International Convention Against War and Destructive Use of Science: Scientists Against Israeli Apartheid, Occupation and Genocide in Gaza
To attend the Convention, register here https://forms.gle/vGuNXZXQP4cGwQY29 or scan the QR code on the flyer.
An appeal to join the online International Convention on 9 December 2023, 3 PM GMT (10 AM (EST), 4 PM (CET), 8:30 PM (IST), 11 PM (SGT)
We, the social and natural scientists, physicians, physicists, geologists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, and other STEM scholars worldwide, express our deep anguish at the colossal devastation and loss of life in Gaza. As scientists, it is our responsibility to raise our voices in protest and to mobilize public opinion against the misuse of science and technology. As scientists, it also is our responsibility to take action when the world is facing moral crises. We believe that scientists should not remain silent in the face of the genocide currently brought down in Gaza, as well as the apartheid state that forms the context of that catastrophe. As we witness a rise in antisemitism, Islamaphobia, and anti-Arab hatred, we must stand firm against all of these forms of hatred. We also must be clear-eyed about the fact that criticism of the Israeli government and of the Israeli Apartheid system are not anti-semitic. Indeed, many Jews the world over have also articulated such critiques.
To raise our voice on behalf of the global science community, we are organizing an online International Convention Against War and Destructive Use of Science to adopt a Declaration Against Genocide and in Support of Palestine on 9 December 2023 (Saturday) at 3 PM GMT (10 AM (EST), 4 PM (CET), 8:30 PM (IST), 11 PM (SGT)).
Talk: On the situation in Gaza
Speaker: Richard A Falk
Emeritus Professor of International Law at Princeton University
Former UN Special Rapporteur for Palestine
Moderator: Manabendra Nath Bera
Among the goals of the Convention will be to compose a declaration of “Scientists Against Genocide and in Support of Palestine” To allow this outcome, a first draft of the declaration (proposed by the International Organizing Committee) will be circulated among registered participants during the days before the meeting, and will be discussed, democratically amended, and finally endorsed during the Convention itself. While the participants of the Convention will own the authorship of the declaration, individual scientists and associations will be invited to sign on afterward.
We appeal to all concerned scientists the world over to join the Convention to strengthen our voices of protest, to demand an immediate ceasefire, to stand by the people of Gaza, and to compel the powers to ensure a lasting political solution that should include an end to the apartheid system and thus assure that the Israeli and Palestinian people can exist and co-exist in peace and harmony.
Kindly register to attend the Convention here https://forms.gle/vGuNXZXQP4cGwQY29
International Organizing Committee
Marco Baity Jesi, Switzerland
Soumitro Banerjee, India
Ahmed C Bawa, South Africa
Adam Claridge-Chang, Singapore
Cyril Closset, UK
Flavio Del Santo, Switzerland
Natalya Dinat, South Africa
Josh Dubnau, USA
Assaf Kfoury, USA
Subramani Mani, USA
Clement Mouhot, UK
Dhrubajyoti Mukhopadhyay, India
Manabendra Nath Bera, India
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, USA
Vincenzo Riso, Portugal
Carlo Rovelli, France
Anna Sanpera, Spain
Suchitra Sebastian, UK
Jason E. Ybarra, USA
Science for the People (SftP)
Scientists for Palestine (S4P)
Saving Humanity and Planet Earth (SHAPE)