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    **** PLEASE FORWARD **** Please join the Los Angeles Chapter of Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) in launching a local boycott, divestment and
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2006
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      **** PLEASE FORWARD ****

      Please join the Los Angeles Chapter of Movement for a Democratic
      Society (MDS) in launching a local boycott, divestment and sanctions
      campaign in support of the Palestinian people.

      WHEN ? Saturday, October 14 , 2006 1 PM to 3 PM

      WHERE ? United Teachers of Los Angeles Headquarters

      3303 Wilshire Blvd ( 2 blocks west of Vermont at
      Berendo, parking in the rear of the building )

      Los Angeles, CA 90010

      WHY ?

      To support the Palestinian people in their decades long struggle
      against Israeli aggression, dispossession and oppression . The
      Israeli government has systematically and continuously violated UN
      resolutions and international law in its treatment of the
      Palestinian people. When Israel was created in 1948, 75% of the
      Palestinians were forcibly dispossessed of their lands and forced
      into exile. Then in 1967, Israel illegally occupied Palestinian
      territories in the West Bank, Jordan Valley and Gaza. Palestinians
      within Israel are forced to live as third class citizens without
      civil rights and face legal, economic and social discrimination.
      Palestinians in the Occupied Territories fare even worse since
      Israel illegally subjects them to demolitions, closures, curfews and
      checkpoints ; extra-judicial detentions, kidnappings and
      assassinations ; military attacks against towns and camps ; racist ,
      apartheid policies and programs. In addition, Israel continues to
      illegally seize Palestinian land and annex it to Israel and
      currently is constructing an immense concrete wall to protect
      illegal Israeli settlements and to isolate and divide Palestinian

      Israel's apartheid and racist system of oppression closely
      resembles that which South Africa once had but which was eventually
      abolished in large part due to an international grassroots, activist
      movement to stop financial support of the regime.

      HOW ?

      A similar campaign to support the Palestinian people has been
      endorsed by over 150 organizations world-wide. We in Los Angeles can
      join this world-wide effort to bring justice to the Palestinian
      people through :

      Boycott ( not buying Israeli products/services and boycotting
      companies that are invested in Israel or Israeli owned companies
      with a presence in Los Angeles )

      Divestment ( stopping capital investment by companies doing business
      in Israel and by stopping trade unions , local / state
      governments ,churches and universities from investing their
      pension / endowment funds in Israeli companies , US companies
      invested in Israel or companies supplying Israel with military
      weapons )

      Sanctions ( working to end US government foreign and military aid to
      Israel and impose a trade embargo )

      Meeting Sponsored by : Los Angeles Chapter of MDS

      Meeting Endorsed by :

      Los Angeles Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee

      Cafe Intifada

      Meeting Hosted by : UTLA Human Rights Committee

      For More Info : Call Larry Lambert , MDS member , at 818-
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