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ANNOUNCEMENT: Launching of Mauritians in Solidarity with the People of Palestine common front.

30.12.2020

ANNOUNCEMENT


New Common Front Formed in Mauritius: 


“Mauritians in Solidarity with the People of Palestine, 


No to Israeli Apartheid!”


At this year’s end, we are pleased to announce that 10 organizations and 42 individuals have come together to launch a new common front. It is called Mauritians in Solidarity with the People of Palestine: No to Israeli Apartheid! ((SOMALP) An updated founder members’ list below, as of 30 December, 2020.


SOMALP is being born in a new context for the people of Palestine. President Donald Trump of the USA has made common cause with Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel – with the aim of, at one and the same time, dominating the people of Palestine and “normalizing” Israel’s relations with the Arab world, that is to say with traditional “allies” of the Palestinians.  


Strangely, it is also a time of hope. The Boycott, Disinvestment, Sanctions (BDS) world-wide movement has isolated Israel, and will continue to do so as long as Israel occupies Palestine illegally. In the USA, Israel’s main ally, a great deal of support for the Palestinian people has begun to be expressed, and for the first time, big organizations of Jewish people are opposing the Israeli aggression and expansion.  


And in this context of both new challenges and new hopes, all over the world a new counter-offensive is taking the form of a struggle to get the Israeli state declared an “Apartheid State” – Apartheid having, since 1966, been declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations. It is in this context that our new common front, SOMALP, is being born in Mauritius. 


It was in this new context that on Saturday 28 November SOMALP’s birth was planned. A resolution was taken at a gathering, at which there were talks on the new situation, and then a candlelight vigil on the Royal Road in Grand River North West in Port Louis. It was also resolved that the previous BDS committee will now be “subsumed” into SOMALP.  


List of Founder Organizations


Confederation of General Trade unions (Vinod Seegum)                      


Confederation des Travailleurs des Secteurs Publique et Privé (Reeaz Chuttoo)


Mauritius Labour Congress (Haniff Peerun)


All Workers’ Federation (Haniff Peerun)        


Federation of Parastatal Bodies and Other union (Deepak Benydin)


Dr. Idrice Goomany Treatment Centre (Samad Abdus Dulloo)           


Consumer Advocacy Platform (Mosadeq Sahebdin)


Chagos Refugees Group (Olivier Bancoult)


Muvman Liberasyon Fam (Ragini Kistnasamy)


LALIT (Alain Ah Vee)


List of individual Founder Members 


Cassam Uteem, Former President of the Republic of Mauritius


Rama Poonoosamy, Former Minister of Arts and Culture


Vinesh Hookoomsing, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius


Jean-Claude Bibi, Former Attorney General


and


Ragini Kistnasamy


Firoza Dilmohamed 


Kavi Pyneeandy


Gopalen Chellapermal


Clement Bordelais


Rehza Khan 


Norman Tambanivoul


Khalid Gareebun


Alain Fanchon


Marie Ange Fanchon


Gary Homet


Rajendra Ramen


Amyot Perrine


Danny Le Merle 


Ahmad Tallybally


Rada Kistnasamy


Rajni Lallah


Imran Dhanoo


Alain Ah Vee 


Sudha Ramen 


Francis Jolicoeur


Laval Yves


Christian Batour


Rashid Denmanode


Audrey Noel


Anouchka Cindy Clelie 


Anne-Marie Joly 


Sultana Begum Budulla 


Anne-Marie Hypolite


Abdool Nabee


Akshay Seepargauth


Pushpa Lallah 


Georges Herchenroder 


Nuhaa Tallybally


Nabiilah Tallybally


Lindsey Collen


Ram Seegobin


Roland Fozoo


 


updated on 30 Dec 2020 at 7:37 pm