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July 14, 2009

2009.07.14: Today, 4-6 p.m.: Urgent Protest: Let Charles Barron & Aid Convoy Into Gaza

Filed under: Antiwar,International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 8:51 am

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 8:51 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Today, 4-6 p.m.: Urgent Protest: Let Charles Barron & Aid Convoy Into Gaza

(Members of the the Viva Palestina US Convoy discussed below include former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, New York City Council Member Charles Barron, and many other New Yorkers.)

Today, July 14, 4-6 p.m.: Let the Viva Palestina Convoy into Gaza!

Protest at the Egyptian Mission to the UN
304 East 44th St. (@ 2nd Ave.)
Sponsors: Al-Awda-NY, Existence is Resistance, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Campus Antiwar Network, New York City Labor Against the War, Vets for Peace. If you would like your organization to be a cosponsor, or for more information, please email info@al-awdany.org .
What Else You Can Do

Contact the Egyptian embassy and ask that the Viva Palestina convoy be allowed to make its journey to Gaza without further delays. Call 202-966-6342, fax 202-244-4319 and e-mail embassy@egyptembdc.org.
Background

The Viva Palestina Convoy is being denied passage into Gaza by the Egyptian Government.

This convoy is the largest ever US humanitarian aid convoy, organized by British MP George Galloway and Vietnam Veteran and antiwar activist Ron Kovic, and is carry medical supplies for the people of Gaza, who have been the targets of brutal attacks and an ongoing blockade by the Israeli Occupation Forces.

The convoy’s delegation of about 200 people left for Cairo, Egypt from July 4-7, en route to Gaza to provide much-needed humanitarian aid to the people — wheelchairs, walkers and medical supplies. Participants include former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, New York City Council Member Charles Barron, and members of numerous organizations.

Viva Palestina has issued the following humanitarian appeal:

Viva Palestina U.S. is calling on our friends and supporters to gather outside Egyptian consulates across the U.S. on Tuesday, July 14, as we make our way toward the Suez Canal and into the Sinai Peninsula to deliver humanitarian aid and medical supplies to the people of Gaza. We have met all the new bureaucratic requirements imposed by the Egyptian authorities, and we therefore have the right to expect a speedy passage to Gaza. However, we must prepare for unwarranted further attempts to frustrate us perhaps with a view to stopping such convoys in the future. Those individuals and groups gathering outside Egyptian consulates tomorrow will either be able to help us break through those blockages or be able to celebrate our overcoming them. We want to be on the border of Gaza on Tuesday night and in Gaza on Wednesday morning. Viva Palestina!

Let the Aid through!
Let the Convoy through!
Let the trucks through!
Latest News About Viva Palestina
http://www.vivapalestina-us.org/2009/07/viva-palestina-navigating-egypt%E2%80%99s-obstacle-course/
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/july132009/gaza_convoy_7-13-09.php
Donate to Viva Palestina
https://npo.networkforgood.org/Donate/Donate.aspx?npoSubscriptionId=1001480
Further Information
http://www.vivapalestina-us.org/
http://vivapalestina-us.blogspot.com/
http://alawdavpusconvoy.blogspot.com/
http://www.thesitch.com/gaza-dispatches/

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