Oz protests against the Gaza carnage

Dr Gennaro Gervasio asked me to post the below information about scheduled protests all over Australia — Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Wollongong, Newcastle — against the war on Gaza.  Sorry I’m so late in doing so, but most of the Thursday protests are scheduled for this evening so there’s still time to mobilize and attend.

–L.L. Wynn

SYDNEY
WOMEN IN BLACK – SILENT VIGIL FOR PEACE IN GAZA
Date: THURSDAY 15TH JANUARY
Time: 5.30PM TO 6.30PM
Location: SYDNEY TOWN HALL
We invite ALL WOMEN to join a silent vigil of mourning.
We condemn the ongoing military attacks on Gaza.
We stand with thousands in Israel and around the world who seek peace with justice for Palestinians.
The vigil is initiated by representatives of Women in Black-Sydney. http://www.wibsydney.org

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VIGIL AND RALLY FOR GAZA
Come and show your respect for the victims of Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza which has now resulted in the deaths of over 900 Palestinians.
Date: THURSDAY 15TH JANUARY
Time: 6.30PM
Location: SYDNEY TOWN HALL
Organised by the Gaza Defence Committee.
For info phone Tim 0430 209 865 or Ghassan 0408 605 437.

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EMERGENCY RALLY – STOP THE WAR ON GAZA!
* End the brutal siege, bombing and invasion of Palestine
* End the Rudd government’s support for Israel’s massacres
* Suspend all Australia-Israel ties until Gaza is free
* Freedom and self-determination for Palestine

Date: SUNDAY 18TH JANUARY
Time: 2:00PM
Location: SYDNEY TOWN HALL – ASSEMBLE FOR RALLY AND MARCH.

Speakers include
* JOHN PILGER, renowned author and documentary film maker
* ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN, author of /My Israel Question/
* PAUL MCALEER, MUA Sydney Branch Assistant Secretary
* SYLVIA HALE, Greens MP
* PALESTINIAN ACTIVISTS

Organised by the Gaza Defence Committee.
For info phone Tim 0430 209 865 or Ghassan 0408 605 437.

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CANBERRA:
12PM-2PM, EVERY DAY: PROTEST AGAINST THE KILLING IN GAZA.
Every day at 12 NOON until 2pm AJPP will be holding a vigil outside the Israeli Embassy at 6 Turrana St, Yarralumla, Canberra (see map).

WEDNESDAY 14TH & THURSDAY 15TH:

Information stall in Garema Pl, Canberra, to let the people of Canberra know about the atrocities being carried out by Israel in Gaza. To help out, or for more information, please contact us.

Come along and help put pressure on the government of Israel to end its illegal invasion of Gaza! On FRIDAY the vigil will be joined by members of Canberra’s Muslim community after Friday prayers, from 2PM.

AJPP welcomes and encourages everyone to join us in this peaceful protest. If you want more info, please contact us.

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RALLY – STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA!
Date: SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY
Time: 12.30PM
Location: GAREMA PLACE, CIVIC, CANBERRA

The Saturday rally will gather at Garema Place, then march through the city to Bob McMullin’s office to protest the Australian government’s absolute dereliction in failing to condemn the Israeli attacks.

A rally for 5.30pm on Friday 23 January at the Israeli embassy is foreshadowed if a ceasefire is not in place by then.

Speakers at the rally include:
* MR IZZAT ABDUL HADI, Head of the Palestine Delegation in Australia,
* MICHAEL SHAIK, Australians for Palestine, Melbourne
* REV. JIM BARR, Minister of Canberra Baptist Church
* KATHRYN KELLY, AJPP – Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine

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HOBART:
STOP THE WAR ON GAZA! – PROTEST OUTSIDE MP DUNCAN KERR’S OFFICE
Date: THURSDAY 15TH JANUARY
Time: 5:00PM
Location: OUTSIDE MP DUNCAN KERR’S OFFICE, CORNER HARRINGTON AND COLLINS STREETS, HOBART
For further info click here or ring Rose on 0407 550 805

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MELBOURNE:
GAZA RALLY – BRING FLAGS, BANNERS AND PLACARDS AND TELL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO COME!
Date: SUNDAY 18 JANUARY
Time: 2.00PM
Location: STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA, SWANSTON STREET, MELBOURNE CITY, THEN MARCHING TO FEDERATION SQUARE.

A Justice for Palestine initiative supported by Australians for Palestine and others.

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NEWCASTLE

GAZA RALLY – PROTEST AGAINST THE BRUTAL ISRAELI INVASION OF GAZA AND DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE AND WITHDRAWAL!
DATE : WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY
TIME: 5.30PM
LOCATION: HAMILTON CLOCKTOWER, BEAUMONT ST, HAMILTON

Organised by the Newcastle NoWAR Collective. Contact Niko 0406 296 141.

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WOLLONGONG

RALLY – STOP THE SLAUGHTER IN GAZA! ISRAEL OUT OF GAZA & PALESTINE!
Date: SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY
Time: 10.30AM
Location: Lowden Square (East side Wollongong train station) for march to Wesley Church in the Mall.

Confirmed speakers include:
* REV. GORDON BRADBURY, Uniting Church
* SAEB ALI, Lebanese community leader
* DR ANTHONY ASHBOLT, senior lecturer, UOW

Organised by Illawarra NoWar. Contact Jess 0416 232 349 or Mairi 0429 6 2339

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One Response to Oz protests against the Gaza carnage

  1. mustafa ramadan says:

    Christ & Gaza in Jan 2009

    Have the Vandals been here ?
    Nay, Master, nay
    Have the Tatars passed over there ?
    Nay, Master, nay
    Maybe the Mongols ?
    Nay, Master, nay
    Perhaps Attila’s brutal soldiers,
    Or the mindless ruthless Nazis ?
    Nay Master, nay
    Who then ? Who then ?
    New type of wick’d aliens
    Sent by some of your followers,
    Under rubble crushed my babies and my doves.

    Mustafa
    26-1-2009

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