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Hundreds March for Palestine in SF on 3/30
by March for Palestinians
Saturday Mar 30th, 2002 4:32 PM
On a beautiful, warm, spring day in San Francisco, March 30, 2002, hundreds of people of all ages and colors marched for Palestinian Land Day on San Francisco's main thoroughfare, Market Street, from the Financial District to the Civic Center.
On a beautiful, warm, spring day in San Francisco, March 30, 2002, hundreds of people of all ages and colors marched for Palestinian Land Day on San Francisco's main thoroughfare, Market Street, from the Financial District to the Civic Center.

Most impressive was the enthusiasm of the young people who proudly waved the many Palestinian flags, while one senior citizen in a wheelchair carried an American peace flag, with the peace symbol replacing the stars.

Our political messages were reflected in our wide variety of signs and banners, as well as in our chants. Some of those chants were: No justice, no peace; US out of the Middle East; Bush, Sharon, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide; Hey Hey, Ho Ho, The Occupation has got to go; Falasteen Arabiyeh! Thawra, Thawra Shaabiyeh!-Palestine is forever Arab, hail to the people's popular revolution!

Among the many pieces of literature available was a leaflet with the text of a milestone resolution passed by the San Francisco Labor Council on March 11, 2002, condemning the February 17, 2002 "bombing of the headquarters of the Palestine General Federation of Trade Unions by US-supplied and paid-for Israeli F-16 jets, which continue to bomb civilian and Palestinian political targets, against US legal restrictions." The full text of this historic resolution, which was unthinkable just a few years ago, can be seen at:
http://www.jerusalem.indymedia.org/news/2002/03/1224.php

At the end of our march, we were treated to a wide variety of speeches by people from other liberation struggles, such as those of the Philippines and Puerto Rico. Perhaps the most poignant was the speech in Arabic and English of a young Palestinian girl from a refugee camp, about 13 years old, wearing a beautiful ankle-length, embroidered dress. Her understanding of the struggle was sharp and profound. It is for her generation that we must all carry on the struggle until we have a socialist, secular Palestine, thus guaranteeing peace in the Middle East.
by John
Monday Apr 1st, 2002 2:32 PM
The challenge for all of us is to teach those children not to hate Isreal and the West like Arrofat has been so successful. How do we do that? How do we overturn an educational system that teaches geography without a state of Isreal?
The challenge clearly lies in lobbying Congress for even more aid to Israel so that the Jewish people can seek collective psychotherapy for voting Hitler re-incarnate into office. Thanks and have a good day.
by Mahes Eraf
Tuesday Apr 2nd, 2002 2:21 PM
John is an idiot, the Palestinian textbooks don't do nearly enough enough damage than the racist and depraved Jewish state does.

Palestinian children don't need textbooks to show them that Israel is slaughtering their mother's at checkpoints while they are in the middle of giving birth; Palestinian children don't need textbooks to show them that Israel will blow up entire families of elementary school age Palestinian boys en route to school; Palestinian children don't need textbooks to show them the depravity of the Jewish army that will shoot a Palestinian woman and then allow her 5 children to sit and watch her bleed to death denying them the ability to call an ambulance; Palestinian children certainly don't need to learn the racist policies of the Israeli aparthied state from a text book, they live through it every single day when they pass through checkpoints to get to and from school.

You see John, your moronic repsonse about how to solve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is as silly as Zionist claims that they are God's Chosen, you should stick to watching Archie Bunker re-runs instead of attempting a political discourse on a topic that you are to simple to comprehend.
by x
Tuesday Apr 2nd, 2002 2:45 PM
Calling someone a moron who does nothing more than ask a question provokes the type of violence we've seen from both sides. And that sucks.
by Mahes
Tuesday Apr 2nd, 2002 2:56 PM
If calling someone a moron provokes violence, then perhaps you, John and the Israelis need to immediately be injected with high doses of horse tranquilizers. You are silly my friend. Thanks.
by x
Tuesday Apr 2nd, 2002 3:13 PM
OK, Mahes, if you want to play that game, I think you are a complete moron who deserves what he gets.

Come and get me.
by john cairns
Sunday Jul 21st, 2002 11:15 PM

palistine will always be a hot bed ..... isreal has the right to do whatever it wants ... during ww2 6 million people died ..... this must never happen again
by ?
Sunday Jul 21st, 2002 11:28 PM
" isreal has the right to do whatever it wants "

Wow. Thats a scary statement. I guess everything Stalin did was justified by all of the Russians killed in WWII?

Being a victim does not give you the right to victimize others.
by dave
Tuesday Jul 23rd, 2002 2:16 AM
Please grow up and start making some sense. The responses and comments above are doing nothing to help the beleaguered Middle East Peace Process. How about some constructive insight like this:

It strikes me as odd that people can be so ferociously adamant and vocal about major issues without really understanding the basic underlying history or grasping the reality of the situation. For example:

As soon as Israel signed the Oslo Accords most of it's people were sure real peace was in store for the whole region. What did Arafat and the PLO do to encourage peace once they installed themselves in their leadership role? They disposed of all of the standard issue Egyptian and Jordanian published school textbooks and instead turned to hate filled books that taught children to count guns instead of apples ; taught that all Jews should be killed; taught that Jews had no ancestral relationship or claim to the region(!); taught that Israel did not even exist on a map. For a decade Palestinian children were taught to become terrorists and suicide bombers while the elite of the PLO practiced rampant corruption, fraud, illegal arms purchases and human rights abuses on the very people they were entrusted to protect and provide a viable infrastructure and economy. What happened to the hundreds of millions of dollars Arafat was given to perform these duties while he had control of 95 percent of the Palestinian areas?

By the way, just another quick fact for anyone who believes that Palestinian terrorism will stop if Israel just leaves the Territories: (Please do your own homework and look this up.) Arafat formed the PLO and started terrorist attacks on Israel in 1965, that is 2 YEARS BEFORE Israel was forced to occupy the territories in a regional war for it's very survival. So the old cry of occupation, occupation, occupation is what originally started the PLO and the Palestinian uprisings does not hold much water.

by emoney
Tuesday Jan 7th, 2003 4:41 PM
listen to this if they could do anything they want to they might as well bomb america but america got them on check i am an arab and it is not isreal it is palistine for ever
by JEW
Tuesday Jan 7th, 2003 9:13 PM
Responding to the July 2002 post kinda tells everyone that you’re not a Jew..

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