Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 30 is Land Day

Here is a succinct explanation of Land Day from an email I received from Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine...

March 30th, is Palestinian Land Day. It has been commemorated since 1976, when the Israeli military shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel and wounded a hundred others as they were protesting the confiscation of their land for "security and settlement purposes." It is now an international day of action marking continuing Palestinian resistance to Israel's ongoing illegal and unjust land expropriation, colonization, occupation, military attacks and apartheid.
Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine (CAAP) will take an action to mark this day tomorrow (Wednesday) with leafleting at Dearborn/Adams (Federal Plaza) from 4:30 to 5:30. If you would like to join with us for this, please do, or let us know if you are interested in working with CAAP on other actions.
We must oppose the Israeli apartheid by (1) supporting efforts to break the siege of Gaza, and the continuing Israeli attacks on the Palestinian people of Gaza (2) opposing U.S. government aid to Israel (the most to any country in the world, at $3 billion a year), and (3) boycotting, divesting from, and sanctioning Israel (BDS). There is an international BDS campaign to boycott Israeli goods and services, divest from Israel, and put sanctions on it. This includes boycotting Israeli bonds and the role the Jewish National Fund plays in the segregation of the land by the Israeli government.

Within Israel, Land Day is marked by protests in Lod

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