The National Lawyers Guild Condemns Illegal Israeli Massacre of over 300 Gazans, Calls for Ceasefire and Urges Participation in Protests

December 28, 2008
Marjorie Cohn; Radhika Sainath
NLG President; NLG Free Gaza Committee
619-374-6923; 917-669-6903

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) condemns Israel's massive bombardment of the Gaza Strip which has left over 300 dead and 1,400 wounded, with the tolls mounting. The Israeli Air Force dropped more than 100 bombs in dozens of locations throughout the Gaza Strip as children left school on Saturday. The dead include men, women and children in school uniforms.

"International law forbids the targeting of civilians," said Radhika Sainath, a civil rights attorney and member of the Free Gaza Committee of the NLG. "Israel must comply with laws of war and the Fourth Geneva Convention." Today's massacre marks an escalation of Israel's two-year blockade of the Strip which has deprived 1.5 million Palestinians of necessary food, medicine, fuel and other necessities. In November 2008, the United Nations stated that it had run out of food to feed over 750,000 needy Gazans.

Israel claims that the attack is in response to Palestinian rocket fire, which caused no recent Israeli deaths and few injuries. However, Israel's "rolling bombardment" and impending ground invasion is grossly disproportionate in light of the minimal damage caused by Palestinian rockets. “The law of war prohibits collective punishment and the targeting of a civilian population disproportionate to military necessity. Israel has flouted both these prohibitions, that follow its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and its sealing of Gaza, subjecting Gazans to near starvation,” said Marjorie Cohn, NLG president and a professor of international law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. “The Human Rights and Security Assistance Act mandates that the United States cease all military aid to Israel, which has engaged in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”

Israeli military spokesman Avi Benayahu stated that the Israeli bombardment of Gaza was "only just the beginning," showing utter contempt for international norms and the lives of innocent Palestinians. The Guild calls on the entire international community, and the United States in particular, to demand an end to Israel's blockade of the Occupied Territories and its murderous assault on the Palestinian people. We urge everyone to join in the demonstrations planned across the country in opposition to this latest attack on the rule of law by Israel and we call on both sides to immediately reinstate the cease fire.

Founded in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association, which did not admit people of color, the National Lawyers Guild is the oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar organization in the United States. Its headquarters are in New York and it has chapters in every state.

Planned demonstrations and protests: CALIFORNIA Anaheim

Sunday, December 28, 2:00 pm 512 S. Brookhurst St. (between Orange Ave. & Broadway) Initiated by a coalition with a large number of groups

Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 30, 4:30 pm Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: 213-251-1025, answerla@answerla.org

San Diego Tuesday, December 30, 4:00 p.m. Federal Building 880 Front Street

San Francisco

Sunday, December 28, 12:00PM Protest the Massacres in Gaza Powell and Market Contact: Arab Resource and Organizing Center

Monday, December 29, 5:00PM Silent Vigil at Feinstein's Office, Montgomery and Market Co-Sponsored by Direct Action to Stop the War; the Middle East Children's Alliance; Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism; SF Women in Black

Tuesday, December 30, 5:00PM Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery St Powell and Market Contact: 415-821-6545 answer@answersf.org

COLORADO

Denver

Tuesday, December 30, 5:00PM Meet on the West side of the Capitol Contact: Rima, 303-829-5848

CONNECTICUT

New Haven

Wednesday, December 31, 12PM Federal Building, 141 Church St (between Chapel and Elm Sts.) Sponsored by Middle East Crisis Committee, ANSWER-CT and other local organizations Contact: 203-606-0319, connecticut@answercoalition.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, DC

Monday, December 29, 4:30PM Barack Obama Transition Office 451 6th St. NW (1 block from Verizon Center) Contact: 301-523-4197 or email me at zelamine@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 30, 4:30 pm State Department: 22nd St & C St NW Contact: 202-544-3389 x14, dc@answercoalition.org

Friday, January 9, 12:00PM Lafayette Square and march to Upper Senate Park Contact: National Association of Muslim Women, namaw01@gmail.com

FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday, December 30, 5:00 pm Federal Building: 299 E. Broward Blvd. Contact: 954-707-0155, FtLauderdale@answerfl.org

Ocala

Tuesday, December 30, 12:00 pm Cather near the Ocala Lockheed facility, located in the SE quadrant of the county just off Maricamp Road (Rte 464) near Emerald and Oak Sponsored by: Marions for Peace, CFCC students and Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)

Contact: Marions for Peace, Delphine Herbert, MarionsforPeace@gmail.com

Tampa

Tuesday, December 30, 4:30 pm N Dale Mabry Hwy and W Spruce St

GEORGIA

Atlanta

Sunday, December 28, 2:00PM Outside the Israeli Consulate, 1100 Spring St. NW Contact: Emory Advocates for Justice in Palestine, 770-597-0276 or 404-844-3202

Tuesday, December 30, 4:00PM Outside the Israeli Consulate, 1100 Spring St. NW Organizers: Emory Advocate for Justice in Palestine and other local groups Contact details:Saba Khalid, 770-597-0276, skhali3@emory.edu HAWAII

Honolulu

Tuesday, December 30, 4-6PM At the Federal Building (along Ala Moana Blvd.)

Initiated by Friends of Sabeel Hawaii, with support from World Can't Wait-Hawaii, and others.

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Sunday, December 28, 12:00PM-2:00PM Bring bouquets of flowers to commemorate the memory of the hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza who have been killed by Israeli bombardments today Water Tower Park 830 N. Michigan (Michigan and Pearson)

Sponsored by (list in formation): American Friends Service Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, Arab American Action Network, Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, American Arab Anti Discrimination-Chicago Chapter, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism, Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy, Voices for Creative Non-Violence, International Solidarity Movement-Chicago Chapter, US Palestine Conference Network, Students for Justice in Palestine (UIC), American Muslims for Palestine, Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation, Mosque Foundation, Tikkun-Chicago, Wright College Students for Peace and Justice, Fight Back Newspaper.

Separate event in Chicago: Details to be announced Contact: 773-463-0311, answer@chicagoanswer.net

Friday, January 2, 2009, 3:00PM Tribune Plaza, 435 N Michigan

KENTUCKY

Louisville

Monday, December 29, 4-6PM Broadway and Baxter across from Cave Hill cemetery

MAINE

STAND WITH GAZA Friday, January 2nd at noon until 1:00pmMarket Square Portland, Maine

Contact: Jamilla El-Shafei email: jamillaelshafei@gmail.com cell 603.969.8426 Contact: Wells Stanley-Mays email: drinkinggourd@hotmail.com phone: 207.774.1110

Moment Square on Friday, January 2nd at noon

MARYLAND

Columbia

Saturday, January 17, 2009, 3:30PM Howard County Central Library (Little Patuxent Pkwy and South Entrance Road)

Contact: Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation (HCCEIO), Joanne Heisel, joanne_kh@usa.net

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

Wednesday, December 31, 2:00PM Copley Square Contact: Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, info@bcpr.net, (617) 491-2313

Details to be announced Contact: 857-334-5084, boston@answercoalition.org

Brookline

Sunday, December 28, 3PM-5PM Coolidge Corner, Harvard and Beacon Streets

Northampton and Hadley

Monday, December 29, 7:30AM-9:00AM and 4:00PM-5:00PM Coolidge Bridge between Northampton and Hadley Contact: Paki paki43@gmail.com

MICHIGAN

Dearborn

Monday, December 29, 6PM Community Leadership Meeting Lebanese American Heritage Club ,4337 Maple Road Contact: Congress of Arab American Organizations, Osama Siblani / 313.505.4889

Tuesday, December 30, 4PM Human Chain Protest Gathering at corner of Warren and Chase in Dearborn. Following the protest a memorial service will be held at Byblos Banquet Hall, 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn at 5:15 PM. Program will end at 6:30 PM. Contact: Congress of Arab American Organizations, Osama Siblani / 313.505.4889

Kalamazoo

Tuesday, December 30, 4PM Michigan Ave in front of the Federal Buildng

MINNESOTA

Various

Protests at Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Keith Ellison's offices Tuesday December 30th 10 am-closing

No "holding their feet to the fire" but instead hold them accountable.

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar Office of Senator Klobuchar

Minneapolis 1200 Washington Avenue South, Suite 250 Minneapolis, MN 55415 Main Line: 612-727-5220 Main Fax: 612-727-5223 Toll Free: 1-888-224-9043

Rochester Office 1134 7th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 Main Line: 507-288-5321 Fax: 507-288-2922

Moorhead Office 121 4th Street South Moorhead, MN 56560 Main Line: 218-287-2219 Fax: 218-287-2930

Iron Range Office Olcott Plaza, Suite 105 820 9th Street North Virginia, MN 55792 Main Line: 218-741-9690 Fax:218-741-3692

Keith Ellison office

Minneapolis office is located at: 2100 Plymouth Ave North Minneapolis, MN 55411 For directions you can call our office, 612-522-1212

MISSOURI

St. Louis

Sunday, December 28, 7PM 3628 Lindell, corner of Grand and Lindell Contact: Colleen Kelly, Instead of War, 314-761-7428

Monday, December 29, 4-6PM Protest at Senator Bond's Office, 7700 Bonhomme Contact: Colleen Kelly, Instead of War, 314-761-7428

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord Tuesday, December 30, 3PM In front of the State House Contact: New Hampshire Peace Action, 603-228-0559

NEW JERSEY

New Brunswick Tuesday, December 30, 4-6PM Corner of Albany and George Sts.

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque

Tuesday, December 30, 12-2PM New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science 1801 Mountain Rd, NW (in Old Town) Contact: Called by Stop the War Machine, 505-401-4808, stopthewarmachine@comcast.net

NEW YORK

New York City Sunday, December 28, 2:00-4:00 pm Gather at Rockefeller Center March to the Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts) Initiated by Al-Awda New York

Monday, December 29, 5:00PM Adalah-NY is organizing two meeting locations for fliering on Monday at 5:00:

The south end of Union Square, near the corner of 14th St and 5th Ave.

The triangular park at 6th Av. & 32nd Street.

We welcome you to join us and we encourage other organizations to choose their own flyering locations and then to join the procession.

We will all meet-up for the procession up 6th Ave at 6:30. We will be meeting at the triangular park at 6th Av. & 32nd Street. Look for the Palestinian Flag.

Contact

Monday, December 29, 7:00 pm 55 W 17th St, 5th Fl. Manhattan between 5th & 6th Aves Informational Action Center Tuesday, December 30, 5:00 pm Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts) Contact: 212-694-8720, nyc@answercoalition.org

Rochester

Tuesday, December 30, 4:00PM-5:00PM Demonstration in front of Federal Building Contact: Mike Connely, 271-2678

OHIO

Cleveland

Monday, December 29, 4:30PM Public Square, across from Tower City

Contact: Middle East Peace Forum, Don Bryant, donmbryant@yahoo.com

Columbus

Sunday December 28th, 5:00 PM Ohio State University - Committee for Justice in Palestine 15th and High St. Columbus, Ohio

Youngstown

Monday, December 29, 5-9PM Vigil 15 Belgrade Ave. Sponsored by: Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown

Contact: Arab American Community Center, 330-759-9186 Tuesday, December 30, 1-3PM Demonstration In front of the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, 125 Market St Contact: Arab American Community Center, 330-759-9186

ONTARIO

Toronto

Sunday, December 28, 2:00 pm Israeli Embassy Consulate: 180 Bloor St. West Initiated by a number of local organizations

OREGON

Eugene

Monday, December 29, 2-5PM Al-Nakba Awareness Project and Veterans for Peace will erect signage and provide detailed handout materials along the high-traffic Ferry Street Bridge approach parkway.

Portland

Tuesday December 30, 2008 Gather at 4:30 and Rally 5:00 pm Where: Federal Building, Downtown Portland, SW 3rd & Madison Organized by: Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, and others.

Contact: (503) 344-5078

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia Monday, December 29, 4:30PM Demonstration at Israeli Consulate, 1880 JFK Blvd Contact: Sue Rouda, 215-724-1618, sue.rouda@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 30, 4:30PM Demonstration at Israeli Consulate, 1880 JFK Blvd Contact: Sue Rouda, 215-724-1618, sue.rouda@gmail.com

RHODE ISLAND

Providence

Sunday, December 28, 12:00-2:00PM Federal Building Contact: Martha Yager, AFSC-SENE, 401-521-3584 or MYager@afsc.org

Wednesday, December 31, 6-7PM Burnside Park (opposite Kennedy Plaza) Contact: Martha Yager, AFSC-SENE, 401-521-3584 or MYager@afsc.org

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia

Wednesday, December 31, 5-6PM In front of the State Capitol Building Gervais and Main St. Contact: Women in Black, 803-446-2772 TEXAS

Austin

Monday, December 29, 5PM-7PM In front of the State Capitol, 11th and Congress Contact: Haithem El-Zabri, cell. (512) 772-1948, e-mail haithemelzabri@yahoo.com

Dallas

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 12:00PM-3:00PM In front of JFK Memorial on the Grassy Knoll

Friday, January 2, 2009, 3:30PM Dallas Forth Worth Protest, Earl Cabell Federal Building, 1100 Commerce St Contact: Suha Suleiman, drsuha@tm.blackberry.net

Houston

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 4-6PM Westheimer and Post Oak (in front of the Starbucks across the Galleria) Contact: Houston Palestinian Community

Monday, December 29, 2008, 4-6PM Israeli Consulate (Wesleyan near US 59) Contact: Palestinian American Bridge, Mohamed Abu-Hussein, 713-240-9766

Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 4-5:30PM Gather at Mandell Bridge (Mandell St at Highway 59) Contact: rwcsr1@yahoo.com

San Antonio

Tuesday, December 30, 6-7PM Candle Light Silent Prayer Vigil for Peace Around the Peace Pole in front of the Brackenridge Village, University of the Incarnate Word, enter at 4301 Broadway

You are invited to bring candles. VERMONT Burlington

Tuesday, December 30, 4:15PM Main St. Landing, Burlington 1 Main St.; corner of Main & Battery Sts.)

MEET in Burlington at Main Street Landing at 4:15 to march to Representative Welch’s, Senator Leahy’s, and to Senator Bernie Sander's offices, to arrive at the top of Church St. at 5pm to stand in solidarity with the vigil opposing further war profiteering and war crimes--the US Occupation of Iraq.

This march is endorsed by Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel (VTJP), Peace and Justice Center, and the International Socialist Organization (ISO).

TO ENDORSE THIS ACTION OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: hilarymartin@riseup.net or gypsy7@riseup.net

Montpellier Tuesday, December 30, 4:30PM Vigil in front of City Hall on Main St Contact: Debra, 802-476-3154, debra@vtlink.net

WASHINGTON

Seattle Saturday, January 3, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Westlake Park: 4th and Pine Initiated by Voices of Palestine Contact: general@voicesofpalestine.org

Tacoma Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 5:00pm In front of the Courthouse at Pacific Ave and 19th St

ARIZONA

Phoenix, AZ Tuesday, December 30 4:30 PM Gather at Thomas Road and Central Light Rail Station Sponsored by CODEPINK Phoenix and The End The War Coalition

CALIFORNIA

Albion, CA Monday, December 29 12 noon Jct Rte 1 & Albion Ridge Road Contact: 707-472-6486, hughmurray98@yahoo.com

Anaheim, CA (Orange County) Sunday, December 28 2:00 pm 512 S. Brookhurst St. (between Orange Ave. & Broadway) Initiated by a coalition with a large number of groups

Fort Bragg, CA Monday, December 29 12 noon Rte 1 at Fort Bragg Town Hall Rally Contact: 707-937-4352, bc@albionnation.org

Los Angeles, CA Tuesday, December 30 4:30 pm Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd. Contact: 213-251-1025, answerla@answerla.org

Sacramento, CA Tuesday, December 30 4:00-6:00 pm Gather at 16th and J Sponsored by Sacramento Peace Action; Free Palestine Alliance; the National Council of Arab Americans, & Al-Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Coalition Contact: 916-448-7157

San Francisco, CA Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Israeli Consulate:456 Montgomery St. Contact: 415-821-6545, answer@answersf.org * * * * * Monday, December 29 5:00 pm Vigil at Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Office: Montgomery and Market Co-Sponsored by a number of local organizations

Santa Rosa, CA Tuesday, December 30 5:30 pm Courthouse Square: Santa Rosa Avenue downtown Sponsored by the Board of the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County Contact: cognizant2@hotmail.com

COLORADO

Colorado Springs, CO Tuesday, December 30 4:30-5:30 pm Meet downtown at Acacia Park, corner of Nevada Ave and Bijou St Sponsored by a PROTEST COLORADO antiwar coalition. Contact: 719.460.2836, info@protestcolorado.org CONNECTICUT

New Haven, CT Wednesday, December 31 12 noon Federal Building: 141 Church St. (between Chapel and Elm St) Sponsored by Middle East Crisis Committee, ANSWER-CT and other local organizations Contact: 203-606-0319, connecticut@answercoalition.org * * * * * Saturday, December 27 1:00 pm Federal Building: 141 Church St. (between Chapel and Elm St) Initiated by local organizations

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C. Tuesday, December 30 4:30 pm State Department: 22nd St & C St NW Contact: 202-544-3389 x14, dc@answercoalition.org

FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale, FL Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Federal Building: 299 E. Broward Blvd. Contact: 954-707-0155, FtLauderdale@answerfl.org

Ocala, FL Tuesday, December 30 12 noon Gather near the Ocala Lockheed facility, located in the southeast quadrant of the county just off Maricamp Road (route 464) near Emerald and Oak Sponsored by Marions for Peace, CFCC students and Iraqi veterans against the war

Tampa, FL Tuesday, December 30 4:30 pm N Dale Mabry Hwy and W Spruce St. Contact: 813-785-3179

HAWAII

Honolulu, HI Tuesday, December 30 4:00-6:00 pm Prince Kuhio Federal Building: 300 Ala Moana Blvd. (near the Ewa end of the building) Sponsored by Friends of Sabeel--Hawaii

ILLINOIS

Chicago, IL Sunday, December 28 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm Water Tower Park: 830 N. Michigan Ave. Initiated by a number of local organizations Get involved with ANSWER in Chicago: 773-463-0311, answer@chicagoanswer.net

LOUISIANA

New Orleans, LA Monday, December 29 12 noon - 2:00 pm Corner of Canal Street and Convention Center Blvd, at the base of Canal street, across from Harrah's Casino Sponsored by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of New Orleans, New Orleans Palestine Solidarity, and many other organizations and individuals

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Consulate General of Israel: 20 Park Plaza (Green Line to Arlington Stop) Contact: 857-334-5084, boston@answercoalition.org * * * * * Wednesday, December 31 2:00PM Copley Square Sponsored by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights Contact: info@bcpr.net, (617) 491-2313 * * * * * Monday, December 29 4:00-7:00 pm Stand in solidarity at Harvard Sq (in front of Holyoke Center), Watertown Sq, Roxbury Crossing, Coolidge Corner, Arlington Center, or go out with friends and signs at busy intersections in your community Northampton / Hadley, MA Monday, December 29 7:30-9:00 am AND 4:00-5:00 pm Coolidge Bridge (Hadley/Northampton) Northampton, MA Saturday, January 3 12 noon Courthouse on Main Street

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor, MI Tuesday, December 30 12 noon - 1:00 pm Federal Building: Liberty and Fifth Ave. Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Coalition Against the War

Dearborn, MI Tuesday, December 30 4:00 pm Gathering at corner of Warren and Chase in Dearborn Memorial service at Byblos Banquet Hall, 7258 Chase Road in Dearborn, 5:15-6:30 pm Sponsored by the Congress of Arab American Organizations (CAAO)

Kalamazoo, MI Tuesday, December 30 4:00 pm Federal Building: Michigan Avenue and Park Avenue Sponsored by Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War (KNOW)

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis, MN Tuesday, December 30 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Press Conference at 1:00 pm 1) Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar: 1200 Washington Avenue South (main event) 2) Office of Congressperson Keith Ellison: 2100 Plymouth Ave North (presence) Contact: 612-327-6902, ollamhfaery@earthlink.net Sponsored and Endorsed by Women Against Military Madness, Coalition For Palestinian Rights

NEW JERSEY

New Brunswick, NJ Tuesday, December 30 4:00-6:00 pm Gather at corner of Albany and George Streets NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, NM Tuesday, December 30 12 noon - 2:00 pm New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science: 1801 Mountain Rd, NW (in Old Town) Called by Stop the War Machine Contact: 505-401-4808, stopthewarmachine@comcast.net * * * * * Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Pete V. Domenici Federal Courthouse: 333 Lomas Blvd. NW Sponsored by a coalition of many groups, led by the Middle East Peace & Justice Alliance Contact: 505-842-0535

NEW YORK

New York City, NY Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts) Contact: 212-694-8720, nyc@answercoalition.org * * * * * Sunday, December 28 2:00-4:00 pm Gather at Rockefeller Center: 50th St. and 5th Ave. March to the Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts) Initiated by Al-Awda New York

Rochester, NY Tuesday, December 30 4:00-5:00 pm Federal Building Contact: peaceactiontaskforce@lists.riseup.net, 585-271-2678 OHIO

Cincinnati, OH Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Clifton Ave & Martin Luther King Dr W Contact: 513-484-9116

Cleveland, OH Monday, December 29 4:30-6:00 pm Public Square Downtown

Columbus, OH Sunday, December 28 5:00 pm Gather at 15th and High St. Sponsored by the Ohio State University - Committee for Justice in Palestine

Youngstown, OH Vigil Monday, December 29 5:00-9:00pm Arab American Community Center: 15 Belgrade Ave, Youngstown, OH 44505 (off Belmont between Gypsy & Colonial) Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown * * * * * Demonstration Tuesday, December 30 1:00-3:00pm Thomas D. Lambros Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse: 125 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44503 Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown

OREGON

Portland, OR Tuesday December 30 Gather at 4:30, Rally at 5:00 pm Federal Building, Downtown Portland, SW 3rd & Madison Organized by: Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, and others

PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA Tuesday, December 30 3:30 pm City Hall at 15th and locust * * * * * Monday, December 29 4:30 pm Israeli Consulate: 1880 JFK Blvd. Contact: 215-724-1618, phillyiac@action-mail.org Sponsored by International Action Center

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia, SC Wednesday, December 31 5:00 pm State Capitol: Gervais and Main Streets Sponsored by Columbia Women in Black, Carolina Peace Resource Center, Muslim Student Association at the University of South Carolina

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls, SD Tuesday, December 30 10:00-11:00 am Federal Building: 12th & Phillips Contact: sodak@answercoalition.org

TEXAS

Austin, TX Monday, December 29 5:00 pm State Capitol: 11th & Congress Contact: contact@palestineonlinestore.com Initiated by a number of local organizations

Dallas, TX Tuesday December 30 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm Grassy Knoll near Kennedy Museum, Elm St. Contact: Raed Sbeit 214-798-7624, muslim1976@yahoo.com OR Obaida Hitto 214-274-1687, obaida.hitto@hotmail.com

Houston, TX Tuesday, December 30 4:00-5:30 pm Gather at Mandell Bridge (Mandell St. at Hwy. 59) Contact: 713-771-9439, rwcsr1@yahoo.com

WASHINGTON

Seattle, WA Tuesday, December 30 4:00 pm Federal Building: 915 2nd Ave Initiated by Voices of Palestine Contact: general@voicesofpalestine.org * * * * * Saturday, January 3 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Westlake Park: 4th and Pine Initiated by Voices of Palestine Contact: general@voicesofpalestine.org

Tacoma, WA Tuesday, December 30 5:00 pm Federal Courthouse: 1717 Pacific Ave. (at 19th St.) Protesters are asked to bring signs, candles, and flashlights

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