International Statement in Solidarity with Palestine and in Rejection of the Zionist Massacre in Gaza

The delegates participating in the 3rd Dilemmas of Humanity Conference being held in Johannesburg from the 14th to 18th of October 2023 are following the brutal Zionist attacks against the Palestinian people and their resistance with great interest and grave concern. These attacks have taken the form of a vicious war of extermination with the brazen support of US imperialism, and its allies in Europe. 

The participants of this international conference declare that: 

In the legacy of those who struggled and were victorious against apartheid in South Africa, where we are convened, we demand an end to the Israeli apartheid state. We condemn the sixteen year old blockade on Gaza. The imposed Israeli apartheid state and the blockade are crimes against humanity. 

We stand against the criminalization and dehumanization of the Palestinian people, and defend their right to resist. We reject the misinformation campaign fabricated by Israel and its allies to foment prejudice, spread hate and justify aggressions against the Palestinian people. The struggle for self determination, sovereignty, and the defense of human dignity must not be labeled “terrorism.” Furthermore, we denounce and firmly reject the criminalization of solidarity with Palestine by nation states supporting Zionism. 

We strongly rebuke the extermination campaign of Israel against Palestinians. For decades Zionists have launched attacks on the Palestinian people, and the current massacre of unarmed civilians, including children, the elderly, and women brutally murdered by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip must be understood and denounced as a crime against humanity. 

As of this moment,  Israeli forces have killed 2, 808 people, of which 800 are children.  The buildings being targeted and bombed are service facilities, especially hospitals, schools, water and electricity networks which are necessary infrastructure to sustain life. We denounce the ruthless and savage attack of Israeli forces on the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza which killed hundreds of doctors and patients. 

We condemn the shameful silence and blatant complicity of regional states and institutions, as well as the financial and military aid provided by US imperialism to fuel the slaughter of Palestinians. We condemn the positions of governments in support of aggression and normalizing with the occupying entity, and consider Zionism a racist and fascist movement.

We recognize the Palestinian people’s legitimate right to liberation, independence and return as it has been recognized by the UN and the majority of states in the world. 

We support Palestinian’s right to return, and we condemn the continued forceful displacement of Palestininans. Demanding that 1.1 million people leave their homeland without anywhere to go is criminal.  

We call on all progressive forces and supporters of freedom around the world to take to the streets and squares, and engage in all forms of support for Palestine. 

Join the call for a regional day of action in solidarity with Palestine on Friday, October 20th and the international day of solidarity on November 4th, 2023. We also call on all forms of boycotts to Israeli products and exposure of the terrorist actions of Israel. 

We recognize that the struggle to free Palestine, and end the Israeli occupation is the struggle of all oppressed people for liberation and dignity. We must be in solidarity and defend the Palestinian’s struggle for self-determination, liberation, independence, and the right of Palestinians to return. 

We demand: 

1. An immediate end to all aggression and a ceasefire in Gaza.

2. End the blockade of Gaza.

3. The return of all the territory to the Palestinian people.

4. End the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

14th October 2023

International People’s Assembly 

3rd Dilemmas of Humanity Conference – Johannesburg, South Africa

Signing Parties and Organizations:

  • International Peoples’ Assembly (IPA)
  • Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) – Bolivia
  • Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) – Brasil
  • Instituto Simón Bolívar – Venezuela 
  • PSL – United States
  • Mazdoor Kisan Party – Pakistan
  • National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) – South Africa 
  • Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party SRWP – South Africa
  • Unión Comunera – Venezuela
  • Movimiento Nuestramérica – Argentina
  • Potere Al Popolo – Italy
  • PTB-PVDA – Belgium
  • Workers Party of Bangladesh – Bangladesh
  • Corriente Nacional Nuestra Patria – Argentina
  • Pueblo Unido – Argentina
  • Casa Tecmilco – Mexico
  • Tejiendo Luchas – Mexico
  • Organización de la Resistencia Civil Luz y Fuerza del Pueblo- Chiapas – Mexico
  • FPDT Atenco – Mexico
  • Resistencia civil Oaxaca y Veracruz – Mexico
  • Proyecto Manos a la Cuenca – Mexico
  • Servicio Internacional Cristiano de Solidaridad Oscar A.Romero – Mexico
  • Mujeres para el Dialogo – Mexico
  • Secretariado Social Mexicano – Mexico
  • Fundación Don Sergio Méndez Arceo – Mexico
  • Maderas del Pueblo del Sureste, AC – Mexico
  • Comité Nacional para la Defensa y Conservación de Los Chimalapas – Mexico
  • Unión de Ejidos en Defensa del Territorio Maya – Mexico
  • Asamblea de Defensores del Territorio Maya, Múuch’ Xíinbal – Mexico
  • Centro de Estudios para el Cambio en el Campo Mexicano – Mexico
  • Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas – Mexico
  • Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación – Mexico
  • Pastoral Social- Iglesia Anglicana de México – Mexico
  • Jornada Se Acabaron Las Promesas – Puerto Rico
  • Socialist Union (Perserikatan Sosialis) – Indonesia
  • Solidaritas Net from – Indonesia
  • Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research – International
  • PDG-RDA (Parti Démocratique de Guinée du Rassemblement Démocratique Africain) – Guinée
  • CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) – Western Sahara 
  • Nomad Association – Tunisia
  • Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine – Palestine
  • We Can Movement – Mauritania
  • Left Alliance for National Democracy and Socialism (LANDS) – Jamaica
  • OCLAE – Organización Continental  latinoamericana y caribeña de estudiantes – Cuba
  • Cumbre Nacional Afrovenezolano – Venezuela
  • PUDEMO (People’s United Democratic Movement) – Swaziland
  • Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO) – Swaziland
  • MWIVATA (National Network of Small-Holder Farmers Groups in Tanzania) – Tanzania
  • The Anti-Imperialist Action Committee – United States
  • Levante Popular da Juventude – Brasil
  • Palestinian People’s Party Youth – Palestine
  • Palestinian People’s Party – Palestine
  • Union of Palestinian Working Women’s Committees – Palestine
  • Workers Democratic Way – Morocco
  • Partido Manggagwa – Workers Party Philippines – Philippines 
  • Bread and Freedom Party – Egypt
  • Socialist Popular Alliance Party – Egypt
  • Jordanian Popular Democratic Unity Party – Jordan
  • Youth of the Popular Unity Party – Jordan
  • United Democratic Patriots Party Tunis – Tunisia
  • Student Arab Renewal Bloc – Jordan
  • Women and Youth Trade Union Forum – Iraq
  • The Iraqi Center for Labor Culture – Iraq
  • The National Association of Jordanian Teachers – Jordan
  • Tunisian Communist Youth Union – Tunisia
  • Jordanian Women’s Association Rama – Jordan
  • Kuwaiti Progressive Movement – Kuwait
  • Movement of unemployed degree holders – Tunisia
  • National Federation of the Agricultural Sector/Moroccan Labor union – Morocco
  • World March of Women – International
  • Socialist Movement of Ghana (SMG) – Ghana
  • Coordinación Política y Social Marcha Patriótica – Colombia
  • Centro Martin Luther King – Cuba 
  • Federación Rural para la producción y el Arraigo – Argentina
  • Comité de Unidad Campesina – Guatemala
  • Izquierda Libertaria – Chile 
  • Frenadeso – Panamá
  • Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) – Trinidad and Tobago
  • Movimento Brasil Popular – Brasil
  • La Junta – Perú
  • Todas Somos Micaela – Perú
  • The People’s Forum – United States
  • União Brasileira de Mulheres (UBM) – Brasil
  • Frente Patria Grande – Argentina
  • Movimento de Trabalhadoras e Trabalhadores por Direitos (MTD) – Brasil
  • Movimento pela Soberania Popular na Mineração (MAM) – Brasil
  • Congreso de los Pueblos – Colombia
  • PAPDA – Haití
  • Daniel Jadue (Partido Comunista Chile) – Chile
  • National Labour Movement Centre (Sentral Gerakan Buruh Nasional, SGBN) – Indonesia
  • Activist Trade Union Federation (Federasi Serikat Buruh Activist, F-SEBUMI) – Indonesia
  • Populist Youth Horizon (Cakrawala Muda Kerakyatan, CMK) – Indonesia
  • Cross Communal (Lintas Komunal) – Indonesia
  • Socialist Youth League (Liga Pemuda Sosialis, LPS) – Indonesia
  • Resistance – Indonesia
  • Parti Sosialis Malaysia – Malaysia
  • Left Democratic Front – Pakistan
  • Red Ant – Australia
  • Socialist Party of Timor – Timor Leste
  • Communist Party of Bangladesh (ML) – Bangladesh 
  • New Africa Institute – United States
  • CODEPINK – United States
  • Socialist Study Circle (Lingkar Studi Sosialis, LSS) – Indonesia
  • Front Nahdliyin untuk Kedaulatan Sumber Daya Alam (FKNSDA) – Indonesia
  • Literasi Jenggala Bojonegoro  – Indonesia
  • Pusat Studi Anti Korupsi – Indonesia
  • Aksi Kamisan Kaltim – Indonesia
  • KIKA Kaltim – Indonesia
  • Young Socialist Artist Collective – India
  • Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) – South Africa 
  • United Food and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe (UFAWUZ) – Zimbabwe
  • Socialist Party (SP) – Zambia
  • Ukombozi Library – Kenya
  • Communist Party of Kenya (CPK) – Kenya
  • CONEN-Coordenação Nacional de Entidades Negras/Brasil – Brasil
  • CulturaSUR – Venezuela 
  • Frente Cultural de Izquierda – Venezuela
  • Calistenia Cultural – Venezuela
  • Marcus Garvey People’s Political Party (MGPPP) – Jamaica
  • Tancour Union – Jamaica
  • Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist) – Nepal
  • All Nepal Peasants Federation (ANPFA) – Nepal
  • Workers Party of Tunisia – Tunisia
  • FASO KANU – 
  • M. Azancot de Menezes, Secretário-Geral do Partido Socialista de Timor (PST) – Mali
  • Partido Socialista de Timor (PST) – East Timor
  • Mathare Social Justice Centre – East Timor
  • Tanzania Socialist Forum (TASOFO) – Tanzania 
  • Manzese Working Women Cooperative (UWAWAMA) – Tanzania 
  • Unión de Vecinos – United States
  • Yemen Socialist Party – Yemen
  • Socialist Popular Alliance Party – Egypt
  • Equality Tunisia Organization – Tunisia
  • Tunisian League for Human Rights – Tunisia
  • Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees – Palestine
  • Union of palastinian womeens – Palestine
  • Youth of the workers’ democratic Way – Morocco
  • Kuwait Democratic Youth Union – Kuwait
  • Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (CUP) – Catalunya
  • Colectiva Agroecológica de Masificación y Unidad (CAMU) – Puerto Rico
Free Palestine activity during the International Dilemmas of Humanity Conference, in Johannesburg. Photo: Luís de Jesus.