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Actions for Gaza

Names of the deceased on a clothesline at Day of Outrage for Gaza, Santa Cruz California

DAYS OF ACTION, July-August, 2014

 
Have your organization endorse an action here: http://tinyurl.com/mrwr2gc
 
 
Add your local action to the list here:  http://tinyurl.com/n3kdqd8
 
Post your photos, videos, and reports from actions here: http://theworldstandswithpalestine.tumblr.com/ 
 
Resources for your action available here.
 
Engaging in civil disobedience?  Palestine Solidarity Legal Support is on call to help.
 
 
END THE ASSAULT ON GAZA AND LIFT THE BLOCKADE
 
Join us in this urgent call to stop the Israeli offensive in Gaza and end the 7-year siege that has made life in Gaza miserable. In this latest round of violence, over 1,800 Palestinians have been killed and over 9,000 are injured. 72% of those are civilians. Over 460,000 are displaced and living in makeshift shelters; of these 260,000 have taken refuge in overcrowded UN schools; 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 streets and the sea; hospitals have been bombed and there are shortages of everything from food to medicines. We must act now! 
 
We encourage you, as organizations and individuals, to hold actions and events in your communities. Whether you can get out a crowd or just a few people, please act. Inaction is not a moral option at a time like this. 
 
Here are some suggestions and resources for you:
 
Click here for resources to use in your action. 
 
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, vigil or march in a visible public space, and invite local news media. Commemorate the dead by 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. Stopping traffic, for example. 
 
Use social media to target U.S. politicians, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., and the mainstream media. 
 
As you act today, and in the days ahead, think how you can begin or expand a campaign in your community to boycott and/or divest from corporations profiting from and/or complicit in Israel’s war and occupation. Consider publicly boycotting Sabra and Sodastream products in stores. Many US corporations are directly involved in the recent assault, 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 investing in them. 
 
Signed,
FOSNA
Code Pink
Global Exchange
Just Foreign Policy
International Socialist Organization
Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice
Peace Action
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee 
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