Outraged at apartheid Israel’s crimes against Palestinians? Here are 5 things you can do.

In many countries, governments and corporations are deeply complicit with Israel’s decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid, just as they were complicit in the apartheid regime in South Africa. Israel can only sustain this regime of oppression with international complicity. 

Here are the 5 most effective things YOU can do to challenge this complicity and support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality:

  1. Work with progressive networks to pressure parliament and government to (a) end all military-security cooperation and trade (military funding in the US case) with apartheid Israel and similarly criminal regimes of oppression worldwide, (b) ban all goods/services of companies operating in Israel’s illegal colonial settlements; and (c) demand a UN investigation of Israeli apartheid.

  2. Mobilize pressure in your community, trade union, association, church, social network, student government/union, city council, cultural center, or other organization to declare it an Apartheid Free Zone (AFZ), ending all relations with apartheid Israel and companies that are complicit in its system of oppression.

  3. Boycott products/services of, and/or mobilize institutional pressure to divest from, Israeli and international companies and banks that are complicit in Israeli war crimes and crimes against humanity. This includes all Israeli banks (Leumi, Hapoalim, etc.) and major multinationals such as: Elbit Systems, HP, G4S/Allied Universal, AXA, CAF, PUMA, Caterpillar, General Mills/Pillsbury, Hyundai Heavy Industries, JCB, Volvo, Barclays Bank, Alstom, Motorola Solutions, and CEMEX.

  4. Cancel all academic, cultural, sports, and tourism engagements in Israel or supported/sponsored by Israel (or its lobby groups and complicit institutions).

  5. Join a BDS campaign or a strategic Palestine solidarity group near you to act collectively and effectively.

Channel your anger and mobilize to dismantle apartheid and all forms of racism and oppression.

Open Letter

More than 130 Mexican civil rights organizations demand CEMEX end complicity with Israeli apartheid

April 28, 2021

Over 130 Mexican organisations have written a letter calling on CEMEX to reconsider its participation in the colonization, occupation and institutionalized discrimination against the Palestinian people.

We, the undersigned, urgently call on the Mexican company CEMEX to withdraw its production plants in the Israeli-occupied territories in Palestine and the Golan Heights. We recall that CEMEX cement and concrete are used in the construction of illegal settlements in the West Bank - Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967 - and in parts of the Wall built by the Israeli regime and declared illegal in 2004 by the International Court of Justice.

In the face of the imminent and illegal de jure annexation of much of the West Bank, ending CEMEX's complicity with de facto annexation measures-including colonization through settlements and the Wall-is more urgent than ever.

 CEMEX's commercialization with Israel makes it complicit in the crimes committed against the Palestinian people, as it allows Israeli policies of occupation, apartheid and colonization to continue even against the resolutions of the United Nations, the verdict of the International Court of Justice, and Mexico's foreign policy.

The impact of campaigns driven by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement has caused major corporations such as Orange and Veolia to stop being complicit in Israel's violations, and giants such as G4S to start exiting the Israeli market.

We demand that CEMEX reconsider its participation in the colonization, occupation and institutionalized discrimination against the Palestinian people.

#STOPCEMEX

 

Signatory organizations:

New Central Workers' Union

Central Unitary Workers' Union

Fray Francisco de Vitoria O.P., A.C. Human Rights Center.

Other Worlds AC/Chiapas

People's Solidarity Committee

Palestinian Solidarity Coordinating Committee

Mexican Electricians Union (SME)

Mexican Movement Of Solidarity With Cuba

Socialist Left

Revolutionary Workers' Party (PRT)

Mexican Communist Movement (MCM)

Mexican Committee of the Necessary Song

Revolutionary League of Artists and Workers of Culture

Resumen Latinoamericano Newspaper

People's Front

Saharawi Resistance

Coordinator of Colonies of Ecatepec

Rafael Galvan Institute for Workers' Studies

Venezuela Solidarity Committee-Xalapa

Bios Iguana A.C. Colima

Integral Processes for Peoples' Self-Management

Mexican Network of People Affected by Mining (REMA)

New National Council of Nahuatl Culture

Colmena Anahuac A C

National Cooperativist Alliance, A.C. (ALCONA)

Alliance of Mexican Tramwaymen (ATM)

Ameyalli Alter Native Center

Human Rights Association of the State of Mexico (ADHEM)

Association of Relatives of Disappeared Detainees and Victims of Human Rights Violations in Mexico (AFADEM FEDEFAM)

Association of Retired and Pensioned Professors of Chapingo (APJPCH)

Asociación Promotora Nacional para el Desarrollo Rural y Urbano (APNDRU) (National Association for Rural and Urban Development)

Trade Union Association of INVI Workers (ASTINVI)

Center for International Research on Social Economy of the Universidad Iberoamericana

Center for Labor Research and Union Counseling (CILAS)

Bicentennial Coalition of Taxi Drivers

Life and Liberty Coalition to Julian Assange

Our Joyful Rebelliousness Collective of the Morelos Network of Support to the CNI/CIG

IngeniuMex Collective

Collective for Peace in Colombia from Mexico (COLPAZ)

Regina Martinez Collective

Utopia Puebla Collective

Mexican Committee in Defense of the Fundamental Rights of the Peruvian People

National Committee for the Defense and Conservation of Los Chimalapas

Carlos Montemayor National Prize Organizing Committee

University Committee in Solidarity with the Palestinian People (CUSPPA)

Confederation of Retirees, Pensioners and Senior Citizens of the Mexican Republic (CONJUPAM)

Federal National and International Executive Council of the Mexican Front for Human Rights, A.C. (FREMEXDEHU)

Chapingo Farmers' Cooperative (CACH)

Cooperativa Labizet Maak Raíz Artesanal

LF Cooperative of the Centre

Revolutionary Socialist Coordinating Committee

Corriente Democrática Trabajadores Democráticos de Occidente (TRADOC) (Western Democratic Workers' Democratic Current)

National Federation of Education Workers' Unions (FENASTE)

National Federation of Democratic Trade Unions (FNSD)

Permanent Women's Forum Iztacalco, A.C. (FPM-I)

Permanent Forum for the Truth Commission

National Front for the Development of Emiliano Zapata (FNADEZ)

Diego Lucero Foundation, A.C. (FDL)

Tacuba Group

Ik Balam Agwencia virtual news agency

Visual Insurrection

Youth for Socialism

Promotional Board of the New Workers' Central in Baja California

Communist Youth

The Our Joyful Rebellion Collective

La Sexta with Palestine

Woods of the People of the Southeast, AC

Mexicans United

National Movement of Hope

Independent Proletarian Movement (MPI)

Social Land Movement

Party of Communists

Popular Socialist Party of Mexico

Plantón por los 43

UACM's Cooperative Self-Management Program

Solidarity Promoter "Va por Cuba".

Tlalpan Rebellion

Resistance Network

University Network of Human Rights Monitors (RUMODH)

Blanca Movil Magazine

Section 9, Oaxaca, Unión Independent National Independent of Health Workers (SINTS), Oaxaca.

Section IX of the National Coordinating Committee of Education Workers (CNTE)

INBAL Sector / Unión National Democratic Union of Workers of the Secretary of Culture (SNDTSC)

Autonomous Union of Workers of the Municipality of San Luis Potosí (SATMSLP)

Union of Public Employees of the Intermunicipal System of Potable Water and Sewage Services of Guadalajara (SEPSIAPA)

Union of Academic Workers of the Autonomous University of Chapingo (STAUACH)

Union of Workers in the Service of the State and Municipal Powers, Decentralized State Institutions and Private Companies of Nayarit (SYSPEMIDEPN)

Sindicato de Trabajadores al Servicio del Estado y Municipios de Nayarit (SITEM) (Union of Workers at the Service of the State and Municipalities of Nayarit)

Union of Academic and Teaching Service Workers of the College of Technical Professional Education of the State of Nayarit).

Union of Workers of the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (SITIMTA)

Union of Passenger Transportation Workers of the Federal District (STTPDF)

State Education Workers Union of Baja California (SETEBC)

Independent Union of Workers at the Service of Education of the State of Nayarit (SITSEN)

Independent Union of Workers of the Autonomous Metropolitan University (SITUAM)

Independent Union of Workers in Health Sciences Research (SITIC Salud)

Independent Union of University Workers of Colima (SITU)

Independent Union of Workers of the Government of the State of San Luis Potosi (SITTGE)

International Union of Elevator Constructors of Mexico (SICE-M)

Sindicato Nacional de Docentes de Conalep (SINADOCO) (National Union of Conalep Teachers)

Revolutionary Democratic Union of the Chemical Industry and Similar and Related Industries of the Mexican Republic (SRDIQSCRM)

Sindicato Único de Trabajadores Académicos del Colegio de Educación Profesional Técnica del Estado de Tlaxcala (SUTACEPTET) (Tlaxcala State Academic Workers' Union)

Sole Union of Community Telebachillerato Workers of the State of Oaxaca

Guerrero State High School Workers' Union

Union of Workers of the Institute of Secondary and Higher Education

Unitary Union of Workers of the Autonomous University of Nayarit (Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores de la Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit - SUNTUAN)

Unitary Union of Workers of the Autonomous University of Puebla (SUNTUAP)

Pascual Workers' Cooperative Society SCL

Tepito Arte Aca

Union of Mothers of Disappeared Children of Sinaloa 1970s

Unión Democrática Campesina

General Union of Workers and Peasants of Mexico "Bandera Roja" (UGOCM) Oaxaca

General Union of Popular Workers and Peasants (UGOPC), Chiapas

National Union of Petroleum Technicians and Professionals

University of the Earth in Puebla

Association of Relatives of Disappeared Detainees and Victims of Human Rights Violations in Mexico (AFADEM FEDEFAM)

University Network of Human Rights Monitors (RUMODH);

Human Rights Association of the State of Mexico (ADHEM)

Diego Lucero Foundation, A.C. (FDL)

Permanent Women's Forum Iztacalco, A.C. (FPM-I);

Federal National and International Executive Council of the Mexican Front for Human Rights, A.C. (FREMEXDEHU). (FREMEXDEHU)

University of the Earth in Puebla

COLPAZ, Collective for Peace in Colombia from Mexico

Utopia Puebla Collective

#24F Life and Liberty Coalition to Julian Assange

Visual Insurrection muralists

La Sexta with Palestine

University Committee for Solidarity with the Palestinian People CUSPPA

Micro Cnpa Mn

Revolutionary Socialist Coordinating Committee

Memoria Magazine Editorial Committee Journal of militant criticism

People's Human Rights Observatory

Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights - CODEM

Emiliano Zapata Popular Revolutionary Union - UPREZ

Center for Attention to the Human Rights of Indigenous Women and Minors (CADHMMI) and the Regional Indigenous Center for Human Rights "Ñuu-Savi" (CERIDH).

Casa de los Pueblos-Mexico

El Zenzontle Newspaper Collective

BDS Mexico

 

April 28, 2021
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