CAT Day of Action, Oct. 19, 2007October 1st, 2007
STOP CATERPILLAR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN
marks the eve of the one month anniversary of
killing of Mahmoud al-Kifafi occurred during one of
on September 17, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it did
not have jurisdiction to proceed with the Corrie v. Caterpillar, Inc. lawsuit
on the grounds that it constituted a “political question”. The Corrie family, whose daughter Rachel was
killed by the Israeli army with a CAT bulldozer, had filed the lawsuit seeking
justice for Rachel’s death and on behalf of four Palestinian families whose
loved ones were killed or seriously injured due to
rendering its decision, the court did not pass judgment on the merits of the
case; it only ruled that the issue must be addressed through the legislative
and executive branches of government since CAT bulldozers are given to
That means it’s up to us to demand accountability from CAT and from our government.
1. Organize a protest. Organize a protest in your community on
Friday, October 19 against CAT for profiting from
The US Campaign will send an organizing packet, containing posters and postcards, to each individual and group that organizes a protest and posts it to our on-line event calendar.
2. Download resources. Educate yourself and your community by downloading resources from our website.
To download a Word version of a flier that you can edit for your local protest, click here.
To download an 11X17 “CAT Free Zone” placard, click here.
To download an 11X17 “Stop Caterkiller” poster, click here.
To download a web sticker for your website or blog, click here.
For additional resources on the CAT campaign, click here.
3. Contact Members of Congress and the State
Department. Take a minute to send a
letter to your Members of Congress and the State Department demanding an
investigation into whether
To send a letter, click here.
the CAT Campaign. Help the US
Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation continue its work to hold Caterpillar accountable
for profiting from
To make a tax-deductible contribution, click here.
5. Save the Date—March 16, 2008. Next March marks the five-year