February 12: Egyptian Solidarity Rally and March – Washington, DC


Solidarity rally & march for the Egyptian people to the White House

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

1:00 – 4:00 PM

The White House,

Lafayette Park, Washington DC

Also, join protesters as they sleep over night in front of the White House

Support the Egyptian Revolution

End US Support to Mubarak and his Regime

The people of Egypt are carrying out a heroic struggle of the kind seen only rarely in the history of humanity. This struggle has already spread from Tunisia and Egypt to other countries in North Africa and Southwest Asia, — and Egypt is now the center of it. A victory in Egypt has the potential of liberating a large section of humanity not only from local dictatorships but from their overlords in Europe and especially in the United States, as well as boosting the Palestinian struggle.

The Egyptian people are also setting an example for all of the workers and oppressed peoples of the world — including those in the United States — who have had their living standards under attack for decades and are now facing the consequences of a worldwide capitalist economic crisis. The cutbacks to health care, education and social services have only begun.

It is possible for workers and all progressive people in the United States — including unemployed workers and students — to assist the people of Egypt. The struggle is at the crossroads and every helping hand can make a difference. A victory is important not only for Egypt, but for the world’s exploited people.

(There is a permit for the sleep over and for the Saturday March and Rally)

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152980981423304
(Buses are coming from NYC, NJ, DC/MD/VA, NC, CT AND TX — see facebook event for contact info)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

March & Rally 1:00 – 4:00 PM

The White House, Lafayette Park, Washington DC

Organized by: Egyptian Organizations in the U.S. including: Society of Egyptian Americans for Development, Muslim American Society – NY, Egyptian Americans for Change, American Egyptian Alliance, Civilization Bridges, Islamic Center of Jersey City, Arab American Federation and many others.

Come March in Solidarity with millions of Egyptian People in their struggle for democracy and human rights as they demand: immediate DEPARTURE of the repressive U.S. backed Mubarak regime.

NYC Buses leave Saturday at 7:30 AM and return by 9:00 PM

For Bus Tickets in NYC area: Call  212-633-6646

Buses leaving from:

International Action Center at 55 W. 17 St., Suite 5C, New York, NY 10011,

(between 5th & 6th Ave -All subways and NJ PATH trains to 14th St are short walk to 55 West 17th St office)

Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by Friday 3: PM – $25. or $15. for students and fixed income or make a donation to help cover travel expenses.

Tickets can be purchased on-line at: http://www.iacenter.org/actions/egyptdcrallybus

Join us in a work session making signs and banners on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 pm at 55 West 17th St, NY, NY 10011