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Peace Demonstration at 16th & Broadway in Sacramento on July 15th
Local area activists gather to protest Israel's military strikes against civilian targets in Lebanon and their continued occupation of Gaza, as well as the continued occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
A fairly large number of local peace activists gathered at 16th & Broadway on Saturday evening, July 15 to protest Israel's military offensive against civilian targets in Lebanon and Gaza, as well as the ongoing US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan and the Bush administration. The event was sponsored by Stephen & Virginia Pearcy, Sacramento Coalition to End the War, National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)-Sacramento, Not in Our Name/Sacramento, Sacramento World Can’t Wait, Sacramento for Democracy, Veterans for Peace/Sac Chapter, Code Pink/Davis Chapter, CSUS Faculty for Peace & Justice, Chicano Consortium, and many others.
The sign held by this war supporter is an excellent example of the right wing’s over-simplification of issues and vilification of members of the Peace Movement. According to this sign, you either support Israel unconditionally, regardless of how many innocent people they kill, or you’re an anti-Semitic Jew killer. This is the kind of thinking that has brought about the situation we now face.
Displaying the Flag upside down is an official signal of our country being in a state of distress.
AIPAC (Pro-Israel lobby) has WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE on American foreign policy!
There have been over 2,500 of these from Iraq alone.