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Sacramento Protest Against the Israeli Massacre in Gaza - December 30, 4 to 6 p.m.
by Dan Bacher
Tuesday Dec 30th, 2008 6:45 AM
Sacramento will today join cities throughout the nation and world in the Day of Action to Protest the Israeli Massacre in Gaza.

National Day of Action to Protest the Israeli Massacre in Gaza


Join hundreds of protests worldwide today in a National Day of Action to Protest the Israeli Massacre in Gaza today at 16th & J streets in Sacramento on Tuesday, December 30, 4-6 p.m.

Over 300 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,000 injured. The numbers continue to rise as the Israeli assault escalates unabated.

The protest is organized by the Sacramento Peace Action, Free Palestine Alliance, the National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, the Palestine Right of Return Coalition. For more information, call (916) 448-7157.

Please also take action for the people of Gaza by doing the following:

--Contact your Congress person 202-224-3121.
--Contact the White House to protest the attack and demand an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to comments [at] whitehouse.gov.
--Contact the State Department at 202-647-6575.
--Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor.
--Attend and/or organize a local protest or vigil.
--Contact President-Elect Obama and ask him to issue a statement calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities on http://change.gov/page/content/contact

Local contacts for Sacramento & Davis:

Doris Matsui: (916) 498-5600; Fax: (916) 444-6117
Mike Thompson: (530) 662-5272; Fax: (530) 662-5163
Barbara Boxer: (916) 448-2787; Fax: (916) 448-2563
Dianne Feinstein: (415) 393-0707; Fax: (415) 393-0710


Here is the Sacramento Area Peace Calendar for January, 2009 and the remainder of December, http://www.sacpeace.org

Event Listings

Tuesday, Dec 30, 4 - 6pm, Weekly peace vigil: No more war! In addition to the regular vigil, Dec 30 is a National Day of Action to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza. 16th & J, Sac 916-448-7157

Tuesday, Dec 30, 7pm, Film: Blood and Oil, unearths declassified documents and highlights prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years. 909 12th St, Sac. 916-448-7157, sacpeace [at] dcn.org

January 2009 Events

Saturday, Jan 3, 11:30a - 1:30p, 1st Saturday End the Occupations Vigil. Arden & Heritage, Sac, 916-448-7157

Monday, Jan 5, 7 - 9pm, Paddy Quick, author and professor of economics at St. Francis College, Brooklyn, N.Y., "Household Production and Commodity Production". She will survey diverse kinds and purposes of production from the view of the laboring class, past and present, with a group discussion to follow her one-hour talk. Marxist School of Sacramento, free admission. Garden Room, Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sac. Info: 916-369-5510, info [at] marxistschool.org

Tuesday, Jan 6, 4 - 6pm, U.S. out of Iraq & Afghanistan. No attack on Iran. 16th & J Sts, Sac 916-448-7157

Saturday, Jan 10, 11a - 1p, continuing seminar on foreign policy and nuclear weapons, Hart Center, 915 27th St., Sac. All welcome. Info: 916-482-4627.

Saturday, Jan 10, 12 - 1pm, Come protest military recruiters at the corner of San Juan and Truxel, Sacramento. Info: 916-606-4303

Saturday, Jan 10, 6:30 - 8pm, Demand Peace Now! Demonstration and vigil at the 2nd Saturday Art Walk, organized by Veterans for Peace (VFP). We will display signs and banners (bring yours!) during this busy event, with candles and glow sticks so we will all be visible in the dark. 20th and J Sts, Sac. Info: 916-698-8131. Weather permitting

Tuesday, Jan 13, 4 - 6pm, Weekly peace vigil: US Out Now! 16th & J, Sac 916-448-7157

Tuesday, Jan 13, 6:30, Monthly Peace Connection. Luna's Cafe 1414, 16th St, Sac. 916-448-7157

Saturday, Jan 17, 11:30a - 1:30p, 3rd Saturday vigil: Bring all the Troops Home Now! Fulton & Marconi, Sac 916-448-7157

Monday, Jan 19, 12 - 1pm, Noon Hour Vigil Against the Death Penalty, North Steps/State Capitol. Info: Georgia Lyga, 916-455-1796, lygageorgiann [at] yahoo.com

Monday, Jan 19, 6 - 8pm, Sacramento 9/11 Truth: Questioning the War on Terror, monthly meeting, Denny's meeting room - 3rd/J Sts, Sac, afreedmind [at] yahoo.com; 916-372-8433

Tuesday, Jan 20, 4 - 6pm, Weekly Vigil to End the Occupation, bring the troops & bases home, 16th & J Sts, Sac 916-448-7157

Wednesday, Jan 21, 6:00pm, Palestine Taskforce meeting, 909 12th St, Sac; sacpeace [at] dcn.org, 916-448-7157

Wednesday, Jan 21, 7:15pm, CAAC Goes To The Movies, Bolivia-Revolution You Didn't See from Oxfam Paraguay: Painful Harvest shows the harmful effects of growing GMO soybean crops, and Afghan Massacre: The Convoy of Death, exposing US complicity in the massacre of thousands of Afghan prisoners of war. 1640 9th Ave, Info: 916-446-3304

Wednesday, Jan 21, 7pm, Palestine Speaker Series: the first event of the series will focus on History history. Info: 916-448-7157, sacpeace [at] dcn.org

Saturday, Jan 24, 11a - 1p, continuing seminar on foreign policy and nuclear weapons, Hart Center, 915 27th St., Sac. All welcome. Info: 916-482-4627.

Saturday, Jan 24, 12 - 1pm, Come protest military recruiters entrance to Natomas Marketplace. Info: 916-606-4303

Sunday, Jan 25, 12 - 2pm, Demand Peace Now! Demonstration and vigil, organized by Veterans for Peace (VFP); bring your signs and banners with peace messages. 16th & Broadway, Sac. Info: 916-456-4595. Weather permitting.

Tuesday, Jan 27, 4 - 6pm, Weekly peace vigil: No more war! 16th & J, Sac 916-448-7157

Tuesday, Jan 27, 7pm, 4th Tuesday Films: Palestine Blues, the film follows the repercussions of the Israeli security wall and settlement expansion in Palestinian farming communities of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Instead of focusing on the Wall as an object, Palestine Blues examines the grassroots resistance movement that has sprung up against it. 909 12th St, Sac. Info: 916-448-7157, sacpeace [at] dcn.org

To contact Sacramento Area Peace Action, please call us at 916-448-7157
or email us at sacpeace [at] dcn.org.

Sacramento Area Peace Action, working to end U.S. militarism since 1983.


The following is the announcement about the Day of Action from the National Council of Arab Americans:

All Out in Support of Palestine - TUESDAY
Stop the Massacre in Gaza!

Tuesday, December 30: National Day of Action

The ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom, Free Palestine Alliance, National Council of Arab Americans, and Al-Awda, International Palestine Right to Return Coalition are calling for Tuesday, December 30 to be a National Day of Action to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.

In Washington, D.C., there will be a demonstration at the State Department at 4:30 pm.

Demonstrations will also be held in cities around the country. See below for an updated listing of demonstrations.


Take Action:
Demonstrations Across the Country
Send a letter to the State Department and Congress

CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 30
4:30 pm
Israeli Consulate: 6380 Wilshire Blvd.
Contact: 213-251-1025, answerla [at] answerla.org

San Francisco
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Israeli Consulate:456 Montgomery St.
Contact: 415-821-6545, answer [at] answersf.org
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Sacramento
Tuesday, December 30
4-6 PM
16th and J St, Sacramento
Contact: call 916-448-7157

CONNECTICUT

New Haven, CT
Wednesday, December 31
12 noon
Federal Building: 141 Church St. (between Chapel and Elm St)
Sponsored by Middle East Crisis Committee, ANSWER-CT and other local organizations
Contact: 203-606-0319, connecticut [at] answercoalition.org

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, December 30
4:30 pm
State Department: 22nd St & C St NW
Contact: 202-544-3389 x14, dc [at] answercoalition.org

FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Federal Building: 299 E. Broward Blvd.
Contact: 954-707-0155, FtLauderdale [at] answerfl.org

Ocala, FL
Tuesday, December 30
12 noon
Gather near the Ocala Lockheed facility, located in the southeast quadrant of the county just off Maricamp Road (route 464) near Emerald and Oak
Sponsored by Marions for Peace, CFCC students and Iraqi veterans against the war

Tampa, FL
Tuesday, December 30
4:30 pm
N Dale Mabry Hwy and W Spruce St.

ILLINOIS

Chicago
Details to be announced
Contact: 773-463-0311, answer [at] chicagoanswer.net

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston
Wednesday, December 31
2:00PM
Copley Square
Sponsored by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights
Contact: info [at] bcpr.net
Get involved with ANSWER in Boston: 857-334-5084, boston [at] answercoalition.org

MICHIGAN

Dearborn, MI
Tuesday, December 30
4:00 pm
Gathering at corner of Warren and Chase in Dearborn
Sponsored by the Congress of Arab American Organizations (CAAO)

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, December 30
10:00 am - Office close
1) Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar: 1200 Washington Avenue South
2) Office of Congressperson Keith Ellison: 2100 Plymouth Ave North
Sponsored by WAMM Women Against Military Madness

NEW YORK

New York City
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
Israeli Consulate: 800 2nd Ave (b/w 42nd and 43rd Sts)
Contact: 212-694-8720, nyc [at] answercoalition.org

OHIO

Youngstown, OH
Demonstration
Tuesday, December 30
1:003:00pm
Thomas D. Lambros Federal Bldg & U.S. Courthouse: 125 Market Street, Youngstown, OH 44503
Sponsored by the Arab American Community Center of Greater Youngstown

TEXAS

Houston, TX
Tuesday, December 30
4:00-5:30 pm
Gather at Mandell Bridge (Mandell St. at Hwy. 59)
Contact: rwcsr1 [at] yahoo.com

WASHINGTON

Seattle
Saturday, January 3
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Westlake Park: 4th and Pine
Initiated by Voices of Palestine
Contact: general [at] voicesofpalestine.org

Tacoma, WA
Tuesday, December 30
5:00 pm
In front of the Courthouse at Pacific Avenue and 19th Street.
Protesters are asked to bring signs, candles, and flashlights

WASHINGTON, D.C. - See District of Columbia


If there is a demonstration in your city, email the details to info [at] answercoalition.org so it can be posted on the ANSWER Coalition website and listed in any future emails.

Send a letter to the State Department and Congress: Join with people around the country and around the world who are demanding an end to U.S. aid to Israel. This is an urgent situation and we must all act now. You can send a letter with our easy click and send system demanding an end to U.S. aid to Israel. Without U.S. aid, the Israeli military attacks, siege and blockade of Gaza could not be continued.
Click this link now to send a letter to the State Department and elected officials in Congress.

Free Palestine Alliance Statement: To read a statement from the Free Palestine Alliance, go to: http://www.pephost.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8869