THIS IS THE 2012 ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK WEBPAGE 




8TH INTERNATIONAL ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
(5th-11th March 2012)

Billboards go up in South Africa to promote
Israeli Apartheid Week. Here is one from
South Africa's capital city, Pretoria.
 Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural  performances, film screenings and multimedia displays) held in cities and campuses across the globe.

 IAW seeks to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to mobilize support for  the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

 Last year IAW was incredibly successful with over 90 cities worldwide, and 9 universities in South Africa, participating in  the week’s events.

 **Israeli Government sends PR envoy to South Africa and other countries to "fight" IAW.Click here.**

SPEECHES, PRESENTATIONS, AUDIO AND VIDEO
- Message of Support: South African Struggle Stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada on "100 Years of the ANC: Lessons for South Africans..." [25/03/2012]
- YouTube: Zapiro, Allan Boesak and others speak at UCT [08/03/2012]
- Seminar: Steven Friedman speaks at UJ at IAW [08/03/2012]
- Statement: SASCO Press Statement and call to all branches [06/03/2012]
- Report Back: Silent Protest at the University of Stellenbosch [06/03/2012]
- Speech: Zackie Achmat, "Why I believe Israel is an Apartheid State" @ UCT [06/03/2012]
Letter: From the SA Council of Churches to all Churches in SA [24/02/2012]
- YouTube Interview: Ben White, Rafeef Ziadah and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi on IAW [22/02/2012]
- YouTube, Music Video: Graffiti artists painted large art murals across the country in support of IAW. They also produced this music video [05/03/2012]
- YouTube: Mbuyiseni Ndlozi delivering a speech in London as part of IAW 2012 [22/02/2012]

- Photos: IAW SA 2012 [Facebook album]
- Photos: IAW SA 2012 EVENTS [Facebook album]
- Photos: IAW SA 2012 GRAFFITI [Facebook album]


SOME MEDIA COVERAGE
- Varsity Newspaper: A foreign Apartheid [13_03_2012]


IAW 2012 NATIONAL FILM TOUR - "Roadmap to Apartheid"
The Tri-Continental Film Festival (www.tcff.co.za), IAW South Africa Team and BDS South Africa have secured permission to premiere the film, Roadmap to Apartheid (www.roadmaptoapartheid.org). The movie will be screened at several South African universities, schools and community centers as an official 2012 Israeli Apartheid Week event. 'Roadmap to Apartheid' is a full-feature film that explores the comparison between former South Africa and current Israel. Click here for the IAW 2012 National Film Tour schedule

GRAFFITI INITIATIVE - "Paint for Palestine"
The Durban based, GangsOfGraffiti, have called on fellow street-artists and graffiti-writers to participate in IAW by creating works with "FREE PALESTINE" as the theme.  You too, with friends, comrades and activists can create your own painting/mural/graffiti. Remember to send us footage of your work. To see photos of the graffiti initiative click here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.309598689104288.78802.171273009603524&type=1


SPEAKERS INVITED FOR IAW EVENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Several people have been invited to participate in rallies, protests, lectures, seminars and other speaking events as part of IAW. Some of the invited speakers are: South African Minister of Education, Dr Blade Nzimande; General Secretary of COSATU, Zwelinzima Vavi; Rivonia trialist, Denis Goldberg; Robben Island prisoner, Ahmed Kathrada; ANC NEC member, Dr Pallo Jordan; South African struggle stalwart, Ronnie Kasrils; Public intellectual, Professor Steven Friedman; TAC activist, Zackie Achmat; and South Africa's Jonathan "Zapiro" Shapiro. Click here for the Full and Complete Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 Schedule with all film screenings, events and speakers

SA STUDENT LEADER OFF TO EUROPE FOR IAW
Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is a PhD candidate and the Chairperson of the Post Graduate Association at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He is a member of the South African Students Congress (SASCO) and a board member of BDS South Africa. Ndlozi is currently on a speaking tour in Europe as part of IAW You can follow Mbuyiseni's travels on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/bdssouthafrica and here is a YouTube Video of Mbuyiseni delivering a speech in London as part of IAW 2012 [22/02/2012]

GET INVOLVED IN IAW 2012
IAW offers ordinary people around the world an opportunity to partake in something truly global. If you would like to get involved and organize your own IAW event or action let us know so that we can share with you the IAW Basis of Unity and organizing principles. Click here for some ways in which you can actively get involved


IAW 2012 RESOURCES AND MATERIAL 






IAW SOUTH AFRICA TEAM
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THE IAW SOUTH AFRICA TEAM IS MADE UP OF 25 MEMBERS STRETCHED ACROSS THE SOUTH AFRICA. PARTNERS AND PARTICIPATING GROUPS INCLUDE:
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), South African Students Congress (SASCO), Young Communist League of South Africa (YCL), South African Council of Churches EAPPI program, Kairos Southern Africa, Kaliedoscope Youth Network, SA Artists Against Apartheid, GangsofGraffiti, Palestine Solidarity Alliance (Gauteng), Palestine Solidarity Alliance (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Palestine Solidarity Campaign (South Africa), UKZN Action Group on Palestine (University of KwaZulu-Natal), UJ Palestine Solidarity Forum (University of Johannesburg), Wits University Palestine Solidarity Committee (Wits University)
If your organization would like to participate or endorse Israeli Apartheid Week send us an email at: iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org



THIS IS THE 2012 ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK WEBPAGE