Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Poster of the Week

No More Killing In My Name

Digital Print, 2010

Los Angeles, CA

CSPG’s poster of the week was initially designed as a sticker in response to Operation Cast Lead, (December 2008 – January 2009), when Israel broke the cease fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip and waged war on the civilian population. 1400 civilians including 700 children died. This week, the graphic was turned into a poster to protest the Israeli attack on the Peace Flotilla that was attempting to break the embargo that Israel has imposed against Gaza since 2007.

On May 31st, the Israeli Navy intercepted six ships bringing humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israeli commandos killed at least 9 activists and wounded many others. As of June 2, the identities of the dead and wounded have still not been released by the Israeli government. Organizers of the Gaza aid flotilla said they would be sending two more ships to challenge the blockade within the next few days. The 'MV Rachel Corrie,' is due to arrive in Gazan waters tomorrow (Thursday). The ship was named after the American peace activist crushed to death in 2003 by an Israeli military bulldozer while she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian doctor’s home.

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