Cease Fire bulletin, issue 9

 
BY:Communist Party USA| March 19, 2024
Cease Fire bulletin, issue 9

 

The fight for a ceasefire in Palestine continues to build and win victories. Keep on reading to find out more.

D.C. activists disrupt council hearings with demand for ceasefire resolution

The D.C. for Ceasefire Now Coalition is still fighting to get a resolution introduced and believes it has the majority of the council in support. The chief hurdle is pressuring Chairman of the D.C. Council Phil Mendelson to not block a resolution once it is eventually introduced.

Moorehead, Minn. activists win ceasefire resolution

Party members joined Code Pink, peace activists, and community members in fighting for the resolution, which is also being pushed for in Fargo, N.D.

Queens club at “St. Pat’s for All” parade: Cease Fire Now!

CP members in Queens, NYC added the ceasefire demand to an annual parade celebrating progressive trends within the Irish tradition.

Peoria ceasefire coalition parades for peace

Members of the Peoria CPUSA in Illinois marched in the St. Patrick’s day parade with the Peoria Coalition for Palestine, helping to build support for a local ceasefire resolution.

Palestinian American tells his story at ceasefire rally in Peoria

Residents have been showing up en-masse at the city council demanding a ceasefire. Here, People’s World tells the story from the perspective of a local Palestinian immigrant.

Continuing war on Gaza drives huge ‘Uncommitted’ vote in Washington State

Over 58,000 cast “Uncommitted” protest ballots to pressure Biden; another 8,000 write in “Ceasefire in Gaza.”

Protests spread across Israel demanding elections to oust Netanyahu

Marchers are targeting the prime minister and his war cabinet.

Sen. Schumer calls for Israeli regime change

The shift in his position, resulting from public pressure, takes place while more Senators call for the cutoff of all military aid to Israel.

With ceasefire movement pressuring U.S. leaders, Netanyahu fears losing support

Rhetorical changes from Democrats welcomed by anti-war activists, but more than words is needed to halt a genocide that’s already killed 31,000.

Canadian Parliament votes to halt weapons sales to Israel

Ceasefire advocates hail “step forward in ending Canadian complicity in Israel’s genocidal war in Gaza.”

Good Morning, Revolution! talks ceasefire at the Oscars

Support for ceasefire demands and union drives were voiced at the Oscars. Check out Friday’s edition of Good Morning, Revolution! to see what we had to say about it.

109 cities, counties, and First Nations representing over 16.5 million people have now called for a ceasefire.

Since the beginning of March, 22 cities, counties, and indigenous nations in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Vermont have passed such resolutions.


National political support

78 members of Congress, including 7 Senators, have called for a ceasefire or cessation of hostilities. Of those, 18 are co-sponsors of Rep. Cori Bush’s resolution. Are your Senators and Reps. signed on? If not, call them today and every day!


State and local electeds

Close to 300 state and local elected officials have urged Biden to immediately call for a permanent ceasefire. Are your local elected officials on the list? If not, tell them to sign on today at bit.ly/CeasefireNowLetter.


More news on the struggle for peace from CPUSA and People’s World.

Got more news and photos to share?

Send more reports and pictures showing local party and YCL involvements in the struggle for a ceasefire to editors@cpusa.org.

 

Images: D.C. activists demand ceasefire resolution, photo courtesy of Mostafa Bassim (via People’s World); People in Moorehead, Minn. demand ceasefire resolution (Twin Cities CPUSA); Queens Club marches for ceasefire at St. Pat’s for All parade (Queens Club, CPUSA); St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024 in Peoria, Illinois by Peoria for Palestine (Instagram); Chicago student ceasefire walkout by Jim Vondruska / Block Club Chicago (via People’s World); UFCW 3000 President Faye Guenther calls on members to vote uncommitted by UFCW 3000 (Twitter/X); Hadash and CPI leaders at the protest held at Umm al-Fahem city against Israel’s war on Gaza, Saturday, March 9, 2024 by Zo Haderech (via People’s World); Jewish New Yorkers call on Sen. Schumer and Sen. Gillibrand to support a ceasefire in Gaza by Jewish Voice for Peace NYC (Instagram); CPUSA at the January 13 March on Washington for Gaza in D.C. by People’s World (CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED); Free Palestine at Canadian Parliament Ottawa by Tony Webster (CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED); “All Out for Rafah” protest in Los Angeles by Jewish Voice for Peace Los Angeles (Twitter/X) with YouTube play button logo; People in Moorehead, Minn. demand ceasefire resolution (Twin Cities CPUSA); Vigil recognizing lives lost in Palestine and Israel by Rep. Cori Bush (Twitter/X); State and local elected officials urge Biden to call for a permanent ceasefire by JVP Action

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