Next month between the 11th and 17 of March, South Africa will host the 9th international¬†Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW)¬†campaign that takes places annually during February and March around the globe in over 250 cities.
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural performances, music shows, films and workshops) held in cities, communities and campuses across the globe (click here for videos, photos and other resources from last years 2012 IAW). IAW raises awareness of Israels apartheid policies toward the indigenous Palestinians and serves to garner support for the non-violent¬†Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS)¬†against Israel campaign which seeks to bring an end to Israels apartheid policies and violations of international law.
For us South Africans and our liberation, people of the world had mobilized in their hundreds of thousands if not millions. During the 1980s, they held protests, music concerts, free Nelson Mandela events, lectures, film screenings, boycott actions and a host of other events to raise awareness of Apartheid South Africas racist policies and to build support for the successful boycott, divestment and sanctions against South Africa campaign. Today, we have the opportunity of giving-back by joining the international movement in solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people against Israeli Apartheid participating in Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is one such form of solidarity!
For the full programme of events, please click here.