What We Stand For

The Communist Party of Indiana CPUSA struggles for socialism: to better the lives of Indiana's working families, to protect and extend labor's ability to organize, for the needs of women, children, immigrants (documented and undocumented), the disabled, LGBT, and all people who strive for affordable quality health care, housing, and education. We stand against racism in all its forms. We stand for jobs for all. We stand for peace. We support all who struggle world wide for the dignity and self-determination of the majority of their nation's people and against imperialism, occupation, and exploitation for private profit.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Protest the Israeli Invasion of Gaza Now!

Protest the Israeli Invasion of Gaza Now!

The New York Times reports tonight

Israeli tanks and troops swept across the border into Gaza on
Saturday night, opening a ground war against the militant group Hamas
after a week of intense airstrikes.

The article continues

Officials have stated repeatedly that the aim is not to fully reoccupy Gaza. But it was clear that the military was leaving the door open for a long-term operation; a spokesman said Saturday that the ground push “will continue on the basis of ongoing situational assessments.” And it remained an open question whether Israel would try to eliminate the Hamas government.

The Israeli aggression against the 1.5 million Palestinian people living in the Gaza region is a crime against humanity. First the entire population had to endure a brutal blockade that lead to starvation and the break down of essential services. This was followed by about a week of aerial bombardment which killed hundreds of people, aproximately 25% of whom were civilians.

The Palestinian people have a right to struggle for self-determination and to live in safety, in peace, and with dignity and respect.

Now the Israelis have invaded.

We urge our members, friends and all peace-loving people to consider the following action proposals to end the bloodshed:

1. Contact the White House to protest U.S. policy and demand emergency negotiations for an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an e-mail to comments@whitehouse.gov.

2. Contact your Representative and Senators at 202-224-3121

3. Ask President-elect Obama to pursue a new policy toward Israel/Palestine, and send a message at www.change.gov.

4. Organize or join public protests.

Demand an end to the Israeli aggression today.

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