Free Gaza, Free the NDP.
We write to inform you that there is currently an occupation under way in solidarity with Gaza at NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar’s constituency office in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin territory. Please read about what you can do below – we need your urgent solidarity now.
We believe silence is complicity. It is time we help free the NDP from its deafening silence on the massacre taking place in Gaza.
Thousands of Palestinians are being murdered while Canada’s politicians remain silent about massive and escalating human rights violations being committed by Israel. Schools, hospitals, UN shelters, playgrounds. Anything and everything is a target.
The NDP must speak out against Israel’s war crimes. The silence of the main federal parties, including the NDP, offers a cloak of impunity to Israel, shielding it from accountability for its criminal actions.
Unless and until our political parties take meaningful action to oppose Israel’s massacre of Palestinian civilians, there will and there must be a heavy political price.
We support universal human rights. We oppose war crimes. We vote.
But more than that, we will not sit idly by while the NDP and other parties take our votes for granted because they think that politically we have nowhere else to go. The people that Israel is massacring in Gaza really do have nowhere else to go and they are counting on the world to intervene.
WHAT YOU CAN DO IN OTTAWA
We ask you to join us for a solidarity gathering outside Paul Dewar’s constituency office at 12pm today, Thursday July 31 at 1306 Wellington Street (Midway between Holland and Island Park).
WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEREVER YOU ARE
Join the pan-Canadian virtual occupation. Contact Paul Dewar’s office by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (613-946-8682), AND fax (613-946-8680).
Share our social media updates and add your own comments. On twitter, use the hashtag #Voters4Gaza and follow @Voters4Gaza. Tweet directly to @PaulDewar, @ThomasMulcair, and @NDP_HQ. On Facebook, like the Voters4Gaza page.
Contact your Member of Parliament (Pay a visit to your local NDP MP’s office if you can): www.parl.gc.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members
Dear @NDP_HQ: be a genuinely progressive voice. Support Palestinian human rights. Oppose war crimes. #NDP #Voters4Gaza #cdnpoli
Israel is committing war crimes. Until the #NDP speaks up against this it is supporting impunity. #Voters4Gaza #cdnpoli
.@PaulDewar: Israel is occupying power & refuses to abide by international law. #NDP must demand accountability. #Voters4Gaza #cdnpoli
This war isn’t about Hamas, religion, or rockets. It’s about land, racism, & ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. #NDP #Voters4Gaza #cdnpoli
“In the end, we remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” #NDP #Voters4Gaza #cdnpoli
Voters for Gaza