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15 November 2023

Last week, we joined countless people across the world to #ShutItDownForPalestine.

In Chicago, President Biden was met with protests at every stop. As he rallied with union workers to celebrate their hard-fought wins, we disrupted his speech. He can’t pretend to stand with working people as he drops bombs on the working people of Palestine. Solidarity has no borders.

While our co-director told Biden to call for a ceasefire, Palestinian youth & allies rallied outside against him. When he went downtown, thousands chanted “Genocide Joe!” so loud his funders inside the event could hear.

In Boston, Vice President Harris got the same reception.

Even in Seoul, South Korea, Secretary Blinken was met with fierce opposition for his support for the ongoing Gaza genocide.

Other protests to highlight:

Goleta, CA: Protest at a Raytheon factory, which supplies weapons to arm Israel


Dartmouth, Canada: Protestors blockade GeoSpectrum, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Israel’s biggest weapons supplier

London, UK: Protestors blockade the offices of Thales, an arms company that partners with Elbit and arms Israel

Kent, UK: Trade unionists blockade a BAE Systems factory, which makes components for F-35s


University of Toronto


Georgia University

University of Rochester

University of Utah 

Whitman College

Harvard: students spend 11 hours to write the names of 7000 of over 10,000 Palestinans who have been killed by Israel


Cambridge, MA: A Palestinian woman who has lost 68 family members in Gaza confronts Senator Warren

Portland, OR: Students walkout of Reed College and stage a sit in at Senator Jeff Merkley’s office to demand he call for a ceasefire

Rep. Carbajal’s office

Washington, D.C.: CODEPINK sit in Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office to demand she call for a ceasefire

Vancoucer, CA: UBC event shut down where Canada Foreign Affairs Minister was scheduled to speak

Genoa Port, Italy: Port workers and trade unionists block weapons transport at Genoa Port

Vancouver, Canada: protestors shut down an office of ZIM, an Israeli shipping line, active in genocide

NY, NY: Protestors occupy the NY headquarters of BlackRock, a major investor in Israel which profits off of genocide

Vancouver, Canada: protestors shut down an office of Scotiabank, which holds the largest foreign share in Elbit Systems

Toronto, Canada.: Protestors occupy Union Station to demand Trudeau back a ceasefire in Gaza

India: All of India’s major trade unions have demanded plans to export Indian workers to Israel be scrapped

Tokyo, Japan: thousands protested in support of Palestine 

NY, NY: Thousands take to the streets of Manhattan to demand amend to US complicity in genocide and justice for Palestine 

Atlanta, GA: Protestors in Atlanta demand an end to all US funding to Israel 

Egypt: Tens of thousands of football fans chant in support of Palestine

Somalia: children protest in support of Palestine

NY, NY: Protest outside of the UN calling for an end to genocide in Gaza

Philadelphia, PA: Healthcare workers in Die in at City Hall

Washington, D.C.: Protestors shut down the Department of State for Palestine

London, UK: Healthcare workers protest outside the Department of Health and Social Care to call for the UK to stop arming Israel

San Diego, CA: Protest outside Northrop Grumman office complex, which supplies weapons and missile systems to Israel

Hamilton & Toronto & Montreal, Canada: Protestors simultaneously blockade three L3Harris factories, which manufacture components for Israeli weapons

West Hartford, CT: Protestors blockade a Colt factory, manufacturing arms for Israel


Manchester, UK: Trade unionists occupy the offices of Fisher German, the landlord of an Elbit Systems factory in Shenstone, UK

NY, NY: Media workers occupy the lobby of NYT headquarters and read the names of Gaza’s martyrs