June 12, 2011

Bicycle Activists Stop in Istanbul En Route to Palestine


Next month in Jerusalem: that’s the goal of 22 bicycle activists who passed through Istanbul this week. The community organizers, artists, farmers and ordinary cyclists have been visiting communities across Europe where local residents are forced to fight for their land and human rights, gathering and spreading news of the disparate struggles. The group calls itself P.E.D.A.L.: Popular resistance movements, Environmental justice, Direct action on BDS, Art & culture, and Linking stories of struggle.

It’s an ambitious agenda, and P.E.D.A.L.’s members are determined to carry it out in each country through which they pass. They arrived in Istanbul after biking 5,000 kilometers through 15 different countries, including France, Austria, Slovenia and Kosovo.

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