GAZA: DEMONSTRATE SATURDAY 24 JANUARY
A fourth demonstration in London has been called for Saturday
24 January. Israel has stopped bombing schools, mosques,
hospitals, universities and residential buildings, no doubt
not wanting to be seen killing yet more women and children
when Barack Obama is inaugurated as US president on Tuesday.
“We have achieved our objectives, and more,” says Israeli
prime minister Olmert.
So slaughtering 1300 Palestinians, 400 of them children,
injuring 6000 people, bombing hospitals and ambulances,
killing medical staff – this will do for now. But, says
Israel, we may start again any time we wish.
No real ceasefire is possible without the complete removal of
Israel’s tanks, bulldozers and troops or without the lifting
of the blockade and the opening of all Gaza’s borders.
Even as it was agreeing to this “mission accomplished”
ceasefire, Israel was extracting a price, hence Gordon Brown’s
disgraceful offer to send the British navy to support Israel,
thereby endorsing retrospectively the barbarism of the past
three weeks. What the British government should be doing is
banning all arms trade with Israel.
This is why a fourth demonstration in London has been called
for Saturday 24 January. We will be demanding that Israel gets
out of Gaza, that the blockade is lifted, that all borders are
opened and that there is a complete arms embargo on Israel.
The demonstration will assemble at BBC Broadcasting House, to
protest against the BBC’s Gaza reporting, which has often been
little more than an extension of Israel’s propaganda machine.
We will march to Trafalgar Square. More details to follow very
Please encourage your relatives, friends, work colleagues,
fellow students, neighbours etc to join us. A leaflet for
downloading will be available shortly.
DEMONSTRATION 24 JANUARY
ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA NOW: LIFT THE BLOCKADE
ASSEMBLE BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE
PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON, W1A 1AA
(NEAREST TUBE OXFORD CIRCUS)
MARCH TO TRAFALGAR SQUARE
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