CRIMINALIZATION OF DISSENT Land Defenders, Human Rights and Political Activists are imprisoned!

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The judicial system and the rule of law are being used as instruments of state violence

Peoples around the world who organize and resist the onslaught of colonial land theft, extractive industries, and state repression are arrested and indefinitely being kept in prison as a strategy to silence their voices and crush their struggles to assert their right to self-determination and sovereignty.

On the occasion of Palestine Political Prisoners’ Day

A PANEL DISCUSSION

IN SOLIDARITY WITH POLITICAL PRISONERS AROUND THE GLOBE

Please join us to hear these stories, identify common strategies and discuss effective community responses.

Featuring:
* Issam Alyamani (Executive Director – Palestine House)
* Francine “Flower” Doxtator (Six Nations Land Defender)
* Jaroslava Avila (Women’s Coordinating Committee For a Free Wallmapu [Toronto])
* Krisna Saravanamuttu (Coalition for Tamil Rights)
* Perry Sorio (former Political Prisoner; current Vice-Chairperson – Migrante – Canada)

***Also be a special guest speaker on the issue of Security Certificates in Canada ***

Co-organizers: Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA), Coalition for Tamil Rights (CTR), Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network (LACSN) and the Philippine Solidarity Network – Toronto (PSNT)

Endorsed By: CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee; Greater Toronto Workers Assembly; Bayan – Toronto; Canadian Arab Federation; Centre for Social Justice; Migrante – Canada; National Council of Canadian Tamils (NCCT); No One Is Illegal; Palestine House; Socialist Project; Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA -UofT); Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA – York U); Toronto Bolivia Solidarity; Tow Row Society.

For further information: Logan Sellathurai: justice5@sympatico.ca

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