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Chicago - October 25-27, 2008

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Some Photos of Rally/March. Click photos for larger version.

  

 

 

Three days of events to protest the "AIPAC National Summit" coming this year to Chicago.   See endorsers listed here.

Here are the highlights, click on the links for details.

News Reports:

Mondoweiss: Is AIPAC in Play

 

Forum "Standing Up to AIPAC"
 Saturday October 25   2:00pm-4:30 pm

Featuring Former Senator James Abourezk and Allison Weir, Journalist. (Details below)

UIC STUDENT CENTER – ROOM 605    750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago - Map

 

Hotel Vigil at the site of the AIPAC event
Sunday, October 26
- 12 Noon to 5:00 PM
Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water Street (near Columbus Drive) Map

Join the vigil for as long as you can. Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago also invites you to attend their weekly vigil from 12 noon until 1 PM at Water Tower Park (Michigan and Pearson). Immediately following their vigil, participants will march south to join the vigil at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers.

 

Stand-Up Against AIPAC & the Israeli Lobby!   Rally & March

Monday, October 27  11 AM- Rally at State of Illinois Building
(Randolph & Clark streets, Chicago) Map
12 Noon- March to Hotel, site of the AIPAC meeting.

Protest a lobby that stands against peace for the people of Palestine and Israel, protest a lobby that works for confrontation with Iran.  Call for human rights, peace and a new foreign policy.
 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25, 2008 – 2:00-4:30 PM

 UIC STUDENT CENTER – ROOM 605

750 S. Halsted Street, Chicago -  Map

Free Admission

 The Stand-up to AIPAC Forum is part of a series of events to protest the AIPAC National Summit scheduled in Chicago on October 26-27 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

The America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and related institutions (known as the "Israel Lobby") support a dangerous status quo, including support for over $3 billion a year in U.S. military aid to Israel. We will examine its support for the worst of Israeli policies and its promotion of further U.S. military action in Iran.

Speakers Include

James Abourezk -  former Democratic Senator from South Dakota, and the first Arab-American to serve in the United States Senate.  Founder of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

“...the U.S. Congress is despicable in its silence…If this were happening in any other country by any other country, there would be speeches on the floor of Congress, legislation introduced to stop aid and other help to whomever would be committing this cruelty. But since their campaign money comes from the Israeli lobby, we hear only silence.”

 

Allison Weir – founder of If Americans Knew - a non-profit organization that focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and U.S. foreign policy regarding the Middle East, offering analysis of American media coverage of these issues.

“Empowered by American money, Israel is occupying land that does not belong to it, is breaking numerous international laws, and is promulgating policies of brutality …Through money and weaponry provided by the United States, Israel is imposing an ethnically discriminatory nation on land that was previously multicultural. There is ethnic and religious discrimination inherent in its national identity, and a doctrine of the supremacy of one group over all others permeates its political, financial, and military policies.”

 

Students for Justice in Palestine-UIC, International Solidarity Movement-Chicago; Palestine Solidarity Group-Chicago, Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee - Chicago Chapter, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, Stop AIPAC.org, Chicago Coalition Against War and Racism, Gay Liberation Network, Potluck Democracy, Code Pink, Neighbors for Peace, DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice, North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice, Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice, Progressive Democrats of Illinois

Fo more information contact Chicagoans Against Apartheid in Palestine at: caap_mail caap_mail At yahoo.com