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Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 29th, 2004


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Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation on November 29 in an international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people.  The Division for Palestinian Rights at the United Nations (UN) annually commemorates this day of solidarity on the anniversary of the adoption of the 1947 UN partition plan for Palestine.  The partition plan called for the establishment of independent Jewish and Arab States in Palestine. 
However, 57 years later, there still is not an independent Arab State in Palestine.  For the past 37 years, Israel’s illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem—enabled by uncritical U.S. diplomatic, economic, and military support—has prevented the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.  Take part in this day of solidarity to protest U.S. support for Israel’s illegal military occupation, which denies Palestinians freedom and democracy.
Take Action:
1) DISTRIBUTE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL: November 29 falls one day after the busiest shopping weekend of the year.  On November 28-29, organize a group of people to go to the local mall and distribute fliers called “What Uncle Sam Gives to Israel”.  This educational flier highlights U.S. military support for Israel’s occupation and steps that concerned people can take to end this support.  The flier also includes room for you to add your group’s contact information for local base-building purposes.  You can download the flier at: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/unclesam11-29-04.pdf
2) COLLECT SIGNATURES ON A PETITION TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT: While you are at the mall distributing educational material, you can also gather signatures for a petition that will be sent to the President-Elect urging him to support freedom and democracy by ending support for Israel’s illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. 
You can download hardcopies of the petition at: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/petition11-29-04.pdf

Volunteer to distribute educational material and collect petition signatures by filling out a volunteer form at: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/modinput.php?modin=72
The US Campaign is also collecting individual and organizational endorsements for this petition.  You can endorse it at: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/petition.php?pid=6
3) SPONSOR AN EDUCATIONAL EVENT: Hold a teach-in, protest, vigil, screen a movie or convene a town hall meeting to discuss U.S. support for Israel’s illegal military occupation.  You can download educational materials at:

Divestment
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/divestment10-7-04.pdf

Dual Occupations (Iraq & Palestine)
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/dualoccupationsrev.pdf

International Law
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/fact_sheet_2.pdf

About the US Campaign
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/downloads/9-15-04aboutus.pdf
If you would like to have the US Campaign speak at your event, contact us at: outreach@endtheoccupation.org

4) WEAR AN ARMBAND:  Wear a black armband to mourn the loss of life caused by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

5) LET OTHERS KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING: Post your event to the US Campaign’s on-line calendar by visiting: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/calendar_input.php
From the “Select Event Type” drop-down bar, select “Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Nov. 29”.
6) GET THE MESSAGE OUT TO THE MEDIA: Send a press release to your local media about your event.  Call local radio talk shows to discuss the day of solidarity with the Palestinian people and U.S. support for Israel’s illegal military occupation.   Work with the US Campaign’s Media Task Force and Palestine Media Watch to place an op-ed in your local newspaper.