Shut Down AIPAC!

Join CODEPINK and sponsoring organizations to #ShutDownAIPAC this Spring!

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AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and affiliated organizations have long been bending politicians’ ears and filling their pockets, supporting the brutal occupation of Palestine and trying to push the US into war with Iran. Racism is the force that both helped to create and now helps to sustain and justify the brutal occupation of Palestine and the accompanying police state. Now is the time to connect the dots and challenge state-sponsored violence and racist police at home and abroad. Whether your motto is #FreePalestine or #BlackLivesMatter, we must unify our movements to call for an end to global militarism and the plague of racism. February 28th - March 3rd, when war criminal Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will be in DC to address AIPAC and a joint session of Congress, join activists from around the country to #ShutDownAIPAC!

(For information on civil disobedience actions or to become an organizational endorser, please contact anna@codepink.org)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

1:00 PM Know Your Rights/Civil Disobedience Training at the CODEPINK house (1241 Evarts Street NE, Washington D.C)

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM -  #OneStruggle at Trinity Lutheran Church
First Trinity lutheran church is located at the corner of E and 4th NW, Washington D.C.

Join Human Rights lawyer Noura Erakat; Legal and Policy Director and Founder of Dream Defenders Ahmed Abuznaidi; Native American activist and Founder of Indigenous Resistance Andrew Curley; and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) organizer Tareq Radi to discuss discuss the similarities among anti-colonial struggles across the globe and the goal of strength through unity. Facebook event RSVP.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

12:00 - 3:00PM Rally at the Washington Convention Center

Converge on the Washington Convention Center with creative visuals and speakers, including founder of Boycott from Within Ronnie Barkan; Organizers from Ferguson Tef Poe and Tara Thompson; founder of the Dream Defenders Ahmad Abuznaid; and Friends of Sabeel representative and Jewish Voice for Peace organizer Ariel Gold. 

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM AIPAC 101 at Busboys and Poets on 5th and K

Join Miko Peled and Philip Giraldi  to discuss AIPAC’s political power and how best to counter it. Facebook event RSVP.

Monday, March 2, 2015

6:00 PM Protest at the Washington Convention Center

Join activists to protest Israel’s crimes and call out visiting Prime Minister Netanyahu for his government’s policies of occupation, apartheid, and warmongering

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • 8:00am ANSWER Coalition protest of Netanyahu's speech will be held in the Upper Senate Park
  • After ANSWER protest: March to Speaker Boehner's office (1011 Longworth House Building) to say shame on him! for inviting Netanyahu to Washington!
  • 10:30am protest Congress going to Netanyahu's speech in between Cannon and Rayburn in the subbasement (SB) outside of the congressional subway
  • 9:30am-4pm Lobby day with CODEPINK!!! Swing by the House Rayburn Cafeteria to pick up materials.
  • 4:00-6:00 Jewish Voice for Peace protest of Netanyahu's Speech at the Capitol Building on the West Lawn

Sponsors include:

Answer Coalition, Humanity for Palestine, US Campaign to End The Israeli Occupation, Students for Justice in Palestine East, Jews for a Just Peace for Palestinians, Friends of Sabeel North America, Boycott from Within, Answer Coalition, United States Palestinian Community Network, Just Foreign Policy, If Americans Knew, Palestine Advocacy Project.

Check out #BlackLivesMatter activists standing in solidarity in Palestine and join us in calling for justice February 28th - March 3rd.  #FreePalestine #EndApartheid