Occupation Is A Crime! Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine....
Honor Rachel Corrie - Tell President Obama & Congress: Stop Funding Israeli Apartheid
On March 16, 2003, (just days before the official launch of the war on Iraq) American peace activist Rachel Corrie was murdered by an Israeli Occupation Forces bulldozer driver. Rachel was in Palestine volunteering with the International Solidarity Movement. She was trying to prevent the destruction of a Palestinian family's home when she was purposely crushed by the bulldozer. Congress has refused to even do an independent investigation (Israel says it was an accident of course). We should all honor Rachel by following her courageous example & take action everyday to Free Palestine & stop U.S. aid and stop U.S. & ALL other weapons flowing into Israel.
Watch this video of Rachel Corrie interview in Palestine two days before her murder at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3JI-axaRF4
(Peace activist and Indymedia reporter Tristan Anderson was critically injured by Israeli forces on Friday at a non-violent protest in Nil'in, in the central West Bank - see http://www.imemc.org/article/59347)
March 18 Anti-War Rally at UNCC 12:15pm at Belk Tower
March 18 CODEPINK Weekly Peace Vigil 5pm at Hawthorne Ln & 7th St
March 19 Anti-War Protest - Oppose Thomas Friedman's Lies 6:30pm at Queens University
March 21 National March On The Pentagon
April 3 & 4 National March On Wall St
Tell President Obama & Congress:
Hold Israel accountable for murdering American citizen Rachel Corrie;
Israel must observe the ceasefire;
Open all the Gaza border crossings & allow unimpeded access for humanitarian & construction aid;
Israel must pay reparations to Gaza Palestine for the people killed & wounded and the destruction;
Stop U.S. aid to Israel & impose sanctions as set forth in the Arms Export Control Act;
Hold Israel accountable for war crimes & crimes against humanity;
Use the U.S.'s diplomatic pressure to end the illegal military occupation of Palestine.
Also oppose H. Con. Res. 29.
Call your Representative at (202) 224-3121 or (866) 338-1015. To find out who your Representative is go to http://www.house.gov
Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 or (866) 338-1015. To find out who your Senators are go to http://www.senate.gov
Contact President Obama:
The Honorable Barack H. Obama
President, United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Protest On The 6 Year "Anniversary" of The Iraq War
Fund Jobs & Education Not War
Wed., March 18 Anti-War Rally 12:15pm - 3pm at UNCC at Belk Tower. Sponsored by Students For A Democratic Society (SDS) -UNCC. Info: Scott at email@example.com or 252-943-9037
Wed., March 18 CODEPINK Weekly Peace Vigil 5pm to 6pm at Hawthorne Ln & 7th St.
Thurs., March 19 Demonstrate to Free Palestine - Oppose Lies Of Journalist Thomas Friedman
1900 Selwyn Ave Charlotte NC
On the 6th 'Anniversary' of the War on Iraq:
End The Occupations Of Palestine, Iraq, & Afghanistan!
Support Palestinian Right To Return!
Stop Spreading Lies & Misinformation in the Media!
New York Times columnist & author Thomas Friedman will be speaking at Queens University in the Dana Auditorium. We will be there to tell the truth and stand up for peace & justice. This well published apologist for war crimes has the audacity to justify the crimes being committed against Palestinian Gaza right now and Israel's killing of civilian in Lebanon in 2006. He was also a cheerleader for the criminal invasion & occupation of Iraq.
See his latest NYT OP-ED "Israel's Goals in Gaza?" at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/14/opinion/14friedman.html?_r=2&ref=opinion.
Info: Action Center For Justice
704.492.5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat., March 21 National March On The Pentagon
Bring ALL the Troops Home Now!
End War and Occupation - Iraq, Afghanistan & Palestine!
Money for Human Needs - NOT War!
Transportation from Charlotte contact Action Center For Justice at 704.492.5226 or email@example.com.
(2/27/09) The Troops Out Now Coalition condemns the announcement today that Washington plans to keep an occupying force of 50,000 troops in Iraq indefinitely.
In November, the people voted overwhelmingly for an end to war and occupation. The majority of the people of the U.S. - and the world are demanding an end to the war and occupation in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Palestine.
The war against the people of Iraq was launched based on lies about weapons of mass destruction, as a pretext to seize control of the vast oil reserves of the region for the benefit of Wall Street. The Cost of War website estimates that the Iraq war has cost $341.4 million every day - $4,681 per household. On Thursday, the White House announced that it will ask Congress for an additional $75.5 billion this year to pay for war and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq. This would raise the budget for war for 2009 to $141 billion and increase the Pentagon's 2009 spending to $513.3 billion. This is in addition to the billions of dollars given to Israel every year to continue a brutal war against the Palestinian people.
Right now, more than ever the people need the billions of dollars that are being spent on the illegal occupation of Iraq to be spent on meeting human needs, like jobs, affordable housing, education, and health care. Each day brings news of tens of thousands of layoffs, foreclosures, and evictions. Working people are facing a crisis of historic proportions - we must organize to demand a real bail out for people, not bloated Pentagon budgets and trillion dollar handouts to corrupt CEO's.
Join the Troops Out Now Coalition and many other groups at the March on the Pentagon, Saturday March 21 and then...
National March on Wall Street!
Friday, April 3 - when Wall Street is open for business; continuing to Saturday, April 4 - at the Intersection of Wall & Broad Streets (The Stock Exchange).
Join us in the streets to demand:
* Bring ALL the Troops Home Now!
* No new troops to Afghanistan!
* Money for Human Needs Not War!
* End Occupation - Iraq, Afghanistan & Palestine
For more info about the April 3 & 4 March on Wall St see http://www.bailoutpeople.org
Van(s) from Charlotte to April 3 & 4 March On Wall St contact Action Center For Justice at 704.492.5226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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