Also: Register below for Socialist Action’s Saturday, November 11 Zoom Webinar on Palestine with Alice Walker, Lamis Deek, Nora Barrows Friedman, Jeff Mackler and Joe Lombardo. Details below
[Important: Also in Washington, DC on Saturday, November 4 at the White House, led by the Black Is Back Coalition, will be this year’s Black People’s March co-sponsored by the Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! Fightback Coalition composed of over 40 diverse organizations committed to building an anti-colonial free speech movement, the return of Palestinian land, freedom for U.S.-held political prisoners, an end to political repression by the U.S. government and billions spent in U.S. funding of war in Ukraine to be used instead to pay reparations to black people. Assemble: 11 am at Malcolm X Park, 16th St. NW and W St. NW]
Comrades and Friends,
Unprecedented massive protests for the Palestinian people around the world are inspiring a new generation of activists. United front mass mobilizations everywhere are critical. Spread the word!
In the US the next mass mobilization is set for Saturday, November 4 in Washington, D.C.’s Freedom Plaza at 2:00 pm. In San Francisco, we mobilize at 1:00 pm at the Civic Center. These and related protests everywhere may prove to be the largest most united mass antiwar protests in decades. Be there! Join us!
Some 20,000 or more mobilized in New York City yesterday, October 29. Tens of thousands took the streets in Chicago while huge numbers mobilized in US cities across the country. The near daily protests are increasingly radical in their demands.
Millions are taking to the streets across the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe. They are all protesting the US-backed Israeli genocide of the Palestine people in Gaza.
Three million in Yemen! 300,000 in London! Millions in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Prague… everywhere!!!
Meanwhile, the US imperialist beast has sent its warship to the Mediterranean. The US is bombing Syria and Iraq while warning these nations and Iran that any aid to the beleaguered Palestinians will be met with deadly force.
Below are some stunning photos of yesterday’s Philadelphia protests. They are typical in expressing the anger and fury of the US people at the horrors that the US is complicit with.
The US kept corporate media daily publishes lies about the unfolding events while largely obscuring the fact that the US and Israel are political outcasts on the world scene, discredited as never before.
The growing mass protests have served to increase the confidence of tens of millions that their contempt for the US-backed Zionist genocide is universal, that they represent the majority and that the US government does not represent their interests. Humanity stands in solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people.
The early on “liberals” who denounced the October 7 Palestinian uprising and then placed “equal blame” on the Israeli colonial settler state genocide have lost their credibility as the world increasingly understands that oppressed and colonized people have the right to fight back. The vast majority places no equal sign between the oppressed and their oppressors. They see nothing progressive in the Zionist state.
Increasing the size, power and unity of the ongoing mass mobilizations is critical. As expected, congressional opposition to the ongoing and deepening slaughter of the innocent is near zero.
ALL OUT SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, WASHINGTON, D.C., San Francisco… Everywhere!
Our demands and program include:
End all US Aid to Apartheid, Settler, Colonial, Racist Israel!
Free Palestine From The River To The Sea!
US Out Now! Hands Off Palestine!
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the settler, racist, Zionist Israel!
For a Democratic, Secular Palestine With the Right of Return of All dispossessed Palestinians! … A society where all people can live in peace as equals!
For a Socialist Federation of the Middle East!
Save the date for our Zoom Webinar here
Stop the Zionist Genocide! Exposing the History of Israeli Zionist Colonialism
Register here for Socialist Action’s Zoom Webinar:
Saturday, November 11, 11:00 am PST, 2:00 pm EST
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize novelist, lifelong social justice activist, author, The Color Purple
Lamis Deek, Renowned Palestine-American human rights attorney; NLG Muslim Defense Project and past VP NLG NY Chapter; CAIR-NY Board member/Legal Committee advisor; Al-Awda-NY/Palestine, Core member and former Co-chair, 2000- Present
Nora Barrows Friedman, Editor, Host, Electronic Intifada, Former co-director Pacifica Radio’s KPFA Flashpoints/Berkeley
Joe Lombardo, National Coordinator, United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action; Author, Free Free Palestine!; Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal/Northern California