The Plan: A march to the Rafah Crossing. The starting point is tentatively set to begin from a tea house approximately a kilometer distance from the gate.
The Strategy: To use the force of public opinion to persuade new leadership in Egypt that it’s time for change.
The Objective: To free the people of Gaza and end Egypt’s support for Israel’s collective punishment.
Let us be clear, the power of the people is paramount and we can achieve absolutely anything we set our minds to. For nearly four years now we as people have allowed fear, along with denial of our collective power, to allow a barbaric and illegal collective punishment blockade of Gaza to endure. Make no mistake, we could have ended this blockade long ago, and if it were up to the powers that be, the people of Palestine would live imprisoned and violated till the end of time.
At this point it is hardly debatable, Barack Obama disgustingly vetoed the Security Council resolution to condemn Israeli settlements, the US government is nothing more than a quisling agency of Israeli Apartheid; their motives are plain to see. Right now over $1 billion US dollars continue to go largely to the Egyptian Military, and we know it was lower ranking commanders who refused to carry our Mubarak’s orders to slaughter protesters in Tahrir Square that spared a massacre. Thus we cannot ignore the fact that the expectation of America’s bribe money is to maintain effective control over Egypt and a continuation of the Israeli/Egyptian blockade. It is a matter of the people vs. corrupt individuals both inside and outside of Egypt who remain committed to corrupting the will of the people.
And here we find ourselves at a time in which we must not fail to seize the moment. Within days of this march being launched the Egyptian government announced Rafah Crossing would be open permanently. There is no coincidence in this. And so the organisers of this march seek to effect a celebration as opposed to a confrontation. Everyone of sound mind simply wants to see Rafah Crossing open, so that not only people, but building materials and vital trade can be established. As long as the people maintain gentle but firm pressure, the liberation of the people of Gaza will result.
So March 4th will see the people marching to Rafah Crossing on both the Egyptian and Gazan side. Palestinians and Egyptians and internationals will express the will of the people from around the globe who have felt the pain and the shame of the blockade. We will camp and march as decided by the leaders of this march on the ground in Egypt. Nothing will be done unless it is sanctioned by them.
WikiLeaks cable showing the disruption and lack of co-operation from Israel regarding the supply of goods from Egypt.
2 Million Egyptians showing their support for the Palestinian people, chanting “Free Palestine!” and “We go to Jerusalem! Matyrs in the millions!”
In an interview with Press TV, international activist and former US marine Ken O’Keefe compares the US and EU imperialism with Gaddafi’s power hold over the Libyan nation, and how they are all one in the same forms of domination and suppression of the people.
Mubarak may have stepped down, but until the Mubarak era Egyptian blockade of Gaza is shattered, the Egyptian revolution is incomplete. We must end this Zionist/American imperialist blockade once and for all.