Saturday, January 03, 2009

Gaza Protest in New Orleans Tomorrow!

Stop the Massacre in Gaza!

New Orleans Says No Murder In Our Name!
March and Rally for Justice and Liberation
2:00pm
This Sunday, January 4
Start at Corner of Canal Street and Convention Center Blvd, at the base of Canal street, across from Harrah's Casino

Indiscriminate bombing by Israeli Military forces and prolonged siege of the Gaza Strip, supported and funded by the United States, has led to:

  • At least 428 Palestinians, including scores of children and hundreds of other civilians, murdered
  • Over 2,100 Palestinians wounded, including hundreds of civilians
  • Mosques, Health Clinics, apartment buildings, and a university targeted and destroyed
  • No medical care for the wounded, public health infrastructure devastated
  • No food
  • No fuel

The Israeli Government has promised to continue to escalate its attacks against the Gaza Strip and acts of mass murder against the Palestinian people.

WE SAY NO MORE KILLINGS IN OUR NAME!

Demonstrations against this violence have arisen all over the world. Now our voices, here in the US, must be heard to demand an immediate end to the massacres and an end to US aid to Israel! The Israeli military is promising more bombing and killing, and the Bush administration has given its approval - we must say no NOW!

For the past year and a half, the people of the Gaza Strip of Palestine have been slowly starved to death by an Israeli-imposed siege on the Palestinians by air, land and sea, bombing all electric plants and hospitals, depriving Palestinians of their existing resources, preventing the entry of any more resources and the travel of the Palestinians seeking food, shelter and medical care, imprisoning the entire Palestinian population as they starved and died of lack of access to medicine.

This Demonstration is sponsored by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of New Orleans; INCITE! New Orleans; The Women's Health & Justice Initiative; the New Orleans Women's Health Clinic; The New Orleans Chapter of Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; New Orleans Palestine Solidarity; Mayday Nola; PATOIS: The New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival; Artist In Action; and many other organizations and individuals (list in formation). We invite everyone concerned about justice and human rights to join us.

For more information on the situation in Gaza, see also these resources:

http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article10055.shtml

http://www.counterpunch.org/loewenstein01012009.html

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/12/30-11

4 comments:

Katie said...

Would you happen to know of anything like this happening in Baton Rouge? I may just drive to New Orleans if nothing is happening here.

I've searched and cannot find anything. The local mosque held a vigil last week. I am hoping more is done though.

If you know of anything going on in my area ... or know of anyone that might know, feel free to contact me. My e-mail address is interzone_machine at yahoo dot com.

libhom said...

It's great to see that so many people in so many places are taking a stand against this madness.

Anonymous said...

Uh no....Israel wants peace!!!!

bint alshamsa said...

Anonymous,

Yeah, right! You might as well have said the Easter Bunny has all the answers to problem of global warming. Both statements are just about as believable as the other.