Join the United Palestine Solidarity Contingent at the April 9 Anti-War March/Rally in NYC!
(at the Triangle across from Union Sq. at 14th St. between 4th Ave. & Broadway, Union Square East at noon) NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!!!
On April 9 in New York City, the United National Anti-War Committee (UNAC) is organizing an anti-war march and rally to demand an end to all US wars and occupationsand an end to all US aid to Israel.
Our movement should view the occupation of Palestine, and the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, as intrinsically linked. The US government, which is directly occupying the latter two countries, also props up the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, funding and arming apartheid Israel to the tune of three billion dollars a year.
We should keep in mind that the same federal government that has spied on and harassed anti-war activists for a decade has also targeted Palestine solidarity activists. UNAC has clearly and unequivocally condemned the recent FBI raids, and has also consistently put confronting Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism at the center of its organizing. For this reason, our participation in these marches as Palestine solidarity activists is critical: the public discourse is changing and we have a chance to come out in droves, linking together these issues and building a powerful movement that challenges war, racism and occupation, from Iraq to Palestine.
Over 500 endorsers include Ali Abunimah, Mazin Qumsiyeh, Ann Wright, Ilan Pappe, US Palestinian Community Network, Al-Awda NY, Code Pink, Palestine Right of Return Coalition, Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, SJPs from many campuses, Middle East Crisis Committee, Middle East Childrens Alliance, and many others.
With this in mind,UNAC is calling for a United Palestine Solidarity Contingent for the march. Such a contingent will strengthen our message of support for Palestinian self-determination. Furthermore, it represents a great networking opportunity for Palestine solidarity activists.BDS leader Omar Barghouti will be speaking at the rally, and will be marching with the contingent.
-Omar Barghouti of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
-Mazin Qumsiyeh, author of “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment”
-US Palestinian Community Network
-BAKA: Students for Middle Eastern Justice
-Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine
-Brown Students for Justice in Palestine
-Burlington Students in Justice for Palestine
-Existence is Resistance
-Hampshire College Students for Justice in Palestine
-Hunter College Students for Justice in Palestine
-Labor for Palestine
-NYC Labor Against the War
-NYU Students for Justice in Palestine
-Palestine Solidarity Bridge
-Western Massachusetts Coalition for Palestine
For more info, or to sign on as an endorser,
Back to the Streets!
Rally Against the Wars at Home and Abroad on April 9th (New York City) and April 10th (San Francisco)
Call to Action And Request for Endorsement
April 9, 2011
New York & San Francisco
United National Antiwar Committee
WHO ARE THE WARMAKERS?
THEY are the government, corporate, and financial powers that wage war, ravage the environment and the economy and trample on our democratic rights and liberties.
WHO ARE THE PEACEMAKERS?
WE are the vast majority of humanity who want peace, a healthy planet and a society that prioritizes human needs, democracy and civil liberties for all.
The Warmakers spend trillions of dollars yearly on endless wars in pursuit of global domination and profit while murdering millions of innocent people, installing corrupt and hated governments and funding occupations that displace millions from their homelands – trampling on the right of oppressed people to self-determination.
THEY send our youth – victims of the economic draft – to fight over the very fossil fuels whose unrestrained use threatens the future of the planet while corrupt and virtually unregulated oil giants dump billions of gallons of death into our rivers and oceans.
THEY wage a fake “war on terrorism” at home – the new McCarthyism – that promotes racism and Islamophobia aimed at destroying civil liberties and democratic rights.
THEY grant repeated and untold trillions in bailouts to banks, corporations and financial institutions while breaking unions, robbing pensions, destroying jobs, foreclosing homes, de-funding education and vital social services and are once again threatening Social Security and Medicare.
THEY offer no solutions to the current crises other than more of the same.
THE PEACEMAKERS DEMAND a better world. Only a massive, united, inclusive and independent movement has the power to bring it into being.
WE DEMAND Bring U.S. Troops, Mercenaries and War Contractors Home Now: Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan! End the sanctions and stop the threats of war against the people of Iran, North Korea and Yemen. No to war and plunder of the people of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa! End U.S. Aid to Israel! End U.S. Support to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine and the Siege of Gaza!
WE DEMAND trillions for jobs, education, social services, an end to all foreclosures, quality single-payer healthcare for all, a massive conversion to sustainable and planet-saving energy systems and public transportation and reparations to the victims of U.S. terror at home and abroad.
WE DEMAND an end to FBI raids on antiwar, social justice, and international solidarity activists, an end to the racist persecution and prosecutions that ravage Muslim communities, an end to police terror in Black, Latino and Native American communities, full rights and legality for immigrants and an end to all efforts to repress and punish Wikileaks and its contributors and founders.
WE DEMAND the immediate end to torture, rendition, secret trials, drone bombings and death squads.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO A WORLD
OF PEACE AND JUSTICE.
All Out April 9, 2011