West Bank, occupied Palestine: The Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees (UPWC) has called for a march on Saturday, March 8, International Women’s Day, beginning in Qalandiya refugee camp, and marching toward the apartheid barrier wall.
Via Richard Reilly
An Israeli military contractor, whose surveillance technology is used along Israel’s apartheid wall constructed in the Palestinian West Bank, has been chosen by the United States to provide similar services on the southern border with Mexico, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
Elbit Systems announced on Sunday that the US Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) had awarded its subsidiary a $145 million contract to deploy border surveillance technology in southern Arizona, Reuters reported.
But according to Bloomberg analyst Brian Friel, quoted by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the one-year contract could expand to a broader $1 billion deal if the US Congress passes stringent immigration legislation.
Elbit Systems is set to install watch towers along the border with sensors for spotting, tracking, and classifying data, along with command and control centers.
Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona [by no coincidence, a cheerleader of the neo-Nazi coup in Ukraine] hailed the deal as a “step in the right direction.”
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Israeli Apartheid Week 2014 at Rutgers University campus.
Photos: Rutgers NB Students for Justice in Palestine
Brooklyn, NYC: Human apartheid wall by Brooklyn College Students for Justice in Palestine, March 4, 2014.
Photos by Sarah Aly and Shahana Hanif
International Women’s Day Dinner & Fundraiser
Saturday, March 8 - 4pm to 8pm
Trinity Episcopal Church 125 East 26th Street, Chicago
The panel will include analyses of the current peace talks from two of the more prominent national Palestinian organizations in the U.S., plus a discussion of the role of the BDS movement in Chicago and around the world.
Panel on the Middle East Peace Process and the Growth of the BDS Movement
- Rama Kased – National Coordinating Committee Member U.S. Palestinian Community Network - San Fran
- Tarek Khalil - American Muslims for Palestine
International Women’s Day Dinner Honoring Rasmea Yousef Odeh
Rasmea, Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), has made it her life’s work to serve and help empower Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim families. She was arrested in October, 2013 by agents from the Department of Homeland Security and indicted in federal court that same morning, and charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answers she gave on a 20-year-old immigration application. She is the victim of another politically-motivated witch-hunt by our federal law enforcement agencies in their campaign of intimidation of the Palestinian community and solidarity activists.
Dinner donation requested –
$5 for students and the unemployed
No one turned away for lack of funds
Sponsored by (list in formation):
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Anti-War Committee (AWC)
Coalition to Protect People’s Rights (CPPR)
Committee Against Political Repression (CAPR)
Committee to Stop FBI Repression (CSFR)
Palestine Solidarity Group – Chicago
Students for Justice in Palestine - UIC
U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
Israel is employing “punitive measures” against six Palestinian prisoners who are on hunger strike, according to a statement published by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), a Geneva-based human rights network.
Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, is considering legislation that will allow authorities to force-feed hunger strikers. Noting that the bill was proposed by Israel’s justice ministry and endorsed by various security and intelligence agencies, Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, a human rights group, declared in a July 2013 statement that it is “clearly designed to subdue prisoners.”