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Peace, Justice & Freedom

Collective Punishment is a Crime: Rally for Justice!

http://thepeaceresource.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/israeli-aggression-at-root-of-crisis/
Thursday, July 24
at 6:00pm – 8:00pm in PDT
Pioneer Courthouse Square
(Meet at SW Corner)

gaza3Please join us this Thursday, July 24,
in this urgent call to stop the Israeli
devastation in Gaza. In this latest
round of violence by Israel,
over 500 Palestinians have been killed
and thousands are injured.

Seventy-two percent are civilians,
including over 80 children.

One hundred thousand are displaced
and living in makeshift shelters;
electricity has been reduced to four hours a day for 80% of the population;
water has been cut off to hundreds of thousands;
hospitals have been bombed and there are shortages
of everything from food to medicines. We must act now!

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6:00 pm- Rally Pioneer Square
6:45 pm- March with stops along the way at stores targeted for BDS actions
7:45 return to Pioneer Square
There will also be a Bike Swarm for Palestine and Freedom Ride for Palestine that will circle Pioneer Square as we rally and then join the march. Look for Facebook pages for details on those actions. 
Bike Swarm for Palestine- https://www.facebook.com/events/350235151800341/
Freedom Ride for Palestine- details coming soon!
Sponsored by SUPER, ISO, JVP, Friends of Sabeel Portland
and endorsed by The Portland Alliance and others…
This image best describes what is happening in Gaza.  Gaza is the world's largest open-air prison.  Even calling the action against Palestinians in Gaza a war seems lacking in description.  A war implies some equality in combat.  What is happening in Gaza is a massacre by one of the world's most powerful armies, abetted by the silence of western nations.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Fortunately people are beginning to speak out worldwide.   But as we speak out, let us do so without condemning a people in whose name a government may act.   </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>We must distinguish between governments and the people who are governed.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>We must reconnect with each other's humanity.  </p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>The plight of the Palestinian people is ultimately the plight of the entire world, locked into endless conflicts which make no sense, which could be avoided, which constitute enormous abuse of power and which bring the slaughter of innocents. Let our hearts be moved by the desire to end war once and for all. -- Dennis Kucinich</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Further reading: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12920-letter-from-gaza-by-a-norwegian-doctor

This image best describes what is happening in Gaza. Gaza is the world’s largest open-air prison. Even calling the action against Palestinians in Gaza a war seems lacking in description. A war implies some equality in combat. What is happening in Gaza is a massacre by one of the world’s most powerful armies, abetted by the silence of western nations.

Fortunately people are beginning to speak out worldwide. But as we speak out, let us do so without condemning a people in whose name a government may act.

We must distinguish between governments and the people who are governed.

We must reconnect with each other’s humanity.

The plight of the Palestinian people is ultimately the plight of the entire world, locked into endless conflicts which make no sense, which could be avoided, which constitute enormous abuse of power and which bring the slaughter of innocents. Let our hearts be moved by the desire to end war once and for all. — Dennis Kucinich

Further reading: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/articles/middle-east/12920-letter-from-gaza-by-a-norwegian-doctor

 

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