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Minneapolis: March in solidarity with people of Gaza

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November 26, 2012
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Minneapolis, MN - 100 people rallied here, Nov. 24, despite frigid temperatures, to stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza. "While it is good that there is a cease fire in Gaza, it is important to be here today because we need to protest the Israeli occupation itself because until Palestine is free there will be more offensives like Operation Pillar. As the U.S. anti-war movement we need to keep demanding an end to U.S. military aid because U.S. money is driving and financing the Israeli occupation," said the Anti-War Committee’s Meredith Aby in her speech to the crowd.

The crowd enthusiastically chanted “Free free Palestine! Long live Palestine!” as they marched across the Hennepin/Lyndale Avenue walking bridge, the largest intersection in Minneapolis. Many passersby honked when seeing the large Palestine flags.

"I am angered by the role the U.S. and Secretary of State Clinton are playing in claiming that they are negotiating for 'peace.' The U.S. is arming Israel to the teeth and the U.S. role in negotiations has repeatedly been to throw the Right to Return for Palestinians under the bus. What does the U.S. know about peace? The U.S. is waging war and threatening war across the globe," finished Aby.

The emcees ended by reminding people of an upcoming event the case of the Holy Land 5 - the five members of the Holy Land Foundation jailed for up to 65 years for sending charity to Palestine. The Nov. 29 event, which includes a video and speakers, will start at 6:00 p.m., at 4200 Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis.


philip wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

U.N. Validates Palestine!

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians and an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the U.N. was approved by a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions, in the 193-member world body.

This is a significant development towards justice for the Palestinian people.

philip wrote 3 years 10 weeks ago

To do list

We should lobby the U.S. congress to:

1) End all forms of aid to Israel
2) Sever all economic and trade relations with Israel
3) Send humanitarian aid to the Palestinian refugees, and help them with investments and rebuilding infrastructure.

Consider Gaza for your next vacation destination; they have beautiful beaches. Yes, I'm serious. Sure, it's a little riskier than Orlando, FL, but the only way things are ever going to change is if people start making connections and building relationships that bridge the the cultural differences which divide us.