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WED 9/8: LA to Launch Divest from Israel CA Ballot Initiative (tags)
Californians committed to peace and justice for Palestine-Israel will launch the statewide campaign of California ballot Initiative 10-0020 with a signing ceremony in front of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Although California has adopted policies requiring divestment from Sudan, Iran and other nations, this is the first ballot measure in the nation aimed at changing Israeli policies through divestment by State agencies. It directs California’s large public employee and teacher pension funds to be consistent with their responsible investing policies and to divest from companies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. The description provided by the office of the Attorney General when it approved the measure for circulation last week says that the initiative “prohibits state retirement funds from investing in companies engaged in certain business activities in Israel.”
Videos from Lebanon protest (tags)
Six videos from the demo on Saturday in support of the people of Lebanon and Palestine. All videos on YouTube.
2,000 Demonstrate Against War in Westwood 9-14 (tags)
2,000 gathered at the Westwood Federal Building on Saturday afternoon for a spirited rally, and then marched through Westwood Village chanting and carrying signs against U.S. war on Iraq.
Jews, Muslims and Christians Condemn US Military Aid to Israel (tags)
Bombing of Gaza Unites Jews, Muslims and Christians in Protest Condemning US Military Aid to Israel. Outfitted as Israeli Soldiers Jewish Group Stage "Checkpoint" Outside Israeli Consulate
Peaceful Protest to Decries Bombing as Sharon Answer to Cease-Fire Offer (tags)
LA Jews to Construct "Checkpoint" Outside Israeli Consulate 4:30 PM on Thursday July 25th at 6380 Wilshire Blvd. Less than twenty-four hours after, the Hamas leaders made an unprecedented public call for a cease-fire with Israel, Prime Minister Sharon responded by sending an F-16 fighter plane on a bombing spree in Gaza, killing 15 including 9 children.