Activist Alert- Weekend Events

Protest in solidarity with the struggle in Palestine

Location : Dupont Circle Washington D.C.

In the spirit of the season, Palestinians have called for their own “day of rage” to take place this Friday, February 25th. The “day of rage” was what began the Egyptian uprising, as well as the ongoing protests in several other Arab countries.

For more information contact: Michael Dranove at md3252a@student.american.edu

No to Wal-Mart in D.C.

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location : Empower DC Office, 1419 V Street NW, Washington D.C.

Come to a meeting to organize to stop Wal-Mart from invading our communities.

For more information go to www.walmartfreedc.org

Democracy, Empire, and the Arab Intifada of 2011

Date: Saturday, February 26, 2011 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location : St. Stephen’s Church 1525 Newton St. NW

The purpose of this event is to put the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions in the context of U.S. support for oppressive and undemocratic regimes in the Arab world and connect them to other struggles in the region, particularly around Palestine, where US support for Israeli apartheid has produced several intifadas. The panel will address some of the questions that the revolutions and democracy protests have raised in the US: Islamism, Israel, neoliberalism, and oil. The murder of peaceful protesters in Bahrain, Yemen, and Libya in recent days has shown not only that these regimes will do anything to hold onto power, but also that the US government and one of its few remaining steadfast allies in the region, Saudi Arabia, are complicit in these crimes and must be held accountable. Our hope is that this event will help bring Arabs and our allies together to support the self determination struggles of ALL our Arab sisters and brothers across the Middle East.

For more information, ArabIntifada(at)gmail.com or (888)810-6202

UnblockAID Gaza!

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location : Busboys and Poets, 14th and V St NW
 
Join us for a discussion with activists who sailed aboard the Jewish boat to Gaza and were violently attacked by Israeli forces on 28 September 2010.  They will talk about their experience in the context of a growing international movement to end the siege on Gaza.

We will also be joined by Haidar Eid on video.  He will speak about the conditions in Gaza and the progressive international solidarity efforts to support the Palestinians through Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions.

Proceeds from these events will be donated to the US Boat to Gaza.
$10 suggested donation, no one turned away

For information on this event, email fracktured.prune@gmail.com.  For more information about the initiative to break the siege on Gaza or to donate, see http://ustogaza.org.

Published in: on February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Free Community Film Screening!

“Walmart, the High Cost of Low Price”

Date: Friday, February 18, 2011 – 6:30pm9:00pm

Location: Plymouth Congregational Church 5301 North Capitol Street, NE  Washington, DC

Free Community Film Screening! 
A screening and discussion showing why many DC residents are concerned about Wal-Mart’s efforts to open 4 big box stores in the District of Columbia.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion about the impact Wal-Mart will have on the District of Columbia will follow the screening.

For more information call 202-787-5229 or visit http://walmartfreedc.org/

Published in: on February 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Stand in Solidarity with Egypt

SATURDAY, Feb. 12th 2011

 CHANGES MADE TO DC RALLY, SEE BELOW…  I think people will still gather at the White House  today Sat Feb 12th from 1pm-4pm

 Based on the great outcome of the Egyptian Revolution, the planned DC demo is being moved to a big rally and celebration in NYC to celebrate with our sisters and brothers in EgyptFor more details on rally please click here 

Come and join us to Celebrate the Egyptian Revolution

Egyptians Freedom .. is Our Freedom

MUBARAK HAS STEPPED DOWN,
AND HUMANITY HAS STEPPED FORWARD!
THE MARCH OF FREEDOM WILL NOT STOP!

Victory Rally for the People of Egypt
Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-4 PM
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
47 Street and First Avenue in front of the UN, New York NY

Published in: on February 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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