2014 Occupy National Gathering
Contact: Jennefer Harper, Occupy Eugene, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 541.514.9487;
Delphine Brody, Occupy Sacramento Human Rights Workgroup, email@example.com; phone: 916.616.1703; Arianne Lakra, Occupy Portland, firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 OCCUPY NATIONAL GATHERING STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE
During the long weekend of July 31 through August 3, 2014, the Occupy National Gathering met in Sacramento, California and agreed on the following statements in support of Palestine:
We stand together in solidarity as members of the Occupy Wall Street National Gathering 2014 in resistance against the Israeli government’s violations of international law and the human rights of Palestinians.
We condemn the Israeli government’s serious violations of international law and basic human rights in Gaza and the West Bank.
[We recognize] the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality.
We demand the restoration of freedom of movement for all Gazans and West Bank Palestinians, demolition of the walls, and liberalization of the borders between Israel and the Palestinian territories.
We demand an end to the bloodshed of innocent people all around the world for which our leaders are responsible. In light of the recent atrocities, we want an end to both the mass murder of innocents and the occupation of Palestine.
Endorsed by the 2014 Occupy National Gathering, August 3, 2014
Jennefer Harper, Occupy Eugene, email@example.com, phone: 541.514.9487;
Delphine Brody, Occupy Sacramento Human Rights Workgroup, firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 916.616.1703; Arianne Lakra, Occupy Portland, email@example.com for comment or interview.
The Occupy National Gathering was planned using InterOccupy tools and services. InterOccupy seeks to foster communication between individuals, Working Groups and local General Assemblies, across the movement. We do this in the spirit of the Occupy Movement and general assemblies which use direct democratic and horizontal decision-making processes in service to the interests of the 99%.