The IPSC was set up in late 2001 by a group of established Irish human rights and community activists, academics and journalists who were deeply concerned with the current situation in the Occupied Territories. In partnership with Palestinians now living in Ireland the IPSC was formed to provide a voice for Palestine in Ireland.
Convened by the Coalition for Justice in Palestine:
– American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
– Chicago Islamic Center
– Islamic Community Center of Illinois
– Mosque Foundation
– Palestinian American Community Center
– Palestinian American Council
– Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Chicago
– United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
– ANSWER Coalition, Anti-War Committee-Chicago, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, International Action Center, Jews for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestine Solidarity Group
Transportation is being arranged across the country.
The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave.)
Saturday, Aug. 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Use the hashtags: #2DC4Gaza #LetGazaLive #FreePalestine #Protest4Palestine to promote the demonstration on social media
The International Action Center, of which the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement is a member, is supporting this event. http://iacenter.org/
“…Palestinians have done it all. We choose resistance, always, in all its forms. We resist because it is our right. Because we are the indigenous people of the land and we have nowhere else to go or belong. Because our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and on and on are buried in this soil. Because we are right and our cause is just. We resist passively and actively. We resist violently and non-violently. It is our legal and moral right to resist with whatever means available to us against what has been accurately called “incremental genocide…”
“…There are people in the world who understand what I am saying. People who have lived under the terrible, cruel, humiliating boots of another people. People who dreamed and agonized for the sweet breath of freedom and justice. Who had to fight and die for it against a vastly superior military force. That is why South Africa stands with us. Why the Irish are with us. Why Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Cuba, DR Congo, and others are with us. Civil societies, if not governments, in every part of the world stand with us. Thank you, we say. Thank you, our brothers and sisters for your solidarity. We shall not forget it.
There are those who understand what it means to prefer to die fighting than die on their knees. Why Gazans, in their ineffable grief, fear, insecurity, and misery are choosing to support the muqawama, the resistance. Some people remember the Warsaw uprising, where Jews fired their own version of firecrackers at their highly armed tormentors, and so, many of our Jewish brothers and sisters around the world are standing with us, upholding what is noble and human…” http://tinyurl.com/oavopm2
The National Network on Cuba stands, like the rest of the world with the Palestinian people in their struggle for justice and self-determination as the rest of the world has also stood with Cuba demanding the end of that U.S. blockade. In more than 20 years of United Nations votes to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba, only the United States and Israel have consistently voted to maintain 53 years of unilateral U.S. injustice.
We join in the global demand for Israel to stop the bombing and withdraw from Gaza . The root of this bloody and horrific outrage stems from the systematic aggression and illegal settler occupation and expansion by Israel against the Palestinian People and their historic homeland fully supported and funded by the United States government.
The current bombing of hospitals and schools and targeting of civilians including children, in what can only be called genocide against Palestinian people is supported by $10 million U.S. tax dollars per DAY and armaments. End all U.S. subsidies to Israel now. These funds can be better spent for education, health care, housing and other human needs in the U.S.
The world successfully demanded that apartheid be ended in South Africa. It must also be ended in occupied Palestine where checkpoints, passbooks and a massive wall are used in place of justice and the right to return for Palestinians uprooted from their homelands.
National Network On Cuba Co-Chairs:
It happened in 2010 and it will happen again!
The Palestinian people are under attack by the state of Israel, with the support of the U.S. government. Palestinian children are being murdered, their hospitals are being bombed, and Palestinian workers are being fired, beaten, arrested, and killed for striking in response. We call on a broad coalition of Pro-Palestinian labor, human rights, and anti-war organizations to join us for direct actions and pickets against the Israeli Shipping company ZIM!
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On Monday July 21 there was a General Strike in Israel protesting the bloody and violent occupation of Palestinian lands. We believe that the working class must take a stand to defend the human rights of Palestinians.
The action has been endorsed by: Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
An Injury to One is An Injury to All!
Tear Down The Apartheid Wall!