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October 5, 2012

2012.10.05: Reminder: Russell Tribunal on Palestine – New York Session this weekend

Filed under: International Human Rights,Palestine — nyclaw01 @ 12:33 pm

From: Herschel, Lucy
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2012 12:33 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: Reminder: Russell Tribunal on Palestine – New York Session this weekend

Can also be live streamed at Free Speech TV and at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.


Sat.-Sun., October 6-7: Russell Tribunal on Palestine – New York Session

Russell Tribunal
Great Hall at Cooper Union located at 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003
The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) is an International People’s Tribunal created by a large group of citizens involved in the promotion of peace and justice in the Middle East. These past years, following, inter alia: the international community’s failure to implement the International Court of Justice’s 2004 Advisory Opinion on the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory ; the lack of implementation of the resolution ES-10/15 confirming the ICJ Opinion, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 July 2004 ; and the Israeli offensive on Gaza in December 2008 – January 2009, committees have been created in different countries to promote and sustain a citizen’s initiative in support of the rights of the Palestinian people, with public international law as a legal frame of reference.

Video: Alice Walker, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others tell you why you should support this historical initiative

–>List your organization as an endorser

–>RSVP and Repost

Please note that registration is now full, but the sponsors will attempt to admit all those who seek to participate.


–>Also: Kickoff Event, Fri., October 5
Tues., October 9: Beyond 1967: Respecting the Palestinian Right to Return

Beyond 1967

Speakers: Lamis Deek & Miko Peled

John Jay College – Black Box Theater
524 West 59th Street, between 10th and 11th Aves, NYC

“The essence of our struggle is the right of the return for the refugees (+70% of the Palestinian people). They demand their right to return to their homes and they do have the right to do so. If you think that it is not possible then you are really not in solidarity with the Palestinian cause.”
–Maath Musleh, Palestinian youth activist, blogger and journalist based in Jerusalem

Sponsored by: John Jay College Students for Justice in Palestine

Endorsers (list in formation):
Al-Awda NY | The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
National Lawyers Guild – New York City Chapter
Ad Hoc Committee to Defend the Egyptian Revolution (NYC)
American Muslims for Palestine – NY
Labor for Palestine
New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
International Action Center
International Socialist Organization
Middle East Crisis Committee (CT)
Advocates for Peace and Social Justice
JPLO – Jewish People’s Liberation Organization
Delaware Valley Veterans for America
US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
United Progressives
Friends of Palestine, Hudson Valley
BAYAN-USA Northeast

–>List your organization as an endorser

–>RSVP and Repost

(IMPORTANT: John Jay requires a list of attendees for security purposes. If you are attending this event, please go to this link to add your name (and make sure you bring ID), otherwise you may not get in)


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