Wednesday, November 08, 2006

About the BCPR

As people of conscience, working in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we, the Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights (BCPR), are united by the belief that peace will only be possible when there is justice for the Palestinian people. A true peace will begin only when there is acknowledgment of the losses suffered by the Palestinian people and a recognition of their individual and collective rights. A just solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict necessitates an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, including the evacuation of all Israeli settlements; self-determination for the Palestinian people; and the application of international laws and UN resolutions, including the Right of Return.

We sponsor rallies, teach-ins and media campaigns throughout the Boston area to educate people about the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the current Intifada. Contact us at info@bcpr.org if you would like to organize such an event in your community or at your school or university.

The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights has been a home for groups that take on special projects, such as the Boston to Palestine and the BootCAT groups, and collaborates closely with the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), Palestinian Right of Return Coalition, Trans-Arab Research Institute (TARI), Grassroots International, Friends of Sabeel, Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, Boston Committee on the Middle East (BCOME), Jewish Women for Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine, as well as various other individuals and organizations.

Contact us by mail at: P. O. Box 2433, Cambridge, MA 02238.