Barnard-Columbia International Socialist Organization

January 28, 2009

Thursday 1/29: Protest AIPAC Fundraiser Dinner in NYC

Filed under: Solidarity — Barnard-Columbia ISO @ 4:06 pm

Hello to those people who we met for the first time yesterday at the rally for Gaza on campus! On Thursday evening (tomorrow) we will be going to Times Square, to join a student protest outside of a $1500-a-plate fundraiser for the American-Israeli Public Affair Committee. AIPAC is one of the major organizations that defends Israeli apartheid, both publically and in the halls of Congress. Key New York state and city politicians are likely to be present, so we want to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear!

All of the information is pasted below.

If anyone would like to meet up on campus before hand, just reply to this email ( – we would like to leave by 5:15pm tomorrow.

For people new and old, a reminder about our Columbia website.
And also, the national ISO website.
Our newspaper, Socialist Worker, updated daily online.
Our related bi-monthly magazine, the International Socialist Review.
And the press we are connected with, Haymarket Books.


Join a Student and Community Protest outside the annual

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Benefit Dinner

at NYC Times Square’s Marriott Marquis Hotel

Thursday, January 29, 6pm
Broadway between 45th and 46th
1/2/3/N/Q/R/W/S/7 trains to Times Square @ 42nd st.

Stand up to ruin the appetite for Occupation! Stand up for the people of Gaza!
Over the past month, huge protests have erupted around the world to support the people of Gaza in the face of the massive campaign of devastation by Israeli forces that killed over 1300 Palestinians, one-third of them children. This movement is continuing the political pressure to support Palestine even in the aftermath of the recent “ceasefire” that Israel has reportedly already broken. Israel’s general siege on Gaza has not stopped, as seen in the current blockades of construction supplies into Gaza to rebuild homes, schools, and hospitals, etc.

These apartheid conditions on the Palestinian people are given full political and economic support by the U.S. government, with added ongoing pressure by such groups as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). This Thursday night, AIPAC will have its annual benefit dinner where New York politicians like Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Zionists will be rubbing elbows over $1,500 plates while most of Gaza is still in ruins.

We want to come in full force and RUIN THEIR APPETITE.

Join a lively student and community protest this Thursday at 6pm outside the AIPAC dinner at the Times Square Marriott Marquis Hotel. The people of Gaza must not be forgotten.

Organized by: Break the Siege on Gaza CoalitionStudent Committee, AlAwda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Campus Antiwar Network, General Union of Palestine Students, International Socialist Organization, NYC Labor Against the War, International Action Center

Interest in endorsement or general inquiries:
Conor Tomás Reed, 979.204.9253,
Raja Abdulhaq, 347.671.9135,


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