Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 pm – French Consulate, 1130 W. Pender
Georges Abdallah, Lebanese Communist and struggler for Palestine, has been imprisoned in French jails for nearly 37 years, despite being eligible for release since 1999.Even when he has obtained rulings for his freedom through judicial processes, the highest levels of the French state — amid U.S. and Israeli pressure — have blocked his return to his homeland, Lebanon.Georges is part of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement, greeted by the 4,650 Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons as one of their own. Join us in Vancouver as we mark the International Month of Solidarity to Free Georges Abdallah on Saturday, Oct. 16.
We will protest at the French consulate and the U.S. consulate and demand an end to the imperialist French, U.S. and Canadian policies that continue to support, sponsor and sustain Zionist occupation, apartheid, settler colonialism and mass imprisonment throughout occupied Palestine and internationally. We will also campaign to build the boycott of Israel and Israeli products, including the settlement wines sold in government-operated BC Liquor Stores.Free Georges Abdallah, and Free Palestine from the river to the sea!
This event is taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. The organizers stand in full solidarity and support of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination and with the ongoing movements to defend land, water and Indigenous peoples from plunder and settler colonialism.
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Canada Palestine Association, Palestinian Youth Movement, BDS Vancouver – Coast Salish, ILPS Canada