Israeli Navy attacks Gaza aid workers, dozens killed - C.Latuff Responds, Chicago protest planned

AMP, Free Gaza Movement to stage rally Tuesday, June 1st

Israel threatens Freedom Flotilla with military action, arrests
The next 48 hours is critical for a fleet of ships loaded with tons of donated medical and humanitarian supplies making its way toward Gaza, according to the Free Gaza Movement.

Israel is threatening to take military action against the flotilla and to detain all 800 international passengers aboard. Israel has turned the port city of Ashdod into a “giant interrogation room,” and all those detained will be turned over to various agencies within the Israeli security apparatus, according to the Hebrew-language Ma’ariv newspaper.

Nine ships carrying 10,000 tons in donated humanitarian aid and medical supplies are due to enter Gazan waters on Saturday as part of an ongoing effort by groups such as the Free Gaza Movement to break the siege on Gaza. However, Israel has indicated strongly it will not allow the humanitarian aid to reach its destination.

The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and the Free Gaza Movement are joining together for a massive rally and demonstration at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, in front of the Israeli Consulate at 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago (just east of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive).

It is imperative that you attend this rally.

Israel has commandeered Free Gaza Movement vessels in the past. The Israeli military is threatening to take action against unarmed peace and civil resistance volunteers. Furthermore, a fleet of so-called Israeli citizens is en route to intercept and harass the flotilla. AMP and the Free Gaza Movement are extremely concerned about the safety of the humanitarian activists aboard the Freedom Flotilla.

Buses will be leaving at 3:30 p.m. SHARP from both the following locations

Mosque Foundation, 7360 West 93rd Street, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Islamic Community Center of Illinois, 6435 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634

For more information, call Awad Hamdan, AMP Chicago chairman at 773.951.2020, or Kevin Clark, Free Gaza Movement Midwest Coordinator at 773.267.5198.

Outrage grows over Israel's massacre of Gaza aid workers

Protesters at NYC Times Square "Freedom Flotilla" demonstration, one of many taking place globally.
(Photo: Mondoweiss via Twitter)

Once again, Israel's military rides down heavy on a Gaza Aid convoy, however, this time, the military has reached new levels of bloodthirsty viciousness and arrogance as they kill at least 19. Almost instantly protesters began mobilizing in the United Kingdom, and other locations, including this photo from a mobilization and protest in NYC's famous Times Square.

I have been reading opinions and keeping updated by going to: http://www.mondoweiss.net and http://www.vivapalestina.org/.

I have also been watching coverage via PressTV and Al-Jazeera via LiveStation.

What Israel has done is revolting, however, the world is seeing it, and they will not main silent.


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In this edition of The Final Call, you will find the following:

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These stories and more are waiting for you to read, analyze and then share your thoughts!


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In this edition of The Final Call, you will find the following:

-"Bringing the War Home: Urban violence brings renewed calls for National Guard" by Ashahed M. Muhammad
I wrote the cover article dealing with the controversial call by lawmakers to bring The National Guard into Chicago to combat urban crime. As I conducted interviews, it appears as if support is growing within the Black community to bring them in. You need to read what those in high places are saying about street organizations. They are being compared to the criminal organizations and non-state actors fighting the insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan.

-Coverage of Minister Louis Farrakhan's message at Union Temple Baptist Church on the occasion of the 37th Pastoral anniversary of Reverend Willie Wilson. A first-hand account from the FCN's Nisa Muhammad and Askia Muhammad.

- Coverage of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the United Nations for the review conference of for the signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. On the ground reporting by the FCN's Saeed Shabazz.

-"Death Stands at the Door" by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

-A Tribute to Civil Rights icon and legend Dr. Dorothy Height, also by Nisa Muhammad

And much, much more!