Revolution #152, January 11, 2009
Emergency Town Hall Meeting - A Call To Act:
Stop The Israeli Massacre in Gaza.
We Condemn the U.S. Role in this War Crime.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 7:00 PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street @ Central Park West NYC
Chris Hedges - Pulitzer prize winning journalist, former New York Times Mideast Bureau Chief, author of many books including Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians
Cynthia McKinney- 2008 presidential candidate, who was on a Free Gaza Movement boat bearing aid for Gaza that was fired upon by the Israeli Navy on December 29, 2008
Alan Goodman- writer for Revolution newspaper, whose most recent article is "Invoking the Holocaust to Silence Criticism of Israel's Crimes? NEVER AGAIN!"
Adam Shapiro- human rights activist and documentary filmmaker, and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement
Peter Weiss- Vice President, Center for Constitutional Rights
Najla Said- playwright and actor, performing an excerpt from her play PALESTINE about a visit to Gaza in early 1980s with her father Edward Said and family
A great crime is being committed. The horror of Israel's invasion of Gaza mounts daily. The 1.5 million people of Gaza - fenced in on all sides - are being subjected to a brutal military assault from land and air. Civilian casualties are in the thousands. Food, medicine, and fuel are blockaded. Israel has declared this to be a "war to the bitter end." The United States has backed Israel both with new, sophisticated military weaponry and with full diplomatic support.
We, living in this country, have a great and urgent responsibility to act against what must be recognized as a War Crime by Israel with the full support of the United States. Too many who watch the assault on Gaza with horror and outrage, have remained silent. Too few have acted. This must, and can, change. On Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at this Emergency Town Hall Meeting at Ethical Culture Society, we will carve open space for the truth to be spoken and we will call on people to act now to stop the massacre in Gaza.
Whether the world sees political protest and resistance, and mass outpourings of opposition and outrage in different forms in this country...or whether it sees continued support for and passive complicity with these attacks coming from the people here...all this will matter greatly, not only here in the US, but to people all over the world.
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