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Say NO to Leviev & Imprisonment of Palestinian Activists - Demo 10/17

Adalah-NY | A few weeks ago, Mohammad Othman, a boycott campaigner from Jayyous and longtime activist against the wall, was detained and imprisoned by the Israeli forces on his way back into Palestine. He is the first activist arrested for his activism around BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, AND SANCTIONS (BDS) against Israel. Join The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) and Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East for a protest at the Leviev store. Stand with the villages of Jayyous & Bil'in to say no to Leviev's settlements and Israel’s imprisonment of Palestinian boycott activists. more...  0 Comments

Two Arrested at NYC Demonstration Marking 8th Anniversary of Afghan War

Alex Kane | The arrests came in the middle of an action attended by at least 60 people who were calling for an immediate end to the occupation and war in Afghanistan. The demonstrators held anti-war signs up and pictures of crying children and flag-draped coffins as they chanted, “Bring the troops home, now alive!” and “Hey Obama, end the wars now!” more...  6 Comments

Presente: Images from Protests vs. Colombian President Uribe on His Visit to NYC

Mike GW | Yesterday, September 24, President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia was in town for the UN General Assembly. By noon, a picket line was up at his hotel. Protesters would hold half of a block of Central Park South for the next two hours while they leafleted, chanted, sang, and spoke against the presence of President Uribe in our city. more...  0 Comments

Investment Giant BlackRock Divests from Leviev’s Africa-Israel Due to Israeli Settlements

Adalah-NY | In another stunning blow to Israeli settlement-builder Lev Leviev, the Israeli business magazine Globes Online has reported that BlackRock Inc., one of the world’s largest investment management firms, has divested from Leviev’s Africa-Israel Investments. The Globes article follows a similar report by the Norwegian news service Norwatch. The move comes after a nearly two-year long global boycott campaign of Leviev’s businesses that developed in response to the billionaire’s construction activities in at least four Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank, all of which violate international law, and his abusive labor practices in the diamond industry in Angola and Namibia. more...  0 Comments

Amnesty International Withdraws from Leonard Cohen's Israel Concert Fund

PACBI & NYCBI | Amnesty International has announced today that it will abstain from any involvement in the Leonard Cohen concert in Tel Aviv and will not be party to any fund that benefits from the concert's proceeds. A number of media accounts had reported that Amnesty International was to manage or otherwise partner in a fund created from the proceeds of Cohen’s concert in Israel that would be used to benefit Israeli and Palestinian groups. Amnesty International’s announcement today followed an international outcry over the human rights organization’s reported involvement in the Leonard Cohen concert fund, and an earlier international call for Cohen to boycott apartheid Israel.
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Letter to New York Times Journalist Simon Romero

Jed Brandt | Is your commitment to US imperialism and the entitled management of Latin America by its landed, commercial and military elites purely ideological, by heritage, or more traditionally mercenary? Did a sexy girl spurn you in youth for the campus Marxist poet and the superior entertainments of his fitted leather jacket, does it burn? more...  0 Comments

Open Letter to the Labor Research Association: Don't Honor Israeli Apartheid

Michael Letwin, NYCLAW | As discussed below, "TULIP," initiated by Stuart Appelbaum, is a "progressive" mouthpiece for the Histadrut, the Zionist labor federation that has spearheaded -- and whitewashed -- apartheid, dispossession and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians since the 1920s. more...  9 Comments

In Queens, singing protesters urge Motorola boycott due to Israeli rights abuses

New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel | Twenty New York human rights advocates captivated Astoria, Queens shoppers today with songs and street theater calling for a boycott of communications giant Motorola until it stops selling products that aid Israel’s army and settlement movement. Today’s protest outside a Sprint store selling Motorola cellphones on Steinway Street was the second of five summer actions planned by the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI). The protests are part of a growing worldwide boycott movement, which gained momentum with Israel’s attack on Gaza killing 1400 Palestinians. more...  2 Comments

Viva Palestina: Convoy Prepares to Head for Rafah

Soozy Duncan | After days of gathering supplies and last-minute organizing in Cairo, the Viva Palestina U.S. convoy is beginning to mobilize. This morning 87 members of the caravan traveled to pick up 47 never-used trucks which will be loaded with medical aid to be brought into Gaza. The remaining half of the delegation will re-join the drivers near the Egyptian border before all cross together through Rafah.

Update: From the NYC IMC News wire || Dispatch from Soozy Duncan of the Indypendent || Viva Palestina Website || Al-Awda NY Blog more...  0 Comments

Grand Jury Convened to Investigate Times Square Bike Bombing

anonymous | A Federal Grand Jury has convened in New York City, New York. It is believed this grand jury is part of a federal investigation into the bombing of the Times Square military recruitment center on March 6, 2008. more...  3 Comments

Photos: Code Pink Crashes Tel Aviv Beach In Central Park

Stanley W. Rogouski | According to the Tel Aviv Centenial Board's press release "this Sunday the Israeli Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Tel Aviv Yafo Centennial Administration and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be brought Israel to New York by turning the area of Central Park near the Naumberg Bandshell into an artificial Tel Aviv beachfront, complete with a 1,300 square foot sand section featuring chairs and parasols- allowing visitors to soak up a faux-authentic Mediterranean tan." It was protested by Code Pink and Palestinian Solidarity Activists. more...  1 Comments

NOAM CHOMSKY ADDRESSES THOUSANDS AT RIVERSIDE CHURCH

Jacquie Simone | Renowned leftist intellectual, linguist and author Noam Chomsky discussed democracy, the economy and global crises June 12 at Riverside Church in Harlem. more...  8 Comments

New York Activists to Leonard Cohen: "Don't Play Apartheid; Don’t Play Israel!"

Adalah-NY | New York activists gathered in front of Radio City Music Hall Sunday night during a Leonard Cohen concert to call upon the singer/songwriter to cancel his scheduled September concert in Israel. The protesters sang songs, chanted, handed out leaflets to concert attendees and produced sidewalk art. The call comes in support of earlier calls by Jews, Palestinians, Israeli citizens and residents of the UK, and coincides with the publication of an open letter by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) calling for protests throughout the cities Cohen is touring. more...  16 Comments

NYers Call for Mother’s Day Boycott of Leviev Diamonds over Israeli settlements

Adalah-NY | On the day before Mother’s Day, 40 New York human rights advocates gathered at the Leviev jewelry store on Madison Avenue and called on throngs of weekend Madison Avenue shoppers to boycott Israeli diamond mogul Lev Leviev over his companies’ construction of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in West Bank villages including Bil’in and Jayyous. Mother’s Day is one of the biggest jewelry shopping periods in the US annually. The New York protest came as controversy is growing in Norway over Norwegian government investments in Leviev’s company Africa-Israel. The New York protesters also commemorated Bassem Abu Rahma from Bil’in who was shot to death by Israeli soldiers last month during a peaceful protest against the construction on Bil’in’s land of Israel’s wall and of the Mattityahu East settlement by a Leviev company. more...  1 Comments

60 YEARS NATO: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Linde Jacobs | On April 3 and 4 NATO-members met in Strasbourg — on the border of France and Germany — to celebrate the organization’s 60th birthday and to reconsider the role of NATO in the future political and military landscape. Activists from all across Europe were gearing up for mass protests, as they say NATO is not for protecting freedoms, but rather for infringing them on a global scale. more...  0 Comments

Twenty-Four Hour Protest Outside Zionist Organizations’ Office Draws Hundreds

Alex Kane | About 900 New York City Jews participated in a twenty-four hour protest outside the World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency offices on 3rd Ave. between 40 and 41st St. in Manhattan, calling for justice for the Palestinian people and an end to the occupation of Palestine.

Related Coverage from NYC IMC: Related coverage from NYC IMC: Banner Drop Over Cross Bronx Expressway Continues Wave of Jewish Solidarity || The Indypendent Issue 131: Standing Together: Jewish, Muslim and Arab-American Activists Join In A Common Cause || NYCers Say Don't Break Palestinian Hearts on V-Day || U-Lock Justice for Palestine Says Fuck Bourgeois Parties Celebrating Massacre || New Yorkers, Boycott Israel Now! || ON MLK DAY, NYC JEWS CALL FOR ISRAEL TO HALT WAR CRIMES AGAINST PALESTINIANS || Thousands Line the Streets of 7th Avenue, Calling for an End to the Israeli Assault on Gaza more...  0 Comments

Thousands Line the Streets of 7th Avenue, Calling for an End to the Israeli Assault on Gaza

Alex Kane | The rally and march to the Time Warner building near Columbus Circle was organized by the Break the Siege on Gaza Coalition-NY, which includes a number of local pro-Palestinian organizations. Time Warner was targeted because the demonstrators say that CNN and other media outlets are not showing the truth about Gaza. more...  0 Comments

New Yorkers Rally at City Hall to Protest Bloomberg’s Trip to Israel

Zahra Hankir | Some 300 New Yorkers gathered in front of City Hall in Manhattan Wednesday evening, slamming New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a recent visit to Israel, during which he endorsed the Jewish state’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza and failed to acknowledge the suffering of the Palestinians. more...  2 Comments

Pro-Palestine Protestors Slam U.S. Support of Israel

Zahra Hankir | As Israeli ground troops crossed the border into Gaza, rapidly escalating an offensive that has taken the lives of over 460 Palestinians, thousands of New Yorkers gathered at Times Square on Saturday afternoon demanding that Israel end the killing and that the U.S. renounce its support of the Jewish state. more...  1 Comments

Roundup of New York City's Response to Israel's Attack on Gaza

New York City Independent Media Center | New York City residents and activists sprung into quick action as soon as the Israeli bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip in Palestine began. Numerous protests, sponsored and organized by a variety of pro-Palestine and peace organizations, have occurred, all calling for an immediate end to the violence in the Gaza Strip and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel. more...  5 Comments

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