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Event: Demonstrate to Support Free Gaza Flotilla - Thursday, May 27 5 pm until 7:30 pm

Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keywords: Event, Israel, Palestine, Middle East, Peace Building, Human Rights Advocacy, Gaza

COME THURSDAY, MAY 27, 5 PM-7:30 PM TO DEMONSTRATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE FREE GAZA FLOTILLA.  TELL THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT HANDS OFF HUMANITARIAN AID TO GAZA.

Meet at 5 pm on 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City.  We will have a moving procession to the Israeli Consulate, The Daily News and The New York Times. The procession will end at The New York Times at 41st Street and 8th Avenue.

Update:  The Free Gaza flotilla of eight ships is underway, with the boats from northern Europe heading into the Mediterranean to join up with the boats from Turkey and Greece. Amazing things are happening!  for more information:

http://www.freegaza.org/  or http://gazafreedommarch.org/cms/en/flotilla.aspx


Israel has vowed to stop the ships "at any price" according to an Israeli security spokesperson.  Israel has reportedly constructed a special prison camp to hold flotilla passengers.  

This will come to a head as soon as this weekend.  The Free Gaza flotilla needs our support.  News of the flotilla and Israel's threats has been -- surprise -- blacked out by US media.  You can read about it or hear about it in The Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, BBC, AFP, etc. etc. but NOT in the US.  Guess it looks bad for Israel to use American military aid to attack unarmed civilians, including Americans.  

We need to break the story, and hold our own government accountable for what Israel is doing with US support and military aid. We need your support and presence.


The organizers of the demonstration -- at this point a coalition of people from Adalah NY, Al Awda, ART, Brooklyn for Peace, Gaza Freedom March, Jews Say No, Middle East Crisis Response, Wespac, Women in Black Union Square -- will have signs and leaflets.  If you bring your own signs, please focus on the Free Gaza flotilla and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.



Contact Felice Gelman for more information at 917-912-2597

Further information on Free Gaza flotilla and Emergency Response plans: 


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