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Thursday, 22 January 2009

PROTEST RALLY & TEACH-IN

PROTEST RALLY – SATURDAY 24 JANUARY

Saturday 24 January
1pm, George Square
PROSECUTE THE WAR CRIMINALS
END THE BLOCKADE
STOP ARMS SALES TO ISRAEL
EXPEL THE ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
FREE PALESTINE!
We will be laying a wreath in Palestinian colours at the cenotaph, please bring red flowers and Palestinian flags to leave there in memory of the over 1300 people killed in Gaza since 27 December.
Organised by the Gaza Emergency Coordinating Committee

HOW YOU CAN HELP MAXIMISE TURN OUT FOR THIS EVENT
Call 079 1234 8366 for leaflets / posters - the more flyers/posters you want the better.
Call to volunteer for leafleting at a mosque, train station or in the city centre on Friday.
Forward this email to all your networks/friends and text everyone you know.

TEACH-IN – SATURDAY 24 JANUARY
FREE PALESTINE! Imperialism, Occupation, Resistance, Solidarity
Saturday 24 January
2:30pm-5:15pm
Strathclyde University
Student Union Building, John Street, Glasgow
(5 mins walk from George Square)

What is the history of Zionism? Why did America and the UK support the creation of Israel, and why do they continue today? What is it like to live under occupation? Who are the activists for social justice in the Middle East, and what are they doing today? What can we do in the UK to provide solidarity to the Palestinians? Boycott, divestment and sanctions: how do they work? What is our government's role and how can we influence them?
Speakers include: Wael Sawish - a Palestinian and Chair of Scottish Friends of Palestine; Joshua Brown- delegate to the January 2009 Beirut International Forum on Resistance, Anti-imperialism, Solidarity and Alternatives'; Humza Yusef - Director of Public Affairs for the Scottish Islamic Foundation and Political Advisor to Nicola Sturgeon; Nicola Fisher – Chair of Glasgow Stop the War Coalition, others to be confirmed.
Organised by the Gaza Emergency Coordinating Committee

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