[act-ma] 12/20 Urgent Appeal: Mobilize to Defend the Egyptian Revolution - Boston rally Copley Sq., Tues, 3-8

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Dec 20 11:29:36 PST 2011


Forwarding this

Below is an urgent appeal to mobilize to defend the Egyptian Revolution 
against the murderous repression of the military regime (supported by 
the U.S.).  UNAC signed on in support of the demands and call to action.

There is a call for a solidarity demo today (Tues) in Copley Sq., 3-8.  
I am not sure who the organizers are.

Marilyn Levin  BostonUNAC

As we have seen in the last few days the SCAF has committed disgusting 
crimes against the peaceful protesters in Cairo. Those crimes are not 
just an insult Egyptians but against humanity. Whoever stay silent and 
not standing for Justice and humanity is not any better than those who 
commit the crimes.

It does not matter what your political views or beliefs are political. 
Whether you are an Islamist a liberal, whether you belong to 6 April 
movement or Elbaradei Supporters or even if you are not Egyptian its a 
shame not to do something so say NO to tyranny and dictatorship.

STAND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS!

BE POSITIVE!

Join us in protests in Copley Square tomorrow from 3 pm to 8 pm

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

*Urgent Appeal to Occupy and All Social Justice Movements:
Mobilize to Defend the Egyptian Revolution
December 19, 2011*

*Endorse the statement here. 
<http://www.defendegyptianrevolution.org/2011/12/19/defend-the-egyptian-revolution/#endorse>*

In recent days, protesters demanding civilian rule in Egypt have again 
been murdered, maimed and tortured by the Supreme Council of the Armed 
Forces (SCAF) and the Interior Security Forces (ISF).

The conspiracy, being brutally implemented in Egypt, is part of a global 
conspiracy to suffocate mass movements for socio-economic justice and is 
being done with direct assistance of the American government and the 
private interests which direct that government. We have word from 
friends in Egypt that SCAF, ISF and their hired thugs -- armed by 
ongoing shipments of $1.3 billion in weapons from the U.S. government -- 
plan to execute one by one all the leaders of the revolution, and as 
many activists as they can.

Accordingly, we need to ensure that people and organizers in the US and 
internationally are involved in closely monitoring the events unraveling 
in Egypt. By keeping track of the atrocities committed by SCAF and ISF, 
keeping track of those detained, tortured or targeted, and continuously 
contacting officials in Egypt and the US to demand accountability, 
cessation of the atrocities and justice, we can add pressure on SCAF, 
ISF and the forces they represent. In this way we may be able to play a 
role in helping save the lives of our Egyptian brothers and sisters.

Evidence of the conspiracy to execute the leaders and participants of 
Egyptian freedom movement, includes in very small part the following:

  * Sheikh Emad of Al Azhar was killed by a bullet entering his right
    side from short range. This was seen at first hand by witnesses
    known to members of our coalition. Sheikh Emad was one of a small
    number of Azhar Imams issuing decrees in support of the revolution.
    His murder was no accident.
  * Sally Tooma, Mona Seif, Ahdaf Soueif, and Sanaa Seif, all female
    friends and relatives of imprisoned blogger and activist Alaa abd El
    Fattah, and all known internationally for their political and/or
    literary work, were detained, and beaten in the Cabinet building.
  * A woman protesting against General Tantawi, head of SCAF, was
    detained and then tortured by having the letter "T" in English
    carved into her scalp with knives.
  * Detainees are being tortured while in courtroom holding pens. Two
    men (Mohammad Muhiy Hussein is one of them) were killed in those
    pens.These are only a small number of the horror stories we are
    hearing. And we continue to receive reports from Cairo about a
    massive army presence in Tahrir Square and the constant sound of
    gunshots.These are only a small number of the horror stories we are
    hearing. And we continue to receive reports from Cairo about a
    massive army presence in Tahrir Square and the constant sound of
    gunshots.

In every way, Egypt's fight is our fight. Just like us, Egyptians are 
the 99%, fighting for social, political and economic justice.

The same 1% that arms the Egyptian dictatorship commits systematic 
violence in this country against the Occupy movement; antiwar and 
solidarity activists; and Arabs, Muslims, and other communities of color.

As the US Palestinian Community Network recently observed, "the same 
US-made tear gas rains down on us in the streets of Oakland, Cairo and 
Bil`in."

Because of Egypt's key strategic location, the fate of its revolution 
echoes across the world. Its success will bring us all closer to 
achieving economic and social justice. But its defeat would be a major 
blow to social justice movements everywhere, including Occupy.

In short, Egypt is key to the continued success of the Arab Revolution, 
and movements she has inspired.

For all these reasons, we ask Occupy and all U.S. social justice 
activists to join us in mobilizing to defend our Egyptian brothers and 
sisters by immediately organizing mass convergences on Egyptian 
embassies, missions, consulates, and at U.S. government offices, to demand:

  * *Cancel all US aid and shipment of military and police materiel to
    Egypt!*
  * *Stop the murders, tortures and detentions!*
  * *Release all detainees and political prisoners!*
  * *Immediate end to military rule in Egypt!*

*_Issued by (list in formation)_*:

Ad Hoc Coalition to Defend the Egyptian Revolution 
<http://defendegyptianrevolution.org/>
Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition 
<http://www.al-awdany.org/>
Egyptian Association for Change- NY
Existence is Resistance <http://existenceisresistance.org/>
International Socialist Organization <http://internationalsocialist.org/>
Jan25 Solidarity for Democracy Network
New York City Labor Against the War <http://nyclaw01.wordpress.com/>
Labor for Palestine <http://laborforpalestine.net/>
Raha Iranian Feminist Collective
Siegebusters Working Group
6 of April Youth Movement America
Socialist Action <http://socialistaction.org/>
United National Antiwar Coalition <http://unacpeace.org/>
US Palestinian Community Network <http://uspcn.org/>

Please endorse 
<http://www.defendegyptianrevolution.org/web/wp-admin/post.php?post=83&action=edit&message=1#endorse> 
and circulate this appeal widely. Please send statements with these 
demands to the bodies listed below*

www.defendegyptianrevolution.org <http://defendegyptianrevolution.org/> 
and defendegyptianrevolution at gmail.com 
<mailto:defendegyptianrevolution at gmail.com>

*IMMEDIATE ACTIONS:*

*TUESDAY*

Call/write-in to Egyptian government.

Ministry of Defense
Field Marshall Mohamed Hussein Tantawi Soliman
Phone: 01120222916227
Fax: +(20) 2 2 5748 822 (+20) 22 291 6227
E-mail: mod at idsc.gov.eg <mailto:mod at idsc.gov.eg>
Website: <http://www.mmc.gov.eg/>http://www.mmc.gov.eg 
<http://www.mmc.gov.eg/>
<http://www.mmc.gov.eg/>
Dr.Kamal El Ganzory, Prime Minister
Phone: +202-2793-5000
Fax: +202-2795-8048
E-mail: pm at cabinet.gov.eg <mailto:pm at cabinet.gov.eg>
Website: http://www.cabinet.gov.eg/Cabinet/Prime_Minister.aspx

*WEDNESDAY*

2:00pm until 7:00pm
Protest against SCAF in NYC
Egyptian consulate, 1110 2nd Ave # 201 New York, NY 10022-2093
https://www.facebook.com/events/260847190641653/

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