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Emergency Gaza Protest!

SATURDAY Nov. 17th @4pm

There will be an emergency Gaza protest on Saturday November 17th at 4pm at the South Carolina Statehouse.

Demonstrators call on President Obama, Israel, Hamas to end escalating violence & a ceasefire in Gaza!  

Escalating violence in Gaza between Israel and Palestinian militants took a decided turn for the worse on Wednesday as Israel broke a tenuous truce and assassinated Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari in a string of airstrikes in Gaza.  Hamas and Palestinian militant groups have retaliated by firing rockets deep into Israel, including at Tel Aviv.  Over twenty Palestinians including children have been killed in the ensuing Israeli airstrikes and; three Israeli civilians were killed when rockets launched by Palestinian militants struck an apartment in Israel, the first Israeli civilian fatalities from rocket attacks this year.  Israeli troops are massing on the border with Gaza and a ground invasion. 

“It is well-known that Israel’s targeted killings of Palestinian militants in Gaza provoke rocket attacks in retaliation,” says President David Matos, who has traveled to Israel/Palestine twice on peace missions.  “Israel deliberately escalated the violence by carrying out  this targeted assassination .”  At the same time, Matos notes that “an all out war in Gaza will be literal murder on both Israeli and Palestinian civilians caught in the cross-fire; it will take de-escalation on both sides to avoid that disaster.”

While the parties on the ground must de-escalate to avert further bloodshed, the US has considerable influence over Israel via the over $3 billion in military aid the US furnishes Israel every year.

“We call on President Obama to pressure Israel to stop its escalations and step back from the brink of war,” says Matos.  “If President Obama goes along with more violence, blood will be on his hands.”

Institute for Middle East Understanding Timeline of Escalating Violence~


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A West African Night | Sponsored by CPRC

The African Awareness Workgroup of the Carolina Peace Resource Center presents:    

A West African Night

Friday, November 6, 2009 @6:00-9:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia at 2701 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC.  Cost: $8 per person (save $1/person that you invite).

The African Awareness Workgroup of the Carolina Peace Resource Center will present an evening of cultural discussions led by Columbia residents who have traveled to or lived in countries in West Africa.  The evening will include West African drumming, musical entertainment by Love’s Lotus, and an authentic West African dinner.Profits from these events are used to present future event focusing on peace and justice issues in Africa.

West African masks contributed by Lamb’s Bread Restaurant will be on display (Lamb’s Bread, located at 2338 Main Street, serves delicious vegan dishes) as well as photography by Vinnie Deas-Moore.

Africa MapThe event is part of a continuing series on African peace and justice issues presented by the African Awareness Workgroup of the Carolina Peace Resource Center.  Previous events have focused on health care justice in Kenya, military repression of the pro-democracy movement in Guinea, life in rural Mali and efforts to obtain clean drinking water, and retracing the slave routes of Ghana


PO Box 7933
Columbia, SC 29202
United States

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