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Huge Peace in the Middle East Demonstration
Date Saturday August 26
Time 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
All four corners of the intersection of 16th & Broadway, IN SACRAMENTO
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorStephen Pearcy
Emailstephen.pearcy [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone(510) 559-3118
Please join us at 16th & Broadway, in Sacramento, this Saturday, August 26th, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm, to make the following demands for peace in the Middle East:

1) that Israel immediately release all of the democratically elected Palestinian representatives that the Israeli military has kidnapped from Palestinian territory and is now holding in Israeli prisons;
2) that all Israeli military personnel immediately get out of Gaza and Lebanon, and that Israel stop its policy of aggression in both regions;
3) that U.S. representatives stop their blanket support for Israel and recognize that peace in the Middle East means a free Palestine that includes the right of return; and
4) that all U.S. military personnel immediately get out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Folks, there is a real danger right now, because the U.S. and Israel are headed down a path of EXPANSION, not reduction, of their collaborative military goals in the Middle East. It's quite clear that they now have their sights on Iran. If we don't start pushing back harder right now, we could very easily soon find ourselves demanding an end to World War III. Seriously.

While our demonstrations alone certainly won't solve these problems, they are a very important part of the effort. They not only create a forum for networking, but they also draw public attention to the issues and convey messages generally withheld from corporate news broadcasts. On the other hand, sometimes our messages from the demos do get local media coverage; and when that happens, we have a rare opportunity to expose some truths to people who usually get distorted news.

So please forward this to others and come out to 16th & Broadway this Saturday, and bring your friends, banners, flags, signs, art and instruments!

Sponsors:

National Council of Arab Americans (NCA)/Sacramento,
Muslim Student Association West (MSA WEST),
Muslim Student Association UC Davis (MSA UCD),
Stephen & Virginia Pearcy,
Sacramento County Peace and Freedom Party,
Sacramento Coalition to End the War,
Not in Our Name/Sacramento,
Sacramento for Democracy,
Veterans for Peace/Sacramento Chapter,
Code Pink/Davis Chapter,
CSUS Faculty for Peace & Justice,
Sacramento Progressive Alliance,
Coalition for Democracy in Haiti,
Chicano Consortium,
many others.

*Please use on-street parking (which is free) instead of Tower Records/Cafe/Theater customer lots.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 22nd, 2006 1:12 PM
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