Friday,March 22 at 5:30 to 7:30 PM // Harvard Square in front of Au Bon Pain
This event is being held to mark the international 2013 Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW).
Boston has so many events scheduled that March is Israeli Apartheid Month –
see the list at http://boston.apartheidweek.org/
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SPREAD THE WORD!
Sponsored by the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights (bcprights.org)
Did you know that the French multinational Veolia owns 60 percent of Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail (MBCR) and is responsible for operating its trains and managing its workforce?
Veolia has lost some $15 billion in contracts in Europe and Australia in part because of its complicity in human rights violations. Through its subsidiaries, Veolia services illegal Israeli settlements with buses traveling on segregated roads. It constructed and manages the controversial light rail system connecting Jerusalem to settlements and runs a dump for settlement waste in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. It is also a world leader in water privatization.
The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights has joined other Massachusetts groups to demand that Veolia is not given a new contract to run the Massachusetts commuter rail when the existing one expires next year.
The other groups endorsing the campaign are the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – Massachusetts Chapter, American Friends Service Committee, Project Voice, American Jews for a Just Peace, Boston, Boston University Students for Justice in Palestine, Cambridge-Bethlehem People to People Project, Community Church of Boston, Friends of Sabeel – New England. Grassroots International, Greater Boston Code Pink, Jewish Voice for Peace Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, Palestine Solidarity Committee of Harvard College, Pax Christi Boston, Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine, United for Justice with Peace.
See how you can get involved in the campaign.
For nearly a decade, Sherif devoted most of his waking hours to the struggle for Palestinian rights. An indefatigable member of the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, he was the “Voice of Palestine” in the Boston area through his work with WZBC 90.3 FM.
Please join us in remembering Sherif and celebrating his life :
Sunday, September 25, 2011 beginning at 4:00 PM
The Palestine Cultural Center for Peace, 41 Quint Avenue, Allston, MA.
Two Massachusetts-based activists, Ridgely Fuller and Paki Wieland, pictured left, are set to sail with the US boat in the Freedom Flotilla, “The Audacity of Hope.” Please support them and their co-freedom riders by taking action!