October 7, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn Protesting Israel’s Actions Against Palestine and Palestinians

Barclays demo 101014 M. Stan ReavesAt Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 7th protesting a visit by Israel’s top basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv for an exhibition game against the Brooklyn Nets and a fundraiser for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that preceded the game. Photo by M. Stan Reaves

People joined in singing this new song I wrote.

Stop Occupation
(to the tune of Hava Nagila)

Stop occupation!
Stop occupation!
Stop occupation!
Fight for Human Rights!

Stop occupation!
Stop occupation!
Stop occupation!
Fight for Human Rights!

Palestinians must be free
To control their destiny.
Blockading Gaza must be ended,
Settlements pulled down, not extended.

Bombing Gaza is a sin.
Israeli forces guilty in
Killing children far and wide.
This cannot be justified.

Salaam!
Salaam shalom!
Salaam shalom peace is needed!
Salaam shalom must be heeded!
Salaam shalom peace is needed!
Salaam shalom must be heeded!
Salaam shalom!
Salaam Shalom!
End the occupation now!

July 26, 2014 Brooklyn for Peace and Fort Greene Peace Vigil at Fowler Square in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

We need to work for peace for the sake of children all over the world!
And what could be more fun than playing for young children?
Gaza Vigil Children 7-26-14
Thanks to Matthew Weinstein for capturing the moment.