Alice Walker, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others tell you why you should support this historical initiative.
Excerpts from a Letter written on behalf of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP), an international people’s tribunal, signed by Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Dennis Banks, Russell Means, Stephane Hessel :
“We are writing to you on behalf of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP), an international people’s tribunal that was created to expose human rights abuses and stir people to action in opposition to Israel’s recognized violations of international law. We hope that you will help promote, attend, and participate in our final hearings in New York City on October 6–7, 2012.”
“Each and every one of us—particularly those of us and our fellow jury members who grew up in the Jim Crow South, in apartheid South Africa, and on Indian reservations in the United States—is shocked by what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. This letter is an urgent call to others who share our commitment to racial justice, equality, and freedom. This sense of urgency knows no bounds and stretches across vastly militarized borders. In this way the dangers are unprecedented, but so are the opportunities that stem from uniting our struggles.”