On Why We Will March for Palestine this Weekend:
Perhaps now more than at any other time in recent memory, we must rally and march for Gaza.
We must march for the babies, the children, and the innocent victims of aggression and mass killing.
We must let the people of Gaza, and all of Palestine, know that they are not alone in this time of existential crisis.
We must march to join hundreds of thousands of global citizens who demand an end to this orgy of killing perpetrated by an Israeli war machine that is trained, funded, and supported by American tax dollars.
We must march to uphold the rule of international law over the appetite of colonialism and ethnic cleansing.
We must march to challenge the unconscionable blockade of Gaza, and to denounce the resulting humanitarian crisis that now threatens the lives of more than 1.5 million human beings.
We must march to demonstrate our call for an end to the root cause of this war-namely, the illegal and violent occupation of Palestine itself.
We must march to build momentum to support the long and difficult work that we must all do to change the one-sided and morally bankrupt policies of the United States that give unquestioned support to the actions of a settler state.
And finally - the most important reason of all - we must march to honor the commandment of our own faith tradition to oppose injustice, with our hands, our tongues, and our hearts.
This national solidarity event will not, in itself, bring peace and justice to the people of Gaza. But it is a necessary part of a larger, and longer, strategy for mobilization to end this war, and support the conditions for freedom and justice for the people of Palestine.
Credit: MAS Freedom Foundation