Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

Rally for Israeli militarism to hit Berkeley MLK weekend

by Tom Joad (tom at
A January 16th rally for militarism is being planned in Berkeley to protest Congresswoman Barbara Lee's vote against the apartheid wall. In response, Peace and justice groups are mobilizing, and a vigil will be held to support the rule of international law, to honor the legacy of Dr. King, and offer real solutions towards peace.
Please go to to learn why a misnamed January 16th "Rally Against Global Terror" in Berkeley is really a Rally for more militarism, for a continuation of occupation, home demolitions, Wall building, ethnic cleansing.

The website offers personal commentary regarding the promoters of this Rally, and their real agenda. The Rally is being organized by an alliance of religious extremists and pro-militarists coming to Berkeley to protest a vote Barbara Lee cast (Lee opposed a Congressional resolution in support of the Apartheid wall and opposing the action taken by the International Court of Justice that ruled it a violation of international law--So Barbara Lee spoke for those who support International Law by opposing this resolution).

Learn how you and your organization can spread the word regarding a sane response to this promotion of militarism at the time we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A vigil for Global Justice will be organized.

All groups who support the option of justice instead of militarism, in Iraq, in Palestine, in Haiti, and everywhere, are encouraged to participate. This is an attack on all of us, and we need to respond together.

It is also an opportunity to present an alternative vision, of making real peace with justice rather than the making of war; of providing hope, and rejecting fear, hate, and despair.

Time is short. Spread the word. Go to the website for complete information.
Add Your Comments
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 11:24PM
Critical Thinker
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 3:04PM
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 2:53PM
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 2:52PM
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 2:49PM
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 2:37PM
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 12:05PM
kinda like Israel calling itself a victim
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 12:01PM
Critical Thinker
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 3:47AM
Sat, Jan 15, 2005 12:02AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


$20.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network