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Tuesday, 1 June 2010


END THE SIEGE OF GAZA

FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE

ALL SCOTLAND DEMONSTRATION

SATURDAY 5 JUNE
ASSEMBLE 2.00PM - THE MOUND, EDINBURGH


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Please read & forward this information to networks, post it up on websites, get your trade union or group to email it to other members, join the facebook group and invite others to do the same, text 07869 306 483 for a text that you can forward to others – lets spread the word and make this demonstration massive.


1 - ALL SCOTLAND DEMONSTRATION - END THE SIEGE OF GAZA - END ISRAELI TERROR
2 - THE INITIAL RESPONSE - DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY

3 - FIRST EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF ISRAEL'S FLOTILLA ATROCITIES
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1 ALL SCOTLAND DEMONSTRATION - END THE SIEGE OF GAZA - END ISRAELI TERROR

LEAFLETS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AT:

GLASGOW - EDINBURGH - GLASGOW bus tickets and donations at: http://glasgowstopwar.express.iristickets.co.uk/

IF YOU CAN HELP LEAFLET - POSTER FOR THIS PROTEST CALL 07869 306 483
The killing of at least 19 people and the injuring of many more on board the flotilla taking aid to Gaza is the latest in a series of crimes which should see Israel condemned under international law. The 600 protesters were on a peaceful mission and unarmed.Israel has repeatedly flouted law and public opinion worldwide in its treatment of the Palestinians. Its bombing of Gaza in 2009 and its continued blockade has caused outrage round the world. The flotilla was an attempt to bring aid to the blockaded population of Gaza. It was supported by many organisations and individuals internationally.The decision by Israel to attack the flotilla with such loss of human life shows its arrogant and deadly intent in opposing any aid to the Palestinians.The British and EU governments should immediately condemn this act of terror and break all links with Israel.
BUSES LEAVE GEORGE SQUARE - 12 NOON - 5 JUNE 2010
GLASGOW BUS TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT http://glasgowstopwar.express.iristickets.co.uk/

Tickets are priced at £5.00 for the return journey
Free tickets are available online for refugees, asylum seekers and those of no or very low income.

MAP TO ASSEMBLY POINT:
DEMONSTRATION CALLED AND SUPPORTED BY: Pauline McNeil MSP (Convenor of Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Palestine), Sandra White MSP, Stop the War Coalition, Scottish Jews for a Just Peace, Scottish Friends of Palestine, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Glasgow Lebanese Community, Scottish Afghan Society,Scottish CND, Scottish Green पार्टी, Cairde स्कॉट्लैंड
and many others to be confirmed.
If your organisation would like to support this protest please email glasgowstopwar@gmail.com
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BUILDING THE DEMONSTRATION

We want to maximise the turn out on Saturday in Edinburgh to send a clear message to the government that we want action taken now against Israel for this horrific atrocity.

We have leaflets and posters now available for you to use.

Email glasgowstopwar@gmail.com and we’ll send them over or can deliver bulk leaflets to you.

Why not get a few friends together and leaflet your local street, train station or any other busy place.

If you are free anytime morning to night Thursday or Friday then please get in touch and we can link you up with other activists who also wish to poster/leaflet.

We will be leafleting Glasgow Central Station & Queens St Station on Thursday 4.30pm – 6.00pm.

Please call 07869 306 483 if you are free anytime on Friday and we will have activities for you to get involved with. We are especially looking for volunteers to leaflet every mosque in Glasgow – 2 pm – Friday 4 June.
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2 THE INITIAL RESPONSE - DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY

Demonstrations took place around the country last night against the Israeli massacre. They include:
Manchester: up to 2,000 marched to the BBC offices to demand proper coverage of the killings by the Israelis and the pro-Palestinian cause.
Protesters tried to enter the BBC but police forced them back. However, a protester did mange to fly the Palestinian flag from the BBC mast. Fighting broke out when police later tried to seize the flag-flier. They failed, but grabbed someone else. Police used dogs later against the crowd.
Birmingham: around 500 protested.
Preston: over 200 demonstrated.
Brighton: around 200 people protested
Edinburgh: Up to 400 marched
Glasgow: Around 500 protested.
- Protest pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/duncanbrown/sets/72157624176520232/
- Four part video of speakers and demonstration in Glasgow George Square - http://www.youtube.com/deryckdemainebeaumon?gl=GB&user=deryckdemainebeaumon#p/u/3/t-czZWEoFFk
Dundee: Around 250 protested.
Video from dundee - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2W-dpDz9Y4
York: Around 150 protested.
Bolton: Over 200 protested
Portsmouth: around 70 people protested
Aberdeen: Around 40 protested

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3 - FIRST EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF ISRAEL'S FLOTILLA ATROCITIES

Watch this video and know why, if you can, you'll join the national demonstration in Edinburgh on Saturday 5 June and encourage everyone you know to be there too.

Some of the first accounts emerged Tuesday from eyewitnesses who were aboard several boats stormed by Israeli forces as they approached Gaza the day before.
Hanin Zoabi, a member of the Israeli parliament, was on board the Miva Marmara, the ship that was the scene of a confrontation between activists and Israeli soldiers. That clash left at least nine people dead.
LISTEN TO THE ACCOUNT HERE AND READ THE FULL STORY…. http://stopwar.org.uk/content/view/1914/1/

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Full updates and reports, pictures and videos at http://www.stopwar.org.uk/

Share this info on your Facebook, Bebo, Etc. – The online version of this email can be viewed at http://www.glasgowstopwar.blogspot.com/

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