Monday, May 31, 2010

[SDCPJ] Gaza Freedom Flotilla: SILENT PROTEST- UCSD Emergency Response - Tuesday noon

 

Gaza Freedom Flotilla: SILENT PROTEST- UCSD Emergency Response

Date:
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Time:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
UCSD Library Walk
Street:
9500 Gillman Dr.
City/Town:
La Jolla, United States

Description

- SILENT PROTEST - WEAR BLACK - Please invite Your FB Friends -

- Updated Action Alert -

For the sake of Gaza----we can't wait!
SILENT Protest on UCSD Library Walk


UPDATE: 2:52AM The Israeli Military has assaulted a humanitarian aid convoy headed to the Gaza Strip and killed at least 16 activists, while wounding dozens more
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/05/201053133047995359.html

All students and faculty of conscious against Israeli crimes are joining together for a silent protest and demonstration on UC San Diego Library Walk Tuesday, June 1 from 12:00PM-2:00PM

It is imperative that you attend this rally.

Human rights activist, elected officials, former diplomats, aid workers and activists were en route by sea to Gaza to break Israel's blockade of the tiny strip of land. A total of six ships, including two cargo ships and other passenger vehicles, were carrying more than 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the besieged region, which has been under Israeli blockade since 2006.

Israel has also commandeered Free Gaza Movement vessels in the past. The Israeli military took action against unarmed peace and civil resistance volunteers. Furthermore, a fleet of so-called Israeli citizens were also en route to intercept and harass the flotilla. AMP and the Free Gaza Movement are extremely concerned about the safety of the humanitarian activists who were aboard the Freedom Flotilla.

The Free Gaza flotilla was on its way to Gaza. Unlike previous Free Gaza boats, this flotilla includes large vessels, it was carrying substantial amounts of reconstruction supplies, medical and school supplies, and 800 passengers from 50 countries. It couldn't afford to fail. It was an opportunity to denounce the inhumanity of Israel's three year long siege and running. Israel said before the assault that it would stop the boats from reaching Gaza, they have done it before and they can do it again: http://bit.ly/9JCCyS

We can not wait until something happens before we mobilize. If we are to be helpful in this effort, we need to begin support activities immediately!

If the convoy has already been attacked or blockaded, our demonstration will be a powerful protest. If it has not yet arrived, our demonstration will be a demand that it be allowed to pass in peace.


Supporting organizations:
Students for Justice in Palestine, Pakistani Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Arab Student Union, Afghan Student Association, Students for Civil Rights in Iran, One Earth One Justice


- Additional Steps You Can Take Right Now -

Send a letter demanding that the Israeli government allow free passage to the Gaza Freedom Flotilla - Every time someone sends a letter from here, it will email AND fax 150 Israeli Embassies and Consulates worldwide:
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6207/t/6210/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3142 ]

Sign the petition:
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6207/t/6210/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=775 ]


- Updates from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla -

You will be able to follow the journey to Gaza over the next two weeks. You can watch their 'video reports' twice a day, reports from the boats and from Gaza. Everything on the page is connected to make it easier for you to access TWITTER, Facebook, YouTube and FLICKR.
http://www.witnessgaza.com/ ]


- Related Links -

Digital Ship to Gaza is an effort to unite all channels of communication and support for the Freedom Flotilla initiative. In this single page you can track, in a single visit, their Twitter and Facebook posts, their Youtube uploads and watch their web TV channel on Livestream. You can also participate in live discussion via the channel's live chat.
http://fpmdigitalship.blogspot.com/ ]

The Gaza Freedom Flotilla Coalition includes :

- Free Gaza Movement [ http://www.freegaza.org/ ]
- Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), [ http://www.ihh.org.tr/ ]
- European Campaign to End the Seige of Gaza (ECESG) [ http://savegaza.eu/eng/ ]
- Perdana Global Peace Organisation - Malaysia [ http://www.perdana4peace.org/Default.aspx ]
- Ship to Gaza / Greece [ http://www.shiptogaza.gr/ ]
- Ship to Gaza / Sweden [ http://shiptogaza.se/ ]
- The International Committee to Lift the Siege on Gaza

Photo Gallery of the MV Rachel Corrie
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29205195@N02/ ]
 

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