Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

December 28, 2008

NYC Protests – Stop The Massacres in Gaza!

Filed under: Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 2:15 am

There will be a series of protests today (Sunday, 12/28), Monday and Tuesday in response to what the BBC has called the “the heaviest Israeli attacks on Gaza for decades” – killing at least 225 Palestinians as of this evening, with 700 injured.

The ISO has long supported Palestinian self-determination, and opposes Zionism and Israel’s long-standing position as the main prop of US imperialism is the Middle East (and far beyond, if you include weapons sales). Come join us in the protests being organized by Adalah, Al-Awda and others.

The information about the protests are listed below, and here are three articles with more information:

Basic BBC article from earlier today

Great analysis from Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada

Haaretz points out that far from a “response” to any provocation, the attack was planned out six months ago.


NYC Protest information for this Sunday, Monday & Tuesday:

Stop The Massacres in Gaza
Lift The Siege

NYC- Dec 28-29-30




PROTEST – Sunday, December 28, 2008
2:00 PM
Rockefeller Center – 50th St. and 5th Ave.
March to Zionist Consulate – 42nd St. and 2nd. Ave

We must act now, before the massacres continue! Over 200 people were
killed in Gaza on Saturday, December 27 in a series of Israeli attacks
– with US-made and paid for weaponry – upon the Palestinian people.
These cold-blooded killings come on top of a siege on Gaza that has
killed hundreds by depriving them of medical care, deprived Gazans of
electricity, power and fuel and attempted to strangle the life of the
Palestinian people in Gaza.

The people of Gaza are standing steadfast in the face of these
massacres but our voices must be heard to demand an immediate end to
the massacres and an end to US aid to Israel! The Israeli military is
promising more massacres – we must say no NOW!




Join Adalah-NY Monday, Dec 29th as we raise awareness of and
protest Israel’s attacks against Gaza and ongoing war crimes.
Adalah-NY will be leafleting on Monday, from 5:00 to 6:00 at Union
Square and Herald Square. We will then meet up in Herald Square for a
funeral procession up 6th Ave to Bryant Park.
We will be posting our flier to our website, by
tomorrow morning. It will be both an informational flier and will
announce the funeral procession. We encourage all concerned
organizations and individuals to distribute the flier widely to the
general public and to join the procession on Monday at 6:30.
Flier will be posted tomorrow morning to Please
print and distribute widely as organizations and individuals.
Adalah-NY is organizing two meeting locations for fliering on Monday at 5:00 :
The south end of Union Square, near the corner of 14th St and 5th Ave.
The park south of Herald Square, between 32nd & 33rd St., between
Broadway & 6th Ave.

We welcome you to join us and we encourage other organizations to
choose their own locations and then to join the procession.
We will all meet-up for the procession up 6th Ave at to Bryant Park at
6:30. We will be meeting in or near the park south of Herald Square,
between 32nd & 33rd St., between Broadway & 6th Ave. Look for the
Palestinian Flag.

Emergency Demonstrations on Tuesday, December 30 and other days (listed below)

The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine
Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda,
International Palestine Right to Return Coalition are calling for
Tuesday, December 30 to be a National Day of Action to show
solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an
immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli
military against the people of Gaza.

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza have been massacred and wounded
today as Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign against the
people of Gaza. The bombing rampage took place as thousands of
Palestinian children were in the streets on their way home from
school. Palestinian parents were running frantically in the streets
looking for their children as U.S.-provided F-16s and Apache
helicopters rained down more than 100 bombs and missiles on Gaza.

The U.S.-backed Israeli Occupation Force destroyed every security
station in Gaza. AFP reported: “There was no space left in the morgue
and bodies were piled up in the emergency room and in the corridors,
as many of the wounded screamed in pain.”

Because of the U.S.-backed Israeli blockade and strangulation of the
people of Gaza for the past 18 months there is little or no medicine
to treat the wounded, electricity for hospitals, or food or clean
water for much of the population.

An Israeli military spokesperson said, “The operation is ‘only just
beginning’.” The Israeli Defense Ministry said in a statement: “The
action will continue and will widen as much as is demanded according
to the evaluation of the situation by the high command of the army.”

– Demonstrations Across the Country
– Send a letter to the State Department and Congress

New York City
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd St)


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