Protests Throughout Country; Across Globe

A demonstration at Taksim Square in Istanbul

At a demonstration today in Istanbul

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Attacked - Unarmed Peace Activists Killed

The savage Israeli attack on unarmed peace activists has already brought protests and condemnation in Turkey and across the globe.  The world condemns these murders, and knows that the number one supporter, financially and politically, of Israel, is the United States.  

Emergency Response Protests have been called for many U.S. cities, including Boston, Boulder, Cleveland, St. Louis, Houston, as well as numerous cities throughout the world. Find a complete (and growing) list on our calendar, and at the web site of Gaza Freedom March. World Can't Wait calls on you to join protests wherever you are!

We condemn the Israeli military attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters last evening.  Al Jazeera's mostly recent report says 19 international solidarity activists were killed, and dozens injured on 6 ships attempting to deliver humanitarian aid, and to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.  There were 700 activists in the six ship flotilla, with many journalists and Arab and European members of parliaments on board.  All were unarmed, part of a non-violent effort to awaken world public opinion to the desperate state of the people of Gaza.

Find reports at witnessGaza.com.  Adam Shapiro of the Free Gaza Movement, speaking at 3:30 am EST, told Democracy Now from New York what he had learned.  The FGM supporters reported live to Adam during the attack that the IDF forces came about the ship firing.  CNN and the Israeli government are reporting that activists came after the heavily armed IDF commandos with "axes."

Our friend, and advisor to War Criminals Watch, Ann Wright, had been on the largest ship attacked, but moved to another ship in the flotilla before 1,000 Israeli commandos boarded the ships, and began shooting, according to news sources.  The AP reports that 9 were killed in the IDF's "botched raid" and that Israel had taken all 700 activists -- presumbly including the injured -- into custody, jailing some and preparing to deport others from Beersheba.

initial list of protest activities

New York - TUESDAY June 1 5:00 pm
Israeli MIssion to UN @ 42nd & 2nd Avenue
NYC

TUESDAY June 1 7:00 pm
Revolution Books presents journalist/author Chris Hedges, Revolution reporter Alan Goodman, and others responding to the attack.
146 West 26th Street NYC
212 691 3345

Chicago TUESDAY, June 1, at 4:30 p.m.
Israeli Consulate at 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago
(just east of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive)

Philadelphia TUESDAY, June 1, 2010 at 4pm
Israeli Consulate, 19th & JFK, Philadelphia 19103

Austin TUESDAY June 1 at 8pm
Candle light vigil at the capitol building, Austin 

Richmond TUESDAY June 1 at 5pm
Richmond, VA City Hall

TODAY June 1 at 4:30 PM

The Israeli Consulate, 456 Montgomery Street
(between California & Sacramento)
San Francisco

TUESDAY June 1 at 12pm
Protest at the White House

Find more protests at GazaFreedomMarch.org