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Against the Wall

Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get em' up against the wall!
And that one, inthe spotlight, he don't look right to me.
Get em' up against the wall!
And that one looks Jewish, and that one's a koon!

Who let all this rif-raf into the room?
Tens of thousands to mobilize for Nov 9th International Day Against the Wall

Seattle 07.Nov.2003 00:43

M. Began

Over a dozen organizations and local activits have joined to hold a rally from 2 - 3 pm in Westlake Park in downtown Seattle on November 9th. A life-size replica of the Wall will be displayed as well as other symbolic displays to illustrate the latest assault by the Occupation.

yep, it's true 07.Nov.2003 07:23


wandered around to the sites that are being used to organize this, and here's what I found:

The day declared by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign in Palestine is gathering major momentum as cities across Europe, Canada, the US, Latin America, and Australia are joining in solidarity with the popular Palestinian mobilization that is to take place on November 9, the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The International Day Against the Wall is expected to be noticeable and large scale and to be a spark that further strengthens the Palestinian call to stop the Wall and the momentum in Palestine and abroad.

In Palestine, demonstrations will take place in the Qalqiliya, Tulkarem, Jenin, Salfit, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem districts in a call to stop and tear down the Wall. A protest and information tent will also be set up for the entire week of the 9th where publications, maps, a photo documentary exhibition, and cultural activities and lectures will take place.

Participating in the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign's call will be by communities, local councils, civil society organizations, political parties, youth groups, schools and universities, and the population at large.

International actions will take place across Europe, Canada, the US, Chile and Brazil. Many groups are building a mock Apartheid Wall which will be symbolically torn down at the end of demonstrations, speaking events and vigils. In Europe demonstrations and information dissemination will take place in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Brittan, France, and Norway. As of yet, over 30 demonstrations worldwide are known to be taking place.

The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign is the grassroots Campaign coordinated by the Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON). The Campaign is a unified Palestinian effort of numerous NGOs and community grassroots organizations to stop the Wall. The Campaign began in October 2002 and is considered the only Palestinian national Campaign against the Wall.

To see a list of the worldwide activities, visit stopthewall.org/worldwideactivism/62.shtml

For information about the US Campaign to End the Occupation and their organizing for November 9th go to:  http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?list=type&type=61

From this site, here's what's listed for Portland:
On Friday, November 7, the Portland Women in Black will focus on The Wall at their weekly noon vigil in downtown Portland. Also on Friday, November 7, at 5:00 PM, the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition will focus on The Wall in their weekly Rally and March at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.