White House Protest Corps


DEMONSTRATION TODAY AT NOON AT THE WHITE HOUSE – HUGE PRESS INTEREST. ARRIVE EARLY (11AM, IF POSSIBLE) FOR INTERVIEWS.
June 1, 2010, 1:09 pm
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DEMONSTRATION TODAY AT NOON AT THE WHITE HOUSE – HUGE PRESS INTEREST.  ARRIVE EARLY (11AM, IF POSSIBLE) FOR INTERVIEWS.  PLEASE STAY ON MESSAGE – SEE BELOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Washington DC, June 1st 2010

News Advisory

FLOTILLA ATTACK REACTION: BLOCKADE AID TO ISRAEL

The Israeli government has subjected Gaza to a complete blockade for the past 3 years, leaving 1.5 million people to rely on aid for survival.  In March 2009, The Lancet, the foremost medical journal, dedicated a full series of articles about health in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that shows the extent of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza that the Israeli government denies even exists.  UNDP just released a report documenting the scale of this crisis.

The Gaza flotilla has attempted to deliver desperately needed aid to the Palestinians in Gaza and has been met with violence and death for the activists.  International outcry, protests, and diplomatic rows have ensued.

The Washington DC community is also mobilizing to show not only solidarity with the Palestinians, but also to present specific asks.  Washington DC, more than any city in the world, represents the power that keeps peace in the Middle East and justice for the Palestinians a remote prospect.

The asks for the Obama Administration and the United States Congress:

-Publicly condemn the attack on civilian ships in international waters

-Release the names of all those killed, injured, and being detained

-Recall the United States ambassador from Israel

WHEN: Tuesday, June 1st 2010

TIME: Noon

WHERE: in front of the White House, Lafayette Park

This protest is organized by a coalition of organizations:

Act Now to Stop War and End Racism

Baltimore Friends of Sabeel

CJA

CodePink: Women for Peace,

Council on American-Islamic Relations

DC Metro Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction

Gaza Freedom March,

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

International Solidarity Movement

Jewish Voice for Peace

Muslim American Society

Muslimah Writers Alliance

Peace Action

Sabeel DC Metro

U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation

United for Peace and Justice

Vineeta Foundation

War is a Crime.org

Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace

and others

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