Coalition formed to pass NYC Council ceasefire resolution

BY: Special to| March 1, 2024
Coalition formed to pass NYC Council ceasefire resolution


Members of the New York State Communist Party and the New York Young Communist League joined a press conference and vigil at City Hall Park in NYC with the NYC 4 Ceasefire coalition on Wednesday, Feb. 28, demanding the NYC Council pass a pro-ceasefire resolution.

Jawanza Williams of VOCAL NY opened up the press conference. “We have gathered here today to show city-wide support for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and end to the genocide in Palestine,” he said. More than one hundred people joined the press conference.

Activists and leaders from Adalah Justice Project, Jews For Racial and Economic Justice, and others also spoke, as well as a number of NYC Councilmembers supporting the resolution, and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.

Following the press confrerence, the crowd marched around the park and after a few more speeches and chanting, began the 24-hour vigil honoring the more than 30,000 men, women, and children killed by Israel’s genocidal war on Gaza.

Members of the NY Young Communist League attended the vigil. “We young communists want to express our deepest sympathies with all Palestinian people — to the tens of thousands who have been martyred and to the millions who are still struggling for their liberation,” NY YCL co-chair Brooklyn Crawford said. “The U.S. working class opposes the use of its tax dollars to fund the murder of Palestinians, not only because that money should be being used for the betterment of our own citizens in social programs, in healthcare, in education, in housing, … but also because we simply have a duty to always stand up against the brutal and cruel treatment of other human beings.”

A long banner decorated with flowers displayed the known names of those who have been murdered.

Images: (CPUSA). More photos may be found here.


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