Monday, May 23, 2011

Move Over AIPAC from Home!

CODEPINK is a coalition member of the US Campaign.
May 21, 2011
This weekend has been an epic coming together of the movement for justice in Palestine to
say: Move Over AIPAC!  We held an exciting and thought-provoking counter-conference, took action in the street to protest AIPAC, and had a ton of fun doing it! Just see this great video of our Move Over AIPAC flashmob action in Union Station. You can join Move Over AIPAC from afar by joining the culture-jamming of the official AIPAC hashtag, #AIPAC2011.  Will you tweet the truth about AIPAC? We are asking activists who oppose AIPAC's divisive tactics to use the hashtags #AIPAC2011 today and tomorrow to help get out the word about AIPAC's illegal practices. Click below to tweet now!

 PLEASE TWEET OFTEN. PLEASE SHARE THIS ACTION ALERT WITH YOUR FRIENDS.

Suggested sample tweets are below. You can CUT & PASTE, or write your own. Make sure you include the #hasthags. If you click on the j.mp links below the sample tweets, you can tweet automatically from your Twitter account.


 New video of awesome @MoveOverAIPAC flashmob in DC's Union Station http://j.mp/lWxLfl #bds #AIPAC2011 Click to tweet: http://j.mp/kaxrEh
 #AIPAC2011 Mobilizing fear, escalating hate, and assuring the destruction of what they claim to love. @MoveOverAIPAC Click to tweet: http://j.mp/mgkYBu
 Rabbis, Palestinians, Activists Staged Die-In Outside #AIPAC2011 Conference, 1 Arrest as @BarackObama drove byhttp://t.co/c3s3sHu Click to tweet: http://j.mp/maRIVB
 Signs @moveoveraipac demo: Be on our side. We are on the side of peace and justice. End US Military Aid to Israel! #AIPAC2011 Click to tweet: http://j.mp/jcROrX
 AIPAC chief Rosenberg said "This Congress is the most Pro-Israel in history." WE SAY: Move Over AIPAChttp://moveoveraipac.org #AIPAC2011 Click to tweet: http://j.mp/jUET2Z
 RT @codepinkalert Tell @BarackObama to get out of bed with #AIPAC2011 and stop funding Israeli war crimes!http://bit.ly/mhH9PO Click to tweet: http://j.mp/ldUMvD
 @CODEPINKalert activist with banner at #AIPAC2011 protest: Obama, Stop Enabling Israeli Occupationhttp://twitpic.com/5123rs #RightOn Click to tweet: http://j.mp/moQrBF
 RT @MoveOverAIPAC #AIPAC2011 goers watch the AIPAC protest from their windows http://twitpic.com/512vx6#ChallengeAIPAC Click to tweet: http://j.mp/ifqTxM

Culture Jamming WORKS!!
This month's online action flooded the #AHAVAreborn contest with messages based in reality instead of a beauty myth.  Maureen Murphy reported on the Electronic Intifada: “So many people have responded to this call that I can’t see any tweets that AREN’T about BDS and Israel’s rights abuses when searching #AHAVAreborn on Twitter. AHAVA is having an increasingly hard time covering up its human rights blemishes.” Thanks for helping to highlight the injustices that AIPAC participates in.


Onward for #Justice,
Sasha, Jean, Nancy, Medea, Shaden, Alli, Rae, Brian, and CODEPINK's Move Over AIPAC Team