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6/9 Protest Boston's "Israeli Independence Day" 11:30 AM-Copley Sq (Sunday)
03 Jun 2002
the Boston Celebration of "Israeli Independence Day"
Sunday, June 9, 2002
Copley Square, Boston
Gather at 11:30 a.m. for Noon Rally
Then March to the Site of the "Israel Day" Event
*** please forward widely ***

the Boston Celebration of "Israeli Independence Day"

- 54 Years of Zionist Racism and Genocide
- The U.S./Israeli War Against the Palestinians

Sunday, June 9, 2002
Copley Square, Boston
Gather at 11:30 a.m. for Noon Rally
Then March to the Site of the "Israel Day" Event

Halt all U.S. Support to Israel -
Financial, Political, and Military!
End the Occupation!
Freedom and Justice for Palestine!
All Palestinian Refugees Must Go Back to Their Homes!

To download PDF flyer & poster for June 9, go to

Partial list of speakers:

Chuck Turner, Boston City Council
Rima Anabtawi, Al-Awda Massachusetts
Amer Jubran, New England Committee
to Defend Palestine of International ANSWER
Lyn Meza, Vice President IUE-CWA Local 201
Samia Halaby, Al-Awda NY/NJ
Mahtowin Munroe, co-chair United American Indians
of New England (UAINE)
Marcus Jean, Haitian member of USWA Local 8751,
fighting post 9/11 "terrorism" frame-up
by the Laidlaw corporation & Boston courts
Reverend David Carl Olson, Community Church
Cemile Cakir, Turkish journalist, former political prisoner
Rama Kased, Al-Awda NY/NJ
Scott Cooper, Jewish anti-war activist
Vieques Support Campaign NY
Ed Childs, Chief Steward Local 26 & the
Harvard Living Wage Campaign
Stevan Kirschbaum, Labor's ANSWER

Musical Tribute to Palestine by Puerto Rican Liberation
activist Marta Rodriquez

Israel has maintained its occupation for more than half a
century, devastating the Palestinian people. The state of
Israel was founded by acts of terror against Palestinian
villages (Deir Yassin and more than 400 others) and by the
institution of citizenship and land rights based on race
(the "law of return"). We say yes to the Jewish people, but
no to the Zionist ideology that guides the brutal oppression of the Palestinians. It is no less a racist ideology than is anti-semitism.

Israeli "independence" is no cause for celebration. It has
meant misery and deprivation for the indigenous Palestinians whose land was stolen to create the Israeli state. Five million Palestinians (60% of all Palestinians) are refugees outside Palestine, with no return on the horizon. Three million Palestinians live under the military occupation, on less than 14% of their former lands. We uphold the right of return of all Palestinians displaced by Israel.

We are outraged that this public celebration should take
place in Boston. In Jenin, Israeli tanks demolished
ambulances, injured civilians were left to die in the
streets, and bodies still lie beneath the rubble. To the
Israeli Defense Forces, anything that moves is a target:
reports of the IDF shooting at children, the elderly, the
disabled, physicians, and members of the press have come
almost daily.

We are protesting the Israeli state, the U.S. government
that backs, arms and controls it to safeguard the profits of the U.S. oil companies, and the violent military occupation of Palestine.

The New England Committee to Defend Palestine
of International A.N.S.W.E.R.
(Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
ANSWERBoston (at) 617-522-6626

Co-sponsor: Al-Awda Massachusetts
(Palestine Right to Return Coalition)
Al-Awda-Mass (at)
See also:
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