[act-ma] Sat, 1/29, "Stand in Solidarity with Egyptian Struggle for Democracy"

Brian K bdubkwob at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 09:22:45 PST 2011


Time
Saturday, January 29 · 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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LocationHarvard
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Marihan Hashesh <http://www.facebook.com/Marihan1>
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More InfoThe people of Egypt all over the globe are protesting against the
egyptian regime that has been forcefully in power for the past 30 years.
Today Egypt is on the brink of falling apart. In response to the protests in
ALL Egypt the egyptian government cut the water supply, electricity, cell
phone networks and just today they shut down the internet access to all
egypt. Our innocent people are getting killed on the streets by the
government thugs!!! Egypt now is off the map and completely isolated from
the rest of the world. Egypt is in a deep need for your help. PLEASE HELP US
GET OUR VOICE OUT!

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=179718358733818




On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Marilyn Levin <marilynl at alumni.neu.edu>wrote:

> There is a big solidarity with Egyptian (and Tunisian and Yemeni and
> Palestinian) people demonstration sponsored by Egyptian groups called for
> Sat in NYC.  Palestine solidarity and antiwar groups are involved.  Has
> anyone heard of something being organized in Boston?  Any contacts with
> local Egyptian groups?  We need solidarity actions nationwide.
>
>
>
> Marilyn
>
>
>
> *From:* unac-cc at googlegroups.com [mailto:unac-cc at googlegroups.com] *On
> Behalf Of *acpollack2 at juno.com
> *Sent:* Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:01 AM
> *To:* unac-cc at googlegroups.com
> *Subject:* [UNAC-CC] Jan 29: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Egypt!
>
>
>
>
> *Below* an NYC demo organized yesterday for Saturday. Protests in Egypt
> after Friday prayers are expected to be huge. Sisters and brothers should
> keep their ears open for news of activities in their area. There's also a
> meeting Saturday afternoon of Tunisian activists here. And perhaps today's
> demos in Yemen will bring out that community.
>
> See also statement at bottom from GUPS in London. This, combined with the
> repressed Tunisia solidarity demo in Ramallah, means Palestine is part of
> the regional revolt as well.
>
> I think we should begin formulating a UNAC statement on the regional revolt
> and its implications for US warmaking.
> Jan 29: Stand in Solidarity with the People of Egypt!<http://al-awdany.org/wp/2011/01/jan-29-stand-in-solidarity-with-the-people-of-egypt/>
>
> *Saturday, January 29 · 1:00pm – 3:00pm**
> Dag Hammarskjold Public Plaza
> 47th St and 1st Ave
> NYC*
>
> Event Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137373362993305
>
> COME STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT!
>
> Inspired by the successful ouster of the tyrant of Tunisia and the
> continued mobilizations in that country for justice, the masses in Egypt
> have engaged in huge rallies for two days straight, fighting off vicious
> police attacks and mass arrests. They have shown they will not give up –
> even in the face of guns, tear gas and other weapons supplied and paid for
> by the United States.
>
> A free Egypt is the key to justice throughout the Arab world.
> Come stand in solidarity with the brave people of Egypt!
>
> Sponsors:-Alliance of Egyptian Americans, NY & CT Chapter
> & – Egyptian Association of Change-US
>
>
>
> *General Union of Palestinian Students’ (GUPS) Campaign for direct
> elections to the Palestine National Council (PNC)*
>
>
>
>
>
> We, Palestinian youth of the General Union of Palestinian students, gather
> here today in honour of the integral part our union has played in the
> struggle for liberation. Since its official foundation more than five
> decades ago, GUPS has been at the forefront of mobilising our people and
> regenerating our commitment to Palestine, especially in times of national
> danger and depletion. We are at the office of the PLO delegation to the
> United Kingdom in order to reassert our inalienable rights, and today we
> claim our right to democratically participate in the shaping of our destiny.
> We begin a national initiative to campaign for direct elections to the
> Palestinian National Council on the clear understanding that only a reformed
> national representative institution, that includes the will of all
> Palestinians, those struggling in the homeland and those struggling in
> exile, can create a representative Palestinian platform, and restore the PLO
> as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.
>
>
>
> In the spirit of national unity that bring us here today, we remind
> Palestinian youth everywhere of the National Reconciliation Document of the
> Prisoners of 2006,  issued from the Occupier’s prisons from the leaders of
> all political parties. Its second point of national unity urgently calls for
> the reactivation of the PLO through its democratic mechanisms, enfranchising
> all Palestinians, the millions of refugees in exile, and those inside. We
> are all Palestinian citizens, we all have the right to vote. We declare here
> that we insist upon this right to form our national institutions.
>
>
>
> We announce, in the spirit of national unity that brought us here, and with
> the aim of leaving behind factionalism in order to liberate our homeland and
> return to our homes:
>
>
>
> 1.The call for direct elections to the Palestine National Council, the
> parliamentary body that gives authority to and creates the political
> platform, strategies and policies, for the Palestine Liberation
> Organisation, to be held one year from this day, in January, 2011.
>
> 2. The inclusion of all our people wherever they now live - in the
> homeland, the *shatat*, in the prisons, and the camps of refuge in that
> election.
>
> 3. That this new representative body, reflective of all sectors of our
> people, reform and reactivate the PLO institutions so that they embody the
> will of the Palestinian people as a whole, in accordance with the principle
> of direct elections.
>
>
>
> We urge all Palestinians at this critical moment to join our call for
> representation, and to take up our historic responsibility in the struggle
> for liberation, only on the basis of popular sovereignty.  We begin the
> campaign through our national institutions and our associations, in the
> spirit of our united love of our homeland and the principles that bind us,
> to restore our PLO as the legitimate voice of the Palestinian people.
>
>
>
> January 27th, 2011.
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