Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel

Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel

Note: MEPJA, a Coalition member, hosts the Actions and Activities Update Page for the Coalition.
Coalition website: Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel Website http://www.stop30billion.org


Actions and Activities Updates
Check Stop 30 website for latest events




Billboards
Albuquerque Billboards 2009 - One & Two
Press Releases, Locations, and Photos



Activities
Download Petition

Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel Website http://www.stop30billion.org

Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=212583259093

Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel Donation Page See #4 on TAKE ACTION page

Suggested Resources


Past Actions
Gaza Luminaria Vigil and "Slingshot Hip Hop" Video - December 2009


Photos and Videos
ABQ Says "Sanction Israel" - 2 September 2010 (YouTube)

Gaza Luminaria Vigil Photo - 29 December 2009

Gaza Luminaria Vigil Video - 29 December 2009 (YouTube)

Video of Second Billboard Erected - 3 December 2009 (YouTube)


Upcoming Meetings
Next General Meeting - Saturday 16 January 2010 at Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center - 2p.m. to 4 p.m.

*General Meetings will ordinarily be the third Saturday of the month at Albuquerque Peace and Justice 2pm - 4 pm

**First meeting was December 2008 at Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center 2-4 pm


Pertinent Legal Documents

The Bush Administration signed a 2007 Memorandum of Understanding with Israel in which the "United States supports increased levels of Foreign Military Financing (FMF) grant assistance..." which over a ten year period will equal a total fo $30 Billion. Actual appropriations for each year must be approved by Congress and the President.

The Memorandum of Understanding Between U.S. and Israel (downloadable)

What Does ILLEGAL OCCUPATION Mean?

Quotes - Prime Ministers o f Israel


THE FOUR TREATIES OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION (I-III updated 1949, IV 12 August 1949).


I. Amelioration of the condition of the wounded and sick in armed forces in the field ICRC
II. Amelioration of the condition of wounded, sick and shipwrecked members of armed forces at sea ICRC
III. Treatment of Prisoners of War ICRC
IV. Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War ICRC
Because the Fourth Geneva Convention calls for protection of civilians in time of war, it is particularly pertinent to the manner in which an occupying force is obligated to treat people in occupied territories.

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS, 8 June 1977

- Protocol I : Relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts [Article 79 - Measures of protection for journalists] ICRC
- Protocol II: Relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflictst ICRC
- Protocol III: Relating to additional distinctive emblems - universial character and protective value ICRC


OTHER INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS ON WARFARE

Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons (CCWC) Which May be Deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects, 10 October 1980>



Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 39/46 of 10 December 1984 entry into force 26 June 1987, in accordance with article 27 (1) It includes a link to nation's Declarations and Reservations.


Adopted by Resolution 260 (III) A of the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948. This is the "entry into force" document of 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII, of resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948 approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly. This is the "entry into force" document of 12 January 1951, in accordance with article XIII, of resolution 260 A (III) of 9 December 1948 approved and proposed for signature and ratification or accession by General Assembly. It includes a link to nations that ratified.



Prevention of Genocide A recent associated update: Human Rights Council Resolution 7/25 of 28 March 2008


United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) Treaties Database

The Arms Export Control Act (downloadable)

International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC
ICRC is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and other situations of violence.
At the ICRC website you will find a prominent section on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) including:
IHL in brief
Geneva Conventions
Treaty database
National implementation database
Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) Virtual Campus

International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative: Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, Harvard University