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INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: J-5: Chicago Day of Action for Palestine

CIMC photos by Christine Geovanis
More than 100 protesters marched to Boeing's Chicago headquarters and the Israeli consulate Thursday evening, where they staged a dramatic reenactment of the Israeli military's murder of International Solidarity Movement activist Rachel Corrie. Thursday's march and street theatre was organized as part of a international day of action to oppose Israel's continuing occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which marked its 36th anniversary this week. CIMC Photo Gallery | AP Wire Photos

The Chicago protest also highlighted the growing campaign to demand that Peoria-based Caterpillar Corporation stop selling bulldozers to the Israeli military, which uses CAT equipment to destroy roads, wipe out olive trees, and demolish Palestinian homes. A Caterpillar export -- the D-9 armored bulldozer -- was used to crush Rachel to death on March 16 as she tried to block the demolition of a Palestinian home near Rafah in the occupied Gaza Strip.

Related Resources: [ International Solidarity Movement | SUSTAIN | Electronic Intifada | Palestine Chronicle | Alternative Information Center | LAW - Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights & the Environment | Palestinian Centre for Human Rights | Middle East Report | Gush Shalom | Jews Against the Occupation | Not in My Name ]

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