“Any movement that does not support its political internees is a movement destined to fail. When power is challenged, it inevitably turns to violent repression and imprisonment to maintain itself. In order to avoid defeat, movements must become organized and capable of combating the repression of the state apparatus, and they must be able to support their comrades and allies in the event that they are arrested or imprisoned…”
Sumoud (Arabic for steadfastness) is a political prisoner solidarity group established in Toronto, Canada. It gathers information and resources primarily around Palestinian political prisoners being held by Israel. There are approximately 11,000 currently behind bars. Sumoud is part of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid network and the Global Campaign for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against the Israeli apartheid regime.
Sumoud – A Political Prisoner Solidarity Group: http://sumoud.tao.ca/