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

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

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) 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  For more information about the initiative to break the siege on Gaza or to donate, see

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