Friday, February 04, 2011

International Day of Mobilization in Solidarity with the People of Egypt: February 5th (San Francisco, CA information)

I received this in my inbox this morning:
Dear Friends of BAWiB, 
To show our solidarity with freedom- and democracy-loving peoples of the Middle East, BAWiB [Bay Area Women in Black] asks you all to join us in the International Day of Mobilization, Saturday, Feb. 5, at UN Plaza, Market and 8th Sts., in San Francisco.  We will meet at the MacArthur bart station at 11:50 to take the 12:05 train, dressed in our usual black.
[...]We will not conduct our usual vigil tomorrow, as we believe that events in Egypt and other dictatorships propped up by US tax dollars require our full attention at this time. We are also horrified by the many reports of Israel sending weapons, including chemical weapons, to be used against anti-government protestors in Egypt. 
We are also asking you all to call the White House comment line, 202 456-1111 and urge Pres. Obama to withdraw military aid from Egypt. 
Steering Committee 
Bay Area Women in Black