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Boston march to HP conference - Aug. 11, 2014 (photo: @lizaveta9)

Boston march to HP conference – Aug. 11, 2014 (photo: @lizaveta9)

As Israel’s assault on Gaza winds up its fourth murderous week, demonstrators across the United States – from Washington, DC, to Austin, TX – continue to take to the streets in protest. In recent weeks, new rallies and marches have been held in Boston, New York City, Washington, Austin, Oakland, Columbus, OH, and elsewhere.

Boston - Aug. 11, 2014 (photo: @lizaveta9)

Boston – Aug. 11, 2014 (photo: @lizaveta9)

 

Outside Rep. Nancy Pelosi's office, San Francisco - Aug. 6, 2014

Outside Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office, San Francisco – Aug. 6, 2014 (photo: Henry Norr)

 

Vigil outside Sen. Barbara Boxer's office, San Francisco - Aug. 6, 2015 (photo: Henry Norr)

Vigil outside Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office, San Francisco – Aug. 6, 2015 (photo: Henry Norr)

 

Brooklyn, NY - Aug. 4, 2014 (photo: Gill Getz}

Brooklyn, NY – Aug. 4, 2014 (photo: Gill Getz}

 

New Paltz, NY - Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: Middle East Crisis Response)

New Paltz, NY – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: Middle East Crisis Response)

 

Albany, NY - July 31, 2014 (photo: Adam Shapiro)

Albany, NY – July 24, 2014 (photo: Adam Shapiro)

 

Woodstock, NY - July 30, 2014 (photo: Middle East Crisis Response)

Woodstock, NY – July 30, 2014 (photo: Middle East Crisis Response)

 

Rhinebeck, NY - July 30, 2014

Rhinebeck, NY – July 30, 2014 (photo: Middle East Crisis Response)

 

Candlelight vigil, Oakland, CA - Aug. 3, 2014 (photo by Hesham Jubary)

Candlelight vigil, Oakland, CA – Aug. 3, 2014 (photo by Hesham Jubary)

 

New York City - Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: Len Tsou)

New York City – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: Len Tsou)

New York City - Aug. 2, 2014 (photo by Michael Nigro)

New York City – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo by Michael Nigro)

 

Outside the White House in Washington, DC - Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm)

Outside the White House in Washington, DC – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm)

 

 

Washington, DC - Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: Instagram/iam_allah)

Outside White House, Washington, DC – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo: Instagram/iam_allah)

 

 

Austin, TX - Aug. 2, 2014 (photo by Jeff Zavala)

Austin, TX – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo by Jeff Zavala)

 

Austin, TX - Aug. 2, 2014

Austin, TX – Aug. 2, 2014 (photo by Rami Janoudi)

 

 

Columbus, OH - Aug. 1, 2014 (photo by Susie Kneedler)

Columbus, OH – Aug. 1, 2014 (photo by Susie Kneedler)

 

New York City - July 31, 2014 (photo: Len Tsou)

New York City – July 31, 2014 (photo: Len Tsou)

 

Outside Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC - July 30, 2014 (photo: Code Pink)

Outside Israeli Embassy, Washington, DC – July 30, 2014 (photo: Code Pink)

Amidst all the horrific news from Gaza, one encouraging development has been the depth, breadth, and persistence of mass opposition to the Israeli onslaught. Annie Robbins is regularly updating her extraordinary compilation of images of marches and rallies from around the world. This post focuses on actions in the U.S. in recent days. We will continue to update this one, too, so please send images or links about other actions, large or small, to [email protected]

First, the San Francisco Bay Area: On Saturday, for the second time in six days, thousands took over Market Street, San Francisco’s main business boulevard, in a giant march, then headed to the San Francisco Chronicle to protest its pro-Israel coverage, then to a Victoria’s Secret outlet, which sells bras made in Israel from Palestinian cotton. Meanwhile, queer activists also staged a separate action in the Castro district, and others demonstrated outside a fundraiser for Rep. Barbara Lee, who styles herself a “renegade for peace and justice,” but continues to vote to send billions of dollars every year to support the Israeil military.

On Sunday and last Thursday, July 24, separate rallies took place across the bay in Oakland, and on Friday activists staged a vigil and die-in at the Sunnyvale, CA, facilities of Lockheed-Martin, which makes the F-16 fighter-bombers and Apache helicopters that slaughter Palestinians.

March in San Francisco, July 26, 2914 (photo by San Francisco Chronicle)

March in San Francisco, July 26, 2914 (photo by Leah Mills/San Francisco Chronicle)

The San Francisco march was organized by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), and the ANSWER Coalition. Young Palestinian-Americans and other Arab-Americans, including numerous young women, played a leading role.

San Francisco march - July 26, 2014 (photo by Leah Mills/San Francisco Chronicle)

San Francisco march – July 26, 2014 (photo by Leah Mills/San Francisco Chronicle)

More excellent pictures of the San Francisco march, by Leah Mills of the San Francisco Chronicle, are posted here.

"Queeers Come Out for Palestine" in San Francisco's Castro District - July 26, 2014 (photo by QUIT - Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism)

“Queeers Come Out for Palestine” in San Francisco’s Castro District – July 26, 2014 (photo by QUIT – Queers Undermining Israeli Terrorism)

 

March around Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA - July 27, 2014 (photo by Henry Norr)

March around Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA – July 27, 2014 (photo by Henry Norr)

 

Alameda, CA, fundraiser for Rep. Barbara Lee - July 26, 2014 (photo by Jane Stillwater)

Alameda, CA, fundraiser for Rep. Barbara Lee – July 26, 2014 (photo by Jane Stillwater)

 

Vigil and die-in at Sunnyvale, CA, facilities of Lockheed-Martin - July 25, 2014 (photo by Jim Haber)

Die-in at Sunnyvale, CA, facilities of Lockheed-Martin – July 25, 2014 (photo by Jim Haber)

 

Vigil at Sunnyvale, CA, facilities of Lockheed-Martin - July 25, 2014 (photo by Jim Haber)

Vigil at Sunnyvale, CA, facilities of Lockheed-Martin – July 25, 2014 (photo by Jim Haber)

 

Oakland, CA, Federal Building - July 24, 2014 (photo by Henry Norr)

Oakland, CA, Federal Building – July 24, 2014 (photo by Henry Norr)

 

Israeli activist Dalit Baum addresses rally at Oakland, CA, Federal Building - July 24, 2014 (photo by Henry Norr)

Israeli activist Dalit Baum addresses rally at Oakland, CA, Federal Building, July 24, 2014. The theme of the rally was “Stop the War on Children from Gaza to the U.S. Mexican Border. (photo by Henry Norr)

(For Bay Area readers: the picket of Israeli ships at the Port of Oakland, originally scheduled for this coming Saturday, has been postponed – new date to be announced soon.)

Meanwhile, activists and other people of good will continue to mobilize elsewhere around the US. Alex Kane documented a rally and march in New York City here, and here’s video coverage from Reuters:

 

On Tuesday, July 29, more than 75 people, led by scholar and activist Norman Finkelstein, blocked traffic in front of the Israeli consulate in Manhattan; about 25, including Finkelstein, were arrested.

Civil disobedience at Israeli consulate, NYC - July 29, 2014 (photo: normanfinkelstein.com)

Civil disobedience at Israeli consulate, NYC – July 29, 2014 (photo: normanfinkelstein.com)

In Chicago, where an enormous protest march took place on July 20, another big one occurred on Saturday, July 26.

Rally at Chicago's Daley Plaza, July 25, 2014 (photo by Michael Schmidt/Chicago Sun-Times)

Rally at Chicago’s Daley Plaza, July 25, 2014 (photo by Michael Schmidt/Chicago Sun-Times)

The Chicago Sun-times has an extensive gallery of other images from the July 25 Chicago action here.

Other actions have taken place in recent days in Iowa City, IA; Durham, NC; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Houston, TX; and Seattle, WA.

 

Durham, NC, march - July 23, 2014 (photo by Adam Pyburn)

Durham, NC, march – July 23, 2014 (photo by Adam Pyburn)

 

Rally and March in Atlanta, GA - July 25, 2014 (photo by Christopher Weaver)

Rally and March in Atlanta, GA – July 25, 2014 (photo by Christopher Weaver)

 

Rally and march in Atlanta, GA - July 25, 2014 (photo by Christopher Weaver)

Rally and march in Atlanta, GA – July 25, 2014 (photo by Christopher Weaver)

 

Rally in Washington, DC - July 25, 2014 (photo by Ben Norton)

Rally in Washington, DC – July 25, 2014 (photo by Ben Norton)

 

Jummah (Friday prayer) and rally for Gaza at Los Angeles Federal Building - July 25, 2014 (photo by Zohra Noor Hafeez)

Jummah (Friday prayer) and rally for Gaza at Los Angeles Federal Building – July 25, 2014 (photo by Zohra Noor Hafeez)

 

Code Pink demonstration in Los Angeles - July 27, 2014 (photo by Jodie Evans)

Code Pink demonstration in Los Angeles – July 27, 2014 (photo by Jodie Evans)

 

Philadelphia - July 23, 2014 (photo by Joshua Albert/phillymag.com)

Philadelphia – July 23, 2014 (photo by Joshua Albert/phillymag.com)

 

Philadelphia - July 25, 2014 (photo by Michael Bryant/philly.com)

Philadelphia – July 25, 2014 (photo by Michael Bryant/philly.com)

 

Houston - July 25, 2014 (photo: Anthony Rathbun / anthonyrathbun.com)

Houston – July 25, 2014 (photo: Anthony Rathbun/anthonyrathbun.com)

 

Houston - July 25, 2014 (photo: Anthony Rathbun/anthonyrathbun.com)

Houston – July 25, 2014 (photo: Anthony Rathbun/anthonyrathbun.com)

 

Die-in at Boeing headquarters in Seattle - July 28, 2014 (photo: Alex Garland)

Die-in at Boeing headquarters in Seattle – July 28, 2014 (photo: Alex Garland)

 

Thanks to Kate Raphael, Annie Robbins, and all who participated in these actions and took these images.

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  1. John Turnbull
    John Turnbull on July 28, 2014, 2:33 pm

    Henry, we stole your line. Let Gaza Live.

    Thanks — it’s posted here : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154400525095133&set=a.10150690891010133.698677.682935132&type=1&theater

  2. just
    just on July 28, 2014, 2:41 pm

    Something to ‘celebrate’ amidst the ruins.

    Thank you.

  3. Judy
    Judy on July 28, 2014, 5:13 pm

    Philly too! Every Friday.

  4. traintosiberia
    traintosiberia on July 28, 2014, 8:43 pm

    Zionist might try to use the protests by provoking unruly,illegal,or criminal activities and then blame the protesters. I won’t be surprised if something of that nature is reported in US or in Europe to win propaganda value of such an incident,to turn local people against these protests and then get the municipals or states or country to ban them all together. Netanhu will take advantage of any such developments and thwart any attempt to force Israel for honest negotiations.
    We should not forget that the war was based on false reason and was carried out despite full awareness on the part of Israeli authorities. There was a reason . Israel did not want any reconciliation ,or any removal of current blockade . It will do anything to achieve that goal.

  5. eGuard
    eGuard on July 28, 2014, 9:37 pm

    Any word from Obama yet? Or has he secretly sold his balls to Clinton/Clinton, for his reelection.

  6. Citizen
    Citizen on July 29, 2014, 4:02 am

    Obama? Mr Cairo Speech? The Noble Peace Prize guy, Mr Change-U-Can-Believe-In?
    The guy who ignored the Goldstone Report and just had his guy at the UN vote no to a new Goldstone Commission on the latest Israeli war crimes in Gaza? BTW, it was the only no vote. USA government, elected by the people, is painting a terrorist (desperate freedom fighter) target on every Amercan’s back, while simultaneously picking pockets to fund Zionist crimes.

  7. HarryLaw
    HarryLaw on July 29, 2014, 5:23 am

    traintosiberia, “Israel Demands ‘Strict Regulation of anti war protests in Europe’ http://news.antiwar.com/2014/07/28/citing-holocaust-israel-demands-strict-regulation-of-antiwar-protests-in-europe/ They have already succeeded in getting the French government to ban pro Palestinian protest.

    • Walid
      Walid on July 29, 2014, 6:06 am

      Harry that ban will now multiply anti-Jewish actions in France many times. The French don’t tolerate any messing around with their freedoms and with this restriction, BDS France is going to have a picnic.

  8. Walid
    Walid on July 29, 2014, 5:32 am

    Great photos, Henry, thanks. Can’t help wondering and hoping all those keffiyeh scarves that everyone is wearing have been produced in Palestine to help its economy and not in China that doesn’t really need any help.

    • Henry Norr
      Henry Norr on July 29, 2014, 11:06 pm

      @Walid: All I can say about the keffiyehs is that in the Bay Area a lot of people wearing one bought it from the Northern California support group of the International Solidarity Movement, which gets them from the Hirbawi factory in al-Khalil (Hebron), reportedly the last company in Palestine that still makes them.

      Here’s the description from the NorCal ISM site:

      The kufiyya is part of an ancient tradition of Middle Eastern textile weaving. Its pattern was first used in ancient Mesopotamia. Since the 1930s it has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance. It is traditionally worn like a scarf, as protection from the elements, but there is no wrong way to wear it. The last remaining kufiyya producer in Palestine is the Hirbawi factory, located in Al-Khalil (Hebron). Fourteen of its sixteen looms sit idle, due to cheap imports and hundreds of barriers erected by Israel to destroy the Palestinian economy.

      Proceeds from the sale of these kufiyyas, benefit the Palestinian producers and the International Solidarity Movement, which sends volunteers to Palestine for nonviolent resistance against Israeli land confiscation and military occupation.

      If, by the way, any MW readers want to buy a genuine Palestinian kufiyya (ISM spelling) – $20 each, lots of choices re color – you can order them from NorCal ISM at
      http://www.ism-norcal.org/shop/product/black-kuffiya-made-in-palestine/

      • Walid
        Walid on July 29, 2014, 11:58 pm

        Good to hear, Henry, I’ve had my authentic one for a couple of decades. Diehard Zionists get visibly upset when they see one up close. It’s surprising Israelis haven’t claimed it as part of their patrimony.

      • gamal
        gamal on July 30, 2014, 2:23 am

        I gave mine to an Israeli, who asked me for it and then said to me confidentially “if my people saw me with it they would stone me” his father is a city planner settling the Golan.

      • gamal
        gamal on July 30, 2014, 2:25 am

        and in Zurich today there is a little vigil in the Paradeplatz, handing out leaflets in German, perhaps 30 people, Viva Palistina flags etc.

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