Coalition for Justice & Peace in Palestine

Sydney, Australia

Move to overturn Marrickville Council Boycott Israel Decision

Next Tuesday, 19 April, 2011, Marrickville Council will vote to decide whether or not to continue the boycott. Download and print the poster, come to the meeting and use it as a placard!
Click to download mandelaposter print it, bring it to the meeting!

What you can do:
Council meetings are open to the public. Please come to the meeting. Also, please write letters of support to councillors and to the media.  Please read on:
1. attending the meeting:
6:30pm, Tuesday 19 April 2011
Marrickville Council, 2 Fisher Street, Petersham
(Level 3 of the Administrative Centre)
2. contacting  councillors (to view email addresses & tel numbers just scroll down)
3. sending letters to the Sydney Morning Herald and other papers (see links to articles below)

Sydney Morning Herald
Inner West Courier

The Australian

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, go to this page and scroll to the bottom to find the form for your letter:

Please write to or ring Marrickville Councillors (contact details below) to make the point that the report to Council prepared by council officers provides only unrealistic, very expensive options. It completely ignores the operating principles of BDS that campaigns must be strategic and achievable rather than heroic.

The very expensive suggestions for boycott in the council report (eg Holden, Hewlett Packard) for boycott are not even major targets of the BDS campaign.Please contact councillors to say:
Marrickville Council can continue its support for BDS without it costing a cent.
Most important is the initial commitment to BDS – to support for the principle of non-violent resistance to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and other contraventions of international law. 

Sanctions, such as refusing to meet with Israeli mayors, (in the unlikely circumstance that one would come to Marrickville) would cost nothing but have great moral impact. The cultural and sporting boycotts cost nothing and are very effective.

Deputy Mayor Clr Sam Iskandar (ALP)Clr Victor Macri (Independent)Clr Max Phillips (Greens)Mayor Clr Fiona Byrne (The Greens)Clr Laura Wright (ALP)Clr Morris Hanna (Independent)Clr Peter Olive (The Greens)Clr Mary O’Sullivan (ALP)
Clr Marika Kontellis
(The Greens)
Clr Dimitrios Thanos (Independent)Clr Emanuel Tsardoulias (ALP)
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Israel ban won’t slug taxpayers: NSW mayor – SMH, April 14, 2011, 11:09AM
Ratepayers won’t foot $3.7m Israel boycott bill: mayor – Stephanie Gardiner, SMH, April 14, 2011, 12:40PM 
Israel ban won’t slug taxpayers: NSW mayor – AAP April 14, 2011, 11:06 am
Israel ban won’t slug taxpayers: NSW mayor – AAP April 14, 2011, 9:06 am
Marrickville council to boycott HP, others at $3.7m cost, Amos Aikman & Imre Salusinszky, The Australian, 14 April 2011, 12:00AM
Marrickville Council faces $4 million bill for Israel boycott, EXCLUSIVE by Simon Benson, The Daily Telegraph, 14 April 2011 12:00AM
Marrickville boycott cost in the millions, Hannah Parkes, Inner West Courier, 14 April 11, 09:02am
Sydney council shelves HP in Israel ban, AAP and Darren Pauli,, April 14th, 2011
Israel boycott a road block to MidEast peace – Daniel Meyerowitz-Katz, The Drum, 14 April 2011
The articles included do not necessarily reflect the position of CJPP

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