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End the Massacre in Gaza!

Call by the United National Antiwar Coalition to the national Rally to End the Massacre in Gaza, August 2, 2014

UNAC is a cosponsor of the national rally to end the Massacre in Gaza, initiated by the ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition. The rally will take place at the White House at 1 PM on August 2. The ANSWER coalition has organized buses from several areas. To see if buses are leaving from your area, please click here.

As the death toll in Gaza approaches and threatens to surpass the 1,400 killed in Israel’s “Cast Lead” assault on Gaza in 2008–09, there have been large demonstrations all over the United States and throughout the world.

We, in this country, have to counter the massive propaganda machine working in the service of Washington and Israel’s Zionist narrative—“self-defense,” “Hamas terrorists,” “tunnels,” “rockets,” “human shields”—and never the truth about the occupation, the unrelenting siege, and the genocide waged against the Palestinian people. The media portrays the struggle as one led by the unreasonable Hamas leaders who refuse to agree to a ceasefire that would save Gazan lives, when the truth is that Hamas will not agree to a return to the status quo which makes life impossible in Gaza, an open-air prison colony.

The primary role of the United States is conveniently dropped from the narrative. It is crucial that those who stand with the heroic Palestinians get this message out: Without full U.S. financial, political, diplomatic, and military backing, Israel could not carry out its campaign of terror, ethnic cleansing, and land theft. Exposing this is our mission and responsibility.

UNAC supports all protests against the U.S./Israeli genocidal war. We need to be in the streets and stay in the streets until the killing ends and Gaza is free.

We demand:


Labor for Palestine
Stop the War on Gaza: No Arms for Apartheid Israel — Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions!

Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza
by Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, July 29, 2014

End Massive Israeli Killings of Palestinians! March Aug. 2 to Protest U.S Funding!
Statement of the Labor Fightback Network, July 31, 2014

Not Much Palestine Remains: Step by Step Israel Erases It From the Map
by Eduardo Galeano
Translated from the Spanish by W.T. Whitney

Gaza Ceasefire: After 1,800+ Dead, What Led Israel to Stop the Assault — and What Comes Next?
Interview with Norman Finkelstein
Democracy Now!, August 4, 2014

Remarks to the National March on the White House to Stop the Massacre in Gaza, August 2, 2014
by Carol Gay, President, New Jersey State Industrial Union Council
Representing the Labor Fightback Network