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International Workers Aid Flotilla to Gaza

To break embargo on GAZA by efforts of Union workers alone. Workers in every country to send a ship of aid, & fight for protection from its Government for safe passage. Public Service workers will occupy own buildings if flotilla attack / threa.

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We will launch the UK section of International Workers Aid Flotilla to Gaza at a public meeting of supporters in the Council Chamber at Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1h 9LP at 7 p.m. on Monday 25 October 2010. 120 Tickets available and priced as follows; Employed £5, Low paid £3 and Unwaged £2.

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Workers will work through their trade union branches and work place organisation, where they convene a meeting with their employer to consider what additional hours of work they may do in fair…Continue

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Comment by Joe Balkis on June 12, 2013 at 4:44

Join Palestinian Activist Abir Kopty and Chicago Divests 
Demand TIAA-CREF divest
from Israeli Occupation


When: Wednesday, June 12th at Noon
Where: TIAA-CREF Chicago
Office, 200 N LaSalle St

Comment by Joe Balkis on April 27, 2013 at 4:50
Boycott SodaStream - It's at Target!
When: Saturday, April 27 at 12pm noon
Where: Chicago City Target, 1 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60603 (map)
SodaStream is an Israeli corporation produces gadgets to make homemade soda from tap water. SodaStreamproduces its products primarily in an illegal settlement built on stolen Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. They enforce harsh working conditions, low wages, and revolving door employment policies for Palestinian workers. SodaStream markets itself as an environmentally-friendly product to "Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda." But there is nothing friendly about the destruction of Palestinian life, land, and water resources.
This settlement company obscures its true illegal origin by marking its products "Made in Israel." "Made in an illegal Israeli settlement" is more like it. Tell Target and folks thinking about buying SodaStream products, that there is nothing friendly about occupation!
Sponsored by: The Chicago SodaStream Boycott Campaign
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Lecture and Book Signing with Professor Rashid Khalidi
When: Saturday, April 27 at 5:00pm
Where: Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605 (map)
The American Muslims for Palestine will host Professor Rashid Khalidi, who holds the Edward Said chair at Columbia University. Dr. Khalidi will be discussing his newest book, Brokers of Deceit: How the US Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and a book signing.
Sponsored by: American Muslims for Palestine. Cosponsored by: Friends of Sabeel North American and American Friends Service Committee-Chicago.
Comment by Joe Balkis on April 19, 2013 at 4:37
The Chicago action for Palestinian Prisoners Day originally scheduled for Weds 4/17 is being POSTPONED BECAUSE OF RAIN TO FRIDAY at 4/19 at 5:30PM at the Bean in Millennium Park.
Be sure to still participate in the call-in day for Palestinian prisoners
CHICAGO ACTION FOR PALESTINIAN PRISONERS DAY
FRIDAY APRIL 19
5:30PM
AT THE BEAN IN MILLENNIUM PARK
Comment by Joe Balkis on March 28, 2013 at 4:25

Tell TIAA-CREF, divestment from the Israeli occupation is no joke!

When: Monday, April 1 at noon

Where: TIAA-CREF Chicago office, 200 N. LaSalle St (map)

Help us tell TIAA-CREF that Chicago Divests is not fooling around! Despite it's socially responsible reputation, TIAA-CREF invests more than $2 billion in corporations that profit from the occupation of Palestine. This year, TIAA-CREF has received strong calls from shareholders and students to divest from Veolia, which runs segregated buses in the occupied West Bank. Make sure they get the message the year, that investing in Israeli occupation is foolish!
Comment by Joe Balkis on March 27, 2013 at 4:17
Comment by Joe Balkis on March 27, 2013 at 4:16

SIGN a href="http://iacenter.org/LynneStewartPetition" target="_blank">http://iacenter.org/LynneStewartPetition>
THE PETITION
TO FREE LYNNE STEWART: SAVE HER LIFE – Call for
COMPASSIONATE RELEASE Now!
**

*Click HERE a href="http://www.iacenter.org/LynneStewartPetition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.iacenter.org/LynneStewartPetition>
to
send a message to President Obama, Attorney General Holder,
Federal Bureau of
Prisons Director Samuels, the Warden of Carswell
Federal Prison, the Senate
and House Judiciary Committees,
Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secy Gen Ban, and
members of the media
saying you want Compassionate Release for Lynne Stewart
NOW!*

Appeal from Lynne Stewart's spouse Ralph Poynter and
family:

Lynne Stewart has devoted her life to the oppressed – a
constant
advocate for the countless many deprived in the United States of
their
freedom and their rights.

Unjustly charged and convicted for the
“crime” of providing her
client with a fearless defense, the prosecution of
Lynne Stewart is an
assault upon the basic freedoms of us all.

Comment by Joe Balkis on March 5, 2013 at 20:54
Chicago Street Action for Palestinian Prisoners
For Arafat Jaradat, Samer Issawi, and ALL Palestinian Political Prisoners
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Chicago activists and people of conscience will gather in response to the death of 30-year-old Arafat Jaradat last Saturday. An autopsy revealed that Jaradat died after being tortured during interrogation by Israeli security, sustaining a total of six broken bones in his spine, arms and legs; his lips lacerated; his face badly bruised.
As the Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer recently reported, “Since 1967, over 200 prisoners have died in captivity, fifty-one of them from medical negligence. Alarmingly, there is a recent trend of prisoners who have died shortly after they are released from medical complications that went untreated during their detention.”

Over 4,000 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched hunger-strike action on Sunday to protest the death of Arafat Jaradat. Additionally, Jaradat’s death set off a wave of demonstrations in Palestine and around the world, protesting Israel’s unjust treatment of Palestinian prisoners.
In the wake these events, please join us in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners. Let us gather in support of Samer Issawi, Ayman Sharawna, Tareq Qa’adan, and Ja’far Izzidine, along with other Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike to protest their inhumane and illegal detainment in Israeli prisons.
We refuse to allow Israel’s continued dismissal of Palestinian prisoner rights to go unchecked. Raise your voices!
Bring Palestinian flags. Signs will be provided.
Comment by Joe Balkis on January 15, 2013 at 2:41

A Home Denied: Struggling Against Displacement from Chicago to
Palestine

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 6:30pm
Grace Place, 637 S.
Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605

Both here and abroad, racist and
militarized institutions threaten to uproot oppressed peoples from their
communities. The housing justice movement in Chicago is connected to the
Palestinian struggle against displacement and home demolitions. Listen to the
stories of people who have been forced from their homes, denied entry into their
homeland, and resisted by occupying vacant homes and rebuilding after
demolition. Join us as we learn from each other’s movements and gain strength in
our common struggles for justice and liberation.

Food will be
provided!
Bring your kids! Childcare will be provided by the Chicago
Childcare Collective
Spanish translation will be provided at this
event!

Hosted by: Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights and Communities
United Against Foreclosure and Eviction

Sponsored by: AREA Chicago, US
Palestinian Community Network, American Muslims for Palestine, American Friends
Service Committee, Palestine Solidarity Group - Chicago, Arab Jewish Partnership
for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Committee for a Just Peace in Israel
and Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago, Students for Justice in
Palestine - Northwestern University, Students for Justice in Palestine -
University of Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine - University of
Illinois at Chicago, Students for Justice in Palestine - DePaul University,
Palestine Film Festival

Comment by Joe Balkis on December 28, 2012 at 6:23

When: Friday, December 28th at noon


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Where: TIAA-CREF Illinois Office, 200 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago (Corner of Lake and LaSalle)

As 2012 comes to a close, we ask TIAA-CREF to do better this coming year. We want TIAA-CREF to divest from the Israeli occupation of Palestine. With over $2 billion invested in corporations that provide weapons, surveillance systems, and settlement infrastructure to Israel, TIAA-CREF is violating its own mission for socially responsible investment. As TIAA-CREF clients and concerned citizens, we don't want our money funding military occupation and human rights abuses!

Join us as we help TIAA-CREF to usher in the New Year, and divest from the occupation of Palestine.

Sponsored by Chicago Divests, American Friends Service Committee, The Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights

Daniel Kaplan
Chicago Divests Campaign Coordinator
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Chicago Divests demands that TIAA-CREF divest from all corporations profiting from the Israeli occupation of Palestine.  Chicago Divests specifically targets six corporations–Veolia, Motorola Solutions, Hewlett-Packard, Elbit, Caterpillar, and Northrop Grumman–for providing weapons, surveillance systems, and segregated services to enforce the occupation.  Chicago Divests is a grassroots organization, organized in conjunction with the American Friends Service Committee.
Sign the petition here.
Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/ChicagoDivests
For more information about the divestment campaign, visit: WeDivest.org
Comment by Joe Balkis on December 16, 2012 at 13:32
The date and time for the SodaStream protest at Macy's has been changed to Sunday, December 16, at 2:30PM, because of the likely rain on Saturday.
Bill Chambers PSG - Chicago ______________________________________
JOIN US FOR CAROLING AND PROTESTING THE SALE OF SODASTREAM - ISRAELI SETTLEMENT PRODUCT!  
Sunday December 16 2:30PM Macy's – Meet at State and Washington, Chicago
SodaStream wants to make its homemade soda makers a hit this holiday shopping season. What they won't tell you is that they profit from stealing Palestinian land and water resources!
SodaStream markets itself as an environmentally friendly product to “Turn Water Into Fresh Sparkling Water And Soda”… but there is nothing friendly about the destruction of Palestinian life, land and water resources!   SodaStream is an Israeli corporation that produces its products primarily in an illegal settlement in the West Bank. This SodaStream factory is located in an illegal industrial zone called Mishor Adumim, which is built on stolen Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. Located East of Jerusalem, Mishor Adumim and Ma'aleh Adumim cut the West Bank into two pieces and disconnects Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho. All Israeli settlements exist in direct contravention to international law. This settlement company exploits Palestinian labor and resources. They enforce harsh working conditions, low wages, and revolving door employment policies for Palestinian workers.
This settlement company obscures its true illegal origin by marking its products “Made in Israel”, however “made in an illegal Israeli settlement” is more like it.
Tell Macy's as well as folks thinking about buying SodaStream products, that there is nothing friendly about occupation!   Sponsored by:   AFSC - Chicago American Muslims for Palestine - Chicago Chicago Area Code Pink Chicago Faith Coalition on Middle East Policy Friends of Sabeel - North America Jewish Voice for Peace - Chicago Palestine Solidarity Group - Chicago U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) - Chicago
 

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