Fw: 5/ 27: Action Alert--Protest for Gaza Freedom Flotilla at Israeli Consulate
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Subject: 5/ 27: Action Alert--Protest for Gaza Freedom Flotilla at Israeli Consulate
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Date: Monday, May 24, 2010, 3:53 AMPlease distribute this appeal widely!For the sake of Gaza----we can't wait!Emergency Response Protest Information for Chicago AreaIsraeli Consulate in ChicagoThursday, May 2712 noon until 2:00 PM.111 East Wacker Drive (just east of Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive).**PLEASE BRING PALESTINIAN FLAGS, BANNERS, POSTERS**We are writing to you with an urgent appeal. The Free Gaza flotilla is on its way to Gaza. Unlike previous Free Gaza boats, this flotilla includes large vessels, will be carrying substantial amounts of reconstruction supplies, medical supplies, and school supplies, and 800 passengers from 50 countries. It cannot afford to fail. This is an opportunity to denounce the inhumanity of Israel's three year long siege and running. Israel said it will stop the boats from reaching Gaza, they have done it before and they can do it again: http://bit.ly/9JCCySWe 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.Every time someone sends a letter from here, it will email AND fax 150 Israeli Embassies and Consulates worldwide:
Please the petition:
http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6207/t/6210/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=775Endorsing organizations (in formation): Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago, International Solidarity Movement-Chicago chapter, United States Palestinian Community Network, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism (CCAWR), CodePink-Chicago, International Socialist Organization (ISO), Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP), Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at DePaul University,End the Occupation, Northern Illinois, M20 Coalition ,The Palestine Working of the Center for Theology and Social Analysis in St. Louis, Albany Park-North Park- Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice, National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW), Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago....Contact us at: ISMinChicago@... or 773-267-5198Visit: http://www.freegaza.org/ and sign on to the newslist for updatesPlease distribute this appeal widely!We will soon have a new page added to our website called witnessgaza.org. You will be able to follow us as we journey to Gaza over the next two weeks. You can watch our own '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. Watch for it in the next day or so.
For the update on the boats, the Turkish passenger ship left on May 22 from Istanbul to the next port to pick up more passengers. The Irish/Malaysian ship, the MV Rachel Corrie, is on her way to the Mediterranean. The Greek/Swedish cargo ship, the passenger boat from the European Campaign and the Free Gaza passenger boats are ready to leave Greece this week.
We will all meet in international waters off the coast of Gaza, turn and steam into Gaza City port sometime between May 28 and June 1 depending on the weather.
The Israelis are nervous.
The Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to Gaza to the diaspora are ecstatic.
The internationals are determined.
The boats are ready.
The world waits.
This website 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, our Twitter and Facebook posts, our Youtube uploads and watch our web TV channel on Livestream. You can also participate in live discussion via the channel's live chat.fpmdigitalship.blogspot.comThis website 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, our Twitter and Facebook posts, our Youtube uploads and watch our webTV channel on Livestream. .We will soon have a new page added to our website called witnessgaza.org. You will be able to follow us as we journey to Gaza over the next two weeks. You can watch our own '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. Watch for it in the next day or so.