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Deaths in Israel: 10, Deaths in Gaza: 700+
January 7, 2009, 7:39 pm
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LET GAZA LIVE!
Stop the U.S./Israeli War
Against the Palestinian People!

Los Angeles Regional Mass March & Rally
Saturday, January 10, 12 noon

Westwood Federal Building

11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles (at Veteran)

Click here for map and directions

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the Israeli government’s criminal aggression against the Palestinian people. This Saturday, January 10, will be the biggest mobilization yet. Jan. 10 is a National Day of Emergency Mass Action. Join us in Los Angeles for a Regional Mass Protest at the Westwood Federal Building. Gather at 12 noon. People are organizing to come from L.A., Orange, San Diego, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Bring all of your family, friends, coworkers, fellow students and everyone you know.

The Free Palestine Alliance; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; ANSWER Coalition, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Muslim American Society Freedom and others are calling on people to take to the streets to show solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and to demand an immediate end to the murderous attacks carried out by the U.S.-backed Israeli military. On Jan. 10, along with the L.A. march, there will be a National March on Washington, D.C. and a major regional protest in San Francisco.

Click Here to Endorse & Volunteer Click to Download Jan. 10 Flyer

If you are organizing transportation to Jan. 10 in L.A., fill out the Jan. 10 Transportation Form. If you are organizing carpools, buses, vanpools or meet ups to take public transportation, let us know by filling out the form.

Over 600 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed and thousands more wounded by the massive bombing campaign and ground invasion carried out by the Israeli government. On Jan. 6, Israeli warplanes bombed a U.N. school where Palestinians were told they could take refuge. The bomb killed 40 civilians. All of these acts by the Israeli government must be recognized for what they are: not a war, but a massacre of the Palestinian people. Because of the U.S.-backed Israeli blockade and strangulation of Gaza for the past 18 months, there is little or no medicine to treat the wounded, electricity for hospitals, or food or clean water for much of the population.

Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. aid in the world. It gets more than $15 million every day from the United States. The F-16 fighter jets and apache helicopters that have rained down hundreds of tons of bombs and missiles on Gaza are made in the United States by the Pentagon and provided to the Israeli government. It is inconceivable that this military equipment and the Israeli aggression in Gaza could have taken place without the explicit consent of the U.S. government.

For more info contact ANSWER at 213-251-1025 or answerla@answerla.org or Al-Awda at 949-510-2925 or mahmud@al-awda.org.

Read Below for Logistical Information
For Saturday’s March & Rally

Directions & Transportation to the Rally
Parking Information
Volunteers Meet at 11am
Sponsors and Endorsers
Donate to Help Build the Jan. 10 March

Directions & Transportation to the Rally

Driving Directions

The Westwood Federal Building is right off the 405 Freeway Wilshire exit going East. Click here for a map and directions.

From 405 going North: If the Wilshire exit is closed (it should not be), take Santa Monica going East. From there, make a left on Westwood Blvd. and a right on Wilshire to get to the Federal Building. You can also do this from the 405 going South.

From the 10 Freeway (going East or West): Take the 405 North and exit Wilshire going East. The Federal Building will be on your right hand side directly off the Freeway.

From the 101 Freeway (going East or West): Take the 405 South and exit Wilshire going East. The Federal Building will be on your right hand side directly off the Freeway.

Carpools & Public Transportation

Check answerla.org regularly this week for updated transportation information.

Los Angeles
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Visit http://www.mta.net, enter your starting point in the “From” box and enter “11000 Wilshire Blvd.” in the “To” box on the top right-hand side of the page. Buses regularly run down Wilshire to the Federal Building location.

Ventura County
CARPOOL: Thousand Oaks, 10:30 am at TO Trans Center, Rancho & Hwy 101
Contact ANSWER Ventura County at 805-241-0708 or
answervc@riseup.net
for more info.

Riverside
CARPOOL: Meet at 10:00 am at the corner of University Ave. and Iowa Ave. (behind the Spanish Book Store)
Contact Riverside Area Peace & Justice Action at 951-275-3501 for more info.

San Diego
TRANSPORTATION INFO TO LA: Contact Al-Awda at 760-685-3243, zahi@al-awda.org or Free Palestine Alliance at 619-980-0677, yabudayyeh@sbcglobal.net.

Parking Information

Street Parking: There is street parking along Veteran Ave. and in the blocks near the Federal Building south of Wilshire. Click here for a map of the area. If you are parking on the street, please read all parking signs carefully. Parking in a lot will most likely be easier and more convenient.

Parking Lots: Several blocks away in Westwood there are many parking lots which average from $6-8 for the whole day. Some of these lots also take 15-passenger vans. Click here for directions to parking lots in the area.

Bus Parking: If you or your organization is bringing a bus, call 213-251-1025 for drop-off/pick-up and parking info.

Volunteers Meet at 11am

To make Saturday’s March and Rally a success, dozens of volunteers are needed to help out in many areas. If you would like to volunteer, fill out the online volunteer sign-up sheet. Help is needed for security monitoring, handing out literature and placards, holding banners and more. On the day of the demonstration, check in at the ANSWER volunteer table (on the corner of Wilshire and Veteran) at 11:00am. If you arrive later and want to volunteer, check in at the volunteer table when you get to the march. Volunteers will be needed before, during and after the march.

Sponsors & Endorsers

Los Angeles action sponsored by: The Free Palestine Alliance; Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition; ANSWER Coalition, Palestinian American Women’s Association, National Council of Arab Americans, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Muslim American Society Freedom.

Endorsers include: Students for Justice in Palestine UCLA, National Lawyers Guild, Musilm Student Association-West, Muslim American Task Force, Office of the Americas, Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid-Southern California, Former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan, historian Howard Zinn, Middle East Children’s Alliance, Code Pink, Libyan American Community of Southern California, ANSWER Ventura County, ANSWER Orange County, Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines, KmB Pro-People Youth, Puerto Rican Alliance, Mindanao Bangsamoro Caucus, Party for Socialism and Liberation, All African People’s Revolutionary Party, Conspiracy of Thought, Addicted to War, Orange County Peace Coalition, Out Against War: LGBT & Friends Coalition for Peace & Justice, San Juan Capistrano Against Racism, GABRIELA Network USA, Riverside Area Peace & Justice Action, FMLN Los Angeles, Comite Che Guevara, Comite Miguel Marmol, Comite Feliciano Ama Fellowship of Reconciliation-L.A., Tendencia Revolucionaria de El Salvador, Close the School of Americas-L.A.Chapter, Frente Unidos de los Pueblos Americanos, Frente Amplio Progressista Los Angeles, Cafe Intifada and the L.A. Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee; Rev. Jerald Stinson, Senior Minister, First Congregational Church of Long Beach; Peace and Freedom Party and hundreds more. Add your name or organization to this list by clicking here.

Donate to Make Jan. 10 a Success

The ANSWER Coalition has assumed full responsibility for the costs of the stage, sound, and setup at the this weekend’s “Let Gaza Live” March and Rally in Los Angeles. The cost of the march is over $2,000 dollars and expected to grow. Please help us meet these expenses today. Click here to make a contribution to ANSWER by credit card through PayPal. You can also make credit card donations over the phone at 213-251-1025. Donations by check should be sent to ANSWER/Progress Unity Fund, 137 N. Virgil Ave., #201, Los Angeles, CA 90004. Checks of $50 or more are tax deductible.

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