Weapons that we taxpayers give to Israel demand an unacceptable moral cost, enabling Israel to injure and kill Palestinian civilians, entrench its 44-year military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, expropriate Palestinian land for illegal Israeli settlements, and perpetuate its apartheid regime over Palestinians.
Military aid to Israel also has an unacceptable financial cost. A policy paper we'll be launching during Occupy AIPAC (register to participate, March 2-6) puts it this way:
If you or your local activist group are interested in making this happen in your city, then take advantage of these great opportunities:
Join the US Campaign for an all-day training and strategy session this Sunday, February 12 in Milwaukee, WI. For those of you in the area, learn more and register here.
Join the US Campaign for a conference call on Wednesday, February 15 at 9:00 pm (Eastern). Our special guests will be two activists who have undertaken extraordinary work to pass local and national resolutions to end U.S. spending on wars and redirect the money to unmet community needs:
As the CODEPINK Bring Our War $$ Home campaign organizer, C.J. Minster led the successful national grassroots effort to submit and pass a resolution "Calling on Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities at the US Conference of Mayors."
To join the call, dial 209-647-1600 and enter the access code 489902.
And, don't forget about our matching funds competition. Your local group could be eligible to receive part of the $7,500 in matching funds that we are providing to member groups of the US Campaign that are organizing city council campaigns this year. But, act quickly, because the deadline is February 19. Learn more about the competition and apply here.
We've assembled an all-star panel of judges to help us select winning applications: