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There was a meeting last week that was a followup to the Rally on June the 5th in which we disscused both the positives and negatives of the Rally what we could do better and what we want to do insha Allah in the future. Insha Allah there will be another meeting this wednesday at the Albany Public Library from 6-9 a room will be held under the group name Stand for Peace. Here are the notes from what we disscussed at the last meeting:
Notes from meeting held on June 27th at the Social Justice Center to follow up on the Rally held on June 5th Against Israel's Occupation of Palestinian and Bush's Open ended War on Terrorism
These are the items we touched upon.
General agreement to work on a major educational event in mid to late Sept.
The concept of a debate with the counter demonstrators was turndown, but it may be possible to fit into a forum that represents many different viewpoints.
The flier used for the rally was more than just an announcement of an event, but a political program to build upon and use.
The rally was very positive, well-attended, with great discipline. The rally drew attendees from the Palestinian community, a large Jewish contingent (both Zionist and non-Zionist) and from the Muslim community. Many new faces attended. A complete list of speakers and endorsing organizations are below. The rally aided networking among the wide variety of individuals and organizations working the issues.
Nothing was planned specfically for Sept. 11. There will be the weekly Albany peace vigil which is held every Wed. and this year Sept. 11th falls on a Wed.
Support the activities that are being done or will be done throughout the summer & fall including:
Attending the weekly peace vigils held in the region. Every Wed at Noon at the New York State Capitol. Especially on Sept. 11 which falls on a Wed. Other regional vigils are held in Troy, Schenectady and Hudson on Saturdays.
End the Occupation Vigils which will begin to be held in a couple weeks from now for more information contact Yunus Fiske at 273 0167
Help distribute the video use for house parties that raises funds for rebuilding Palestinian homes.
There will be a series of events surrounding the Hiroshima & Nagasaki days. Including a walk to and from many houses of worship including temple, mosque, churches, Hindu temples
Also a petition and other lobbing efforts directed towards Rep. McNulty is being circulated by SUSTAIN
Peace Action collecting signatures from individuals & organizations for
an Ad to be placed in local paper “Seeking a Better Way” calling for
Change in Foreign Policy focusing on Peace & Justice; see
please get them your names & contributions ASAP!
Not In Our Name Pledge Nationwide Pledge of Resitance email@example.com
Rally on the 20th anniversary of Sabra and Shatila
Next Meeting: Wed, July 10th, 6-9 pm, at the main branch of the Albany Public Library
Everyone interested in further actions in accord with the goals of the June
5th march and rally.
End Israel's occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem & Gaza Strip,
End US aid used to kill and terrorize Palestinian civilians, as well as US
aid supporting military & paramilitary terror around the world,
Stop the US "War on Terrorism" in Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Philippines,
& across the globe
Say No To Racism and War, at home and abroad.
Group Endorsers for June 5 Rally
Vets for Peace
Jewish Voices for Peace
Capital District Committee for Palestinian Rights
Capital District Greens
Muslim Student Associations – SUNYA, RPI, Siena, Union & Hudson Valley CC
New York State Solidarity Committee
Stop U S Tax Aid to Israel Now (SUSTAIN)
Free Mumia Committee
Labor Committee for Peace & Justice
Social Justice Center
Stand for Peace
Stand for Peace Anti-Racism Task Force
Upper Hudson Peace Action
Albany for Vieques
SUSTAIN (Stop US Tax Aid To Israel Now)
Speaker List (in order of presentation)
Muslim Call to Pray
Frank Houde Vets for Peace
Grace White Rebuilding Jenin
Stanley Aronowitz Governor Candidate of NYS Green
Dorothy Tristman Jewish Voices for Peace
Yunus Fiske member of SUNYA Muslim Student Association, contact person for Albany Stop U S Tax Aid to Israel Now
Solidarity Singers Salaam, Shalom Peace
Thomas Ellis Capital District Committee for Palestinian Rights
Victoria Reyes Rebel Poetry
Hanady Palestinian Women from Tulkarem
Naomi Jaffee Immigration
Muata Currie Free Mumia Committee of Albany
Heidi Siegfried Upper Hudson Valley Peace Action
Jun Sang Grafton Peace Pagoda
Pepe Rossy Albany for Vieques
Sherree Craigue Not in Our Name Pledge
Doug Bullock NYS Solidarity Committee
David Aube Facilator
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