Saturday, November 24, 2012

For the second time this week motorists were reminded that as people gathered for holiday celebrations and shopping in the U.S., the suffering of the people of Gaza is continuing. 

During the Friday afternoon rush hour about 20 people held signs at the corner of Keeaumoku and Kapiolani.  Cars were bumper-to-bumper at the intersection.  The sidewalks were filled with people getting off at three corner bus stops to shop at Ala Moana; hundreds were walking between Walmart and the shopping center.   Many didn't know anything about Israel's murderous attacks on Gaza.  A few shouted epithets or shouted "read your Bible."   Some stopped to ask questions and comment.  Many more gave quiet nods of approval, thumbs up, or a quiet "thanks for doing this."  

It appears that the cease-fire is largely holding at this time.  This does not mean that the suffering of the people of Gaza is any less and it is important that we continue to oppose U.S. funding for Israel and speak to the unspeakable crimes being committed against the Palestinian people.   Following are links to several articles, as well as photos from the protest on Friday.

Article by Ann Wright on the trial against Israel for the murders on the Mavi Marmara (she was in attendance in Istambul):

"Blogging and Nothingness:  Progressives Turn Their Gaze From Gaza" by Chris Floyd:

Here are photos of just a few of the signs at the four corners of Keeaumoku & Kapiolani:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oppose the Murderous Israeli Attacks on the People of Gaza!
Stand With the Palestinian People!

Join the Signholding on Friday, November 23
4pm - 5:30pm at the corner of Keeaumoku and Kapiolani
(near the entrance to Ala Moana Shopping Center)

On Monday about 20 people held signs on Ala Moana Blvd near the Federal Building.   Our signs were see by many passersby during the busy rush hour.   Friday is "Black Friday," the busiest shopping day of the year and the Keeaumoku/Kapiolani intersection, between Walmart and Ala Moana Center, will be especially busy. 

World Can't Wait-Hawai`i will bring some signs and banners, but we urge you to make one of your own.  We'll also make sure we have posterboards and pens in case you don't have a sign.  

We suggest you take the bus if possible.  Take any bus to Ala Moana, or the No. 9 down Kapiolani Blvd.  Of course there's a lot of parking at Ala Moana Center but it may be difficult to find a space.

Recent articles at

Some photos from different locations by Activestills

Names of Palestinian victims of the current assault on Gaza

Some photos from Monday's signholding follow

Sunday, November 18, 2012

ALERT! Protest/Signholding at the Federal Building
Protest the Crimes of Your Government!
End the Siege of Gaza!
Monday, November 19, 2012, 4-5:30pm

Bombs and rockets made in the USA are raining down on the Palestinian people.

Israel launched the operation on Wednesday, beginning the offensive with an unexpected airstrike that killed Hamas' powerful military chief, and since then has relentlessly bombarded Gaza. Yesterday they bombed Hamas's government headquarters in Gaza, completely demolishing it.  At least 64 Palestinians have been killed by rockets and bombs and more than 500 civilians wounded, according to medical officials. The actual number of dead and wounded is undoubtedly much higher. Buildings have been reduced to rubble. Hospitals report that they have few medicines to treat the wounded due to the blockade. During the same period, Israel reports that 3 Israelis have been killed and 50 have been wounded by rocket attacks from Gaza.  Israeli Defense Forces claim 600 airstrikes have struck Gaza.   There were 300 airstrikes on Saturday alone.  Today (Sunday, Nov 17) we woke to the news that a residential building had been bombed.  Eleven civilians were killed and many more were wounded.   Reports from hospitals report burns consistent with phosphorus bombing. Israel's military, including 75,000 reservists who were called up for special duty, are now amassed on the border, and are preparing for a ground invasion.    During the last several days there have been hundreds of demonstrations against Israel's attacks on Gaza, including within Israel itself. See a partial list here: protests. Join us at the Federal Building on Monday! Bring signs if you're able. Come for 10 minutes or 90. Demand an end to U.S support for Israel! Not In Our Name! For information on the current situation:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thanks to everyone who has sent in a contribution toward a drone replica!  Your contributions have enabled us to raise HALF of our goal of $200.  We've now placed our order for the drone and are depending on our supporters to send a donation to cover the balance.  Just 20 people sending $10 are needed (or 10 people sending $20).

Checks should be made out to World Can't Wait-Hawai`i and sent to:
World Can't Wait-Hawai`i
P. O. Box 11228
Honolulu, HI   96828

1.  World Can't Wait at the DNC
2.  Protesting drones in Washington D.C.
3.  Protesting a pro-drone Ohio Congressman