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November 9 – Global Day of Action: A World without Walls

Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall)

From Israel’s apartheid Wall on Palestinian land to the US Wall of Shame on indigenous land at the border with Mexico – Walls are monuments of expulsion, exclusion, oppression, discrimination and exploitation. As people affected by these walls and as movements that pose justice, freedom and equality as our tools to resolve the problems of this planet, we join the call for the 9th of November as a Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.


Read and endorse the Call for Action below. 

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Register here for a FOSNA livestream of two workshops November 10 and 11 from the SOA Watch Border Encuentro in Tucson.

November 10 10:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Central | 1:00 PM Eastern
“From Palestine to Mexico, All the Walls Have Got to Go: BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and Border Militarization” with Palestinian BDS National Committee, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and Friends of Sabeel North America

November 11 1:15 PM Pacific | 3:15 PM Central | 4:15 PM Eastern
“Towards a World Without Walls! Combating the Violence of Border Walls and Militarization from Palestine to the US/Mexico and Beyond” with Jamal Juma of Stop The Wall (Palestine), and Pedro Charbel of the Palestinian BDS National Committee

You can also take action on November 9 by

  • Posting on social media about the walls you resist and why, using the hashtags #WorldWithoutWalls and #MundoSinMuros
  • Reaching out to the members of your congregation to support those impacted by Trump’s immigration policies
  • Connecting with those working on immigrants rights in your community

    "There is no word for wall in our language. We've asked our elders. We have searched. There is no word for wall because there shouldn't be walls."

    Verlon M. Jose, Tohono O'odham tribal vice chairperson. The Tohono O'odham people's land is divided by the US/Mexico border.

    From Israel’s apartheid Wall on Palestinian land to the US Wall of Shame on indigenous land at the border with Mexico – almost 70 walls across all continents are today ripping through people’s lives and lands as they fortify often unilaterally defined borders or limits of state control. They cause thousands of deaths every year and destroy means of livelihoods and hope for many more. They are monuments of expulsion, exclusion, oppression, discrimination and exploitation.

    15 years ago Israel started building its up to 8-meter high and over 700km long Wall on Palestinian occupied land as an integral part of its policy to confiscate over 60% of the West Bank and imprison the Palestinian people on not more than 13% of their historical homeland. This adds to its wall surrounding and completely isolating the Palestinian Gaza Strip since 1994. Palestinians have never stopped resisting these illegal Walls and the continuous expulsion of their people from their land and in 2003 called for November 9 – the day the Berlin Wall fell – as International Day against Israel’s apartheid Wall.

    Today it is time we unite against the global proliferation of walls – we call for November 9 as Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.

    Israel has been central in promoting this new global era of walls and the US has risen to back it up: From India, to Saudi Arabia, to Turkey, Western Sahara and Europe, today, the number of walls designed to forcibly define and seal borders has almost tripled over the last two decades. These walls bar the right to freedom of movement and self-determination. They have become are cornerstones in a world where wars, militarisation and exclusion are to substitute justice, freedom and equality.

    Walls have not only risen to fortify borders of state control but demarcate the boundaries between the rich, the powerful, the socially acceptable and the ‘other’. They increasingly dominate our cities and societies. Tens of thousands linger as prisoners of conscience or under illegal and inhumane conditions behind prison walls. Visible and invisible walls, as is the case of the blockade of Cuba, aim to bar us from attaining economic, political, social and environmental justice.

    Where they do not outright promote these walls, governments de facto condone their existence, while a veritable industry of walls literally makes a killing out of all of this. Selling their ideology, methodology and technology corporations team up in arms fairs, biddings and seminars to profit from the construction of these walls.

    As people affected by these walls and as movements that pose justice, freedom and equality as our tools to resolve the problems of this planet, we join the call for the 9th of November as a Global Day of Action for a World without Walls.

    We will unite in mobilisation to:

    • Raise awareness about the devastating effect of the increasing dominance of walls in our world and our lives

    • Create solidarity and links among the people affected by the walls and movements fighting the walls

    • Demand an immediate end to the walls that expel, exclude, oppress, discriminate and exploit

    • Resist and defund those that profit from the walls


    From Palestine:

    Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (Stop the Wall)

    Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

    Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOs (25 civil society organizations)

    Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON)

    Palestinian General Union for Charitable society (PGCUS) (400 civil society organizations)

    Palestinian Land Defense Coalition (11 civil society organizations)

    Palestinian Non Governmental Institute PNIN (37 civil society organizations)

    Palestinian Non Governmental organizations Network (132 civil society organizations)

    The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem

    The National and Islamic Forces in the West Bank (the coordination body of Palestinian political parties)

    Addameer – Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

    Al-Amal Association for Childhood and Development

    Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ)

    Arab Agronomists Association

    Arab Center for Agricultural Development (ACAD)

    Arab Women Union Society – Nablus

    Association for Farmers’ Rights and for the Preservation of the Environment

    Association Jadayel – Palestinian Center for Culture, Arts and creativity

    Burj Al-LuqLuq Social Center Society

    Defense for Children DCI – Palestine

    First Sareyyet Ramallah

    Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute (HDIP)

    Huriyyat – Center for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights

    Ibrahimiya kindergarten

    Jerusalem Legal Aid and Human Rights Center

    Land Research Center

    MA'AN Development Center

    Mother school

    MUSAWA – Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

    Ni’lin Society for Development and Community Work

    Occupied Palestine and Syrian Golan Heights Advocacy

    Palestine Youth Forum

    Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committees (PARC )

    Palestinian Counseling Center

    Palestinian Family Protection

    Palestinian Farmers Society-Tulkarem

    Palestinian Farmers' Union (PFU)

    Palestinian Federation of New Unions

    Palestinian Hydrology Group

    Palestinian Postal services workers union (PPSWU)

    Palestinian Women Development Center

    Palestinian Working Women's Society for Development (PWWSD)

    Palestinian Youth Union

    Popular Art Center

    Popular Council to Protect the Jordan Valley

    Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC)

    Save the Jordan Valley Campaign

    SAWA women organization

    Union Of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC)

    Women Center for Legal Aid and Consulting (WCLAC)

    Women's Studies Centre (WSC)

    Youth Development Association

    Youth Against Settlements


    From Mexico:

    Coordinadora de Solidaridad con Palestina – Corsopal (Coordination in Solidarity with Palestine)

    Movimiento Nacional del Poder Popular (MNPP) (National Movement of Popular Power)

    Movimiento Nacional del Poder Popular Zacatecas (MNPP – Zacatecas) (National Movement of Popular Power – Zacatecas)

    Movimiento del Magisterio Democrático Nacional (Movement of the National Democratic Teachers)

    Comité Ejecutivo Nacional Democrático del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación en Lucha (CEND del SNTE en Lucha) (National Democratic Executive Committee of the National Union of Education Workers in Struggle)

    Asamblea de los Pueblos en Defensa del Territorio, la Educación Pública, Laica, Gratuita y los Derechos Humanos (Assembly of the Peoples in Defense of the Territory, Public, Secular and Free Education and Human Rights)

    Frente de Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra en San Salvador Atenco (FPDT-Atenco) (Front of Peoples in Defense of the Land in San Salvador Atenco)

    Consejo de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo (CODEP-MNPP) (Council for the Defense of People's Rights)

    Council of Interdisciplinary Organizations Bounded for Oxaca (COIVO-MNPP)

    Coordinación de Comunidades Indígenas de la Sierra Sur (COCISS) (Coordination of Indigenous Communities of the Sierra Sur)

    Comité de Defensa Ciudadana (CODECI-MNPP) (Citizen Defense Committee)

    Contingentes del Comité Ejecutivo Nacional Democrático del SNTE en Lucha (CEND SNTE en Lucha) (Contingents of the National Democratic Executive Committee of the SNTE in Struggle)

    Congreso Nacional de Bases, Movimiento del Magisterio Democrático Nacional (National Popular Congress, Movement of the National Democratic Teachers): Sección III de Baja California Sur; Sección V de Campeche; Sección X de la Ciudad de México; Sección XIII y XLV de Guanajuato; Sección XIV de Guerrero; Sección XV de Hidalgo; Movimiento Magisterial Jalisciense, Secciones XVI y XLVII de Jalisco; Sección XVIII de Michoacán; Movimiento Magisterial de Bases, Sección XIX de Morelos; Consejo Democrático Magisterial Poblano, Secciones XXIII y LI de Puebla

    Movimiento Magisterial de Bases (Grassroots Teachers Movement) de Querétaro, Sección XXIV de Querétaro

    Bases Magisteriales Democráticas (Democratic Teachers Collective) de Quintana Roo, Sección XXV de Q. Roo

    Bases Magisteriales (Teachers Collective) de Tabasco, Sección XXIX de Tabasco

    Trabajadores del Colegio de Bachilleres de Tabasco (Workers of the Bachilleres de Tabasco high school)

    Comité Estatal Democrático, Sección XXXII y LVI de Veracruz; Sección XXXVI del Valle de México; Consejo Nacional de Sistematización; Escuelas Integrales de Educación Básica de Michoacán; Colectivo Pedagógico “Francisco Javier Acuña Hernández”

    Promotora del Poder Popular de Michoacán (Promoter of the Popular Power of Michoacán)

    Caja Popular de Ahorro (Popular Savings Bank) “Emiliano Zapata”

    Colectivo de Estudios (Study Collective) “Ricardo Flores Magón”

    Movimiento de Unidad Social por un Gobierno del Pueblo (MUSOC-GP) (Movement of Social Unity for a People's Government, Michoacán)

    Coalición de Jubilados y Pensionados “Elpidio Domínguez Castro”; Talleres

    Community of Nezahualcoyotl Municipality – Estado de México Comunitarios del Municipio de Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México

    Federation Brazon: Estado de Mexico, Queretaro, Morales, Veracruz, Guerrero and Mexico City – Barzón Federación: Estado de México, Querétaro, Morelos, Veracruz, Guerrero y Distrito Federal

    Coalición Nacional de Cooperativas y Empresas Sociales (CONACyES) (National Coalition of Cooperatives and Social Enterprises)

    Organización Nacional del Poder Popular (ONPP) (National Organization of People's Power)

    Organización Nacional del Poder Popular de Morelos (ONPP-MORELOS) (National Organization of People's Power – Morelos)

    Organización Nacional del Poder Popular del D. F. (National Organization of Popular Power of the district of Mexico City)

    Asamblea Permanente de los Pueblos de Morelos (Permanent Assembly of the Peoples of Morelos)

    Instituto Mexicano de Desarrollo Comunitario (IMDEC), Mexican Institute of Community Development

    Centro de Atención en Derechos Humanos a la Mujer y el Menor Indígena (CADHMMI) (Center for Human Rights Care for Women and Indigenous Minors)

    Centro Regional Indígena en Derechos Humanos “Ñuu-Savi” (CERIDH) (Indigenous Regional Center on Human Rights)

    Organización de los Pueblos Indígenas del Bajo Mixe (OPI) (Organization of the Indigenous Peoples of Bajo Mixe)

    Organización de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Cuenca (OPIC) (Organization of Indigenous Peoples of the Cuenca)

    Coalición de los Pueblos Indígenas de Valles Centrales (COPIVAC) (Coalition of the Indigenous Peoples of the Central Valleys)

    Coordinator of United Neighborhoods from Salina Cruz (CCU)


    International signatures:

    Academic committee against LawTrain @Leuven

    AFSC (United States)

    AFM Local 1000 (United States)

    Al-Jisr: The bridge between Japan and Palestine

    Alternative Law Forum (India)

    Aman Biradari

    American Humanist Association (United States)

    Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights

    Amigos de la Tierra de América Latina y el Caribe -ATALC

    Anglican Church of Korea

    Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions (United States)

    Asian College of Journalism  (India)

    Association Belgo-Palestinienne – prov. Luxembourg (Belgium)

    Association France Palestine Solidarité

    Association France Palestine Solidarité Nîmes

    Association d'amitié franco-vietnamienne (France)


    ATTAC España

    ATTAC (France)

    Australian Friends of Palestine Association

    BACBI (Belgian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel)

    Barricades (Belgium)

    BDS Berlin

    BDS Colombia

    BDS France 

    BDS Malaysia

    BDS Nederland

    BDS Paris

    BDS Switzerland

    BDS Quebec Coalition (Canada)


    BACBI Belgian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

    Biomystic Institute (United States)

    Birmingham Interfaith Human Rights Committee (United States)

    Brighton & Hove Palestine Solidarity Campaign


    Bolivarian Agrarian and Community Movement from Venezuela – Movimiento

    Campagne BDS France – Montpellier

    CEBRAPAZ – Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos e Luta pela Paz (Brasil)

    Centro Brasileiro de Solidariedade aos Povos e Luta pela Paz-Paraná (Brasil)

    Centro de Amigos para la Paz / Red de Solidaridad con Palestina – Costa Rica

    Centro Memorial Martin Luther King, Cuba


    Chelsea Area One World One Family (United States)

    Chico Palestine Action Group (United States)

    Cleveland Chapter INA

    Coalisión para los derechos de los presos (United States)

    Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (Sydney)


    CoherentSystems (United States)

    Colectivo antimilitarista Mambrú de Zaragoza

    Collectif Judéo Arabe et Citoyen pour la Palestine 

    Collectif Palestine 12- Millau (France)

    Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos (Ecuador)

    Comisión Multisectorial del Uruguay (Multisector Commission)

    Comitê Brasileiro em Defesa dos Direitos dos Povos Ocupados

    Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche-Orient

    Committee for a Just Peace in the Middle East (Comité pour une paix juste au PO)

    Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas, Indígenas y Negras (FENOCIN) de

    Ecuador (National Confederation of Peasant, Indigenous and Black Organizations)

    Collectif Judéo Arabe et Citoyen pour la Palestine (France)

    Confederación Sindical Única De Trabajadores Campesinos de Bolivia (CSUTCB) (Trade Union

    Confederation of Peasant Workers of Bolivia)

    Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)

    Correspondents Diplomatiqe (United Kingdom)

    Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora de Venezuela (Revolutionary Tendency Bolívar and Zamora)


    Christian Church (DOC)

    Cultura è Libertà, una campagna per la Palestina


    Days of Palestine (United States)

    Deya (Canada)

    Democratic Socialists of America (United States)

    Democratic Socialists of America, Boulder, CO (United States)

    Donne in Nero Italia

    Donne in Nero di Torino

    Earth Is My Cathedral Ministry

    Échanges et Solidarité (France)


    Enlace Internacional

    Ensemble (France)

    EVRY Palestine (France)

    Fagforbundet (Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees)

    FASE Brasil

    Finca La Muda Lavandula y Bayas (Spain)

    Femmes en Noir Lyon (France)

    Frauen in Schwarz (Wien)

    France- Amérique Latine

    Frances Beal Society (United States)

    Frente de Luta Amazonica por Defensores Direitos Humanos

    Ford Mediation

    Friends of Sabeel – North America

    Friends of Palestine Wisconsin (United States)

    Fundación para la Cooperación APY – Solidaridad en Acción

    Global Justice Alliance

    Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

    Grassroots International (United States)

    Grupo Antimilitarista de Carabanchel (Spain)

    Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, St. Paul, MN (United States)

    idfm radio (France)

    IJAN (United States)

    Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign – Derry Branch

    Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (InCACBI)

    Institut tunisien des relations internationales (Tunisia)

    IWW upstate NY, James Connolly GMB (United States)

    Jews for Palestinian Right of Return (United States)

    Jews for Justice for Palestinians

    Jewish Voice for Peace (United States)

    Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue-Group Munich

    Just World Educational

    JVP Westchester

    Kairós Palestina Brasil

    KFF (Sweden)

    La Concordia

    La Coalición de Derechos Humanos

    Labor for Palestine (United STates)

    Lantern Bearers

    Las Cruces CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, United States)

    Le Mouvement de la Paix (France)

    Legal Centre Lesbos (Greece)

    LeNove studi e ricerche sociali (Italy)

    LOD (France)

    Los Angeles County Democratic Party (United States)

    LNC, LLC (United States)

    Marquette UU Congregation

    Milieu-infocentrum (Belgium)

    MidEast: JustPeace

    Middle East Crisis

    Movimento dos Atingidos por Barragens (MAB)

    Movimento pelos direitos do povo palestino e pela paz no médio oriente (Portugal)

    Movimiento de Mujeres Palestinas Alkarama (Spain)

    MRAP – Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitié entre les peuples (France)

    Nebraskans for Peace (United States)

    Nederlands Palestina Komitee

    Network Against Islamophobia (United States)

    New Zealand Palestine Solidarity Network

    Non Violent Peaceforce (United States)

    NorCal Friends of Sabeel (United States)

    North American Climate,Conservation and Environment (United States)

    Observatorio de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos (Observatory of Human Rights of the People)

    Observatory of Human Rights of the People, USA and Swiss chapters

    Observatoire de l'Enfermement des Etrangers (France)

    Ocean Tree Books (United States)

    OR/ID United Methodist Holy Land Task Force (United States)

    Organic Girl Productions (Australia)

    Pax Christi (Canada)

    Palestina Solidariteit vzw (Belgium)

    Palestine Israel Working Group (United States)

    Palestine Solidarity Committee in India

    Palestine Solidarity Campaign South Africa

    Palestine subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild (United States)

    Palestinian and Jewish Unity (Canada)

    Palestinian Rights Committee (United States)

    Parti Communiste Français (France)

    Piwg (United States)


    PNHPWW (United States)

    Portland Network Against Racism and Islamophobia

    Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

    PSC  Thailand

    PSC (United Kingdom)

    Quaker (New Zealand)

    Red de Colectivos La Araña Feminista de Venezuela (Feminist Network ‘ The Spider)

    Red de Integración Orgánica – Rio – Por la Defensa de la Madre Tierra y los Derechos Humanos de Guatemala (Network of Organic Integration – RIO – for the defense of Mother Earth and Human Rights)

    Ontario Humanist Society (Canada) (United States)

    REDES-Amigos de la Tierra Uruguay

    Renewed HOPE (United States)

    Right to Migrate Institute

    Rumbo a Gaza (Spain)

    Sacramento Area Peace Action (United States)

    Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

    Sanctuary Hill Farms (United States)

    SBIA (United States)

    Scholars Without Borders (United States)

    SDS (United States)

    SOA Watch – Observatory for the Closure of the School of Americas

    Soldepaz – Pachakuti

    Solidarity International (Germany)

    SOS Art

    South West Action Group for Social Justice (United States)

    St. Louis Jewish Voice for Peace

    St. Matthew's United Methodist Church (United Sates)

    St Paul's Church Beaconsfield (Australia)

    Stichting Diensten en Onderzoek Centrum Palestina (DocP)

    Students for Justice in Palestine (Stony Brook University, United States)

    Sumar Plegats (Catalunya)

    Tadamon! Montréal (Canada)

    Tierra y Libertad por Wallmapu (France)

    The Association of Norwegian NGOs for Palestine

    The Hampton Institute : A working Class think tank (United States)

    Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Ireland

    Transnational Institute (TNI)

    Tucuman por Palestina


    UCC Church (United States)

    UJFP (France)

    Ulster People


    United Methodist Church (United States)

    Union juive française pour la paix (UJFP, France)

    US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

    Vancouver for Peace (United States)

    Veterans For Peace

    Victoria Coalition against Israeli apartheid

    Voices for Justice in Palestine

    War on Want (United Kingdom)

    WESPAC (United States)

    White Rabbit Grove RDNA

    Women in Black Vienna

    Women In Black Seattle

    Worcester Palestine Friendship (United Kingdom)

    WSA (United States)

    WILPF-Des Moines (France)

    WriteWords Press (USA)

    Yorkshire Friends of Sabeel

    Zawaya, Bay Resistance, No Migra

    Zbu organisation (France)

    ZEPA (Slovenia)

    Zoroastrian Association (United States)

    9/11 Truth Action Project