Get involved with Israeli Apartheid Week

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Want to support Palestinian freedom, justice and equality?

Join #IsraeliApartheidWeek 2016

Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) takes place in more than 150 universities and cities across the world. With creative education and action, IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people and build support for the nonviolent Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

In response to the impressive growth of BDS in the last few years, Israel and its right-wing allies in the west have launched repressive, anti-democratic attacks on the movement and the right to boycott, instead of fulfilling their obligations to end Israel’s violations of international law. This makes this year’s #IsraeliApartheidWeek more crucial than ever.

Support Palestinian popular resistance to oppression–join IAW 2016.

Check out apartheidweek.org and #IsraeliApartheidWeek to find out what’s happening in your area. More events in different cities are being added all the time, so do check back if there’s nothing in your city listed yet. 

Want to organise #IsraeliApartheidWeek events on your campus or in your city? Register your organisation here and you’ll receive an info pack full of ideas about how to organise #IsraeliApartheidWeek.

Dates:
UK: February 22-28
Europe: February 29-March 7
Palestine: March 1-10
South Africa: March 7-13
Arab World: March 20-26
US: various, including March 27-April 3
Latin America: April 10-24
Canada: various throughout March, check with local organisers

Exxon: Polluting, lying, setting climate policy

 

Kick Corporate Polluters Out of Climate Policy Talks

 

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This month, world leaders will meet at a critical summit in Paris to decide how to curb climate change and save our planet from increasingly severe environmental impacts. But the world’s top polluters – who have a long history of derailing solutions to climate change – are going to have a seat at the negotiating table.

Sign the Care2 petition to make sure the first order of business in Paris is to clear the room and kick polluters out of climate policy.

Yesterday, the President showed impressive climate leadership and vetoed the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The day before that, the New York Attorney General announced his office would be investigating ExxonMobil over the charges that it lied to the public about the role of the oil industry in causing global warming, despite the fact that the company’s own researchers have warned the company for over 40 years about the realities of human-caused climate change.

This is a huge week for those of us concerned about corporate responsibility and climate change – but we have so much more work to do to secure a sustainable future. The Paris negotiations MUST play a critical role to avert a climate crisis.

Recent research shows that even when polluters publicly admit the reality of climate change and say they support action, behind the scenes and through their trade associations they do everything they can to kill initiatives to limit the greenhouse gases that are threatening our future on this planet.

So why do we let them sit at the table when we negotiate global agreements to try to save the planet from climate chaos?

Sign the Care2 petition to the leaders of the upcoming U.N. climate talks in Paris urging them to kick the polluters out, and limit their ability to continue to jeopardize our future.

If the world can’t agree to aggressive action and move our energy economy quickly away from dirty and dangerous oil, coal and natural gas, communities across the globe will be hit with worse droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes and a seemingly-unending list of environmental challenges.

Avoiding these worst case impacts is far more important than protecting a business model. But if the polluters are in the room, they’ll continue to block progress.

The talks in Paris are beginning soon – Nov. 30th, so sign the Care2 petition today and urge leaders in Paris to kick the polluters out to save our climate and our communities.

Thanks for taking action!

 

Aaron V.

The Care2 Petitions Team