Remove the Siege – Stop the War!


Call for Action by Canadian Solidarity Groups
January 3, 2009, 1:53 pm
Filed under: Calls for action

At least 300 Palestinians have been killed and over 1400 injured in the latest Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, while the threat for further bloodshed still hangs heavily as air strikes continue. This is the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied Gaza in 1967,many among the dead are civilians and the numbers keeps mounting. The Israeli state shows no sign of halting its assault anytime soon as they have begun to amass tanks and ground assault military vehicles on the border with Gaza. Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, has stated that, “the operation will last as long as necessary”. Israel’s latest massacre in Gaza occurs with official US and Canadian complicity towards Israel’s illegal siege and ongoing sanctions over the civilian population in Gaza. Over the past two years the Gaza Strip has been undergoing the daily violence of a wide-ranging humanitarian catastrophe triggered by severely reduced access to energy, food, and medicines. In effect, Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison. Join us in Vancouver as people of conscience to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people of Gaza and to demand an end to the siege of Gaza and Israeli apartheid.TAKE ACTION!!!
1) Email the prime minister, foreign affairs minister, and leaders of the opposition.
Visit: http://www.cjpme.ca/action_gaza_2008_12.shtml
2) Respond to biased media coverage.
Visit: http://letgazabeheard.wordpress.com to send sample emails to the BBC, CNN, and Fox News regarding their biased coverage and use those template letters to send to Canadian media outlets.

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Mobilization, Vancouver, Canada, Saturday 3/1/09
January 3, 2009, 1:51 pm
Filed under: Events in North America

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery (Robson side – corner Hornby)
When: Saturday Jan 3, @ 1 pm
Title: END THE SIEGE ON GAZA! PROTEST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES!
Please come out rain, snow or shine to demonstrate your outrage and our collective humanity in response to the latest massacre of Palestinians.
Who: Organized by No One Is Illegal, Vancouver

Info: For more information email vancouver.gazaprotest@gmail.com, or at http://www.canpalnet.ca



Demonstration, Montreal, Canada, Sunday 4/1/09
January 1, 2009, 11:38 pm
Filed under: Events in North America

Where: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
When: Sunday, January 4rd, 2009
Title: Stand with Gaza! End Israeli apartheid!
We meet at 12h30, carré Cabot: corner St. Catherine and Atwater, (metro Atwater), Montreal, Quebec
Who: organized by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) and Tadamon! Montreal
http://www.tadamon.ca/



Demonstration, Paris, France, Saturday 3/1/09
January 1, 2009, 11:29 pm
Filed under: Events in Europe

Where: Paris, France
When: Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
Title: Grande marche pour Gaza, pour la Palestine
We meet at 15:00 in the Place de la Republique.
For more info: contact@generation-palestine.org



Demonstration, Sakhnin, Israel, Saturday 3/1/09
January 1, 2009, 11:22 pm
Filed under: Events in Middle East

Where: Sakhnin, Israel
When: Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
Title: Demonstration against the killings in Gaza
We meet at 13:00 in the center of the city.
Who: the High Committee of Arab Israelis
Please note: For the past week mass arrests have been carried out amongst Palestinian citizens of Israel who are exercising their democratic right to protest. Please make an effort to join this demonstration – your presence is a show of solidarity not only to the Palestinians in Gaza, but also to those living in Israel!



Demonstration, Albuquerque, USA, Saturday 3/1/09
January 1, 2009, 11:08 pm
Filed under: Events in North America

Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
When: Every Saturday
Title: We will hold demonstrations every Saturday afternoon until the violence stops
Who: Middle East Peace and Justice Alliance
Albuquerque, New Mexico



Protest and Vigils, Toronto, Canada, Friday-Saturday 2-3/1/09
January 1, 2009, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Events in North America

Where: Toronto, Canada
When:
– Vigil: Friday, January 2nd, 2009, from 5-6 pm, Israeli Consulate Building, 180 Bloor St. W. (across from ROM), Northwest corner of Bloor and Avenue Rd.
– Protest: Saturday, January 3rd, 2009, 2 pm, Yonge-Dundas Square
Title: An Urgent Call For Ongoing Action! Gaza Continues to Burn!
Brought to you by Women In Solidarity With Palestine(WSP)
And The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, Canada (IJAN-CA)
For more information: WSP.Toronto@gmail.com or Canada@IJSN.net
Also se: http://www.ijsn.net & http://www.nion.ca