5/31 Denounce & Resist USraeli Murders but Beware the Trap

digest note:
In the genocidal oppression of the Palestinian nation, as in all else, U.S. proxy 'israel' exists and acts on its behalf, with its support. Denounce US-Israel, but avoid falling into the trap of supporting its USAID/NGO 'soft power' agencies --- including 'Free Gaza' ---- established by the major enemies of Palestinian liberation to seduce well-meaning activists into organizations designed to undermine the Palestinian just armed struggle for national liberation -- see below and more at http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/113

World Bank - PNGO Project
January 07, 2006
The World Bank PNGO Project website states that it aims to "strengthen NGOs' capacity to deliver sustainable services to poor and marginalized Palestinians, while supporting the overall professional, and strategic development of the Palestinian NGO sector" will have provided US$41.9m for Palestinian NGOs by June 2006.

from the Index of NGO Funders:

UK - Department for International Development (DFID)
World Bank - PNGO Project

Palestinian Non - Governmental Organization's Network - PNGO
History and Background
The Palestinian NGO Network is a civil and democratic entity, which seeks to support, consolidate and strengthen the Palestinian civil society on the basis of the principles of democracy, social justice and sustainable development. It strives for the attainment of the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people. It is a Palestinian NGO umbrella organization comprising 92 member organizations working in different developmental fields. PNGO was established in September 1993, after the signing of the Oslo Accords, with the objective of enhancing coordination, consultation and cooperation among the different sectors of civil society. Since then PNGO has become an important component of Palestinian society and serves as an essential coordination mechanism for the NGO sector at the local, regional and international level.

PNGO envisages the establishment of an independent and democratic Palestinian state based on the rule of law, social justice and the respect for human rights. In order to support the above process, PNGO will:
•Contribute to the national resistance to end the occupation
•Strengthen coordination within the NGO sector
•Strengthen democratic values within society
•Strengthen civil society’s organizational capacities
PNGO’s overall goal is to reinforce the role played by NGOs through contributing to the development and empowerment of civil society within an independent Palestinian state based on the principles of democracy, social justice and respect for human rights.
PNGO believes that the above-mentioned goal can be achieved by addressing the following objectives:
•Establishing international public education and solidarity groups in support of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people
•Strengthening the coordination and cooperation among the different Palestinian NGO networks and civil society organizations
•Providing policy analysis with regard to legislation and developmental planning
•Enhancing the managerial and institutional capacity of PNGO’s members

From: "Amin Odeh(VOP)" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlQfsV0lS_c&feature=youtu.be
Monday May 31
1:00 pm
5th Avenue and Broad St, Seattle Center near the Experience Music Project.
We'll have some signs and banners, and/or bring your own.
Possible bannering over I-5 later afternoon -- stay tuned for that also

MEANWHILE call the State Department 202-647-4000 202-647-4000.
Call on the White House to call off its meeting with Netanyahu next week
White House switchboard (202) 456-1414 (202) 456-1414
Also US Embassy in Tel Aviv = Ambassador Cunningham, amctelaviv@state.gov

http://www.voicesofpalestine.org/showme.asp?dif=2&alb=aqsaint&title=Al-A... tifadah&start_at=407

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, May 31, 2010 -- 3:39 AM ET

At Least 10 Killed in Israeli Attack on Boats Headed to Gaza

The Israeli Navy attacked a flotilla carrying thousands of
tons of supplies for Gaza on Monday morning, killing at least
10 people, according to the Israeli military and activists
traveling with the flotilla.

The Israeli Defense Forces said naval personnel boarding the
six ships in the flotilla met with "live fire and light
weaponry including knives and clubs."

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com?emc=na