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E-Newsletter: December 2009

Dear BACEIA supporters,

Though we are well into our diverse holiday season — for many of us, a time full of friends, family, or celebration — we encourage you to take a moment to turn your attention to Palestine.  In less than a week, we will commemorate the brutal attacks on Gaza that took place last year, and take action against the ongoing siege and humanitarian crisis.

Below are three important opportunities for taking action!  First, we are sad to report that another Palestinian activist Jamal Juma’, coordinator of the Stop The Wall campaign, has been arrested by Israeli authorities.  Please take action for his release, and the release of other political prisoners!

Second, the Gaza Freedom March, an event meant to draw international attention back to Gaza, is now facing challenges from the Egyptian government, which is closing the Rafah border to deny these activists’ entry.

Third, we encourage you to participate in local actions in solidarity with the Gaza Freedom March, including an interfaith vigil in Union Square and a march across the Golden Gate bridge.  Please see below for dates and details.

And, just a quick update to our Top Ten Brands to Boycott list.  We’re excited to say that this list has been forwarded all over the country and world!  Unfortunately, it has come to our attention that some of our research was based on outdated information from other campaigns.  Please know that we’re once again fact-checking everything, and will release a comprehensive update soon.

As always, if you’re interested in becoming more involved in the campaign — especially in researching products — please drop us a line at info@baceia.org.

Towards a just and peaceful New Year,

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