Support the people of Gaza – Demand the Media Cover the Blackout

When:
August 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Where:
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston
MA 02116
Contact:
Jewish Voice for Peace Boston

TIME: 7PM-9PM

We will gather in Copley Sq to shine light in support of the people of Gaza, many who are down to only 2 hours of electricity per day. Native Gazan and member of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Ayman Nijim, will be speaking about the ongoing crisis in Gaza. We will read poems and gather signatures demanding the NYT and Washington Post end the media blackout.

Cosponsors:
Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine
Cambridge Bethlehem People to People Project
Gaza Mental Health Foundation -http://www.gazamentalhealth.org
United for Justice with Peace
Massachusetts Against Hewlett-Packard
Massachusetts Peace Action
UUs for Justice in the Middle East-MA
Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment
The Network La Red

Exact location: side steps of the Boston Public Library near the Copley T Stop.

More info:

A decade-long, deadly blockade denies people in Gaza access to nearly every aspect of a normal, decent life, from food and medicine to building supplies and electricity.

The Gaza power crisis has reached a critical point. On average, homes in Gaza have electricity for 2-4 hours daily and last week, for the first time, an entire 24-hour period passed without any electricity at all – and the consequences are deadly. But since bombs are not falling daily (for now), most of the the U.S. media is ignoring this unbelievable crisis.

Sign our petition to the New York Times and Washington Post: cover the Gaza power crisis and its root causes: siege, occupation, and displacement:

https://org.salsalabs.com/o/301/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=22124