Let the convoy go! Let the aid through! Let the trucks through!
What you can do:
1) Protest at Egyptians Missions and Consulates tomorrow, from 4 to 6 (see locations listed below)Let the Viva Palestina Convoy into Gaza!
2) Sign the online petition at http://www.iacenter.org/palestine/vivapalestinapetition
3) Forward this message to your listserves, post it on your social networking sites and blogs
As we write, the Viva Palestina Convoy is being denied passage into Gaza by the Egyptian Government.
This convoy is the largest ever US humanitarian aid convoy, organized by British MP George Galloway and Vietnam Veteran and antiwar activist Ron Kovic, and is carry medical supplies for the people of Gaza, who have been the targets of brutal attacks and an ongoing blockade by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
The convoy's delegation of about 200 people left for Cairo, Egypt from July 4th to July 7th, en route to Gaza to provide much-needed humanitarian aid to the people--wheelchairs, walkers and medical supplies. Participants include former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, New York City Council Member Charles Barron, and members of CAIR, Middle East Childrens Alliance, Cuba Coalition, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, MECHA, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Workers World Party, Answer Coalition and many more.
Sign the petition below to demand that the convoy be allowed to deliver the aid to the people of Gaza:
To: Egyptian President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak, Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Nazif, the Egyptian Government, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, U.N. General Assembly President d'Escoto-Brockmann, U.N. Secretary General Ban, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member states, and the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet and Opposition leader of Israel
cc: Major media representatives, International Red Cross
LET THE VIVA PALESTINA HUMANITARIAN AID INTO GAZA NOW!
I am writing in support of the Viva Palestina humanitarian convoy that is currently seeking to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. This convoy is carrying humanitarian relief to a besieged population, and it is a violation of international law to deny them passage or to detain and harass them in any way.
This convoy was organized with the support of individuals and organizations from across the U.S., and is supported by people across the world, who stand with with the people of Gaza, who have been the target of a two-year blockade and numerous military strikes by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
I demand that the convoy be allowed safe passage, so that this vital medical aid can be delivered to the people of Gaza.
I further demand that the siege of Gaza be lifted immediately.
Sign the online petition at http://www.iacenter.org/palestine/vivapalestinapetition
Tuesday, July 14 - Protest to Demand "Let the Convoy Through!"
Viva Palestina is asking supporters to protest at Egyptian Missions and Consulates tomorrow:
New York City: 4-6 p.m.
Egyptian Mission to the UN
304 East 44th St. (@ 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10017
Sponsors: Al-Awda-NY, Existence is Resistance, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Campus Antiwar Network, New York City Labor Against the War Vets for Peace. If you would like your organization to be a cosponsor, or for more information, please email info@al-http://www.facebook.com/l/;awdany.org
3521 International Court, NW
(Van Ness metro -- red line)
For updates on the Washington, DC protest -- or to endorse -- contact 703.231.7553.
Call initiated by Viva Palestina. Endorsers list in formation.
San Francisco: 3-6 p.m.
Consulate General of Egypt
276 Mallorca Way
San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415.346.9700 415.346.9702
Houston: 4-6 p.m.
5718 Westheimer Road, Suite 1350
Houston, TX 77057
500 N. Michigan Ave. -- Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60611
*** If there is no Egyptian Consulate or Mission in your city, protest at the nearest Federal Building
*Click here to follow Viva Palestina's updates from the convoy - http://www.vivapalestina-us.org/
*Click here to donate to Viva Palestina USA - https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1001480
*Click here to donate to help with the costs of the International Action Center's delegation - http://iacenter.org/donate/