Queers of the Plaza will be Out
Against the War at Rainbow Grocery on February
8 at 2 pm.
Rainbow Grocery is at 1745 Folsom Street in San Francisco.
the map for location.
Please join QUIT! and others at a Queers of the Plaza
event at Rainbow (1745 Folsom at 13th in SF) at 2 p.m.
on Saturday, February 8.
Last spring, after nine months of contact with JFFP
and other members of the Justice in Palestine Coalition,
two departments at Rainbow voted to deshelve Israeli
products. In October/November, Zionists started putting
pressure on Rainbow, and the Rainbow board first issued
a statement that they had never boycotted Israeli products.
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the
American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) demonstrated
outside Rainbow on December 22. People from the Coalition,
and from Global Exchange and other groups, were there
to support Rainbow's deshelving. At that time, Rainbow
distributed a statement which said that the deshelving
had been improperly decided on, that the decision had
been reversed, and that Rainbow was now stocking a product
QUIT! is holding this event on Saturday to re-focus
the issue, and to inform the Rainbow community about
Israel's human rights abuses against Palestinians, and
about the current dire situation in Palestine. Please
join us. For info call (510)434-1304. Thanks.
Some other things you can do
- Tell Rainbow workers that you favor de-shelving
- Sign the cards that Rainbow has made available in
the store to give your opinion.
- Send letters to Rainbow at 1745 Folsom St., San
Francisco, CA 94103.
- Contact through their website
to voice your opinion. There is an email link on the
- Write a Letter to the Editor of the SF
Oakland Tribune, or you local paper.
Why does QUIT want Rainbow to
de-shelve Israeli products?
These are some of reasons that
we advocate divestiture from Israel:
- The Israeli-style system of racial discrimination,
segregation and exclusion of the Palestinian people
is Israel, the occupied territories and refugees internationally
- The state of Israel's violation of international
law recognizing the rights of Palestinians, including
the return of 5.5 million refugees to their homes
- The state of Israel's racist human rights abuses
and war crimes toward Palestinians, laying siege to
all of Palestinian life, sealing them in ghettos,
special reserves and refugee camps
- The state of Israel's occupation and colonization
Where can I get more information
on divesting from Israel?
- Desmond Tutu,
Of Occupation and Apartheid Do I Divest?
from Israel Website
- Links on the
Chronicle News article on the situation at Rainbow