens de seconde zone ; elle remet en cause le caractère démocratique de l’État d’Israël. De plus, elle fait de la colonisation une valeur nationale.

      Avec:
      –Nada Awad est chargée de plaidoyer international à l’Institut du Caire pour l’étude des Droits de l’Homme. Palestinienne de Jérusalem, elle travaille également auprès du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux Droits de l’Homme (intervient en français).
      –Eitan Bronstein est un militant israélien, fondateur des ONG Zochrot et De-Colonizer (intervient en anglais).
      –Thomas Vescovi est chercheur indépendant en histoire contemporaine, et membre de l’Association France Palestine Solidarité (intervient en français).

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      Le 6 décembre 2020 à 19h (heure de Paris): The Threat to Al Quds/Jerusalem
      https://www.facebook.com/events/401814877680215

      Discussions on demographic changes underway in Al Quds, house demolitions & evictions in East Jerusalem and Israeli settlers in Holy City, threats to Masjid Al-Asqa, Canadian policy regarding Palestine, and what is required from the international community at this time.

      Inscription ici:
      https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hNkvYsN9S6WMHSKk_AQeKQ

      Avec:
      –Zakaria Odeh, executive director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
      –Jonathan Kuttab, founder of Al-Haq, recognized international human rights lawyer
      –Dr. Yousef Al Natshi, director of the prestigious Department of Tourism and Archaeology at the al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem
      –Azeezah Kanji, legal academic and journalist

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      Le 11 décembre 2020, de 9h30 à 16h30 (heure de Paris): Impunité : L’urgence de changer de cap - Journée de décryptage
      https://www.lacimade.org/programme-de-la-journee-de-decryptage

      Inscription ici:
      https://lacimade.typeform.com/to/ewWUYi4f

      -Migrations (violations des droits des personnes migrantes à la frontière gréco-turque),
      -Israël-Palestine (campagne d’annexion de la Palestine de la part d’Israël à partir du 1er juillet 2020),
      -Environnement (déforestation de l’Amazonie brésilienne à cause de l’élevage intensif de la viande bovine).

    • Le 3 décembre à 14h (heure de Paris) : Salah Hamouri et les politiques de transferts forcés à Jérusalem (en anglais, traduction simultanée en français)
      https://zoom.us/j/94402967028?pwd=UXYzYlVMUStSUWJjSGRUaFZpRm9Udz09#success

      Avec :
      - Professeur Michael Lynk, Rapporteur spécial des Nations unies concernant la situation des droits humains dans les territoires palestiniens occupés depuis 1967
      - Maître Salah Hamouri, avocat au sein de Addameer, association palestinienne de soutien aux prisonniers et de défense des droits humains.
      - Maître Léa Tsemel, avocate et représentante légale de Salah Hamouri
      - Madame Shahd Qaddoura, spécialiste en droit international et chargé de plaidoyer à Al-Haq, association palestinienne de défense des droits humains
      - Monsieur Omar Shakir, Directeur pour Israël et la Palestine de Human Rights Watch
      - Madame Anne Tuaillon, Vice-présidente de l’Association France Palestine Solidarité

    • Dimanche 24 janvier 2021 à 18h (heure de Paris): Challenges for Justice in Palestine, with Yara Hawari (Ground realities and mood in Palestine), Michael Lynk (International human rights mechanisms and unending occupation), Stefan Christoff (Bilateral Free trade agreements and normalization with Israel), Alys Samson Estapé (Social movements’ isolating Israeli apartheid: Challenges ahead) and Bill Fletcher Jr (moderator)
      https://www.facebook.com/events/186902326513687

    • 27 janvier à 17h (heure de Paris): Webinaire “Baldassi and others v. France: impact and perspectives”
      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/baldassi-and-others-v-france-impact-and-perspectives-tickets-132255248

      Avec:
      Dr. Paolo Cavaliere - Lecturer in Digital Media and IT Law, Edinburgh Law School
      Alys Samson-Estapé - European Coordinator for the Boycott National Committee (BNC) – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement
      Dr. Jean-Christophe Duhamel, legal researcher at Lille Law Faculty, France
      Nadija Samour - Palestinian human rights lawyer based in Berlin

    • Table ronde organisée par la Cimade le 11 décembre 2020 "Impunité : L’urgence de changer de cap (Migrations, Israël-Palestine, Environnement)"
      https://vimeo.com/505140612

      Si l’impunité sévit dans le monde en provoquant la perpétuation de dégâts humains et environnementaux, la société civile continue de se mobiliser afin de lutter contre elle, contre les violations des droits humains, contre les crimes environnementaux et afin de tendre vers une société plus juste, solidaire et accueillante.

      Table ronde introduite et modérée par Valentin Prelat, Centre de Recherche et d’Information pour le Développement (CRID). Avec :

      Brigitte Espuche, Migreurop : bilan de la campagne « Frontexit » et nouvelles perspectives de mobilisation en faveur des personnes exilées

      Michèle Sibony, porte-parole de l’Union juive française pour la paix : la campagne BDS, Boycott-Désinvestissement-Sanctions : les enjeux d’une mobilisation contre l’impunité d’État

      Sébastien Mabile, avocat : le principe du devoir de vigilance et la mise en demeure du Groupe Casino : un nouveau paradigme de lutte contre l’impunité des multinationales ?

    • Le 8 février de 9h à midi: webinaire organisé par Al Haq “Pourquoi il faut rajouter Heidelberg Cement sur la liste des entreprises complice de la colonisation israélienne? L’exemple de la carrière de Nahal Rabba, près de Salfit, en Cisjordanie”
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84621827483?pwd=dytYWFY3Q0l6UlhzZHNjbkFxMGJYdz09#success

      Inscription, en particulier pour bénéficier de la traduction en anglais:
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSvILX9YjgNrgU17w4ddwNLTM4otfSXiTdNPJXtcodHfXRGw/viewform?gxids=7628

      In January 2020, Hanson Israel submitted a request to the Central Planning Bureau of the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA), within the Ministry of Defense, to amend the existing quarry plans (No 52/14/1) in order to expand the area of the Nahal Rabba Quarry. Several civil society actors and residents of the affected Palestinian communities from Al-Zawiya, Rafat, and Deir Balut submitted objections to those plans, and will be presented during the aforementioned hearing.

      Critically, the settlements are illegal under international law, and the involvement of business in the settlement enterprise, including through an Israeli subsidiary, may “have, directly and indirectly, enabled, facilitated and profited from the construction and growth of the settlements”.i It is crucial to hold national businesses operating in illegal settlements in the OPT accountable and to facilitate compensation for affected Palestinian communities whose rights to movement, property, livelihood, and family have been severely violated due to such illegal operations and activities.

      Plus d’information:
      https://www.alhaq.org/publications/16408.html
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTZazJZp700

    • 16 février 18h30 : « Plongée au coeur de l’apartheid israélien : Jérusalem-Est » avec Nada Awad, chargée de plaidoyer au Cairo institute for Human Rights Studies
      https://www.facebook.com/events/471668884007844
      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89690315806

      Jérusalem-Est offre un condensé de ce que le régime ségrégationniste israélien offre de pire. Alors que les colons y bénéficient d’une citoyenneté israélienne pleine et entière, la majorité (60%) palestinienne est cantonnée à un statut précaire au rabais susceptible de leur être retiré à tout moment, faisant d’eux des étrangers dans leur propre ville.. Les différences de traitement par les autorités israéliennes selon l’appartenance à l’un ou l’autre groupe y sont manifestes dans tous les aspects de la vie quotidienne, qu’il s’agisse de la santé, de l’éducation ou encore de la culture. En outre, l’objectif officiel de contenir, voire de réduire la proportion de Palestiniens expose ces derniers aux expulsions et destructions de leurs habitations.

  • COVID-19 at the borders of Europe

    Webinar with :

    #Karen_Mets - Senior Advocacy Adviser - Asylum and Migration, Save the Children
    #Sara_Prestianni – Program Officer Asylum and Migration, Euromed Rights
    #Vicky_Skoumbi – Editor αληthεια Magazine and Director of the Greece Programme, Collège de Philosophie de Paris
    #Alexandra_Embiricos- Policy and Legal Associate, UNHCR EU Representation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6PvSXftKIg&feature=youtu.be


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    ping @karine4 @isskein @luciebacon @thomas_lacroix @mobileborders @_kg_