Thursday August 14 7pm
Come to Revolution Books, Berkeley to see the webcast of a major forum in NYC:
Stop Israel's Ongoing War Crimes Against the People of Gaza
Webcast can also be seen at 4pm and 7pm Pacific Standard Time here. Artists, performers, and more voices from Gaza to be announced by WorldCantWait. Also, check out the facebook page for the event.
Terrible crimes against humanity are being committed in front of our eyes. Nobody of conscience can remain silent. Those of us living in the United States -- the country that enables Israel's crimes against the people of Gaza, with political, financial, military, and moral support -- have a particular responsibility to resist and make clear these crimes are not being done in our name.
On August 14 we will come together, physically, in one place. We will bring diverse views and perspectives - including on the nature and role of Israel -- but a shared commitment that Israel's ongoing war crimes in Gaza must stop immediately. In doing so, we will strengthen the foundation from which to call forth new and expanding waves of protest until these crimes being perpetrated against the people of Gaza by Israel stop.
Israel has killed more than 1900 people, with civilians representing the majority of those whose status and identity has been verified, and likely many more in its bombardment and invasion. Nearly two million essentially defenseless people are locked down in an outdoor prison, traumatized, subject to death from the air at any moment, without access to drinkable tap water or electricity. As they dig out from the rubble in scenes that evoke some of the great crimes in history, as they bury their dead, the people of Gaza continue to be subjected to collective punishment that constitutes an ongoing war crime and crime against humanity. On August 8, Israel resumed bombing, breaking the ceasefire.
There have been important statements and courageous protests against worldwide. Yet the horrors continue. Resistance to these crimes must become much more broad, diverse, and determined.