End the Siege of Gaza! End Israeli Apartheid!
Free Palestine! Justice for the Flotilla Victims!
Tuesday, July 6, 5pm-7pm
Westwood Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
On July 6, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in Washington meeting with President Obama. The meeting was originally scheduled for June 1, the day after Israel’s act of piracy and murder against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla that left at least nine people dead and dozens wounded. Every day, Palestinians continue to be killed, wounded and imprisoned by the occupation forces.
The 24-hour shutdown of the SSA terminal at the Port of Oakland where an Israeli Zim lines ship docked on June 20 was a historic victory. It was led by ANSWER Coalition and many other organizations. More than 1,000 people joined the morning and afternoon mass picket lines, which were honored by members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 10. June 20 was the first time ever that an Israeli ship was boycotted in a U.S. port. Norwegian, Swedish and South African dock workers have called protests refusing to handle Israeli cargo.
The worldwide BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against Israeli apartheid is rapidly gaining momentum. Just last week, the largest British public workers union, UNISON, which has more than 1.4 million members passed a motion at it’s national conference reading, in part: “Conference reaffirms the support for an economic, cultural and sporting boycott of Israel and call on Unison to join the scores of unions around the world who have endorsed the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Further to that as an immediate sanction for the illegal attack on the flotilla, we call on the government to expel the Israeli ambassador.”
Demonstrations are planned in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and other cities on July 6. Join the protest at the Westwood Federal Building in Los Angeles on July 6 and bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow students.
LA protest initiated by: ANSWER Coalition, Free Palestine Alliance, Palestinian American Women’s Association; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; the Party for Socialism and Liberation and others.
Volunteers and donations needed! Click here to make a donation to ANSWER’s Palestine work.
Bring down the blockade of Gaza and Israel’s apartheid wall!
Free Palestine—End colonial occupation!
Justice for the victims of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla!
End U.S. aid to Israel—Boycott Israeli Ships and Goods!
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