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URGENT CALL FOR A NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION THURSDAY, JULY 24: END THE ASSAULT ON GAZA AND LIFT THE BLOCKADE

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Mon, Jul 21, 2014

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Please join us this Thursday, July 24, in this urgent call to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza and end the 7-year siege that has made life in Gaza so miserable. In this latest round of violence, over 500 Palestinians have been killed and thousands are injured.  Seventy-two percent of those are civilians, including over 80 children. One hundred thousand are displaced and living in makeshift shelters; electricity has been reduced to four hours a day for 80% of the population; water has been cut off to hundreds of thousands; sewage is flowing into the sea; hospitals have been bombed and there are shortages of everything from food to medicines. We must act now!

We encourage you, both organizations and individuals, to hold actions and events in your communities this Thursday, July 24. We are grateful for all the actions that have taken place and that will continue, but doing something together on one day can help demonstrate the breadth of our movement and concern. Whether you can get out a crowd or just a few people, please do something!

Here are some possibilities:

– Visit your local Congressional office and invite the media to join you in asking questions of your elected officials/staff; you might also consider a call-in, preferably in a public place, to your representatives, the White House and State Department.

– Hold a rally or vigil in a visible public space, and invite local news media. Commemorate the dead, reading their names.

– Visit the offices of a corporation profiteering from and/or complicit in Israel’s war and occupation; bring them a letter explaining why you are there.

– Go to the office of your mainstream media and demand balanced coverage; organize a letter writing campaign with examples of bad/misleading coverage.

– Be in a public place asking people to sign a petition, either your own or one from another organization.

– Organize acts of civil disobedience to reflect the urgency of the situation and attract media attention.

– Use social media to target U.S. politicians, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., and the mainstream media.

As you act Thursday, think how you can begin or expand a campaign in your community’s institutions to boycott and/or divest from corporations profiting from and/or complicit in Israel’s war and occupation. Consider boycotting Sabra and Sodastream products. Many US corporations are directly involved in the recent conflict, including Caterpillar, Boeing, HP, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, GE, and Raytheon. Please check to determine if your school, church, work place, and other community institutions may be invested in them.

Have your organization endorse the National Day of Action herehttp://tinyurl.com/mrwr2gc

Add your Thursday local action to the list here:  http://tinyurl.com/n3kdqd8

Post your photos, videos, and reports from actions herehttp://theworldstandswithpalestine.tumblr.com/

Signed,

Adalah-NY
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
CODEPINK
Friends of Sabeel–North America
Global Exchange
International Socialist Organization
Jewish Voice for Peace
Just Foreign Policy
Peace Action
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

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  • http://batman-news.com Erna Lund

    Heartfelt Thanks CODEPINK –we must join together in Support of voiceless Palestinians/Gaza–as a longtime member of Women In Black(WIB), Palestine Solidarity Committee,Rachel Corrie Foundation … and JVP,ADC,JFP,End Occupathion–Please note that Seattle WIB will provide usual presence/vigil at Seattle’s Westlake Park(4th&Pine) 5-6pm. Please Come,Give Voice!

  • http://BuildingGreenNetwork.org Felicia Davis

    I often think you go to far and now I realize that we have not gone far enough. Thank you for organizing in support of life, peace and sanity.

  • Tibetanfightingchipmonk

    is there a list so folks know what actions are already happening thursday?

  • ritawalpoleague

    Kudos plus to you, Code Pink. I will forever be grateful to you, while I stood with you and Jewish Voice for Peace in D.C., for educating me about AIPAC, how bought off so many of our politicians are by ‘Net’s’ anything but ethical and compassionate Israel, and how we must help Gaza as continuous slaughter continues and ups. As I am constantly told, I now tell you…..
    HANG IN THERE !!!

  • Trev Dev

    Don’t you ladies realize the same Sunni Islamists that form the core of ISIS are the the same at the core of Hamas? Do you even know they are cutting women’s clits out in Iraq? Why do you support Islam – a religion that stones you on a good day and subjugates you on every other day. They are cutting your clits out ladies – wake up!

  • Obi Wan

    URGENT CALL FOR ACTION, END THE ASSAULT ON ISRAEL

    For however long terrorism exists, innocent lives will be at risk .. in Gaza, Hamas will ensure this. Israel will protect their people, but Hamas will martyr theirs’

    Gazan supplies have built terror-tunnels, finacial aid – weapons arsenals, Israeli disengagement (05′) instilled immoral filth .. my prayers / support will be with the Jewish State of israel

  • Obi Wan

    Lol Trey, harsh for the company, but we’ve know ..

    “Show me just what Muhammad brought… and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
    Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus (1391)

  • Roger

    The largest foreign lobby on US soil, both in money and size is CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations) Gulf oil funded .. If our Repesentative choose NOT to hop in bed with Islamic hoes .. God bless them
    .. the American/Israeli lobby is not the enemy !

  • Roger

    (jfjfp, JVP, jfpror, SJP, etc) behave neither Jewish .. nor American. Arab terrorism takes a perverse pleasure in the death of non-Arab activists. Rachel was a manipulated tool of Hamas, their International Solidarity Movement (ISM) should be tried and convicted for her death.

  • bob rivers

    Awesome, when is the protest against arab muslims/muslims ethnically cleansing maronites, chaldeans, coptics, chaldeans, maneachans, azeri, bahai, yazidi and kurds out of the mideast? When will we see the anti-muslim protests for their mass slaughters of christians in africa, and ethnic cleansing in mindinao?

    Oh, that’s right – there aren’t any – because fake “human rights” groups like code pink only focus on israel, got it…

  • bob rivers

    When will see protests by code pink against hamas, who do not allow women’s rights, gay rights, freedom of speech, press or assembly, and have murdered over 160 children forcing them to build their tunnels into Israel?

    Oh, that’s right – there aren’t any – because fake “human rights” groups like code pink only focus on israel, got it…

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