ACTION ALERT: Global Protest of Isreal’s Occupation

June 8th, 2007 - by admin

Kevin M. Martin / Peace Action – 2007-06-08 22:24:27

On June 10 and 11, people around the world are joining together in a global Day of Action as “The World Says No to Israeli Occupation” to mark the 40th year of Israel’s illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem.

Peace Action stands against military occupation anywhere. Sunday, June 10th, we will be marching with the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, and over 300 other participating organizations, to say NO to military occupation in Palestine. Meet us at the fountain in front of Union Station at 1 p.m. to begin the march. We’ll have the Peace Action banner as well as literature for distribution. We need volunteers to help get the word out!

On Monday, June 11, hundreds of grassroots lobbyists will participate in a Congressional lobbying day for peace in the Middle East. Lobbyists will meet up for a lobbying day training at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, in walking distance of Union Station and Capitol South metro stops, from 8:30-10:30AM. At the training, they’ll brief you on legislation of interest, on how to lobby, and give you time to meet up with others in your state’s delegation to plan out your meetings.

Come out and support an end to occupations everywhere with Peace Action! Remember, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Martin Luther King.

Kevin M. Martin is the Executive Director of Peace Action

List of Global Actions June 9/10

The World Says No
To Israeli Occupation!

Short overview of major actions planned around the globe: (To add your action to the list, please write to; alternatively to

• Argentina:
Palestinian Federation of Argentina organizes a march during the action days.

• Australia:
City: Sydney
Location: Sydney Town Hall
Date: June 9
Time : 1 pm
Type of initiative : rally

• City: Sydney
Location: Jubilee Room, Parliament House, Macquarie Street
Date: June 6
Time : 6:30 for 7 pm
Type of initiative : Public meeting

• City: Adelaide
Location: Victoria Square
Date: June 5
Time : 12 noon – 2.00 pm
Type of initiative : Vigil
Other details: Walk to office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer where he will be presented with postcards on the Wall for federal members of the Liberal and Labor Party
Organizers: Australian Friends of Palestine

• City: Canberra
Location: Nara Peace Park
Date: June 3
Time : 2:30 pm
Type of initiative : Rally and march to Israeli Embassy
Organizers: Fair Go For Palestine

• City: Brisbane
Location: Queen’s Park
Date: June 3
Time : 1 pm
Organizers: Australian Friends of Palestine

• City: Brisbane
Location: Social Sciences Lecture Theatre, University of Western Australia, WA
Date: June 6
Time : 6:15 – 9:30 pm
Type of Initiative: Film screening : The Iron Wall
Organizers: Australian Friends of Palestine

• City: Melbourne
Location: Bourke Street Mall, corner Elizabeth Street
Date: June 9
Time : 12 noon – 2.00pm
Type of Initiative: Vigil
Organizers: Women for Palestine

• City: Melbourne
Location: Conference Centre and Theatrette, State Library of Victoria, Entry 3, 179-181 La Trobe Street,
Date: June 16 /17
Time : 10.00 am – 8.30 pm both days
Type of Initiative: The “Occupation” Exhibition and Palestine Film Festival
Organizers: Women for Palestine

• Austria:
Details to come soon.

• Belgium:
• City: Brussels
Location: Parc du Cinquantenaire
Date: June 9
Time : 3 pm – evening
Type of initiative : rally and cultural evening
Other details :
3 pm : workshops and debates
6 pm : political testimonies
7 pm – 9 pm: Solidarity concert
9 pm: Orchestre National de Barbes
Organizers : Association Belgo-Palestinienne
Contact details: tel. 02 223 07 56

• Brazil:
• City: Sao Paolo
Place: Av. Paulista, at the “vao livre do Masp” (large public square beneath the MASP, Sao Paulo Art Museum)
Date: June 9
Time: 3 pm
Type of initiative: Demonstration – “O mundo diz Não à ocupação israelense”
Other details: Speeches, followed by street theatre performance “Boys and Stones”, and a dance performance(combination of Brazilian Indian dances, with Beduin, and Arab folklore)
Organizers: Institute for Arab Culture
Supporters: Theatre Company Nucleo Entrelinhas, Mila Dance company
Contact details: and

• City: Sao Paolo
Place: Polis Institute, Rua Araujo, 124 – Centro, Sao Paulo
Date: May 31
Time: 6 pm
Type of initiative: Build-up activity for the June 9th Demonstration
Other details: Exhibition of the film “L`Attente”, followed by a debate between Abdel Latif Hasan Abdel Latif, Gershon Knispel, and Arlene Clemesha.
Organizers: Institute for Arab Culture and Polis and and

• Canada:
• City: Toronto, Montreal and various other major cities across Canada
Date: June 9/10
Type of initiative: pickets against Chapters&Indigo book store support for Israeli military
Organizers : Coalition against Israeli Apartheid and various national groups and organizations

• Denmark:
• City: Copenhagen
Date: June 9
Type of initiative : a mobile Wall to move through Copenhagen
Organizers : Tear Don the Wall Initiative, Denmark
Contact details:

• France:
• City: Nantes
Location: Place du Cirque
Date: June 9
Time : 5 pm – 8 pm
Type of initiative : creative demonstration against occupation
Other details : Big creative demonstration with drums, painting clothes with anti-occupation slogans, Marmoud Darwhish’s poems, drawings on the road and so on
Organizers : Association France Palestine Solidarite, CCFD, Pays de Loire Gaza Jerusalem, and many others
Supporters : to come
Contact details:

• Germany:
Palestine events are scheduled during the G8 protests and alternative summit.

• City: Rostock
Date: to be defined
Type of initiative: workshop “G8 – Peace brokers or war profiteers?”
Organizers: IPPNW, EJJP, Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, National Coordination Stop the Wall in Palestine
Contact details:

• City: Rostock
Date: June 2
Type of initiative: large international demonstration in Rostock with Palestine bloc
Contact details:

• City: Rostock
Date: June 5
Type of initiative: action day against war with Palestinian participation
Contact details:

• City: Hamburg
Date: June 9
Type of initiative : demonstration and rally , information desks , leaflets etc.

• Greece:
Details to come soon.

• Iceland:
• City: Reykjavik
Date: June 9
Organizers: Association Iceland-Palestine
Contact details:

• India:
• City: Mumbai
Place: Islam Gymkhana, Marine Lines Station, Mumbai.
Date: June 7
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Type of initiative: Conference : “Indians for Solidarity with Palestine”
Organizers: Various Secular democratic as well as faith based organizations
Supporters: Peace Mumbai, Pak-India Forum for Peace and Democracy, Focus on the Global South, Muslim Intellectual Forum, Build, Ambedkar-Phule Vichar Manch, Vidhyarthi Bharthi Sangathana.
Contact details: Jatin Desai : 00-91-93222-55812 :
; Feroze Mithiborwala : 00-91-98208-97517 : ; Varsha Berry : 00-91-98206-03704 :

• Ireland:
• City: Dublin
Date: 5 June 2007; 7 June 2007; 8 June 2007; 9 June 2007
Type of initiative: Open-air press conference outside the Israeli Embassy; public meeting with Michale Warschawski; film-showing; National Demonstration at 2:00 pm

• Israel:
• City and Location: Tel Aviv and other places
Time: 5-10 June; 6 days of actions + 9.6.07 at 18:00 main demonstration in Tel Aviv
Type of initiative: convergence of activities
Other details: see updates on the different actions on our website
Organizers: “40 occupation”
Supporters: Anarchists Against the Wall, Gush Shalom, Yesh Gvul, Coalition of Women for Peace, Hadash, Act TV, The Alternative Information Center, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, and others.
Contact details (to be published):

• Italy:
• City: Rome
Place: Piazza Esedra
Date: 9 Jun 2007
Type of Initiative: National Demonstration

• City and Location: Rome, Piazza S. Maria Liberatrice
Time: June 8, 6-11pm
Type of initiative: Rally with speakers, music, dance, poetry, videos, and
photographic exhibitions.
Other details: Concert by Dalouna-Al Khamandjati Palestinian International
Solidarity Orchestra
Organizers: Associazione per la pace, Arci, Piattaforma ONG per il Medio
oriente, Fiom-Cgil, Donne in nero, Cgil, Ebrei contro l’occupazione, Giovani
Comunisti, PRC Comunità palestinese in Italia, Associazione amici della
mezzaluna palestinese

• Japan:
• City: Osaka
Place: Dawn Center(Osaka Prefectual Women’s Center)
Date: June 10
Time: 15:00pm – 18:30pm
Type of initiative: Conference : Rally
15:00 speach by Professor Susumu Fujita
17:00 presentation about BDS campaign
17:30 video conference between Palestine and Osaka
Organizers: Kansai Network for Peace in Palestine
Supporters: ATTAC Kansai, Osaka YWCA International Department, Kansai United Action,Society of persistent for Article 9, The United Church of Christ in Japan (Social Committee of Osaka district) and Palestine Forum Japan
Contact details:
tel: +81-90-9273-4316
fax: +81-6-6624-2835

• City: Amsterdam
Place: De Dam
Date: June 9
Time 1 pm – 3 pm
Type of initiative: demonstration’Ik ben ontzet!’
Organizers: Initiatiefgroep, including Alternative View, Coalitie Stop de Oorlog, Een Ander Joods Geluid, ICCO, Internationale Socialisten, Humanistische Partij, Nederlands Palestina Komitee, Oxfam Novib, Palestijnse Gemeenschap Nederland
Palestina Komitee Rotterdam, Palestijns Platform voor Mensenrechten en Solidariteit
PEACE Consumentenfederatie, SIVMO, Stichting Hope, Stichting Stop de Bezetting
Stichting Talliq, Transnational Institute, Universitaire Activisten, United Civilians for Peace, Vrouwen in het Zwart, Werkgroep Keerpunt, YMWC Nederland
Contact details:

• City: Den Haag
Place: Het Plein
Date: June 5
Type of initiative: demonstration
Organizers: Initiatiefgroep
Contact details:

• Norway:
Details to come soon.

• South Africa:
• City and Location: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and other major cities and many towns
Time: June 4 – 9, every day
Type of initiative: Mass marches in a few cities; rallies in many cities and towns; pickets outside supermarkets and companies doing business with Apartheid Israel; demonstrations outside US, EU and Israeli consulates/embassies and interest sections; building of replicas of the Apartheid Wall on campuses and a parliamentary debate.
Organizers: End the Occupation Campaign, including African National Congress, ANC Youth League, Cosatu, Friends of Al-Aqsa, Media Review Network, Muslim Judicial Council, Muslim Students Association, Muslim Youth Movement, Not In My Name, Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Palestine Solidarity Committee, Palestine Solidarity Group, Social Movements (various), South African Communist Party, Workers’ Organisation for Socialist Action (WOSA), Young Communist League
Contact: 082 802 5936 / 084 574 2674

• City: Cape Town,
Location: from Kaizergracht
Date: June 9
Time: 10 am
Type of initiative: March
Other details: Other activities are planned in Cape Town in the run up to the June 9
Organizers: ANC, Muslim Judicial Council and a range of other organisations.
Contact details: Max Ozinsky +27824147147

• City: Gauteng
Location: University of Johannesburg Auckland Park campus (former RAU)
Date: June 5 or 6
Type of initiative: Lecture

• Switzerland:
• City: Geneva
Date: June 9
Time: 2 pm
Type of initiative: National demonstration and Human Chain from the Israeli Embassy to the UN headquarters in Geneva
Other details: 6 pm after the demonstration, cultural evening at the Place des Nations
Organizers: Collectif Urgence Palestine and others

• Week of Solidarity – Caravan towards the Global Action Days

• City: Geneva
Location: COE, 150 rte de Ferney Grand-Saconnex
Date: June 3
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Type of initiative: Opening, Picnic for Peace
Other details: Greetings from Jerusalem and around the world, local-international send-off for the caravan
Organizers: Local Church members and International Church Action for Peace in Palestine and Israel, Joint advocacy Initiative of the World Council of Churches

• City: Nyon
Date: June 4
Time: 6:30 pm
Type of initiative: welcoming of the Caravan by local authorities
Organizers: Collectif Urgence Palestine (CUP) Nyon – La Cote

• City: Lausanne
Location: place de la Riponne
Date: June 5
Time: 1 pm
Type of initiative: arrival of the Caravan and hand over of petition
Other details:
2 pm: picnic at Pole Sud, av. J-J Mercier 3 (Flon).
4 pm – 6 pm: public debate at Place de la Palud
6:20 pm: cultural evening at Pole Sud with testimonies from the women’s mission to Palestine
Organizers: CUP Vaud, participant-e-s EAPPI

• City: Payerne /Fribourg
Location: in front of the military airport, Payerne
Date: June 6
Time: 2 pm
Type of initiative: protest “No to military cooperation with Israel”
Other details:
Evening: public debate on the same theme in Fribourg
Organizers: GSsA/GSoA

• City: Bienne/Biel
Location: Dufourstrasse
Date: June 7
Time: 4 pm
Type of initiative: welcoming of the Caravan
Other details:
5 pm – 7 pm: street theatre
Organizers: Bildungsstelle der kath. Kirche Biel/Service de formation de l’Eglise catholique de Bienne, Arbeitskreis fuer Zeitfragen Biel, dt. Pfarreien der kath. Kirche Biel, Femmes pour la Paix Bienne, Pfarrei Bruder Klaus.

• City: Bern
Location: Bundesplatz oder Weisenhausplatz
Date: June 8
Time: 12 noon
Type of initiative: welcoming of the Caravan and mock wall with silent vigil
Other details:
1 pm: prominent voices in dialogue
9:30 pm: film screening – The Iron Wall
Organizers: OeME Fachstelle Oekumene, Mission und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit der Ref. Kirchen Bern-Jura-Solothurn, Berner Mahnwache, CH Teilnehmende EAPPI, Komitee Palaestina Petition

• United Kingdom:
• City: London
Location: Lincoln’s Inn Fields to Trafalgar Square
Date: June 9
Time: 1:30 pm
Type of initiative: demonstration and rally
Organizers: ENOUGH! Coalition (50 member organizations)
Contact: ;

• United States:
• City: Washington, DC
Location: West Lawn of Capitol
Time: 2:00 OPM, Sunday, June 10th
Type of initiative: National rally and march, followed by grassroots lobbying day on June 11th
Other details:
Organizers: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, United for Peace and Justice
Supporters: 200+ endorsing organizations
Contact details: 202-332-0994 or