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Not about science but very important. This rally and march is being sponsored by a large number of organizations, and is intended to apply pressure to the UN (and the US) around the Palestinian statehood motion coming up. Note that some announcements have the rally beginning at 4:30 pm and some at 5 pm, so best to get there early. I hope that everyone in the NYC area will be able to participate; I will be there in the Jewish Voice for Peace contingent.

MB

http://uspcn.org/2011/08/08/ny-september-15-rally-for-palestine-and-the-right-of-return/

NY September 15: Rally for Palestine and the Right of Return

NY September 15: Rally for Palestine and the Right of Return

Palestinians Tell the World:
Sovereignty Means Securing ALL Our Rights!

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Palestinians everywhere are mobilizing to remind the world of their right to self-determination. In New York we are marching to the UN because the world’s attention is focused on the vote on Palestine scheduled to take place there.

For over six decades, the UN has approved numerous resolutions promising Palestinians their basic rights, none of which have been implemented. We come to the UN to demand: Sovereignty, Equality, and the Right of Return for Palestinians NOW!

Rally and March to the UN, Thursday, September 15th!
End All US Aid to Israel!
End the Occupation!
Support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions!

4:30 pm: Gather at Times Square
5:30 pm: March to Grand Central and then over to the UN

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Sponsored by the Palestine UN Solidarity Coalition

Endorsed by: Union of Palestinian Women Committees- Palestine, Abna’a Albalad Center for the Right of Return: Damascus, Syria, Action for a Progressive Pakistan, Adalah-NY, Al-Awda NY, American Iranian Friendship Committee, American Muslims for Palestine, BAYAN-USA, Coalition for Palestinian Rights (Minneapolis), Code Pink-NYC, Concerned Families of Westchester, Delaware Valley Veterans For America, Desis Rising Up and Moving, Fight Imperialism Stand Together, Harlem Fightback Against War at Home & Abroad, International Action Center, ICAHD-USA, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, International League of People’s Struggle-NY LOC, International Socialist Organization, Jews Say No!, Labor for Palestine, May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights, Middle East Crisis Response, New York City Labor Against the War, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, Pakistan USA Freedom Forum, Socialist Action, United National Antiwar Coalition, War Resisters League, WESPAC, West Queens Greens, Women Against Military Madness: Mideast Committee (Minneapolis), Women in Black Union Square, US Palestinian Community Network, Veterans for Peace, Workers World Party



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Michael Balter
Contributing Correspondent, Science
Adjunct Professor of Journalism,
New York University

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