The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) will close all operations on Friday, 20 October 2023 to join the global general strike in solidarity with Palestine. This strike calls for the end to the ongoing genocide of Palestinians and to stop repressive state actions against protestors worldwide.
We condemn violence against Palestinians and demand protection of human rights for all
APC condemns the violent attacks targeting Palestinian territories and stands with all the citizens of Palestine who have been experiencing settler colonialism, genocide, structural violence and grave human rights violations, today and throughout the last 75 years.
We stand with the voices that are currently being silenced, and with the two million people of Gaza who are living in an open-air prison and are being deprived of food, water, electricity and humanitarian and medical aid by Israel. They have been subjected to ethnic cleansing and genocide at the hands of the Israeli military and settlers who have forced and continue to force Palestinians to move out of their homes in order to stay alive. No one should be forced to choose between two fundamental human rights: the right to life or the right to housing and security. An Amnesty International 2021 investigation exposed this system of apartheid, while UN rights expert Michael Lynk called this a crime against humanity.
Read more in our statement.
Civil society organisations call for tech companies to respect Palestinian digital rights in times of crisi
7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, APC and eighty-seven other organisations urge tech companies to immediately take strict measures to protect their users from harm in light of the escalating events in the region.
These events have inevitably led to increased discrimination against Palestinian content and a rise in anti-Palestinian racism across various online platforms, and demonstrate the critical link between the digital realm and the reality on the ground, as 7amleh has documented.
Read 7amleh's statement.
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