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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

Thank you.

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

Breakthrough Science Society (BSS)
Science for the People (SftP)

Endorsed by: 

Scientists for Palestine (S4P)

 Saving Humanity and Planet Earth (SHAPE)

 Gift of the Givers