The Chico Palestine Action Group (CPAG) is dedicated to working for human rights and justice for the native peoples of historic Palestine in the face of brutal military occupation and continuing colonization of their lands and resources by the Israeli government. We work toward these ends through public education, information campaigns, and direct nonviolent action including support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement initiated by the Palestinian people. We ally with many groups world-wide who are working in support of Palestinian rights.
Our actions take the form of organizing peaceful demonstrations at local businesses or government offices, and sponsoring speakers, forums, and films to inform the public about the situation for the Palestinian people under occupation. CPAG is absolutely committed to nonviolence in all its activities and is prepared to commit nonviolent civil disobedience in pursuit of justice for Palestinians.
Tell Your Elected Officials to End U.S. Aid to Israel
The U.S. government sends $3.1 billion of our tax payer dollars to Israel ~ starting in 2018, that increases to $3.8 billion for the next 10 years! As Americans, we are complicit in the oppression of the Palestinian people. Thus we have a responsibility to do what we can to end U.S. financial and political support for Israel’s human rights abuses.
Tell the President, Congress and the State Department that, as a taxpayer and moral human being, you want U.S. aid to Israel halted until Israel ends its occupation of Palestine, the brutal siege and blockade on Gaza, and all violations of human rights and international law.
- White House – www.whitehouse.gov/contact; 202-456-1111
- State Dept – www.state.gov/contact; 202-647-4000
- Senator Kamala Harris – www.senate.gov; (202) 224-3553
- Senator Dianne Feinstein – www.senate.gov; 202-224-3841
- Representative Doug LaMalfa – www.house.gov; 202-225-3076, Oroville 530 225-3076
- All other Congressional reps: 202-224-3121
Support the Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Movement
In 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. Many activists for Palestinan rights feel that the BDS Movement is the greatest hope for real change. (For more info log onto www.bdsmovement.netBDS)
Don’t buy Israeli products or invest in companies that profit from Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine: SodaStream, Ahava, Sabra or Tribe Humus, Osem products, Dorot Garlic and Herbs, Israeli Cous Cous, Pastures of Eden Feta, Noat or Beauty Field Shoes, Osem, Glutino, Teva, L’Oreal/ The Body Shop, Estee Lauder, Sara Lee, Victoria’s Secret, Hewlett Packard, Caterpiller, and many more.
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity
Miko Peled, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine
Max Blumenthal, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
Max Blumenthal, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistence in Gaza
Anna Baltzer, A Witness in Palestine
Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Max Blumenthal, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Ali Abunimah, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
Rachel Corrie, My Name is Rachel Corrie