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Fri Dec 8 2023 (Updated 12/13/23)
Millions Stand Up Worldwide in Solidarity with Palestine
Largest Ever Pro-Palestine Marches in NorCal Demand End to US Aid for Israel's War on Gaza
President Biden gave a prime time speech on October 10 expressing unconditional support for Israel in its war on Gaza following the Hamas attack in southern Israel three days earlier. He ignored the nature of PM Netanyahu's far-right ultra-nationalist government, the history of Israel's 75-year brutal occupation of the Palestinian people, and the fact that an unprecedented level of violence was beginning to be unleashed on the Gaza Strip's 2.3 million residents. That green light from the Biden administration for Israel's genocidal war on Gaza has not wavered. Large shipments of US weaponry for use against Palestinians are flowing into Israel. In addition to the nearly $4 billion in military support the US provides to Israel every year, the Biden administration has proposed another $14 billion in aid to Israel.

In two months, more than 17,000 Gazans have been killed, tens of thousands wounded, huge swaths of infrastructure turned into rubble, and the vast majority of the population displaced, on the verge of famine and widespread disease. And yet, on December 8, the US once again used its UN Security Council veto on behalf of the State of Israel, blocking a ceasefire motion that had the support of over 100 countries. The carnage in Gaza continues, with only a fraction of desperately needed humanitarian supplies allowed into the territory.

Millions of people worldwide are standing in solidarity with Palestinians, starting with emergency rallies the day Israel's relentless bombing in Gaza began. Marches and rallies have continued ever since, demanding a ceasefire, the end of US military support for Israel, and that Palestine be freed once and for all. Every week there are more protests in cities large and small, including in many that have never seen a pro-Palestinian demonstration. City governments in Richmond and Oakland have passed motions urging a ceasefire. In San Francisco, tens of thousands have marched against Israel's war on Gaza.

Rallies and Marches

photo Rally with Youth Voices for Humanity | photo Over 50k Take SF Streets to Demand Ceasefire in Gaza and an End to US Aid to Israel | photo Tens of Thousands Say No to Israel's War Crimes | photo Over 15k Protestors Shut Down SF Central Freeway, Demand Ceasefire in Israeli War on Gaza | photo Thousands March for Palestine in Second Weekly Demonstration | photo Bay Area Palestinians and Supporters Rally to Support Revolt

Confronting Politicians and Government Offices

photo Newsom cancels public Capitol tree lighting ceremony to avoid Free Palestine protesters | photo Pelosi's Constituents Deliver Demand On Gaza Genocide | photo Demonstrations for Cease Fire Outside 3 Bay Area Lawmakers' Offices | photo Urge Elected Officials in Santa Cruz County to Pass a Ceasefire Resolution Immediately | photo Solidarity in War Against the Poor in Santa Cruz and Gaza | | pdf Legal Organizations Put Members of Congress on Notice of Complicity in Genocide photo Fasting for Gaza Ceasefire at Nancy Pelosi's doorstep | photo Stop The War On Palestinians & Pelosi/Biden/Newsom's Support For Zionists Apartheid

Solidarity, Demands, and Other Protest Reports

photo Perinatal Healthcare Workers in Santa Cruz County Call for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza | photo Statement from UCSC Faculty for Justice in Palestine | photo No on APEC At The APEC Fence | photo Protests against AFL-CIO Support for Palestinian Genocide; No to APEC in San Francisco | photo SF Says No to APEC in Massive Action | photo Winnemem Wintu Tribe Stands Against Israeli Invasion of Palestinian Lands | photo Protest at SFLC, No AFL-CIO Support for Genocide in Palestine! No Ties to Israel Histadrut | photo SFGH UCSF Healthcare Workers Protest Israeli US Genocide In Gaza Against Palestinians | photo Ceasefire Now: More Deaths Will Not Bring Peace to the Middle East | photo Call for Global Labor Strike for Palestine at SF Rally for Palestine | article A Statement from RootsAction on the Gaza-Israel War

event All Palestine Event Announcements

See Also: photo US sends ‘bunker buster’ bombs to Israel for war on Gaza | photo U.S. War Crimes Result in Hate Crimes | photo Osaka Minato Godo Shoichi Metals Branch Strike For Wages & Palestinians & Rally In Tokyo | article Pro-Palestine Student Group in Florida Sues University System to Prevent Deactivation | article 'Why should you get to eat in peace?': Canadians slam Trudeau's Gaza stance | article Open Letter to UPTE | article Joint open letter on transfer of 155mm artillery shells to Israel | article California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee Statement on the Crisis | photo Unprecedented Worldwide Protests Supporting Palestine | article Israel’s Military Is Part of the U.S. War Machine | photo Massive Demonstration in D.C. Calls for Immediate Cease Fire in Gaza | article Endangered and Dangerous Israel, Endangering Jews | photo Gaza Solidarity Halloween Trick or Treat flyer distro | article DeSantis’ order to deactivate National SJP in Florida

Related Features: Taking Direct Action Against US Support for Israel's War on Gaza | Israel Decimates Gaza, Nearly 2M Palestinians Displaced
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