Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shachaf Polakow, of the Israeli anarchist group 'Anarchists Against the Wall' will be coming to Ontario as part of his North American speaking tour. Here, from the Ontario anarchist organization Common Cause is the itinerary in the next few days.
Ontario Feb. 22-25:
Anarchists Against the Wall speaking tour on the Apartheid Wall and Gaza‏:
!!!Please Forward Widely !!!

Shachaf Polakow from Anarchists Against the Wall

Speaking on their work in the West Bank and the current situation in Gaza

With video footage and photographs


Sunday February 22


Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 201,

320 Jack Purcell Lane (off Elgin St. at Lewis St.)

$5.00 - $50.00 Suggested Donation

(No one will be turned away for financial reasons)


Monday February 23

AKA Autonomous Social Centre

75 Queen Street, Kingston, Ontario

Contact: Avi -


Tuesday February 24

7-9 p.m.

OISE Auditorium

252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway stop)

Suggested Donation: $5 or PWYC

For more info:


Wednesday Feb 25th
1. Fanshawe College, D1041


Sponsored by Fanshawe Social Justice Club

2. Empowerment infoshop

636 Queens Ave. London

9 PM

Contact: Darius Mirshahi -

Anarchists Against the Wall is a direct action group that fights against Israeli apartheid and oppression in all its forms, most recently also the atrocities in Gaza. For five years the group has waged a constant struggle against Israel's Wall. The work on the ground in the West Bank, alongside the Palestinian popular movement is breaking new ground in the joint struggle for Palestinian liberation. In December 2008, Anarchists Against the Wall and the Bil'in Village Committee were jointly awarded the prestigious Carl von Ossietzky Medal---an award given annually by the Berlin-based International League of Human Rights, named after German Nobel Peace Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky who died in a Nazi concentration camp.

Now more than ever, it is critical to support the Israeli resistance movement against the state's attempted repression of our work. Members of Anarchists Against the Wall continually pay the price for our activism, including being shot, beaten, arrested and indicted. We desperately need funding for legal support for both Palestinian and Israeli activists who are arrested and charged in the course of the struggle.

Schachaf Polakow, a member of Anarchists Against the Wall, will be touring the U.S. and Canada from February 1st to March 9th. His presentation will include film and photos, and will focus both on AATW's recent work in solidarity with Gaza and our ongoing work in the West Bank.

Anarchists Against the Wall website:

One of the co-founders of Anarchists Against the Wall, Matan Cohen, is currently a student @ Hampshire College in Massachusetts, and a member of the group, Students for Justice in Palestine. SJP was responsible for getting the college to divest from six companies heavily involved in supplying the occupation of Palestine. Though the college immediately denied any connection to Palestine in its choice to divest, they did admit that their decision was prompted by the work of SJP.

SJP website:

For more information and questions about the tour, please email OTTAWA endorsements:

Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) - Carleton University, Not In Our Name (NION) - Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism ,Common Cause Ottawa, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) - Ottawa University, Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) - Carleton

TORONTO Sponsors and endorsements:

Sponsored by: CUPE 3907, Women in Solidarity with Palestine (WSP), Common Cause, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Canada (IJAN) Endorsements include: United People's Jewish Order (UJPO) Canada, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), Zatoun, Not in Our Name (NION): Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism, CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Ryerson University, OPIRG-Toronto, Yosher Jewish Network for Social Justice, Global Aware,Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) - Univ. of Toronto, Queers Against Apartheid (QuAA), Toronto Women's Bookstore
Common Cause P.O. Box 347, Station E
772 Dovercourt Rd.
Toronto, ON,
M6H 4E3

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