Demo at GE: Mourn for Gaza, Organize for Justice

Press Release

New York, NY, November 27, 2012: This morning, over 50 New Yorkers braved the chilly rain for a solemn march in front of the iconic General Electric Building at the heart of Rockefeller Plaza in commemoration of those killed by the assault on Gaza that ended in a cease fire on November 21st. Surrounded by preparations for the holiday season, the protesters, accompanied by the haunting music of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, read the names and ages of all the people killed in the assault in the mic check style popularized by the Occupy Movement.

What: Demonstration to support divestment from war-profiteer General Electric, whose engines power the Israeli F-16s and Apache helicopters that drop bombs on Gaza.

Where: Meet at the corner of 49th St and 5th Ave.

When: Tuesday, November 27, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Please be on time and wear black! 

Why: The latest Israeli assault on Gaza has left 162 Palestinians dead and 1000 injured, and six Israelis dead.  Gaza’s infrastructure was targeted and extensively damaged. Gaza remains under siege.

The failure of the US government to condemn Israel’s assault on Gaza highlights that it is up to us, as people of conscience, to take action to pressure Israel to respect international law and Palestinian rights. It is time to redouble our boycott, divestment, and sanctions organizing efforts. General Electric provides the Israeli military with the engines for the F-16s  and Apache helicopters used in its aerial bombardments of Gaza. GE is also in the portfolio of pension-fund provider TIAA-CREF, which the growing national We Divest campaign is calling on to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation.

Stop profiting from the attack on Gaza! Stop funding the attack on Gaza! Stop supporting the attack on Gaza!

Endorsed by: Jewish Voice for Peace; Adalah-NY; Jews Say No!; NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; Granny Peace Brigade; Women In Black-Union Square; Peace Action of New York State

Signs will be provided. Please wear black

Also... More we can do to redouble our BDS efforts:

Event Location: 

Corner of 49th St and 5th Ave.
New York , NY

Event Date: 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:30am to 9:30am


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