Monday, July 13, 2009

URGENT! Let the Convoy Go!

New York City demo from 4 to 6 pm, July 14th Tuesday, at:
Egyptian Mission to the UN
304 East 44th St. (@ 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 212.503.0300
Sponsors: Al-Awda-NY, Existence is Resistance, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Campus Antiwar Network, New York City Labor Against War, Veterans For Peace. If you would like your organization to be a cosponsor, or for more information, please email

Full text and other cities' information below.

URGENT! Send a Message Now!
Let the convoy go! Let the aid through! Let the trucks through!

What you can do:

1) Protest at Egyptians Missions and Consulates tomorrow, from 4 to 6 (see locations listed below)
2) Sign the online petition at
3) Forward this message to your listserves, post it on your social networking sites and blogs

Let the Viva Palestina Convoy into Gaza!
As we write, the Viva Palestina Convoy is being denied passage into Gaza by the Egyptian Government.

This convoy is the largest ever US humanitarian aid convoy, organized by British MP George Galloway and Vietnam Veteran and antiwar activist Ron Kovic, and is carry medical supplies for the people of Gaza, who have been the targets of brutal attacks and an ongoing blockade by the Israeli Occupation Forces.

The convoy's delegation of about 200 people left for Cairo, Egypt from July 4th to July 7th, en route to Gaza to provide much-needed humanitarian aid to the people--wheelchairs, walkers and medical supplies. Participants include former Congressperson Cynthia McKinney, New York City Council Member Charles Barron, and members of CAIR, Middle East Childrens Alliance, Cuba Coalition, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, MECHA, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Workers World Party, Answer Coalition and many more.

Sign the petition below to demand that the convoy be allowed to deliver the aid to the people of Gaza:

To: Egyptian President Mohammad Hosni Mubarak, Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Mohammed Nazif, the Egyptian Government, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Congressional leaders, U.N. General Assembly President d'Escoto-Brockmann, U.N. Secretary General Ban, members of the U.N. Security Council, U.N. member states, and the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet and Opposition leader of Israel

cc: Major media representatives, International Red Cross


I am writing in support of the Viva Palestina humanitarian convoy that is currently seeking to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. This convoy is carrying humanitarian relief to a beseiged population, and it is a violation of international law to deny them passage or to detain and harass them in any way.

This convoy was organized with the support of individuals and organizations from across the U.S., and is supported by people across the world, who stand with with the people of Gaza, who have been the target of a two-year blockade and numerous military strikes by the Israeli Occupation Forces.

I demand that the convoy be allowed safe passage, so that this vital medical aid can be delivered to the people of Gaza.

I further demand that the siege of Gaza be lifted immediately.


Sign the online petition at

Protest - Tuesday, July 14 - Protest from 4-6 to demand "Let the Convoy Through!"

Viva Palestina is asking supporters to protest at Egyptian Missions and Consulates tomorrow:
New York
Egyptian Mission to the UN
304 East 44th St. (@ 2nd Ave.) New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 212.503.0300

San Francisco:
Egyptian Consulate
3001 Pacific Ave. San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: 415.346.9700- 415.346.9702

Consulate of Egypt in Houston
5718 Westheimer Road , Suite 1350
Houston, TX 77057
Tel: 713-961-4915

Egyptian Consulate
500 N. Michigan Ave. – Suite 1900 Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312.828.9162

*** If there is no Egyptian Consulate or Mission in your city, protest at the nearest Federal Building

*Viva Palestina's updates from the convoy -

*To donate to Viva Palestina USA -

* To follow Al-Awda-NY’s blog on the convoy, go to

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting something that has all of the location info. It took me forever to find one for me to repost.

    In His Love,