JOIN US IN PROTESTING THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ISRAELI OCCUPATION
Tens of thousands to mobilize for protest rally and lobbying day on June 9th and 10th in Washington, DC.
The Council for the National Interest Foundation invites its supporters to Washington, DC, to attend The World Says NO to Israeli Occupation, a two-day mass mobilization that includes a protest rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building on Sunday, June 10th and a lobbying day on Capitol Hill the following day, Monday, June 11th. The weekend events will mark the 40th anniversary of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, and Golan Heights, which began with the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war and continues today under worsening conditions for Palestinians. The organizers include the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a coalition of more than two hundred national and grassroots organizations that includes the CNI Foundation, and United for Peace and Justice, the largest American anti-war coalition.
The participating groups and individuals (see state organizations below) will make two demands:
* An end to U.S. military, economic, diplomatic, and corporate support for Israel’s illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.
* A change in U.S. policy to one that supports a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis based on equality, human rights and international law, and the full implementation of all relevant UN resolutions.
You can learn more about getting to and from Washington and how to volunteer or make a donation supporting the June 10th and 11th events by visiting the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation website or by contacting them by telephone at 202-332-0994.
The picture at the left shows the US Campaign staff displaying, in front of the White House, a copy of the ad campaign set to go up in the Washington, DC metro system on May 13.
This link takes you to others that invite you to participate at various levels from home, in your home state region, or in Washington, DC. Click on: End the Occupation.
Get Involved: Become a June 10 Organizer, Volunteer for Local Organizing Committee, Volunteer to Help on June 10, Download Organizing Resources.
Endorse and Sign Petition: Endorse (For Organizations), Map of Endorsing Organizations, Sign Petition (For Individuals).
Logistics: Schedule of Events, Bus Parking Info, Get on the Bus,Logistics, Ride Board, Housing Board, Affordable Housing Options in DC Area.
Participating groups throughout the country are listed here and as follows:
Alaska Anchorage: University of Alaska Palestine Solidarity Committee
Alabama Hoover: Birmingham Islamic Society http://www.bisweb.org Arizona Phoenix: Local to Global Justice http://www.localtoglobal.org/ Phoenix: Women in Black - Phoenix Phoenix: Progressive Democrats of America http://www.pdamerica.org/
California Anaheim: Council on American-Islamic Relations–Los Angeles Area Berkeley: Friends of Deir Ibzia http://deiribzia.org/ Berkeley: Trees of Hope Committee Berkeley: Middle East Children’s Alliance http://www.mecaforpeace.org Crescent City: College of the Redwoods-Students for Peace and Justice Culver City: Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid (CEIA-SC ) http://www.ceia-sc.org Davis: Jewish Voice for Peace - Sacramento El Cerrito, CA: ISM Northern California Support Group http://www.norcalism.org/ Emeryville: War Times/Tiempo de Guerras http://www.war-times.org Emeryville: Bay Area Women in Black http://www.bayareawomeninblack.org Fairfax: Marin Peace and Justice Coalition Foster City: Progressive Independent http://www.progressiveindependent.com Greenbrae: Global Information Services http://www.palkqed.com Hawthorne: Hajar Enterprises, Inc. Hawthorne: Islamic Center of Hawthorne http://www.ich-la.org/ Los Angeles: American Friends Service Committee - Pacific South West Regional http://www.mepeacela.org Los Angeles: Students for Justice in Palestine–USC http://uscsjp.wordpress.com Los Angeles, CA: Students for Justice in Palestine- UCLA Chapter http://www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/sjp Oakland: South Asians for the Liberation of Filastin Oakland: Beacon Presbyterian Fellowship Oakland: Jewish Voice for Peace - Bay Area Chapter http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org Oaland: Americans for a Palestinian State http://www.americansforapalestinianstate.org Palo Alto: Rebuilding Alliance http://www.rebuildingalliance.org/ Palo Alto: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center http://www.peaceandjustice.org Pasadena: Middle East Fellowship http://www.middleeastfellowship.org Placentia: Holy Cross Melkite-Greek Catholic Church http://www.holycrossmelkite.org Riverside: Peace and Freedom Party, California State Central Committee http://www.peaceandfreedom.org San Francisco: Arab American Union Members Council http://www.aaumc.org San Francisco: Global Exchange http://www.globalexchange.org/ San Mateo: Green Party of San Mateo County, California http://www.cagreens.org/sanmateo/ San Mateo: Peace Action of San Mateo County http://www.sanmateopeaceaction.org San Rafael: Dominican Sisters of San Rafael San Rafael: 14 Friends of Palestine, Marin Santa Barbara: Americans for a Just Peace in the Middle East http://www.ajpme.org Santa Cruz: Resource Center for Nonviolence http://www.rcnv.org Santa Cruz: Peace Resource Project http://www.peaceproject.com Santa Monica: Women in Black–Los Angeles http://www.wib-la.org Stockton: Children First Venice: Code Pink?Women for Peace http://www.codepink4peace.org/ Walnut Creek: Business to Business Link, Inc.
Colorado Boulder: Friends of Sabeel–Colorado Denver: Colorado Palestine Solidarity Campaign http://colorado-palestine.blogspot.com Denver: Front Range Coalition
Connecticut Burlington: Artists Garden http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theartistsgarden/ Moodus: Ask Slim http://www.askslim.org New Haven: Greater New Haven Peace Council http://www.uspeacecouncil.org/CTPC/ New Haven: Promoting Enduring Peace http://www.pepeace.org West Hartford: People of Faith CT http://www.faithCT.org
District of Columbia Washington: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation http://www.endtheoccupation.org Washington: Students for Justice in Palestine - American University Washington: Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace http://www.wiamep.org Washington: DC Antiwar Network http://www.dawndc.net Washington: Methodist Federation for Social Action http://www.mfsaweb.org Washington: Interfaith Peace-Builders http://www.ifpbdel.org Washington: Palestine Center http://www.thejerusalemfund.org Washington: Malcolm X Day Committee Washington: American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee http://www.adc.org Washington: Black Voices for Peace http://www.blacksforpeace.org/ Washington: Council for the National Interest Foundation http://www.cnifoundation.org Washington: Nonviolence International http://www.nonviolenceinternational.net Washington: Pax Christi USA: The National Catholic Peace Movement http://www.paxchristiusa.org Washington: Imagine-Life http://www.imagine-life.org Washington: Washington Peace Center http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org Washington: DC Statehood Green Party http://www.dcstatehoodgreen.org Washington: Brian Mackenzie Infoshop http://www.dcinfoshop.org
Delaware Millsboro: Coalition of Community Organizations
Florida Clearwater: R.R.R. Enterprises/Goldstein & Company http://www.artinexile.com Clermont: We Are Wide Awake http://www.wearewideawake.org Fort Lauderdale: Eyes Infinite Foundation http://www.eyesinfinite.com Gainesville: Students for a Human Society http://www.studentsforahumansociety.org Miramar: Senior Citizens Islamic Society Pensacola: Veterans for Peace, NW Florida Chapter 135 http://www.vfpnwflorida.org Pensacola: Florida Palestine Solidarity Network http://www.flpalsolidarity.com Riverview: World Can’t Wait –Tampa Chapter http://www.wcwtampa.com St. Petersburg: Tampa Bay Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation West Melbourne: Hindus for Peace and Justice
Georgia Atlanta: Atlanta Palestine Solidarity Atlanta: Free All With Truth http://www.fawt.org Atlanta: American Friends Service Comm-Southeast http://middleeast-se.afsc.org Atlanta: Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition http://www.georgiapeace.org Decatur: Atlanta Friends Meeting (Quakers) http://atlanta.quaker.org Kennesaw: Kennesaw State University Campus Greens
Hawaii Honolulu: Friends of Sabeel–Hawaii Honolulu: Hawaii Coalition for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel
Iowa Muscatine: Sabeel–Iowa
Illinois Chicago: 8th Day Center for Justice http://www.8thdaycenter.org Chicago: Tikkun Chicago Chicago: Support Sanity http://www.supportsanity.org Chicago: American Friends Service Committee-Great Lakes http://www.afsc.org/chicago Countryside: Franciscan Sacred Heart JPIC Office Evanston: Not In My Name/Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago http://www.nimn.org Homer Glen: Society of Helpers/Provincial Leadership Oak Park: Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine http://www.cjpip.org
Indiana Richmond: Earlham College Progressive Union http://www.earlham.edu/studentcenter/content/studentorgs/epu/index.html
Kentucky Louisville: Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East
Massachusetts Acton: Boston Committee Against Zionism Amherst: Students for Justice in Palestine Amherst: Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Grace Church, Amherst Arlington: United for Justice with Peace, Israel-Palestine Task Force Boston: Grassroots International http://www.grassrootsonline.org/ Cambridge: 1% A Peace Army http://www.onepercentapeacearmy.org Cambridge: Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine Cambridge: Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East http://www.uujme.org Cambridge: United for Justice with Peace http://www.justicewithpeace.org Cambridge: Massachusetts Peace Action http://www.MassPeaceAction.org Jamaica Plain: Birthright Unplugged http://www.birthrightunplugged.org Northampton: Middle East Peace Coalition Northampton: Northampton Committee to Stop the War Against Iraq http://www.northamptoncommittee.org/ South Yarmouth: Cape Codders for Peace and Justice http://www.capecodpeaceandjustice.org Watertown: Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety http://www.watertowncitizens.org Wayland: Jewish Voice for Peace, Boston http://www.jvpboston.org
Maryland Baltimore: Baltimore Tikkun Community Brookeville: Peace Action Montgomery http://www.peaceactionmc.org Columbia: Howard County Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Silver Spring: Maryland Christians for Justice and Peace http://www.yahoogroups.com/group/MCJPcontact Silver Spring: Peace Action http://www.peace-action.org/ Silver Spring: Maryland Arab American Committee Takoma Park: Democracy Rising http://www.DemocracyRising.US
Maine Portland: Maine Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine
Minnesota Minneapolis: Middle East Committee, Women Against Military Madness http://www.worldwidewamm.org Minneapolis: Communist Party USA, Minneapolis, Minnesota Club http://csminn.cpusa.org Minneapolis: Coalition for Palestinian Rights St. Paul: Middle East Peace Now of Minnesota
Missouri St. Louis: St. Louis, MO Women in Black St. Louis: St. Louis Citizens for Justice in the Middle East St. Louis: Veterans for Peace http://www.veteransforpeace.org/ St. Louis: Black Radical Congress http://www.blackradicalcongress.org/index.html
North Carolina Chapel Hill: Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions — USA http://www.icahdusa.org Chapel Hill: Coalition for Peace With Justice –NC http://www.peace-with-justice.org Charlotte: Action Center For Justice http://www.charlotteaction.org Charlotte: Islamic Political Party of America Greensboro: International Solidarity Movement - North Carolina http://ismnc.blogspot.com Raleigh: Muslim American Public Affairs Council (MAPAC) http://www.mapacnc.com
New Hampshire Portsmouth: Meetinghouse Psychological Services
New Mexico Placitas: Justice First! for Peace in Palestine-Israel http://www.justicefirstcommunity.org
New York Brooklyn: Solidarity http://www.solidarity-US.org Brooklyn: New Alliance for Middle East Solutions (NAMES) Brooklyn: Brooklyn Parents for Peace http://www.brooklynpeace.org Buffalo: Western New York Peace Center Hemlock: Concerned Citizens for Peace Jackson Heights: Palestine Solidarity Project http://www.palestinesolidarityproject.org Massapequa: Peace Smiths Milton: Palestine: The Voices of the Next Generation http://www.myspace.com/palestinianfactpage New York: United for Peace and Justice http://www.unitedforpeace.org New York: NY Peace in the Middle East http://mideastpeace.meetup.com/33 New York: American Council on Middle East Policy http://www.mideastcouncil.org New York: National Lawyers Guild http://ww.nlg.org New York: Pax Christi Metro New York New York: Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism http://www.cc-ds.org/ New York: National Youth and Student Peace Coalition http://www.nyspc.org New York: Women’s Division, GBGM, United Methodist Church http://www.umwmission.org New York: General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church http://new.gbgm-umc.org/ New York: Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East http://www.mideastjustice.org/ New York: Left Turn http://www.leftturn.org Wainscott: Committee for Peace in Israel and Palestine White Plains: WESPAC Foundation http://www.wespac.org Woodstock: Middle East Crisis Response http://www.mideastcrisis.org
Ohio Cincinnati: Cincinnati Palestinian Rights Meetup http://palestinian.meetup.com/57/?gj=sj5 Cleveland: Justice Committee, Congregation of St. Joseph http://www.csjcleveland.org Cleveland: Interfaith Council for Peace in the Middle East http://www.middleeastinterfaith.org/ Cleveland: Every Church A Peace Church http://www.ecapc.org Cleveland: Common Global Ministries Board of the Christian Church (Disciple http://www.globalministries.org/index.php Columbus: Columbus, Ohio Chapter of World Can’t Wait http://www.worldcantwait.org Columbus: National Association of Muslim American Women
Oregon Lake Oswego: Wordsmith Collection, Inc. http://www.activismresource.org Portland: Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights http://www.auphr.org Portland: Friends of Sabeel–North America http://www.fosna.org Salem: Salem Palestine Solidarity Group for Peace & Justice
Pennsylvania Gettysburg: Harrisburg Middle East Justice & Peace Grantham: Messiah College Peace Fellowship Lancaster: Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness http://www.lancasterinterchurchpeacewitness.org Philadelphia: Jewish Voice for Peace–Philadelphia Chapter Philadelphia: SUSTAIN Philly http://www.sustainphilly.blogspot.com Philadelphia: American Friends Service Committee http://www.afsc.org Philadelphia: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section http://www.wilpf.org/ Philadelphia: Ecumenical Working Group for Middle East Peace Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Palestine Solidarity Committee http://www.pittsburgh-psc.org Pittsburgh: Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East–Pittsbur http://www.first-unitarian-pgh.org/ Prospect Park: American-Arab Anti-Descrimination Committee-Philadelphia Chapter http://www.adcphiladelphia.com/
South Carolina Aiken: Aiken Peace http://aiken.carolinapeace.org Aiken: Carolina Peace Resource Center http://www.carolinapeace.org Hilton Head: Hilton Head for Peace Lake Wylie: Rock Hill For Action to Organize Resistance (RHFACTOR)
Tennessee Knoxville: Pax Christi Knoxville Memphis: SUSTAIN-Memphis
Texas Austin: Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights (ICPR) http://www.icpr-austin.org Austin: Palestine Children’s Welfare Fund http://www.pcwf.org Austin: Alliance of Community Trainers Bellaire: Seth & Associates http://www.sethlaw.com Dallas: United for Peace and Justice Houston: Worldwide Movement for Justice and Peace San Antonio: Palestinians For Peace And Democracy http://www.p4pd.org San Antonio: San Antonio Muslim Group
Utah Kamas: Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land http://www.jphl.org
Virginia Arlington: Arlington Green Party http://www.arlingtongreens.org/ Dunn Loring: Palestine Media Watch http://www.pmwatch.org Falls Church: Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice http://www.nvpj.org/ McLean: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee - Washington DC Area Richmond: Palestinian American Congress http://www.pac-national.org/
Vermont Randolph: Vermonters for a Just Peace in Palestine/Israel http://www.vtjp.org
Washington Mazama: Chapel of the Friends of God Olympia: Olympia Friends Meeting (Quakers) http://www.olyfriends.org/ Olympia: Olympia-Rafah Sister City Project http://www.orscp.org/ Olympia: Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace http://www.omjp.org Olympia: Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice http://www.rachelcorriefoundation.org/ Seattle: Palestine Solidarity Committee - Seattle http://www.palestineinformation.org Seattle: Poets West Seattle: Freedom Socialist Party National Office http://www.socialism.com Seattle: Jewish Voice for Peace–Puget Sound Chapter Tacoma: Northwest Middle East Peace Forum Vancouver: Vancouver for Peace
Join a local participating organization in or near your home state or location and act on behalf of peace.