1) 24hr Overnight Vigil
Starting: 20h00, Tuesday 01 June 2010
Culminating: 18h00 - 20h00, Wednesday 02 June
Venue: Department of International Relations and Cooperation (460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, Pretoria)
Contact: / 082 660 0723 / 084 211 9988

2) Mass Meeting For Gaza
When: Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Baitun Noor Hall, Lenasia

3) Al-Qud’s March
When: Thursday, 3 June 2010
Time: 11:00am
Where: Kaizergracht Street, Cape Town (opposite Cape Technikon)

4) Mass Solidarity Action - Meeting of the Action Group on Palestine and Banner Painting / Placard Demonstration- Phansi Apartheid Israel Campaign : Durban

Date : Saturday, 5 June 2010
Time : 9am - 10:30am
Venue : SAMNET Office Suite 4, Mohammedeya Centre 2, 263 Moses Kotane (Sparks Road), Overport

Banner Painting from 10 : 30 - 12 in Courtyard Besides Sparks Road Mosque Complex
Placard Demonstration on Moses Kotane Road / Sparks Road (People to Assemble in Sparks Road Mosque Courtyard Area at 2pm)

5) Mass Rally
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Location:Uncle Tom's Hall, Near Hector Pieterson Museum, Orlando West
Contact: 084 211 9988

6) Women's Programme on
Palestine: An Eyewitness Account From Gaza
Date: Saturday, June 5th
Location: Brits Madressa
Time: 2:30pm
Contact: 071 677 0358

Zapiro Cartoon

Zapiro Cartoon

Civil Society Statement on Israeli attacks on aid ships to Gaza

Representatives from unemployed people’s movements and organisations, trade unions and other civil society organisations meeting to discuss the economic crisis, unemployment and strategies for decent work in a national seminar hosted by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) on Monday 31 suspended their discussions to condemn Israel’s attack on a flotilla of aid boats heading for besieged GAZA in occupied Palestine.

While we anxiously await on more details, especially the situation of our comrade Gadijah Davids, a journalist with community radio station Radio 786, we condemn this attach as a form of state terrorism. This barbaric act reminds us of the atrocities carried out by the apartheid government in Southern Africa. We call on our government to immediately to expel the Israeli ambassador from SA as a first step towards isolating Israel’s apartheid state.

Adopted unanimously, River Club 31 May 2010

Issued by the AIDC on behalf of seminar participants