May 21 2011
Where is the HAZMAT team when you need them? Is it a requirement that you have to be butt ugly to belong to Code Pink?
TELL OBAMA TO GET OUT OF BED WITH AIPAC (Oh, that’s rich!)
It seems that no matter how abusive the Israeli government gets, as it was last weekend when it killed protesters during the al-Nakba demonstrations, it–along with its U.S. lobby– gets rewarded. This week’s reward is that President Obama will not only meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu during his U.S. visit, but Obama will also speak at the AIPAC (American-Israel Public Affairs Committee) policy conference. If you are appalled that President Obama is pandering to the pro-occupation lobby, send a letter to Obama today to express your outrage and urge him to get out of bed with AIPAC.
Obama must tell Netanyahu to negotiate with democratically chosen Palestinian representatives, cease settlement construction, and stop using violence against unarmed demonstrators. Now is the time for Obama to stand up to Netanyahu and insist that Israel takes serious steps to resume negotiations. Will you write to Obama today?
Main Demonstration: Creative Protest Outside AIPAC Convention during Obama’s Speech
Outside the Convention Center when Netanyahu addresses the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC
WHEN: 11:00am-1:00pm Sunday May 22 – Main Rally
…………8:00am-5:00pm Creative actions all day!
WHERE: Across the street from the DC Convention Center (corner of Massachusetts & 9th ST NW)
Bring a scarf to join the “hands across the convention center”, take part in a people-powered “Gaza Flotilla”, help take down a 30′ Separation Wall, and more! […]