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April 6, 2011

2011.04.06: Antiwar Bulletin: Saturday Rally and Other Upcoming Events

From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 1:18 PM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Antiwar Bulletin: Saturday Rally and Other Upcoming Events

Sat., April 9, Noon
Bring the Troops Home Now! March and Rally (Flyer attached)
Endorsed by 1199SEIU, TWU Local 100, Teamsters Local 808, New York City Labor Against the War, Labor for Palestine, Center for Constitutional Rights, and numerous other organizations.
Union Square, Broadway and 14 St.

Thurs., April 7, 12-2 p.m.
‘Events Are Continuous’: ‘Cast Lead’ as Nakba Revisited
Even in the context of what Edward Said once called the Palestinian ‘national inferno,’ the 22-day war on the Gaza Strip in 2008-09 that Israel dubbed ‘Cast Lead’ produced arguably the most acute distillation of Palestinian existential vulnerability, collective and individual, since the Palestinian nakba (catastrophe, of dispossession in 1948.).
Columbia University.

Thurs., April 7, 3-5 p.m.
Press Conference in Support of B. Manning and Other Info Freedom Fighters
National Lawyers Guild, Center for Constitutional Rights and others campaign against the informational tyranny that has been on view as of late in the context of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning.
City Hall.

Thurs., April 7, 4 p.m.
Rally for Divestment from the US-Backed Israeli Occupation
The rally will kick off a week of tabling, petition signing and mobilization. We will be promoting our campaign for TIAA-CREF to divest from companies profiting from the occupation, and we will urge NYU faculty, staff and students to join us.

Fri., April 8, 7:30 p.m
Academic Freedom and Palestine
Join us for a conversation on the fightback against academic repression and its connection to Palestine, Islamophobia and academic freedom on US campuses. The story this past semester of Kristofer Petersen-Overton at Brooklyn College will be a focus as we connect that story to the bigger issues.
The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street, Manhattan.

Sat., April 9, 6:30 p.m.
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, Author Event featuring Omar Barghouti
“Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling book is perfectly timed to make a major contribution to this urgently needed global campaign for justice, freedom and peace.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Alwan Center for the Arts, 4th Floor, 16 Beaver Street (between Broadway and Broad), Manhattan.

Sat., April 9, 7 p.m.
Repression and Resistance: Confronting FBI Attacks on the Arab Community, Palestine Solidarity and Free Speech
The son of Palestinian immigrants who themselves were leaders in Chicago’s Arab community, Hatem’s home was raided by the FBI on September 24th, where he was served a grand jury subpoena along with 13 other anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists that day.
The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave. 2nd Floor, Brooklyn.

Mon., April 11, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Locating Tolerance: The Conflict over the Mamilla Cemetery in Jerusalem
What does it mean to build a museum borne of the memory of the Holocaust and designed to teach lessons about the importance of “tolerance” over a graveyard in the face of the protests of the descendants of the interred and, moreover, in a country in which it is prohibited to disturb Jewish graves?
Columbia University.

Mon., April 11, 7 p.m.
Calling into Question Israeli Democracy: Why Palestinians Understand Israel as an Apartheid State and How They Seek to Change it Through BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)
International boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) efforts helped topple South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime. In this urgent book, Omar Barghouti makes the case for a rights-based BDS campaign to stop Israel’s rapacious occupation, colonization, and apartheid against the Palestinian people.
Columbia University.

Tues., April 12, All Day
Committee to Stop FBI Repression: National Call-In Day
Please make these calls to those in charge of the repression aimed against anti-war leaders and the growing Palestine solidarity movement.

Tues., April 12, 6-8 p.m.
Celebrating the Land; Celebrating Palestine
Palestinian Land Day commemorates the day of March 30, 1976 when Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the Israeli government’s expropriation of Palestinian land.
Brooklyn College.

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