January 10 2009: Third Vancouver Rally to Protest Israeli War Crimes In Gaza

 THIRD VANCOUVER RALLY TO PROTEST ISRAELI WAR CRIMES IN GAZA

Saturday Jan 10 at 1 pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
For more info email vancouver.gazaprotest@gmail.com

Nearly 1000 people came out in the rain, sleet and snow in Vancouver on Monday December 29th to show solidarity with the people of Gaza. With the continued escalation of the ground invasion and the number of dead in Gaza now over 600, our ongoing support for the people of Palestine – together with millions of other people of conscience demonstrating worldwide – is critical.

Demonstrations across Canada this past week were held in Winnipeg, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Windsor, London, Hamilton, Montreal and Toronto. As the global movement to oppose Israel’s siege of Gaza continues to grown, please join us for a third rally (rain, snow or shine!) to demonstrate your outrage and our collective humanity in response to the latest massacre of Palestinians.

The latest crisis is the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied Gaza in 1967. Many among the dead are civilians and children and the numbers keeps mounting. Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, has stated that, “the operation will last as long as necessary”.

Israel’s latest massacre in Gaza occurs with official US and Canadian complicity towards Israel’s illegal siege and ongoing sanctions over the civilian population in Gaza. Over the past two years the Gaza Strip has been undergoing the daily violence of a wide-ranging humanitarian catastrophe triggered by severely reduced access to energy, food, and medicines.

The latest crisis is the single largest massacre in Gaza since Israel illegally occupied Gaza in 1967. Many among the dead are civilians and children and the numbers keeps mounting. Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, has stated that, “the operation will last as long as necessary”.

Israel’s latest massacre in Gaza occurs with official US and Canadian complicity towards Israel’s illegal siege and ongoing sanctions over the civilian population in Gaza. Over the past two years the Gaza Strip has been undergoing the daily violence of a wide-ranging humanitarian catastrophe triggered by severely reduced access to energy, food, and medicines.

==> TAKE ACTION!!!

1. Email the prime minister, foreign affairs minister, and leaders of the opposition. Visit:http://www.cjpme.ca/action_gaza_2008_12.shtml

2. Respond to biased media coverage. Visit http://letgazabeheard.wordpress.com to send sample emails to the BBC, CNN, and Fox News regarding their biased coverage and use those template letters to send to Canadian media outlets.

==> ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS

Adala – Arab Justice Committee
Al-Awda – Vancouver
Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign
Canadian Arab Federation – National
Canada Palestine Association –
Vancouver
Canadians Against War
Canadian Islamic Congress BC
Canadian Muslim Union
CanPalNet
Code Pink Women for Peace (local chapter)
Independent Jewish Voices (Canada)
Indigenous Action Movement
Jews for a Just Peace – Vancouver
No One Is Illegal-Vancouver
Palestinian Islamic League – Canada
Salaam -Vancouver
Siraat Collective
Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights – University of British Columbia
StopWar Coalition
Muslim Canadian Federation – Vancouver
Students for a Democratic Society (UBC)
The Organizing Centre for Social and Economic Justice
Vancouver Socialist Forum
Voice of Palestine – Vancouver

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