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A22 in DC: Protest Sharon, Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Call to Protest Israeli PM and War Criminal Ariel Sharon's speech to the American-Israeli Political Action Committee on Monday, April 22.


Just when we thought there couldn't possibly be any more reasons to take part in the April 19-22, Washington DC protests against the War* -- be it the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, the drug war in Colombia, or the war on the poor being waged by the IMF and World Bank -- the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC) gave us another reason: they invited the war criminal Ariel Sharon to town.

Sharon, who was found by his own government to be indirectly responsible for the massacre of as many as 2000 Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in 1982, ignited the current Palestinian Intifada and then led a bloody suppression of the whole Palestinian society. Since September 2000, more than 1000 Palestinians have been killed, over 25,000 have been injured, and close to 600 homes have been demolished by the Sharon-led government.

AIPAC's annual conference brings together all the main forces of reaction and war. This year's conference is being billed as an event "to show support for the war on terrorism being waged by the U.S. and Israel". In addition to Sharon, both Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz have been invited to speak.

To have so many war criminals together at one event is too good of an opportunity to pass up. Therefore, we would like to invite all those committed to justice to join us April 19-22 in Washington, DC to protest another War, the war against the Palestinian people, and demand that Sharon be indicted for crimes against humanity>.

More information and details about planned events, housing, etc. will be posted on SUSTAIN's website at http// in the coming weeks.

If you would like more information please contact SUSTAIN at sustain (at) or 202 777 2641 x9779.

Initial Endorsers:

- American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), San Francisco Chapter;
- Dennis Brutus, South African anti-apartheid and Global Justice activist/writer
- Jews Against the Occupation
- Left Turn
- Palestine Media Watch

- Stop US Tax-funded Aid to Israel Now (SUSTAIN) Campaign
- Students for Justice in Palestine



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