"Move Over AIPAC: Building a New U.S. Middle East Policy."


Soosan Khanoom
by Soosan Khanoom

Activist groups from across the United States have galvanized their efforts to raise public awareness about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC in the country.

 "We'll be meeting to educate people about what is AIPAC, how it works, why it's become so strong, what is the negative influence it has on U.S. policy and how we can change that," Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Women for Peace (CODE PINK).  .........  "Our goals are to promote a policy in the U.S. that is even-handed and promotes the rights of everybody in the region. We would like to stop giving 3 billion dollars of our tax dollars every year to Israel to continue its militaristic policies. We want to promote a justice for Palestinians [and] lift the siege of Gaza and so during our gathering we'll be looking at ways of doing that as well as going to the site of the AIPAC convention to protest AIPAC and its policies."

 Women for Peace (Code Pink), Global Exchange and the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation together with over 50 peace and justice groups, are organizing a gathering in Washington DC from May 21-24, 2011, called "Move Over AIPAC: Building a New U.S. Middle East Policy."

 May 21-24: Move Over AIPAC actions and events in Washington, DC ................... ..............  The DC actions are endorsed by changemakers including: writer Alice Walker, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, past American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee President Abdeen Jabara, author Naomi Klein, Jewish Voice for Peace ED Rebecca Vilkomerson, former US Senator James Abourezk, Israeli activist and researcher Dalit Baum, blogger/writer Laila El Haddad, clown doctor Patch Adams, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, union organizer Bill Fletcher, analyst Phyllis Bennis, human rights advocate Anna Baltzer, and many more.








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Thank you Bavafa

by Soosan Khanoom on

For taking your time reading the blog and for your thoughtful reply  ..... 

These women are putting their lives in danger ... It is no joke to stand against AIPAC in this country .....

I'll try write more on this subject 

Thank you  :)  


More power to these brave and conscientious women

by Bavafa on

One of my favorite group to support along with Doctors without borders. They have been very effective in promoting peace and fighting against war & warmongers.