BY Marisol Marquez | Tampa, FL | 5/25/15
More than 120 people packed a room on the University of South Florida's campus, May 15, to attend a Nakba Day commemoration. Nakba Day marks the "Day of Catastrophe" - when the Zionists used terror to drive Palestinians out of Palestine and established the state of Israel in 1948.
BY Gregory Lucero | Salt Lake City, UT | 5/19/15
Palestinian solidarity activists attended a vigil, May 15, commemorating the Nakba, Arabic for "catastrophe," the genocidal expulsion of Palestinians by the Zionists. From 1947 to 1949, Palestinians were killed and pushed from their homes in the drive to create Israel.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 5/17/15
Over 60 people demonstrated here May 15 to commemorate Al-Nakba at a busy intersection downtown.
BY staff | United States | 5/17/15
Fight Back! News Service is circulating the following statement from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
BY staff | Spring Lake Park, MN | 5/17/15
On May 16, the Minnesota Chapter of American Muslims for Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Institute of Minnesota recognized the Minnesota-based Anti-War Committee for their Palestine solidarity work at “The Return is our Destiny,” which was the theme of the 14th Annual Palestine Day.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 5/17/15
Over 50 protesters picketed in front of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office, May 15, and then marched across 35W to the Minneapolis West Bank neighborhood to commemorate Al-Nakba, which means the catastrophe in Arabic.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 4/28/15
15 activists gathered outside the Boeing annual shareholders meeting here, April 27, to protest Boeing’s weapons sales to Israel, particularly the $83 million contract with the Israel Air Force to provide 3000 Joint Direct Attack Munitions. Boeing secured this contract in November, just months after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge led to the deaths of thousands of Palestinians, including over 500 children. These war crimes led to protests across the globe and made Boeing a target of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 4/20/15
30 people gathered here for an April 19 forum announcing the first Coke Free Zone in Minneapolis. Last fall, the campaign to #BoycottCoke was launched by the U.S. Palestinian Communities Network (USPCN), targeting Coca-Cola for its operations in illegal settlements on Palestinian land, and its support for the Zionist regime.
BY Jessica Schwartz | Tampa, FL | 4/13/15
A group of ten activists stood out in front of the University of South Florida (USF) Hillel building, April 12, in protest of a vigil being held for Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The vigil was in remembrance of IDF soldiers who were killed by Palestinian ‘terrorists,’ meaning the people who defend their land against U.S.-backed Israeli settlers.
BY Jess Sundin | Minneapolis, MN | 4/12/15
Some 30 people braved rain, sleet, hail and snow for a protest to build the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and to remember the Palestinian village of Deir Yassin. The Minnesota Anti-War Committee (AWC) organized a bannering at the busy Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue intersection, complete with Palestinian flags, signs and a new banner that read, “Boycott Israeli apartheid, boycott Coke!”