Occupation End Notes | October 18, 2007
In this issue...
2. Member Group Update: Friends of Sabeel Conference
3. Resources & Events: UFPJ October 27 National Mobilization, Institute for
4. Opportunities to Visit
1. US CAMPAIGN UPDATE
* US Campaign Is Hiring National Organizer
The US Campaign is a national coalition of more than 250 organizations working to end
The National Organizer will be responsible for working with staff, Steering Committee, Advisory Board, and member organizations of the US Campaign to implement the US Campaign's main programmatic priorities in 2008, including:
∑A high-profile "anti-apartheid" speaking and organizing tour
∑Educational resources and days of action to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nakba (Palestinian dispossession)
∑Corporate accountability campaigns against Motorola and Caterpillar for profiting from
∑The 7th Annual National Organizers' Conference and Grassroots Training Institute
The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
∑A strong knowledge of Palestine/Israel and
∑Experience in designing and implementing grassroots campaigns for social change
∑Excellent written and verbal communications skills
∑Be willing to travel within the
∑Work well with others and be able to juggle multiple responsibilities
∑Have basic computer literacy, including Word applications and Excel
The successful candidate will be hired for a one-year, renewable contract with a starting salary of $30,000-$35,000 based on experience, plus excellent benefits, including 15 paid vacation days, 10 paid sick days, 10 paid federal holidays, and a generous health care and life insurance subsidy.
In addition to being willing to travel for work, the National Organizer must be willing to work certain evenings and weekends.The National Organizer is expected to work 40 hours per week with comp time accrued for any additional hours worked.
The US Campaign is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ people.
To apply for the position, send a one-page resume and one-page essay describing why you are the ideal person for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.No phone calls please.
The deadline for applying for this job is COB Friday, November 9.The US Campaign will notify candidates in November to schedule interviews and the selected candidate must be able to be in
* Take Action: Speak Out Against "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week"
* CAT Day of Action: October 19!
Take action against CAT for profiting from
This day marks the eve of the one month anniversary of
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.
4. Support 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 DateóMarch 16, 2008. Next March marks the five-year anniversary of
2. MEMBER GROUP UPDATE:
of Sabeel - New England Chapter are organizing a historic conference,
The Apartheid Paradigm in Palestine-Israel: Issues of Justice and
Equality, sponsored by Friends of Sabeel - North America and hosted in
Desmond Tutu will give the keynote address and many other
international, national, and local scholars and activists including US
Campaign's Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, David
Wildman of the
Join activists from all over the world and share your commitment to peace!
For more information, please click here.
By Nadia Hijab
The maneuvering continues over the participation in and content of the mid-November meeting proposed by the
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said bluntly during his recent meetings with
To read more, click here.
Later this fall, people from all walks of life will gather at sites around the country for 11 regional demonstrations.
People everywhere want the war to end, but
For more information about these Regional Mobilizations can be found by clicking here.
The US Campaign has endorsed this event and we encourage our member groups to do the same by clicking here!
Coordinate any action on
Please add your organization's event to our calendar by clicking here!
Palestinian activist Rateb Abu Rahma and Israeli activist Kobi Snitz will be touring the
http://www.ffipp.org/) sponsored tour. If you would like them to visit your school or community, please contact Yoav Elinevsky at
4. OPPORTUNITIES TO VISIT
*Fall 2007 Schedule: October 27th - November 10th: Interfaith Peace-BuildersDelegations to Israel/Palestine
Interfaith Peace-Builders (IFPB) sends delegations to
* Fall 2007 Schedule: December 2nd - 12th: Global Exchange's Delegations to Palestine & Israel
Exchange's delegations to Palestine & Israel provide first-hand
exposure to the daily struggles and realities of Palestinians living
under Occupation. The delegations strive to further the
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