Tuesday, January 22, 2008

ANSWER Coalition Calls Protest Next Weekend

Under the banners "End the Criminal Israeli Siege of Gaza NOW!" and "Stop the Collective Punishment of the Palestinian People!" the ANSWER Coalition has call for major protests in Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Anaheim.

The A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition, joins with the National Council of Arab Americans, Free Palestine Alliance,Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Palestinian American Women's Association, Al-Awda Palestine Right of Return Coalition and other anti-war and progressive organizations in calling for emergency protests demanding an immediate end to the Israeli blockade and siege of Gaza. Protests will take place on January 25-26 at Israeli embassies, consulates, U.S. federal buildings and other locations.

More than 1.5 million Palestinian people living are suffering from life-threatening shortages of food, medicines, fuel and other vital necessities, caused by the Israeli military's sealing-off of one of the most densely populated areas of the world. Gaza City is blacked-out at night, including hospitals. Doctors must examine
patients by candlelight.

Stay posted for updates on actions in New York City. Lucha will certainly be mobilizing people for this.

UPDATE: Even the New York Times has noticed the symptoms of revolt against the collective punishment inflicted on the Palestinians by the Israelis.

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