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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Civil Action

We, the people of Lebanon, call upon the local and international community to join a campaign of civil resistance to Israel’s war against our country and our people. We declare Lebanon an open country for civil resistance.

In the face of Israel’s systematic killing of our people, the indiscriminate bombing of our towns, the scorching of our villages, and the attempted destruction of our civil infrastructure, we say NO!

In the face of the forced expulsion of a quarter of our population from their homes throughout Lebanon, and the complicity of governments and international bodies, we re-affirm the acts of civil resistance that began from the first day of the Israeli assault, and we stress and add the urgent need TO ACT!

We urge you to join us in defying Israel’s aggression against our country and in defending the rights of the inhabitants throughout Lebanon, and particularly in the South, to live on their land. When the United Nations, created to preserve peace and security in the world, is paralyzed; when governments become complicit in war crimes, then people must show their strength and rise up. When justice and human rights are scorned, those who care must unite in their defense.

Building on our belief in our country, the efforts of the civil resistance, and on the arrival of the internationals coming to Lebanon for solidarity, we declare that Lebanon is an open country for civil resistance, starting from August 12
On August 12 at 7 am, we will gather in Martyrs’ Square to form a civilian convoy to the south of Lebanon. Hundreds of Lebanese and international civilians will carry relief as an expression of solidarity for the inhabitants of the heavily destroyed south who have been bravely withstanding the assault of the Israeli military.

After August 12th, the campaign will continue with a series of civil actions for which your presence and participation is needed. Working together in solidarity we will overcome the complacency, inaction, and complicity of the international community and we will deny Israel its goal of removing Lebanese from their land and destroying the fabric of our country.

To sign up to join the convoy, send us an email through our contact page or contact one of the following:
If you are outside Lebanon and want to sign up and join the convoy, you should know:
You need to obtain a visa for Lebanon and for Syria if your plan is to enter Lebanon from Syria.
We don’t have the funds to cover for the cost of your travel, however we can help with finding accomodations.

For questions and help for all internationals please contact Adam Shapiro at: internationals@lebanonsolidarity.org

If you are in Lebanon, contact us through the contact page if you are interested in joining the convoy or want to volunteer in other capacities.
En castellano (In Spain; also be sure to contact Adam at the above address)Alberto Arceemail: nonviolenceproject@gmail.comphone: 0034655650048phone: 096170974462

Please check the website of this campaign regularly: http://www.lebanonsolidarity.org/
This campaign is thus far endorsed by more than 200 organizations, including:The Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Cultural Center for Southern Lebanon, Norwegian People’s Aid, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections, Frontiers, Kafa, Nahwa al-Muwatiniya, Spring Hints, Hayya Bina, Lebanese Transparency Association, Amam05, Lebanese Center for Civic Education, Let’s Build Trust, CRTD-A, Solida, National Association for Vocational Training and Social Services, Lebanese Development Pioneers, Nadi Li Koul Alnas, and Lecorvaw.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

this blog had proved me that sometimes, even good people with a strong sense of morality can cause exactly the opposite of what they believe.
when hate and self rightness clouds your vision, the results can be horrobile, no matter if you are right or wrong.

FaiLaSooF, i really hope you are not going to the batlle zones, you will brobably die. being a doctor is much more important and right then helping HA in this stupid war.

peace & goodbye (such an empty word right now)
yoav

Anonymous said...

bullshit propaganda.
fucking finally face the truth and stop the propaganda...
take up ur responsibilities as a real nation.
Then you would demostrate against Hizballah, those Islamofacists, who have brought all this destruction upon YOu.

Regards and all the best,
from Munich / Germany

ps. If the Israeli Forces would indeed
be engaged in the...
"systematic killing of our people, the indiscriminate bombing of our towns, the scorching of our villages..." then there would be tens of thousands of dead !
Don´t fool Yourself, stay with the truth....even tough the truth is bitter.

FaiLaSooF said...

dear yoav,

i'm going to the south to help people in need, innocent children and women left in the middle of mas destruction with no food,water or electricity, not to support HA.

I know it's hard for you to realize what your government is doing to my people, specially with the senseless propaganda you keep lying to yourself and the world.

Being a doctor is important, and part of being a doctor is to help those in need. Pictures don't lie yoav, check any site you want, and you will see how you are killing innocent people, and not even touching HA' abilities.

You said it yourself, this is a stupid war, because you know very well IDF can't defeat HA, and HA knows that it can't defeat IDF. The only one loosing are innocent civilians YOUR ARMY is rutely killing them, and i'm going there to help them.....

Anonymous said...

HA should stop attacking then, ya kalb.

mikealpha said...

If you want peace work to get Lebanon to accept a ceasefire when it is offered. Why exactly did Siniora reject it anyway ?

If you want to uphold the honor of the Caliphate then go south and help Hezb'allah.

Wouldn't it be better to help evacuate people from a war zone than help them stay there?