January 2016 events & actions for Palestinian rights

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Upcoming January 2016 events, details below:

- Sat, Jan. 16: Read Palestine Book Club <https://www.facebook.com/events/1528256327486131>  at McClatchy library
- Sun, Jan. 17: Twitter storm <https://www.facebook.com/events/1646762058919331/>  to protest AirBnB in illegal Israeli settlements 
- Mon, Jan. 18: Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March
- Wed, Jan. 20: Tell ReMax <http://www.remodelremax.org/?utm_campaign=remax_actionsac&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink>  to stop selling in illegal Israeli Settlements
- Sun. Jan. 31: Protest annual AIPAC meeting in Sacramento


As Israel continues its attacks (see news links below), including extrajudicial killing of Palestinians and arrests of Palestinian children, it is imperative that our electeds hear from us.  Please take these actions: 

►Sign petition to Oppose H.Res. 567, Congress’ Attack on EU’s Labeling of Israeli Settlement Goods <http://org.salsalabs.com/o/641/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18885>  

► Sign petition supporting Student Workers’ Union Historic BDS vote <http://org.salsalabs.com/o/641/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=18904>  

► Contact President Obama <https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact>  (202-456-1111) and urge him to veto HR 644 which includes a provision protecting Israel’s illegal West Bank settlements <http://prospect.org/article/why-are-democrats-voting-israeli-settlements> . All these settlements are in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/31/un-panel-israeli-settlements-illegal_n_2589394.html> . 

►Tell your California Assembly member <http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/>  to publically state they will not support recently introduced AB 1551 <http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_1551-1600/ab_1551_bill_20160104_introduced.htm> , the “California Israel Commerce Protection Act” that attacks the successful efforts to use boycott and divestment to pressure Israel to ends its occupation, Apartheid policies, and  violations of human rights and international law. Click for electeds contact info. <http://sacbds.org/contact/> 

► Sign petition telling ReMax <http://www.remodelremax.org/remax_petition>  to stop selling in Israel’s illegal settlements.

► Sign petition asking <http://www.sacridehuman.org/>  Sacramento Regional Transit to not extend its contract with human rights violator G4S. Tell the Sac RT Board that <https://sacridehumandotorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/message-sacramento-regional-transit.pdf>  you support public contracts only with ethical and socially responsible firms and G4S doesn’t meet that standard.

News Links

See Ma’an News <http://www.maannews.com/>  for updates about the situation for Palestinians, including these articles:
   Majority of Jerusalem Palestinians detained in 2015 were minors <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=769737> 
    <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=769723> Gazan 14-year-old sentenced to 6 months in prison by Israeli court
    <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=769782> Israeli soldier praised for shooting protesters in video footage
    <http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=769816> Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen off Gazan coast

See also: IMEU, Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada <https://electronicintifada.net/> 

Events in January 2016 Sacramento related to Palestine & Palestinian Rights

Saturday, Jan 16, 2pm, SacramentoBethlehem Sister City Read Palestine Book club <https://www.facebook.com/events/1528256327486131>  will discuss Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land <http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/children-of-the-stone-9781608198139/> . McClatchy Library, 2112 22nd St., Sacramento. FMI: SacramentoBethlehem at yahoo.com

Sunday, Jan 17, Join Twitter storm <https://www.facebook.com/events/1646762058919331/>  to protest Airbnb renting illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land <http://www.salon.com/2016/01/13/profiting_from_colonization_airbnb_rents_illegal_israeli_settlements_on_occupied_palestinian_land_remax_sells_it/> .


Monday, Jan 18, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial marches <http://www.mlk365.org/> . One march starts 8am from Grant Union High School, 1400 Grand Ave, Sacramento. FMI: 916-646-6631. One march starts 9am from Sac City College, 3835 Freeport Blvd, Sac, near Hughes Stadium. FMI: 916-426-4227. Both marches converge at Convention Center, 13th and K Sts. Sacramento. Two contingents leaving from Sac City College: Anti-war sacpeace at dcn.org, 916-448-7157 and anti-racism Sac at answercoalition.org, 916-572-9680


Tuesday, Jan 19, 4 - 6pm, Vigil for Palestinian rights. End U.S. aid to Israel. <http://www.aidtoisrael.org/section.php?id=379>  & Boycott companies aiding Israel's abuses <http://www.sacbds.org/products> . Sign petitions for Palestinian rights <http://www.sacbds.org/petitions> . 16th & J, Sacramento. 916-448-7157.


Wednesday, Jan 20, 12:15 - 12:45pm, No Open House on Stolen Land! <http://www.remodelremax.org/?utm_campaign=remax_actionsac&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink>  #RemodelREMAX Action CodePink. Sign petition. <http://www.remodelremax.org/remax_petition>  RE/MAX Gold Midtown Office 2014 Capitol Ave, Sacramento. FMI: arielgold19 at gmail.com


Sunday, Jan 31, End U.S. support for Israel's human rights abuses, apartheid, extrajudicial killings, etc. etc. Protest at the annual event of AIPAC, the self-proclaimed Israel lobby. Time & Location TBA. FMI: SacReg4PalestinianRights at gmail.com


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