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Pro Palestine demo at "Israel in the Gardens" event
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective
Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
Palestinians and allies rallied outside today's celebration of 60 years of the zionist apartheid state of Israel
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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.

§JVP
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/
§QUIT
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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http://www.quitpalestine.org/
§banner launch
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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a highlight of the day was the banner held aloft by two big red balloons, shown here just as it was launched.
§no peace
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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No Peace in 60 years of israeli apartheid
§two people, one future
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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§women in black
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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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.


§mothers grieve
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_Black
§dismantle
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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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
§are you kidding me???
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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bizarre.

§ 60 years of what?
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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§60 years of what?
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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§the air banner!
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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§gah!
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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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.
§the air banner!
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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a nice shot of the big banner from below. It took six people to anchor and steer this awesome banner!
§wrong in palestine, wrong in iraq
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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and afghanistan, and tibet, and the americas, and, and....
§from inside
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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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.
§60 years is enough
by Rahula Janowski, Heads Up Collective Sunday Jun 1st, 2008 8:48 PM
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another couple of good organizations doing this work:
http://www.araborganizing.org/
http://www.ijsn.net/


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
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Not trueKate R.Sunday Jun 15th, 2008 9:21 PM
Is the the group responsible for the red and black balloons?Ravenhawk IIIThursday Jun 12th, 2008 8:16 PM
More photos heremore photos hereMonday Jun 9th, 2008 9:38 AM
Re: QUITRe: QUITThursday Jun 5th, 2008 10:53 AM
The most puzzling aspect...Marshall SchwartzWednesday Jun 4th, 2008 6:59 PM
Cultural event?MargotTuesday Jun 3rd, 2008 8:36 PM
yeah but AIPAC was therethat makes it fair gameTuesday Jun 3rd, 2008 1:42 PM
Alienating and offensivePeace ActivistTuesday Jun 3rd, 2008 11:03 AM
War is not healthyfor anyoneTuesday Jun 3rd, 2008 7:19 AM
and where was the money from?no $ for SaudisMonday Jun 2nd, 2008 5:30 PM