Thank you to ALL who came out on Saturday and for signing petitions and calling the elected officials! Every act of RESISTANCE is important!
– Demo on Tuesday, May 18th at Israeli Consulate
– Article RE: Biden on Monday approved an arms deal with Israel $735 million
– Two videos from Saturday – one from Arthur Koch and one from Peter Menchini via David Solnit
THIS TUESDAY JOIN THE CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE: FROM OAKLAND TO PALESTINE!
Israel-US sign $735 million arms deal amid Gaza conflict – report – May 17, 2021
From David Solnit:
Saturday, May 15th, #NakbaDay, a 50-foot street mural was painted by over a hundred people–from Palestinian families and other community folks who gathered as the mural was chalked out and brush-painted in with non-toxic tempera paint on Valencia St (at Liberty St). The mural was planned in conjunction with a mass mobilization march in solidarity with Palestinian people–the Bay Area came out in the thousands, marching through San Francisco’s Mission District and to the mural site.
The design, featuring the Palestinian National flower–the Palestinian Poppy (Anemone Coronaria–anemone means “daughter of the wind” in Greek, in Arabic shuqa’iq annaa’mun) was created by Palestinian artists @c.gazaleh and @didiyalla-and I was honored to help together with Amanda Bloom, Julie Searle, Bob Thawley, and @cececarpio and many, many hands. The blood-red poppy is a memorial to martyrs and the flower and its stem contains all four colors of the Palestinian flag. Annually in Spring poppies bring beautiful color to the Palestinian lands after the cold winter; a symbol of connection with the land and the triumph of hope and perseverance.
Youtube & photo by Arthur Koch
Video by Peter Menchini from Saturday, May 15