Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Upcoming Events for Lebanon

Three upcoming events where you can make your voice heard and get involved. In chronological order:

Rally to End the Attacks on Civilians in Lebanon and Gaza
Friday, Aug. 11 5:00 - 6:00pm
Westlake Plaza (4th and Pine)

National Emergency Protest to Defend the People of Lebanon and Palestine
Saturday, Aug. 12 12:00pm
Seattle Federal Building (2nd Ave. & Marion)

Reverse the Crisis Fundraiser
August 13, 2006 6:00 - 9:00pm
Red Lion Bellevue Inn (11211 Main Street / Bellevue, WA 98004)
Donations: $30 for adults, $15 for children (4-10)

This event is being put on by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and the Arab American Community Coalition to "...raise relief funds for victims of violence in Lebanon and Palestine. A group of recent evacuees from the affected region will be at the event and will recount the conditions there.

The charities which will be present to receive pledges from attendees at this event will be Islamic Relief Worldwide ( and Mercy Corps International ( We will be accepting phone-pledges to either of these charities from 6pm till 9pm on the day of the event. The three numbers to call to do so are: 206.306.5243, 206.661.8887, and 206.714.8269. These numbers will only be activated during the event."


I'll likely post on this later, but I wish we could hold an event and not invite the socialists. They are instant death to the legitimacy of any rally and generally spread a message that distracts from the true intent of the rally.

Also, in a previous post I expressed concern that Israel's actions were "marginalizing centrist voices." According to the New York Times today, that seem to be precisely what is occurring. It's not that I'm clairvoyant, it's that this was entirely predictable, and Israel ignores the repercussions of its actions at its own peril.

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