Nov. 8 Action to End US-Israel Police Partnerships
Wednesday, November 8 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Santa Monica Blvd & Westholme Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024 - ***Final location will be disclosed before action.
From Los Angeles to Palestine, police & military won’t keep us safe!
Join us in action on Wednesday, Nov 8, in West LA to call on the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to end their deadly law enforcement exchanges between the U.S. and Israel.
Timing: Wednesday, Nov 8, 4pm-7pm
Location: Meeting at 4pm at the fountains at the intersection of Westholme Ave. and Santa Monica Blvd.
***IMPORTANT: final event location will be announced right before event! Stay tuned if you plan on showing up later than 4:30!***
Access: The action will be outdoors, on a wide public sidewalk (*will update about wheelchair access.) Lots of 2-hour meter parking on Santa Monica blvd, and a good amount of free unlimited residential parking on surrounding streets. Accessible via bus stops on Line 4.
Have Questions? Contact Akhil at DeadlyExchangeLA@gmail.com
Under the banner of “counter-terrorism,” the ADL’s police exchange programs send high-ranking U.S. law enforcement, FBI and ICE officials to train with Israeli police, military and intelligence agencies. These trainings transform Israel’s 70 years of dispossession and 50 years of military occupation into a marketing brochure for successful policing--reinforcing racist & militarized policing in Palestine/Israel and the U.S.
Both the Los Angeles Police Department and LA County Sheriff’s Department have participated in these programs. It’s time to make clear that these deadly exchanges must end. In Los Angeles, we need housing, public services and support for targeted communities, not more militarized, racist policing. At the action, local activists from Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, USC Students for Justice in Palestine, and National Lawyers Guild will speak to these connections between the crisis of police violence here and Israeli military occupation and apartheid.
On the anniversary of Trump’s election, with highly visible white supremacist violence, islamophobia and antisemitism on the rise, let’s remind the ADL that it is time for everyone to choose a side -- upholding the racist, violent status quo or fighting for a just future, in Los Angeles and in Palestine/Israel.
Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace - Los Angeles, USC Students for Justice in Palestine - USC SJP, Palestinians and Jews Decolonize
Action Endorsed by:
Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Anti-Racist Action - LA
BDS Los Angeles for Justice in Palestine
CODEPINK: Women For Peace - LA
DSA-LA Immigration Justice, Jewish Caucus, NOlympics and Prison Abolition working groups
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
Long Beach Area Peace Network
National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles
People for Palestinian - Israeli Justice
Puerto Rican Alliance
Stop LAPD Spying Coalition
Youth Justice Coalition