7 Jan 2009

Jewish women take orders from the military!

Well my favourite military (well it used to be his day job) leader Hugo Chavez has called for Jewish people globally to resist the invasion of Gaza and to non violent protest against the slaughter.

Rayyan has blogged about Chavez's call, I must admit I am a Chavez fan, although don't mention his nuclear power station plans...have had a chat to a few senior Ven figures who are not keen either but that as they say is another story.

An amazing group of Jewish women activists in Toronto have heard the call...Haim takes up the story.

Please listen to this amazing clip! Action is spreading!


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Subject: CKUT inside consulate Audio: Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2009 13:15:38 -0500

CKUT Radio McGill audio from inside Toronto Israeli Consulate: Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto

http://www.radio4all.net:8080/files/newsnet@ckut.ca/1193-1-occupation070109.mp3 <>

Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto

(Forwarded by PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity, 514-961-3928)

Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto

Toronto: Wednesday January 8, 2009 Time: 10:25 am

A diverse group of Jewish Canadian women are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. This action is in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people of Gaza.

The group is carrying out this occupation in solidarity with the 1.5 million people of Gaza and to ensure that Jewish voices against the massacre in Gaza are being heard. They are demanding that Israel end its military assault and lift the 18-month siege on the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid into the territory.

Israel has been carrying out a full-scale military assault on the Gaza Strip since December 27, 2008. At least 660 people have been killed and 3000 injured in the air strikes and in the ground invasion that began on January 3, 2009. Israel has ignored international calls for a ceasefire and is refusing to allow food, adequate medical supplies and other necessities of life into the Gaza Strip.

Protesters are outraged at Israel's latest assault on the Palestinian people and by the Canadian government's refusal to condemn these massacres.They are deeply concerned that Canadians are hearing the views of pro-Israel groups who are being represented as the only voice of Jewish Canadians. The protesters have occupied the consulate to send a clear statement that many Jewish-Canadians do not support Israel's violence and apartheid policies. They are joining with people of conscience all across the world who are demanding an end to Israeli aggression and justice for the Palestinian people.

The group includes: Judy Rebick , professor; Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst and president of Science for Peace ; B.H. Yael , filmmaker; Smadar Carmon , a Canadian Israeli peace activist and others.

Spokespersons for the group are outside the Israeli consulate.




Anonymous said...

Off topic but do you know anything about open cast mining operations in London?

Derek Wall said...

you mean do we in London know about open cast, yes and ought to blog more about it, lots of resistance to destructive mining in India for example.

I don't know about 'opne cast mining in London', is Norwood junction going to be an open cast coal mine removing the local somerfield...will Dagenham disapper, etc?

scott redding said...

The protest led to 8 arrests, here's a report from the Toronto Star.

Anonymous said...

I was told that there are currently open cast mining operations in the London area. Is this true?

Derek Wall said...

I am not sure about open cast in London, UK, but will keep my ears open,

Barkingside 21 said...

Parts of Fairlop Plain in the London Borough of Redbridge are currently being mined by Lafarge Aggregates. Take a look on Google Earth to the south of Fairlop Waters Lake.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I ask because I am chair of the London Autistic Rights Movement, who you might have heard of from the mother of Gary McKinnon, as your email is listed on the round robin emails she sends out. We have recently been discussing the case of an autistic man who sabotaged an open cast mining somewhere up north (don't have details to hand) because he couldn't cope with the noise, and one of our members then said he had heard there were opencast mining ops going on in London. Thought you might know whether that was the case or not.

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