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Activism in Cycling

By Quanita Diaz Each year cyclists from around the world descend upon the beautiful Cape to partake in the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the largest timed cycled race and an annual event traditionally staged the second Sunday of March. The cyclists have in recent years followed a scenic 109km circular route including Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak and Houtbay before returning ...

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SAVE THE DATE: International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW)

SAVE THE DATE: International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign to be held between 2-8 March 2015 in South Africa in over 45 towns and cities and 20 university campuses IAW South Africa Team press release: 12 January 2015   The 11th annual international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will be held in South Africa between the 2nd-8th March 2015. IAW is ...

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Charges dropped against the “Cavendish Four”

The recently arrested “Cavendish Four” have all been released & all charges against them have been dropped. A notice on the Action Forum for Palestine Face book page mentions “All charges dropped. Unlawful arrests and infringing on const rights” which gives an indication as to what was mentioned in court this morning. More details will follow once an official statement by ...

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Four arrested at Woolworths protest

Four people were arrested during an anti-Woolworths protest in Claremont Cape Town police said on Sunday. Lt Col Andre Traut said three men and a woman were arrested on Saturday for intimidation, trespassing and contravention of a court order. National Coalition 4 Palestine said four members of Action Forum 4 Palestine were arrested during a non-violent protest at the Woolworths ...

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Hands Off Al Aqsa, chant protesters – VOCFM Report

“Hands off Al Aqsa” – this was the loud and simple call at a protest march in Cape Town on Wednesday in response to continuous attacks on Masjidul Asqa in the occupied territories of Palestine in East Jerusalem. In support of a the Hands Off Al Aqsa campaign on social media, supporters marched from Keizergracht to Parliament through the city ...

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Press Release – Delegation facilitated by Open Shuhada Street to Palestine & Israel

Please find below the press release from the South African delegation. Original document contains footnotes for key statistics and can be provided upon request. PLEASE NOTE: This statement represents the personal views and not necessarily the official positions of any organisations the delegates might be attached to or those that facilitated the visit. For immediate release: 2 November 2014 As ...

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Palestine Childrens Relief Fund established in South Africa

Mission Statement: The primary objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. PCRF locates, sponsors and runs volunteer medical missions to the Middle East in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Urology, Ophthalmology, Vascular Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic ...

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al-Quds International Foundation visit to SA

A delegation of five senior representatives and trustees of the al-Quds International Foundation are set to jet into South Africa on Friday, to participate in a host of public programs across the country. The delegation, who will be visiting from the foundations head offices in Beirut, Lebanon, will be in the country until the 12th September. The group is set ...

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BDS Press Release on Monthly National Day of Action against Woolworths

PRESS RELEASE: Successful start to Monthly National Day of Action against Woolworths. The Monthly National Day of Action against Woolworths (for having Israeli trade links) kicked-off to a successful start in Rosebank, Johannesburg earlier this morning. A flashmob to the tune of Trey Songz’ “Oh Nana” was perfumed by students and young activists. The lyrics were adapted to read: Oh ...

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Gift of the Givers arrives & starts work in Gaza

Relief organization Gift of the Givers started its humanitarian work in Gaza on Sunday, after gaining entry into the besieged coastal strip late Saturday afternoon. The delegation of 10 medical doctors experienced some trouble in Cairo this week, while awaiting clearance from the Egyptian embassy to enter through the Rafah border. GOTG founder Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said on Friday night ...

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