According to Al Jazeera, at least 697 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 3,085 injured since Israel began its war on Gaza. At this hour, a ceasefire may be in the offing, but there are no guarantees. Around the world, people have rallied against the Israeli invasion of Gaza and the humanitarian catastrophe that is underway. Locally, despite snow and freezing temperatures, 450 Winnipeggers rallied at the Manitoba Legislature last Saturday.
Peace Alliance Winnipeg and the Winnipeg chapter of CanPalNet (the Canada Palestine Support Network) plan to hold two events this week to call for an end to the fighting. We strongly urge you to participate in these actions.
Vigil – Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Supporters of the Israeli invasion will be holding a rally at the Asper Jewish Community Centre in Winnipeg on Thursday, beginning at 7:00 pm. PAW and CanPalNet plan to assemble there to hold a peaceful, dignified, candlelight vigil to underscore the need for peace and a withdrawal of Israeli forces.
Please dress warmly and bring a candle. Do not bring placards. Our protest will be a quiet, dignified, peaceful affair.
Rally – Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009
The Canadian Peace Alliance has called on all members and supporters to support existing demonstrations, or organize their own, this Saturday, January 10 to demand that the Canadian government call for an immediate end to the massacre in Gaza.
PAW and CanPalNet will be holding a rally at the Federal Building this Saturday, and on each successive Saturday until further notice.
Please plan to participate and please encourage others to join you.
Dress warmly and bring a placard and a friend.