WPM condemns indiscriminate killings of women, children, journalists, doctors, and humanitarian workers in Gaza, West Bank, Jerusalem, and all the occupied Palestinian territories.
Medellin, Colombia Correspondent
In the context of the continuation of the heinous crime against the Palestinian people in Gaza, the West Bank, Jerusalem, and all the occupied Palestinian territories, the World Poetry Movement (WPM) condemns indiscriminate killings of civilians, including women and children, journalists, doctors, and humanitarian workers in an act of genocide supported by the major powers that sponsor the occupation. The act of brutality and inhumanity makes an unprecedented appearance through live broadcasts on all global media and is witnessed by the whole world.
In a statement on Tuesday Nov 7, 2023, WPM said, “Despite the global calls made by peace-loving people in many countries of the world that are demanding an immediate end to the war and have been organizing massive marches, public demonstrations, and public readings in hundreds of cities, the occupying forces have shown deaf ear to these humanitarian calls and continue the massacres of people and destruction of civilian homes, hospitals, schools, shelters, markets, mosques, churches, and international relief institutions which has been made possible with the support of Western powers which also practice biased media blackouts and monopolize over the global media networks.”
“WPM demands an immediate and unconditional ceasefire because this is a crime against humanity, regardless of the ongoing war in the region“.
The World Poetry Movement (WPM), which announced its position on the issue of the freedom of Palestine in its earlier statement, believes in the right of people to self-determination, justice, and freedom of the people of the world and is against occupation, exploitation, and domination in all its forms.
WPM stands firmly with the Palestinian people in practicing their right to resist, defend themselves, and liberate their occupied land. It supports them in their heroic struggle for freedom against the ongoing massacres and destructions committed by the Zionist occupation.
“WPM stands firmly with the Palestinian people in practicing their right to resist, defend themselves, and liberate their occupied land“.
WPM demands an immediate and unconditional ceasefire because this is a crime against humanity, regardless of the ongoing war in the region.
WPM calls on poets, writers, and artists to express their positions, reject the ongoing war against humanity, reveal the facts before the eyes of the world, find ways to exchange information and call for the prosecution of criminals and their accomplices. WPM also calls on poets, writers, artists, and all peace lovers worldwide to continue organizing poetry readings, translating resistance poems in all languages, publishing them, and inviting poets to participate in activities expressing solidarity with the people of Palestine.
WPM also calls for the revival of the intangible heritage that represents the presence of the Palestinian nation throughout the ages, before the occupation, and its steadfastness despite all attempts of erasure practiced by the occupying forces.
WPM extends its strong support to the poets and writers of Palestine who stand firm with their people. WPM salutes the freedom fighters everywhere.
Signatories start with Fernando Rendón (Colombia), Achour Fenni (Algeria), Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Egypt), Keshab Sigdel (Nepal), Ana María Oviedo (Venezuela), Siphiwe Nzima (Lesotho), Hanan Awwad (Palestine), John Fonseca (Colombia), Melissa Merlo (Honduras), OscarSaavedra V(Latinoamerica/Chile), Nicolás Antonioli (Argentina),Leonardo Ruiz (Venezuela), Mónica Lucía Suárez Beltrán (Colombia), Fausto Ávila Ávila (Colombia), Christie Williamson (Scotland), Altynai Temirova (Kyrgyzstan), Mohammed Ahmed Bennis (Morocco), Ghadeer Abusneineh (Jordania), Hermas Gbaguidi (Bénin), Cretté Alexandra (Guyane), Vanessa Torres (Colombia / USA), Yasmin Alfaro (México), Vadim Terekhin (Russia), Elvira Alejandra Quintero (Colombia), Thiago Ponce de Moraes (Brasil), Marcelo Reis de Mello (Brasil), Mouna Raslan (Lebanon), Gustavo Andrés Valdés Acero (Colombia), Armando Maldonado (Honduras), Venus Mejía (Honduras), Livio Ramírez (Honduras), Raúl Guzmán González (Colombia), Francy Liliana Díaz (Facatativá-Colombia), Elías Díaz (Colombia), Omar Garzón (Colombia), Diana Carol Forero (Colombia), José Gómez (Ecuador), Rati Saxena (India), Deema Mahmood (Egypt), Perla Rivera (Honduras), Luis Oseguera (Honduras), Rethabile Masilo (Lesotho), and Bárbara Lins (Colombia).
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