We stand with the People of Palestine! We stand for Justice, Human Rights and Freedom!

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As movements fighting against systems of injustice that view black, brown and indigenous peoples as disposable, to be sacrificed by racist and colonial systems of exploitation and domination, we see the struggle of the Palestinian people against occupation and apartheid as part and parcel of our collective struggle for climate, racial, economic and political justice and for a world where everyone has the right to live with dignity, free from oppression.

We are enraged and grieve equally the loss of lives of all civilians – Palestinian and Israeli – that have taken place since 7 October and call for those responsible to be held accountable for their actions. 

We decry the fact that for many Northern Governments,  Palestinian lives are deemed as being of less value and worth as those of Israeli citizens. This has allowed tens of thousands of Palestinians being killed with impunity over the decades as a result of Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine. People whose names and dreams, like those of our peoples in the global South, sacrificed to colonialism.  

In the latest indiscriminate bombing of Gaza, Israel has already killed more than 5000 Palestinians including at least 2360 children, displacing over 1 million people, as it collectively punishes the Palestinian people. In just one week, between 7-12 October, Israel dropped over 6,000 bombs on the Palestinian people living under its illegal occupation, more than the US dropped in a whole year during its war on Afghanistan. Whilst Human Rights Watch has confirmed that Israel has used a banned chemical weapon – white phosphorous – in civilian areas in the Gaza Strip, causing severe burns and uncontrollable fires. 

We are devastated by the  bombing of the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza which killed 471 injured and sick Palestinians, including women, children, doctors, nurses, and those seeking refuge from the retaliatory bombardment by Israel. To date, the World Health Organisation has documented 76 attacks on healthcare workers, 26 healthcare facilities including 17 hospitals have been attacked, as well as attacks on UN schools where Palestinians are sheltering for safety.

The Occupied Palestinian Territory of Gaza is facing a “complete siege” with the purposeful targeting of civilian infrastructure such as hospitals and schools which constitute war crimes under international law. Israel is also blocking food, water, fuel and medicine to a captive population of 2.3 million Palestinians, half of whom are children, as a weapon of war.

While in the Occupied Palestinian Territory of the West Bank, Israel has imposed a total blockade. The Israeli military is attacking Palestinians protesting the genocide in the Gaza Strip with lethal military force, and is providing thousands of weapons to Israeli settlers inside the West Bank, who are attacking and killing Palestinians.

Israel has openly made genocidal statements that ‘Gaza will be reduced to rubble’ and called the Palestinians ‘human animals’. As climate justice movements we recognise the language of racism and colonialism that has been used to justify the sacrificing and killing of so many of our people across the global South.

The current war in Gaza is not an isolated event but is deeply rooted in ongoing colonization, illegal occupation, systemic injustices, and historical oppression of Palestine by an apartheid state. Israel has repeatedly disregarded the international humanitarian law and human rights principles that demand the protection of civilians, especially in conflict zones, as it escalated its genocidal attacks in Gaza. 

Israel is planning a ground offensive with intent to indiscriminately kill Palestinians in north Gaza; and aims to ethnically cleanse more Palestinians in a single day than during the Nakba (Arabic for ‘catastrophe’) in 1948, when over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes – or any day since in their ongoing settler-colonial occupation of Palestine. The vast majority of Palestinians in Gaza are refugees from the Nakba.

The situation has never been more urgent. In the words of the Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), “Gaza is running out of life”. As vital resources run out and Gaza’s health infrastructure – already battered by Israel’s 16 year-long blockade and periodic bombardment – ‘collapse before our eyes’, Gaza’s remaining hospitals are turning into morgues.

We call for an immediate ceasefire, and for the international community to break the blockade and end the collective punishment of the Palestinian people. We must bring an end to apartheid and occupation. 

We are appalled at the US and UK refusing to support the resolutions at the United Nations Security Council calling for a ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid access to the Gaza Strip. The complicity of powerful Western nations in enabling Israel to carry out these actions with impunity is a matter of grave concern. Despite the growing evidence of human rights violations, the provision of military and financial support to Israel from these nations continues unabated. The disregard for the lives of Palestinian people is inexcusable, and it is incumbent upon these nations to end their arming of Israel and prioritise human rights.

We also call out the role and bias of politicians and international media, led by northern media, fueling the islamophobic rhetoric and dehumanization of the Palestinian people as well as the role of international tech companies and platforms in allowing the rise of islamophobic and anti-semitic hate speech and fake news.

We condemn the attempt by Northern Governments – from Germany, France, to the UK, to attempt to criminalize and ban our movements from marching and calling for Justice for Palestine. The attacks on our right to protest mirror the attacks on climate protests that are taking place in countries that bear the greatest responsibility for these injustices.

We stand in immutable solidarity with the people of Gaza and all victims of brutality and demand upholding of international law and human rights principles to protect innocent civilians.  

We also stand in solidarity with Palestinians and Jews who are protesting Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and advocating for peace and justice in the region. We condemn actions taken by several governments around the world to stop these protests and the arrest of peaceful demonstrators.

There can be no peace without justice and it is a moral imperative for the global community to stand in unity with the oppressed. We call on all our governments and international bodies to work together to end the war, and to bring all those responsible for war crimes to justice. We demand an end to the occupation and genocide of the Palestinian people and urge for resolution that can ensure that both Palestinians and Israelis can live with security and dignity.


Our Demands

In light of the ongoing violence and the appalling human rights violations in Gaza by the apartheid state of Israel, we call for the following urgent measures:

Immediate Ceasefire: We echo the calls of the United Nations Secretary General and  humanitarian and human rights organisations for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

End the illegal blockade: Urgent humanitarian and emergency aid must be provided to civilians in Gaza. The people of Gaza are in dire need of medical supplies, food, water, and other essential resources, which need to be restored urgently.

Stop War Crimes: Israel must be held accountable for its actions that breach international law, including attacks on hospitals, forced evacuations, and the illegal blockade on Gaza for decades.

End Impunity: All those responsible for war crimes including the State of Israel must be held to account for their actions. All civilian hostages, including the thousands of Palestinian political prisoners held without charge or trial must be released. Western powers must stop their support for Israel, including ending arms sales to Israel particularly in the context of human rights violations and stop all support and funding to Israel immediately. Political alliances should not take precedence over human lives.

End Apartheid and Occupation: We support the self-determination of the Palestinian people. We call on Israel to end its system of apartheid and for the right of return and compensation to Palestinian refugees. We call on the international community to finally uphold the UN resolutions for a safe, secure and viable State of Palestine alongside a State of Israel.

Stop Racism, Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: We stand in solidarity with our comrades in the Jewish and Muslim communities facing an increase in racist attacks. The struggle for climate justice is a struggle for racial justice.


SIGNATORIES
REGIONAL/GLOBAL

Advocacy and Awareness Centre (AAC Africa) Initiative

ALTSEAN-Burma

Amnesty International

Anethum Global

Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)

Arab States CSOs & Feminist Network

Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum (AEPF)

Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD)

Asia Pacific Network for Food Sovereignty (APNFS)

Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD)

Association for Promotion Sustainable Development

Better Tomorrow Solar, Inc.

Centre for Environment, Human Rights & Development Forum (CEHRDF)

CHIRAPAQ/The Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA)

Christian Aid

Climate Action Network Arab World  (CANAW)

Climate Action Network Southeast Asia

Comite O. Romero – Sicsal Chile

Commission for Filipino Migrant Organizations in Europe

Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ)

Equal Right

ETC Group

Fight Inequality Alliance (FIA)

Friends of the Earth Africa

Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific

Focus on the Global South

Fridays For Future (MAPA)

Gender Action

Global Ecovillage Network

Global Forest Coalition (GFC)

Global Interfaith Network

Global Law Thinkers Society (GLTS)

GRAIN

Habitat International Coalition (HIC)

Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)

Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID)

Integrated Policy Research Institute

International Forum of Women of the Francophone Space (FIFEF)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific

La Verità Onlus International Diplomacy (V.O.I.D)

LDC Watch

Manushya Foundation

Masimanyane Women’s Rights International

MENA Fem Movement for Economic, Development and Ecological Justice

Migrant Workers Voice

Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation

Networked Intelligence for Development (NID)

NGO Forum on ADB

Oil Change International (OCI)

OilWatch Africa

Pacific Islands Climate Action Network

Passionists International

Platform for Filipino Migrant Organizations in Europe

Politics 4Her

Regional Advocacy For Women’s Sustainable Advancement(RAWSA) Alliance for African & Arab States

Reseau TANMO

Rivers without Boundaries Coalition

Society for International Development (SID)

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication  (SAAPE)

Southern Africa People’s Solidarity Network

Surge Africa Organisation

Sustainable Sarah

Sustainably Wise

The Jus Semper Global Alliance

The Sunrise Project

Third World Network (TWN)

Transnational Institute (TNI)

Transnational Migrant Platform Europe (TMP-E)

VIVAT International

Water Justice and Gender

Women & Gender Constituency MENA

WoMin African Alliance

Womxn from the Mountain

World Friends for Africa Burkina Faso

Yes to Life, No to Mining (YLNM)


COUNTRIES
AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Aotearoa Maori

Auckland Peace Action

Climate Club New Zealand

Climate Justice Taranaki

Environmental Justice Ōtepoti

Generation Zero

Rise Up for Climate Justice Aotearoa

The Crooked Spoke

ARGENTINA

FUNAM (Environmental Defense Foundation)

Periodistas por el Planeta

AUSTRALIA

UN Association of Australia Queensland Branch

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh Adivasi Samity

Bangladesh Bacolight Shramik Federation

Bangladesh Bhasaman Nari Shramik

Bangladesh Bhasaman Shramik Union

Bangladesh Chattra Sabha

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Bangladesh Jatyo Shramik Federation

Bangladesh Krishok Federation

Bangladesh Kishani Sabha

Bangladesh Krishok Sabha

Bangladesh Bhumiheen Samity

Bangladesh Rural Intellectuals’ Front

Bangladesh Sangjukto Shramik Federation

Bangladesh Shramik Federation

Charbangla Bittoheen Samobay Samity

COAST Foundation

Emarat Nirman Shramik Bangladesh

Equity and Justice Working Group, Bangladesh [EquityBD]

Ganochhaya Sanskritic Kendra

Jago, Bangladesh. Garment Workers’ Federation

KOTHOWAIN (Vulnerable Peoples Development Organization)

La Verita Onlus Bangladesh chapter (V.O.I.D.)

Motherland Garment Workers’ Federation

Pittacchara Forest and Biodiversity Initiatives

Progressive Peasants’ Council

Ready Made Garment Workers’ Federation

UBINIG (Policy Research for Development Alternative)

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE)

Waterkeepers Bangladesh

Youthnet For Climate Justice – Youthnet Global

BELGIUM

Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM Belgium)

BOLIVIA

Plataforma Boliviana Frente al Cambio Climático

Ramonas

Reacción Climática

BRAZIL

FASE

Fórum da Amazônia Oriental (FAOR)

Frente Ampla Democrática Socioambiental (FADS)

Gestos

SUSTENTAR Interdisciplinary Institute for Studies and Research on Sustainability

CAMEROON

Underprivileged Welfare Support Development Association

CANADA

Vision GRAM-International

CHILE

Alianza Basura Cero Chile

Antu Kai Mawen, Música tierra

Colectivo VientoSur

Comité dd.hh. y Ecológicos de Quilpué

Coordinadora Nacional de Inmigrantes de Chile

Fundación El Arbol

Movimiento por el Agua y los Territorios (MAT)

Observatorio del maltrato a personas mayores. Quilpué

Red de Acción por los Derechos Ambientales (RADA)

COLOMBIA

Censat Agua Viva

Habitat Bambú

Plataforma Colombiana de Niñez y Juventud

Vamos Por los Derechos

CZECH REPUBLIC

Ekumenická akademie (Ecumenical Academy)

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Organisation Paysanne Pour le Développement Durable

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Fundación Étnica Integral

ECUADOR

Acción Ciudadana por la Democracia y el Desarrollo

Acción Ecológica

EGYPT

Colectivo de Geografía Crítica del Ecuador

New Woman Foundation

EL SALVADOR

CESTA Friends of the Earth El Salvador

FIJI

Diverse voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality

Fiji Youth SRHR Alliance

SISI Initiative Site Support Group

FRENCH POLYNESIA

SOS Moorea

GERMANY

Kolumbienkampagne Berlin

#LifeNotCoal – #LebenStattKohle

GUATEMALA

Asociación Ceiba

GUINEA

Réseau des femmes pour l’ environnement et le développement durable

GUYANA

Justice Institute Guyana, Inc.

The Greenheart Movement

HONDURAS

Ambiente, Desarrollo y Capacitación

Ecore Honduras

Foro Indigena

INDIA

All India Women Hawkers Federation (AIWHF)

Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha (BJVJ)

Environics Trust

Forum Against Oppression of Women

Himalaya Niti Abhiyan

Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF)

Indian Women Theologians Forum

Initiative for Health & Equity in Society

Kamgar Ekata Union

Mines, minerals and People (mmP)

National Alliance of Agriculture & Allied Workers Union (NAAWU)

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM)

National Hawker Federation (NHF)

People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL)

Socialist Party of India

INDONESIA

Aksi Ekologi and Emansipasi Rakyat – AEER (Ecological Action and People’s Emancipation)

Gema Alam NTB

Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ)

National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy (Jala PRT)

WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia)

Women Working Group (WWG)

IRAQ

Darya Developing Women and Community

IRELAND

Ecojustice Ireland

Financial Justice Ireland

Friends of the Earth Ireland

IVORY COAST

Syndicat des Enseignants de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Technique et Professionnel (SYENET)

JAMAICA

Imani, Hope & Love Foundation

JAPAN

Friends of the Earth Japan

UNISC International

JORDAN

Dibeen for Environmental Development

Phenix Center

KENYA

Daughters of Mumbi Global Resource Center

Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescents Initiative

Kenya Human Rights Commission

Zamara Foundation

MALAYSIA

Centre for Independent Journalism

Klima Action Malaysia  (KAMY)

Monitoring Sustainability of Globalization (MSN)

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) – Friends of the Earth

LEBANON

Learn Sustain

MALI

Association for the Promotion of Young Girls and Women (AMPJF)

MEXICO

Alianza Mexicana Contra el Fracking

Asociación Ecológica Santo Tomás

CartoCrítica

Conexiones Climáticas

Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia

Freshwater Action Network Mexico

MONGOLIA

Oyu Tolgoi Watch

MOZAMBIQUE

Justiça Ambiental JA! / FoE Mozambique

MYANMAR

Karen Environmental Social Action Network (KESAN)

Karen Rivers Watch (KRW), Myanmar

Save the Salween Network (SSN), Myanmar

NEPAL

All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPFa)

All Nepal Women Association (ANWA)

Beyond Beijing Committee Nepal

Center for Good Governance and Peace (CGGAP)

Community Empowerment and Social Justice Network (CEMSOJ)

Defenders of Nature

Digo Bikas Institute (DBI)

Fight Inequality Alliance Nepal (FIA) Nepal

Forum for Community Upliftment System Nepal (FOCUS-Nepal)

General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT)

Jagaran, Nepal

National Alliance for Human Rights and Social Justice (Human Rights Alliance Nepal)

National Campaign for Sustainable Development Nepal

Nepal Integrated Development Initiation (NIDI)

Rural Reconstruction Nepal

Tax and Fiscal Justice Alliance (TAFJA Nepal)

WOREC Nepal

NIGER

Association Nigérienne des Scouts de l’Environnement (ANSEN)

NIGERIA

Green Leaf Advocacy and Empowerment Center

Peace Point Development Foundation (PPDF)

PAKISTAN

Akhuwat Kissan

ALC Law

Anjuman e Muzareen e Punjab

ASR Resource Center

Beaconhouse National Uni

Cholistan Development Council

Clean and Green Khai

Climate Activists Collective

Community Developers Association (CDA)

Community Initiatives for Development Pakistan (CIDP)

Crofter Foundation

Feminist Collective Pakistan

Gilgit-Baltistan Social Welfare Organization

Haqooq e Khalq Movement

Home Net Pakistan

Indus Consortium for Humanitarian, Environment and Development Initiative

Kissan Ikkat

Kissan Karkeela

Kissan Ravi Club

Labour Education Foundation

Labour Qomi Movement

Lok Sujag

PakAid

Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee (PKRC)

Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF)

Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER)

Policy Research Institute for Equitable Development (PRIED)

Progressive Student’s Collective

Sanga

Sawera Foundation

Sindh Hari Porchat Council

South Asia Partnership Pakistan

Sukaar Welfare Organization

Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)

Tameer e Nau Women’s Worker Organization

Textile Powerloom Garments Workers Federation

Vision Building Future

Visionary Forum

Young Reformers

PERU

Colectiva de Geografía Crítica Contingente Perú

Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

TierrActiva Peru

PHILIPPINES

350 Pilipinas

Aniban ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (AMA)

Bantay Kita

Break- free Pilipinas, Break – free from Fossil Gas – Philippine Campaign

Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP-Workers Solidarity)

Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA)

Computer Professionals’ Union

Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement (ECOJIM)

ETC Group Philippines

Fellowship for the Care of Creation Association, Inc. (FCCAI)

Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC)

Gitib, Inc.

Katribu Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas

Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng Maralita ng Lungsod (KPML)

Oriang Women’s Movement

Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM)

Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ)

SANLAKAS

SAVE Philippines

Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan (SPARK)

Solidarity for People’s Education and Lifelong Learning (SPELL)

Task Force Detainees of the Philippines

Youth for Climate Justice –Mindanao

Youth for Climate Justice –Tacloban

PORTUGAL

Associação Academia Cidadã

SCOTLAND

Unite Community

SENEGAL

RECODEF Sénégal

SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone School Green Club (SLSGC)

SOMALIA

Kalkal Human Rights Development Organization (KAHRDO)

SOUTH KOREA

Korea Federation for Environmental Movement -KFEM ( Friends of the Earth Korea)

SPAIN

Cátedra UNESCO de desarrollo humano sostenible – Universitat de Girona

Ecologistas en Acción

Observatori del Deute en la Globalització (ODG)

SRI LANKA

Miridiya Organization

Women and Media Collective

SOUTH AFRICA

Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)

Biowatch South Africa

Centre for Social Change (University of Johannesburg)

groundWork, Friends of the Earth, South Africa

SOUTH SUDAN

OILWatch South Sudan

SRI LANKA

Lanka Fundamental Rights Organization

We Women Lanka Network

SUDAN

National Sudanese Women Association

TAJIKISTAN

Zan va Zamin (Women and Earth)

TANZANIA

Greener Tanzania Livelihood Organization (GTLO)

Integrating Capacity and Community Advancement Organization (ICCAO)

THE GAMBIA

Extinction Rebellion Gambia

THE NETHERLANDS

Gender Justice & Sustainable Development Consultancy

TIMOR LESTE

Dialektika Timor-Leste

TUNISIA

Association pour la Protection de l’Environnement et le Développement Durable de Bizerte (APEDDUB)

UGANDA

Disability Peoples Forum Uganda

Innovations for Development (I4DEV)

Paradigm for social justice and development

UNITED KINGDOM

Bretton Woods Project

Center for Alternative Technology

Climate Justice Coalition

Climate Live / Stop Rosebank

Ecoforensic

Global Justice Now (GJN)

Greener Jobs Alliance

Nerve Magazine

Seaford Environmental Alliance

UK Youth Climate Coalition

Unite Wirral NW/96

War on Want

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF-UK)

USA

CODEPINK

Corporate Accountability

Earth Ethics, Inc.

Earth Justice Ministries

Faithfully Sustainable

Fossil Free Media

Jewish Voice for Peace

Justice is Global

Social Eco Education (SEE)

The California Allegory

The Oakland Institute

UZBEKISTAN

Ecoforum of NGOs of Uzbekistan

Ассоциация “За экологически чистую Фергану”(Association for an Environmentally Friendly Fergana)

Ziyo Nur

VENEZUELA

Fundacion Aguaclara

Venezuelan Political Ecology Observatory

YEMEN

Center of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

ZAMBIA

Zambia Climate Action Network Foundation

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD)

INDIVIDUALS
Tian Chua

Former Member of Parliament, Malaysia

Atty. Corazón Valdez – Fabros

Co-President, International Peace Bureau (IPB)\

Alexandra Arntsen

Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Prof. Naser Abdelkarim

Arab American University, Palestine

Yasmine Ibrahim

The American University in Cairo, Egypt

Gert Van Hecken

Asso. professor, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Ray Bush

Professor Emeritus, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Helen Saldanha

Social Work, India

Lisa Marie Smith

Retired Nurse, England

Amal Ibrahim Sabri

Retired Egyptian Environment & Development Consultant & Researcher, Egypt

Sohair Sabry

Retired Translator and Writer, Egypt

Cristina Santacruz

MA Student, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Ecuador

Eleonoora Karttunen

Doctoral Researcher, University of Finland, Finland

Erich Vogt

Lecturer, University of Toronto, Canada

Lukas Slothuus

Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Mahar Safdar Ali

Social Activist, Association of People of Asia, Pakistan

Lama Dajani

Artist, Damascus, Syria

Luca Ferrari

Researcher, Mexico

Megan Fraser

Future Led, Vancouver, Canada

Lora Barry, Canada

Aleida Azamar Alonso

Researcher, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México

Mark Vossler, USA

Nabeel

Professor, Cairo University, Egypt

Gurpreet Kaur

Independent Researcher

Farwa Sial

Research Associate – Economics, SOAS University of London, UK

Shubhangi Singh

Human Rights Lawyer, India

Neha Gupta

Strategic Communications Expert

Dr. Anand Zachariah

Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Mehreen Begg

Teacher, National Education Union (NEU), England, UK

Anna Abraham, India

Pamela Philipose

Journalist

Amita Pitre

Feminist and Independent Development Practitioner, India

Roopashri Sinha

Freelance Researcher, India

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