SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia | Anti-War

Sat Aug 9 2014 Community Calls for End to U.S. Funded, Seven-Year Siege by Israel's Military
Santa Cruz Activists Continue Die-ins to Protest Atrocities in Gaza On August 4, activists in downtown Santa Cruz staged a second die-in as part of their ongoing protest of Israel's attacks on Gaza. Like the July 28 die-in, a rally was held first at the Town Clock, where many of the names and ages of Palestinians killed were displayed on name cards. Community members then marched to the Cooper House on Pacific Avenue where the die-in was staged. Individuals laid down on the sidewalk and their bodies were outlined in chalk as organizers read the names and ages of Palestinian children killed since the war began on July 8.

"The Santa Cruz community is calling for an end to the 7-year siege and Genocidal assault on Gaza by Israel's military, fully funded and supported by the U.S. president, congress and senate. Santa Cruz demands an end to ongoing U.S. covert operations in Iraq and Syria. More than 50% of the populations in these regions are children. War is being waged on children with our tax dollars,"a press release announcing the first die-in stated.

An announcement for the August 4 die-in described the demonstration as a chance to speak out against, "Genocide, Apartheid, Colonialism, Ethnic Cleansing, and U.S/Israel Imperialism." A third die-in has been planned for Monday, August 11, beginning with a rally at the Town Clock at 5pm.

imc_photo.gifRead More with Photos | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifMore Photos and Video | See Also: imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifDie-in Staged in Santa Cruz to Protest Israel's Assault on Gaza (July 28) | imc_video.gifimc_photo.gifSanta Cruz Activists Display Names of Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza

Previous Coverage: The World Responds to Israel's Atrocities in Gaza

06/24/15 UC Santa Cruz Students Who Blocked Highway Call for Court Support   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/24/15 Multiple Demonstrations at US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco   Government & Elections
06/22/15 Family Seeks Justice After Beating by Salinas Police is Captured on Video   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/22/15 Santa Cruz Grand Jury Report Details Increasing Need for Emergency Homeless Shelters   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/22/15 Alvarez Organized Latino Social Workers, Fought for Immigration Reform   Labor & Workers | California
06/22/15 Marten’s Decline Attributed to Destruction of Old-Growth Forest Habitat by Logging   Environment & Forest Defense | North Coast
06/18/15 Vigil Blocks Intersection for Two Hours to Signify Length of OPD Siege that Led to Killing   Police State and Prisons
06/18/15 Santa Cruz Takes the Pledge to Mobilize at the Climate Mobilization Rally   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/18/15 Demonstrators Say Serra used Kidnapping, Slavery to Forward "Radical Evangelical Movement"   Racial Justice | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/07/15 Police Officers Violently Arrest Man in the Middle of North Main Street in Salinas   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
06/04/15 Contingent Faculty Members Teach Over Half of the UC's Undergraduate Credit Hours   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia