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Pro Palestine demo at "Israel in the Gardens" event
Palestinians and allies rallied outside today's celebration of 60 years of the zionist apartheid state of Israel
Today the Yerba Buena Gardens in downtown San Francisco was the site for a "celebration" of 60 years since the founding of the state of Israel. This event is known as the Nakba (the Catastrophe) to Palestinians, thousands of whom were forced to leave their homes and flee for their lives and have still been refused right of return. (here's one of many informative websites about the Nakba 60: http://www.nakba60.org.uk/)
Palestinians and allies gathered to let the celebrants know that the resistance continues and 60 years of occupation, apartheid, ethnic cleansing and oppression is nothing to celebrate.
a highlight of the day was the banner held aloft by two big red balloons, shown here just as it was launched.
No Peace in 60 years of israeli apartheid
Women in black held a picket, walking with their signs past really foul mouthed zionists who shouted things like"If you hate yourself so much why don't you kill yourself?" and other inane nastiness.
the call to dismantle israeli settlements comes even as Israel announces new plans to build illegal settlements in the west bank: http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL0161682420080601?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0
this is one of the more offensive signs I've seen the zionists toting around lately. Another example of the right taking the left's language and twisting it for their own purposes. self determination is not occupation.
a nice shot of the big banner from below. It took six people to anchor and steer this awesome banner!
and afghanistan, and tibet, and the americas, and, and....
this shot of the banner was taken from inside the event showing that it could be clearly seen by all the people who chose to celebrate the catastrophe.
another couple of good organizations doing this work:
and the electronic intifada is always a good source of information from a palestinian and pro-palestinian point of view: http://electronicintifada.net/new.shtml