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Announcement :: International
ACTION! Wed Mar16: AM Vigil-Protest for Rachel Corrie at Caterpillar!
Email: bostontopalestine (nospam) palsolidarity.org
12 Mar 2005
Protest and Vigil for Rachel Corrie, Wed 3/16 from 10am to noon at the CAT regional distributor in Milford, MA
Carpool available from Porter Square 8:30am
"Don't Mourn, Organize!"
Protest/Vigil for Rachel Corrie and against Home Demolitions @ Caterpillar regional offices
Wednesday morning, March 16th (details below)
-we will be joined by Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions!
CALL TO ACTION
Two years ago on March 16th, Rachel Corrie, a young American human rights worker with the International Solidarity Movement, was killed by a Caterpillar-made Israeli military bulldozer while defending a Palestinian home from demolition. The Israeli military uses CAT equipment to destroy Palestinian homes (12,000 so far), uproot orchards, build settlements and build the "Apartheid Wall" on Palestinian land. Despite shareholder resolutions and denunciation from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Caterpillar continues sales of military equipment to Israel. BostontoPalestine has held yearly vigils for Rachel in Harvard Square, and is now asking that the community join with us, BootCat, and Jeff Halper, to vindicate Rachel and demand justice for Palestinians at the Caterpillar Company's regional distributor, Milton-Cat, in Milford, MA.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Please, if possible, make the sacrifice to come to this weekday morning event. With a strong showing, WE CAN influence the upcoming CAT SHAREHOLDER'S MEETING on April 13th, when friendly shareholders will introduce a resolution demanding that CAT investigate whether its sales to Israel violate its own code of conduct.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16th, 2005
8:30AM: Carpool to MILFORD, MA. Meet at 8:30AM at the STAR MARKET PARKING LOT in PORTER SQUARE, Cambridge (Milford is approx 45 mins from Boston).
**Please bring your car to make sure everyone has a ride!
10:00AM to NOON: PROTEST/VIGIL @ MILTON-CAT IN MILFORD, MA.
Press conference with JEFF HALPER of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions (ICAHD). - DIRECTIONS TO MILFORD PROTEST BELOW.
WEAR: Black (recommended)
BRING: Signs like: "CAT profits from Uprooting Trees" "CAT Profits from Building Settlements" "CAT Profits from Demolishing Homes" "CAT Bulldozers Kill" "Rachel Died, CAT Profits"
BOOTCAT www.bootcat.org - the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights' Caterpillar Campaign
BostontoPalestine www.ismboston.org - Support Group for the International Solidarity Movement
Jeff Halper of the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions http://icahd.org/eng/
Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine
United for Justice and Peace Israel/Palestine Task Force
FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT:
info (at) bootcat.org
bostontopalestine (at) palsolidarity.org
Rachel Corrie memorial website: http://www.rachelcorrie.org/
DIRECTIONS from BOSTON to Milton-CAT at 100 Quarry Drive, MILFORD, MA 01757
Take I-90 WEST out of Boston - go 27.5 mi
Take exit #11A towards CAPE COD onto I-495 SOUTH - go 7.9 mi
Take exit #20 towards MILFORD
At the bottom of the offramp, turn Right onto RT-85
Turn Left at first light onto FORTUNE BLVD
Turn Right on QUARRY DR - go 0.2 mi
Continue on QUARRY past the CAT complex and park in the shopping center parking lot just ahead.
(see attached map of final destination)
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