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Chicago: 70th Commemoration of the Nakba
May 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday, 11 May
500 S Michigan Ave
Join the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine at the 70th Nakba Commemoration #NakbaDay70Chi
WHEN: Friday, May 11th, 2018, at 4:30 PM
WHERE: Corner of Congress Parkway & Michigan Avenue, downtown Chicago
March 15th, 2018, marks 70 years of the ethnic cleansing of almost 800,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands, at the hands of zionist gangs. Now, the situation in Palestine is just as urgent.
Israeli colonial domination continues to entrench itself across all of historical Palestine, led by one of the most right-wing governments Israel has ever had. The Israelis have used unimaginable brutality in response to the #GreatReturnMarch in Gaza, using chemical weapons and murdering dozens of unarmed protesters, including members of the press. And of course, Gaza’s Palestinians are in their 12th year of living under a brutal siege that has made life there almost unlivable, according to the UN.
Across the West Bank, the Israelis continue to move towards de facto annexation of large swaths of land. The corrupt Palestinian Authority (PA) is pushing for a meeting of the Palestine National Council to grant legitimacy to Mahmoud Abbas and his cronies. In addition, the racist U.S. administration, backed by both parties, has announced that it will be moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on Nakba Day itself! And Palestinians inside the 1948 territories have no equality in a racist, apartheid Israeli state that treats them like 3rd class citizens.
But our people continue to resist. The Palestinians of Gaza have inspired the world with their protests demanding the full Right of Return to their original homes and lands. The Palestinians of the West Bank continue to resist both Israeli occupation and the PA’s complicity. And the Palestinians of Jerusalem refuse to abandon their city, their holy sites, and our capital!
All Palestinians around the world, joined by our allies and supporters, continue to reject Trump, reject Netanyahu, and demand an end to Israeli colonization of ALL of historical Palestine.
Join the Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine on Friday, May 11th, at 4:30 PM, on the corner of Congress Parkway & Michigan Avenue, as we gather for a rally followed by a march to the Israeli Consulate, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Al Nakba.
Until Liberation & Return!
Chicago Coalition for Justice in Palestine is led by Al-Nahda Center, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Palestinian American Community Center, Palestinian American Council, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)-Chicago, and the United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN).
Endorsed by (list in formation): American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Arab Jewish Partnership for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, Black Lives Matter (BLM)-Chicago, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine (CJPIP), and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-Chicago.