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Support the People of Gaza: Demand Media Coverage of the Blackout (New Date!)
Mon August 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Rescheduled from Aug. 7 due to inclement weather
We will gather in Copley Sq to shine light in support of the people of Gaza, many who are down to only 2 hours of electricity per day. Native Gazan and member of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation, Ayman Nijim, will be speaking about the ongoing crisis in Gaza. We will read poems and gather signatures demanding the NYT and Washington Post end the media blackout.
Exact location: side steps of the Boston Public Library near the Copley T Stop.
A decade-long, deadly blockade denies people in Gaza access to nearly every aspect of a normal, decent life, from food and medicine to building supplies and electricity.
The Gaza power crisis has reached a critical point. On average, homes in Gaza have electricity for 2-4 hours daily and last week, for the first time, an entire 24-hour period passed without any electricity at all – and the consequences are deadly. But since bombs are not falling daily (for now), most of the the U.S. media is ignoring this unbelievable crisis.
Sign our petition to the New York Times and Washington Post: cover the Gaza power crisis and its root causes: siege, occupation, and displacement: https://org.salsalabs.com/