to the editor
Price of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
daily aggression on the Palestinian people
and meaning of Al-Jazeerah
localities, and tourist attractions
welcomes announcements about public activities and events
anywhere in the world relating to peace, foreign policy, or activities of
human rights groups.
Canadian Palestinian Educational Exchange
2004 SUMMER PROGRAM FROM
Applications now being accepted
Over 3 million Palestinians are without
nationality and without the right to citizenship in any country. They
are, as they have been for over half a century, the largest refugee
population in the world.
You can increase children's' access to education
and raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees
CEPAL is looking for motivated and dynamic
Canadian volunteers who will teach English and/or French in the
Palestinian camps of Lebanon. This unique program will take place in
July and August of 2004:
B7 2 months volunteer experience teaching and
living in a Palestinian refugee camp
B7 Follow-up activities in Canada to raise
awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees
All about CEPAL -
16:00 Monday, 16 February, 2004
Interviews - Toronto residents
Toronto: February 28 & 29, 2004
Interviews - Montreal & Ottawa residents
Montreal: March 6 & 7, 2004
Program Info & Application Packages
Telephone (613) 236-7825 (Ottawa) or (514)
Visit our website:
www.cepal.ca (Canadian Palestinian Educational Exchange)
Children's Welfare Fund
. 201 W. Stassney # 201, Austin,
Texas 78745 Click to buy Palestinian embroidery online, sponsor a
Palestinian child ,buy a flag or a Kuffiya to feed one, or donate
books for the children of the refugee camps and BirZeit University.
|The 2004 Palestinian
Art Wall Calendar was produced in Canada in
cooperation with the League of Palestinian Artists in Ramallah and
Palestinian artists worldwide. A percentage of the proceeds will be
donated to the League of Palestinian Artists. The calendar features 12
paintings from Palestinian artists. The calendar is a great idea for a
holiday gift. Please check our website
for more details on our work.
We sell the calendar online
and through different venues worldwide (45 cities in 16 countries)-
list available on website. We offer special discounts for wholesale
orders and local distributors.
an Online Petition against de-legitimizing the Palestinian struggle in
The Canadian government is trying to de-legitimize the
Palestinian struggle by banning some Palestinian resistance
groups. It is doing so in harmony with the US - Israeli attempts
to discredit and liquidate the Palestinian struggle for freedom
Could you please send a clear message to the Canadian government
by signing the following Online Petition and distributing it as
widely as you can to your contact lists.
Voice Heard, Silence is Complicity
Best greetings and regards
Against the Canadian Government Banning of Three Palestinian
This is a fine art sale. My work is henna silk screen on hand dyed
fabrics. Images contain Arabic calligraphy and Islamic design.
* Babylon Holiday Bazaar *
December 13, 2003 - January 1, 2004
* Reception: Saturday, Dec. 13, 5-9pm *
Babylon Art and Cultural Center
1624 E. Lake St. Mpls 55407612-722-5438
November 23, 2003
Pike's Peak Justice and Peace Commission
Dorothy Schlaeger (719) 632-6189
Mark Lewis (719) 471-9400
Colorado Springs, Co.- 22 November 2003-
Colorado Peace groups rally at Fort
Carson against President Bush's foreign policies.
Colorado peace groups will rally from 11 AM until 3 PM, Monday,
November 24th, along Academy Boulevard, in Colorado Springs, to
protest President Bush as he arrives at Fort Carson for a speech.
This peaceful and lawful demonstration was organized to demonstrate
that there is opposition to the Bush policy in Iraq and the middle
east, to protest his lack of support of our troops, the increasingly
dangerous slippery slope in Iraq, and his failure to increase the
security in America.
The protest is against the complete lack of support for timely health
care for the wounded, the obvious exploitation of the sacrifices of
the troops and families at Fort Carson, and the utilization of warfare
for political and economic gain.
Mark Lewis, a member of the Springs Action Alliance, said, "We not
only want to make the point that we are against exploiting the loyalty
and sense of duty of our troops for politically manufactured
campaigns, but that when they sacrifice, that we will support the
health needs of the wounded and the emotional needs of the families."
"Patriotism takes many forms and public dissent against failed policy
in support of our troops is one of them." "We reject the slander that
disagreement with the current administration is unpatriotic."
President Bush opposed repealing the Disabled Veterans Tax and refused
the $275 million in emergency funding for the VA. The Pentagon tried
to stop the increase in the "immanent danger pay" and "family
separation allowance" passed last April. The $8.10 charge for meals
for the wounded was dropped when it was exposed, but the wounded at
Fort Stewart still have to pay $10 a day extra for a room with a
toilet. The GAO found that 94% of our reserves were having problems
getting paid accurately and on time.
Dorothy Schlaeger, of the Pike's Peak Justice and Peace Commission
said, "We can't use violent means to rid the world of terrorism."
The organizers are requesting that all participants honor the lawful
and peaceful nature of the rally in word and deed; stay out of the
street, and avoid confrontation with security forces present.
Hill Forum - The "Clean Break" Plan: Implications for US Middle East
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
The "Clean Break" Plan: Implications for US
Middle East Policy IRmep Capitol Hill Forum 10AM - Noon Wednesday,
November 26, 2003 Gold Room - The Rayburn House Congressional Office
"A Clean Break, A New Strategy for Securing the
Realm" is an ambitious 1996 Middle East policy paper. A Clean Break
recommended toppling the government of Iraq, "rolling back" Syria and
Iran, and "electrifying" support for Israel in the US Congress in
exchange for new missile defense contract opportunities. Three of the
eight authors have since become prominent policymakers in the U.S.
government. The study leader, Richard Perle, is the former chair and a
current member of the Defense Policy Board of the Pentagon. Douglas
Feith is Undersecretary of Defense and David Wurmser is Vice President
Richard Cheney's recently hired Middle East advisor.
But what is "A Clean Break"? What are the plan's
core assumptions? How has it affected US regional policy? What
insights does it reveal about US policy initiatives in the Middle
East? How do Arab countries perceive current US regional policy? Are
Clean Break assumptions and strategies beneficial to US interests?
What are the potential costs?
Find out at the IRmep Capitol Hill Forum on
Wednesday, November 26th 2003 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Gold Room
of the Rayburn Congressional House Office Building. Our distinguished
and diverse panel of experts and IRmep analysts will review the
implications of A Clean Break and take questions from the public.
Panel members include Adam Shapiro of the International Solidarity
Movement, former congressional candidate and Million Man March leader
Dr. E. Faye Williams, Imad Moustapha Charge d'Affaires of the Syrian
Embassy, Khaled Dawoud, D.C. bureau chief of Al-Ahram; and Adib Farha,
adviser of the Lebanese Minister of Finance and professor at the
Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
Reserve your seat online at
Seating is limited.
About the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern
Policy, Inc. -www.IRmep.org
The Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) is a think
tank dedicated to researching America's interests in the Middle East.
Founded in 2002, the Institute became an independent non-profit
tax-exempt organization in 2003. The Institute's analyst network is
composed of experienced research academics and reviewers in the
diplomatic and business communities.
The heart of the IRmep's work is academically
driven research that is highly usable by the U.S. policy making and
business community. Broadly funded by individuals, foundations and
industry groups, IRmep maintains an independent research agenda
centered on U.S. interests that is accurate, relevant and actionable.
Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep)
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political movement is born
November 18, 2003
Thank for contacting me and expressing interest.
As you will no doubt be aware I have been expelled from the Labour
party for my views on the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. I am
writing to inform you of the launch of a 'unity' coalition which I and
others have formed and which will put up candidates throughout England
and Wales at the forthcoming European and Greater London Authority
elections in June. Among those who spoke at the launch last night were
Ken Loach, the filmmaker; environmental activist George Monbiot; trade
union leaders Bob Crow and Linda Smith; Salma Yaqoob of the Birmingham
Muslim community and anti-war organiser John Rees.
I hope you will consider supporting this new
movement. You can join it, you can financially contribute to it, or
simply vote for it to register your protest at the policy of endless
war, uncontrolled globalisation, environmental vandalism and
privatisation of our public services, which are the hallmarks of Tony
We are in the process of constructing a website
www.blairout.com where you can learn further details of
what is certain to be massive popular movement. I will also be writing
to you periodically (and as funds permit!) with updates on our
progress. I would also welcome any comments or suggestions you have
which may aid our fight for representative democracy in Britain and
Should you wish to make a donation to the
movement - funds are urgently required -
George Galloway MP
Posted on November 15, 2003
Subject :Organisation of a training workshop on “Women in Journalism:
Gender Sensitive Reporting” in Dubai
Within the framework
of the UNESCO programme “Women in the Media”, we are organising in
partnership with Dubai Women’s College a four-day training workshop
on “Women in Journalism: Gender Sensitive Reporting” in Dubai at the
end of February 2004. The initiative is based on the proposal of
the Dubai Women’s College and is expected to contribute to
developing common strategies of promoting the status of women
journalists and improving news coverage of women’s issues, as well
awareness on the importance of understanding the gender perspective
at workplace. The workshop will provide participants with the
analytic tools that will enable them to rethink their assumptions
and analyse critically opportunities as well as obstacles they face
in their daily work. Five participants from each of the Gulf
Cooperation Council countries (Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia,
Bahrain and UAE) will be identified in consultation with the
respective National Commissions and media organisations in the
The meeting agenda would include among other items discussion of the
obstacles and causes of slow career advancement for women
journalists, reasons for media stereotyping of Arab women and their
absence at decision-making level in the media industry, and will
propose recommendations for changing perspectives. The training
workshop will also focus on press laws in the Arab world and their
impact on women in the media; revealing political, legal and
economic obstacles for the Arab media; the stereotyped images of
Arab women in the Western media and their unrecognised contribution
to the development processes of their countries.
We will highly appreciate your assistance in recommending some names
of potential participants from the above mentioned countries
accompanied by short bio-data.
For any further information you can contact :
PASSERON Claire, 0145684452, or
by e-mail :
Mrs PANEVSKA Programme Specialist,
Communication Development Division (Tel : 331/45 68 40 25)
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
thousands to mobilize for Nov 9th International Day Against the Wall
The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign
The day declared by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign in
Palestine is gathering major momentum as cities across Europe,
Canada, the US, Latin America, and Australia are joining in
solidarity with the popular Palestinian mobilization that is to take
place on November 9, the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The International Day Against the Wall is expected to be noticeable
and large scale and to be a spark that further strengthens the
Palestinian call to stop the Wall and the momentum in Palestine and
In Palestine, demonstrations will take place in the Qalqiliya,
Tulkarem, Jenin, Salfit, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem
districts in a call to stop and tear down the Wall. A protest and
information tent will also be set up for the entire week of the 9th
where publications, maps, a photo documentary exhibition, and
cultural activities and lectures will take place.
Participating in the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign's call will be by
communities, local councils, civil society organizations, political
parties, youth groups, schools and universities, and the population
International actions will take place across Europe, Canada,
the US, Chile and Brazil. Many groups are building a mock
Apartheid Wall which will be symbolically torn down at the end of
demonstrations, speaking events and vigils. In Europe demonstrations
and information dissemination will take place in Italy, Spain, the
Netherlands, Brittan, France, and Norway. As of yet, over 30
demonstrations worldwide are known to be taking place.
The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign is the grassroots Campaign
coordinated by the Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON).
The Campaign is a unified Palestinian effort of numerous NGOs and
community grassroots organizations to stop the Wall. The Campaign
began in October 2002 and is considered the only Palestinian
national Campaign against the Wall.
To see a list of the worldwide activities, visit
For more on activities in Palestine, contact Jamal Juma', PENGON/Anti-Apartheid
Wall Campaign Coordinator, at +972-52-285610, or Amira Silmi,
Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign at +972-67-465350.
For more on the international activities, contact Robyn Long,
Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, at +972-67-581642.
For more on the Wall and the Campaign, visit
5th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance
7th up to the 9th of October 2003
The following is
detailed information about the 5th International Conference on
and Finance that will be held in Bahrain during the 7th up
to the 9th of October 2003.
This conference is
considered one of the most important conferences on Islamic
Finance in the world. Held once every two years the conference
proves to be highly profiled enough to grasp the attention of his
highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the
Prime Minister of Bahrain who is expected to patron the event.
One hundred and forty
speakers and discussants arriving from 5 different continents
will be guests to the three day conference.
We seek to get the
attention of even more delegates due to the importance of the
event and would really appreciate your help in posting more
information about the Conference.
For further information please
contact me at:
Thank you for your
10-12, 2003 -- RUTGERS UNIVERSITY -- NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
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THIRD NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF THE PALESTINE
October 10-12, 2003, hundreds of activists and organizers from
around the continent will gather at Rutgers University in New
Brunswick, NJ for the THIRD NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF THE
PALESTINE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT!
REGISTER and ENDORSE the conference!
Listen to exciting speakers, take part in valuable and informative
workshops, share your experiences in activist skill-sharing
sessions and come together with other organizers to plan our
course in building the movement to DIVEST FROM ISRAELI APARTHEID
and stand in SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE!
Book your tickets - plan your trips! Join us!
REGISTER NOW! http://www.divestmentconference.com/
more information about the conference, please visit
AAI National Leadership Conference Update
This is an historic event and your presence can
MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.
With your participation,
WILL BE HEARD!
Dean, Gephardt, Kerry,
Kucinich, Lieberman, Moseley
And we have just learned
will address AAI's National Leadership Conference on behalf of her
husband, presidential candidate,
Senator Bob Graham.
Jennifer Granholm and Senator Debbie Stabenow
Oct. 17-19, 2003-Holiday Inn-Fairlane,
REGISTRATION expires Friday, October 3!
AAI's National Leadership Conference has
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Now all we need is you!
Meet presidential candidates and senior
campaign officials · Raise your concerns directly with candidates
and party leaders · Help shape the debate on domestic and foreign
policy issues ·
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A local peace group in Ottawa is putting together
play in English about a day in the Gaza strip during the first Intifada in 1988. We are currently looking for
actors/actresses that would fit the following descriptions:
teenage male 13-18 years old (must have olive skin, black hair).
- A boy 6-8 years old - olive skin preferred
- A man 45+ - European features a preference
- Two young Females ages 17-25
- 4 Men in their twenties and thirties
- A female between 35 –45 years of age.
Auditions will be held in Ottawa October 4. Group play practice
will be held one Saturday every month until January, than it will
be every Sat for Jan, Feb and March. Opening night is expected to
be some time in April.
To apply or request more information please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to Daniel Pipes' nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace
American-Muslim, and interfaith groups will hold a press briefing on
Wednesday, July 23, at 11 AM following the Senate Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions Committee vote on the nomination of Daniel Pipes
to the board of the U.S. Institute for Peace.
discuss why Mr. Pipes is a poor choice to serve on the board.
Groups in attendance
will include the Arab American Institute, the Muslim Public Affairs
Council, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the American
Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Interfaith Alliance.
Jean AbiNader, Arab
Muslim Public Affairs
The Council on American
The American Arab
The Interfaith Alliance
July 23, 11 a.m. or immediately following the committee's vote on
room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building
|THE WISDOM FUND Sponsored Talk/Discussion
CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS: MYTH OR
Mirza Aslam Beg, and Enver Masud
General Mirza Aslam Beg, former Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, and
Enver Masud, founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund, Arlington, VA will
address the issue in light of 9-11, the U.S. wars on Afghanistan and
Iraq, and the apparent failure to find Iraq1s weapons of mass
< the principal justification for the war on Iraq. The one-hour
presentation will be followed by a one-hour question and answer
Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 7:00 pm to
Arlington County Central Library Auditorium
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Friday, July 25, 2003 - 7:00 pm to
Executive Office Building Auditorium
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
General Mirza Aslam Beg served the government of Pakistan as Chief
Army Staff from 1988-1991. Following his retirement from the Army,
General Beg established the Foundation for Research on International
Environment, National Development & Security (FRIENDS) as an
apolitical, non-governmental, nonprofit research organization.
Gen Beg1s main areas of interest are related to development and
at national, regional and global levels. His articles have been
in national and international journals.
Enver Masud is founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund. His commentary on
major events affecting the Muslim world has been published in the
States and other countries. His 600-word introduction to Islam has
displayed in the Washington Metrorail system, and in newspapers and
magazines. In 2002, he received a Gold Award from the Human Rights
Foundation for his book The War on Islam.
Mr. Masud has worked as an engineering management consultant for the
World Bank, EBRD and USAID in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana,
Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania. He was at the forefront of
in the electric power industry, and managed the U.S. Department of
Energy1s National Power Grid Study.
GREEN PARTY OF THE
Contacts: Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576, email@example.com
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Myerson, Political Coordinator, 202-296-7755, cell
GREEN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS WILL
SPEAK AT THE GREEN PARTY'S NATIONAL MEETING IN WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY
WHAT: National Committee Annual Meeting of the Green Party of the
United States WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue
NW, Washington, D.C. WHEN: Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July
20, 2003 PRESS CONFERENCES: (1) Friday, July 18 at noon; (2)
Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Both press conferences will take place
at the Mayflower.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green contenders for the party's national
nomination, elected Greens, and other party activists and candidates
will gather from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 for the
annual national meeting of the Green Party of the United States, to
be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Prospective and declared presidential candidates David Cobb,
Carol Miller, and Lorna Salzman (Green activists from Texas, New
Mexico, and New York, respectively) have confirmed their
participation in a Saturday evening, July 19 press conference and
reception. Cynthia McKinney has not responded yet; Ralph Nader and
New York Green activist Paul Glover will send statements. The press
conference begins at 6:30 p.m., the reception at 7:30 p.m.
A press conference scheduled for Friday, July 18 at noon will
feature Green elected officials, party leaders, and Greens from
other countries. Speakers will talk about local and national plans
for the 2004 election season and the continuing growth of the party.
Green Party membership increased over 27% in the two years after the
2000 election, according to Ballot Access News; all other national
parties lost membership. More Greens than ever before are expected
to run for office in 2004, and the party looks forwarded to breaking
new ground, including a possible seat or two in Congress.
"The conventional wisdom after 2000 was that the Greens
would wither away," said national Green Party co-chair Ben
Manski. "The last several years have proven the pundits
incorrect. Going into 2004, the Greens are thriving. With this
meeting, we are at the cusp of becoming a major player in American
Media can register for the conference at http://www.gp.org/forms/conf2003form.html
on the web. Credentials are available for media who wish to attend.
The Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org National
office: 1314 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20037
Conference information http://www.gp.org/conference2003.html
Thanks for the mention of retired General
Wesley K. Clark in the 08/18
article regarding Joseph Biden deciding not to run for president
in 2004. There are several grass-roots organizations that
have been formed to encourage General Clark to announce his
candidacy for president. Two such groups have been
formed in General Clark's home town of Little Rock,
Arkansas. One is Draft Clark 2004, with the website
address: http://www.draftclark2004.com and
the other is Arkansans for Clark: http://www.arkansansforclark.com.
These two groups are jointly
sponsoring the "Rally
at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August
It will be held at the River
Market Pavilion, 400 President Clinton Blvd, in downtown
We are extending a
invitation for your readers who reside in Arkansas or
neighboring states to attend this event to encourage General
Clark to run for President in 2004!
For more information, please call
the Draft Clark office at 501-801-VOTE (8683). Thanks!
116 Apple Blossom Loop
Maumelle, AR 72113
Basilica of St Mary
Festival of Local Artists Winners of the
Northeast Minneapolis Religious Art Show
Place: Pope John
XXIII Gallery, lower level in the Basilica's undercroft. Basilica
of Saint Mary is located in 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403,
9 - 26, 2003.
4:00pm - 6:30pm, Sundays 7:00am - 2:00pm and 6:00pm - 7:30pm, as
well as during special events and by appointment.
contact Kathy Dhaemers, at (612) 317-3438.
YOUTH OF INDIA
off Marol Military Road, Mumbai 400 072
MY INDIA is an Indian
Nationalist Democratic Muslim Youth Movement.
Its basic endeavour is
to channelise our energy and talent to reconstruct Muslim
society in particular and indian society in general along
egalitarian principles for the larger National good.
We are organizing our
First National Camp.
Meherally Centre, Tara village, near Panvel, Maharashtra.
The evening of August 22, 2003.
i) India's communal and
caste conflict - a short history.
ii) Islam against
iii) The Axis of
American-Israeli Imperialism and Manuwad - their threat to
Globalization and its impact on our resources.
v) Issues of Muslim
vi) Human Rights and the
vii) Programmes and
Structure of the organization.
The camp will be
participatory and interactive. Muslim youth who are interested
to attend are requested to register themselves and contact us
as per the nos. below.
Sayeed Khan:98204-07981 &
( National Convenors )
WAR and TERRORISM
ROYAL CREST, DADAR (E), MUMBAI
ISRAELI PM - WAR CRIMINAL
SEPTEMBER 2003 (Wednesday), 4pm
APPEAL TO ALL THE CITIZENS OF MUMBAI TO BE THERE TO VOICE
Vasudevan, Feroze H. Mithiborwala (9892057219),
Desai(31055812), Sanjay Singhvi, Sayeed Khan and Ravi
Do pass on the
more war lies
27th September 2003
Assemble Hyde Park 12 Noon. March
to Trafalgar Square.
End the occupation of
Iraq; freedom for Palestine. Assemble
12 noon, Speakers Corner, Hyde Park. Rally in Trafalgar
Square. Organised by CND, Stop the War Coalition. Volunteers
the Iraqis decide their own future, end the occupation
MORE WAR NO
the Occupation of Iraq
|NO MORE WAR NO
the Occupation of Iraq
Saturday 27th September
Hyde Park 12 Noon. March to Trafalgar
Jointly organised by
the War Coalition, Campaign
for Nuclear Disarmament and the Muslim
Association of Britain
posters and leaflets
Book your coaches
now. Send us the details and we will advertise them
on the website.
for Stewards (London)
will be demonstrations the same weekend in:
Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada,
Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq,
Ireland, Japan, Jordan,
Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan,
Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain,
Thailand, UAE, UK
Palestine and Iraq Demonstrations
in the USA
in the UK (September
also to vote Blair
out of Office
1. Fringe Sunday, 10 Aug at The Meadows -
Volunteers needed to help with Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition
stalls. Look out for our banners!! Contact Sofiah
07958 002 591.
2. EStWC daily stalls, at the bottom of the
Mound, Princes Street 4pm-6pm
Can you help cover the daily stalls or be responsible for the
stalls on Mondays and Tuesdays? Please reply to this email
or contact 0131 538 0257.
3. BOOK your seat NOW!! on the coach to the
national DEMO 27 SEPT - you can purchase your tickets at our
stalls or by contacting us on 07958 002 591 / 0131 538 0257.
Off Stream Productions invites
you to attend:
A Press Conference for Documentary Film
Screening: Shadow Play
(Bahasa Indonesia subtitled)
on Monday, Sept 29, 2003, 3 PM
(followed by screening for the Press) at QB World Books Jl.
Kemang Raya 17, Jakarta Selatan Tel. 021-7180818
October 6-7, 2003, 10 AM to 8 PM
(Target Audience: High School Students and Indonesian Public)
Goethe Institute Jl Sam Ratulangi No 9-15 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
Please be on time.
Children under Siege
Several reports released
in recent weeks highlight how Palestinian children are
increasingly suffering from a prolonged state of
siege. An entire generation of Palestinians is being
denied their right to a secure future. ACT NOW!
On October 2, UNICEF announced that "more than
226,000 children and over 9,300 teachers are unable to
reach their regular classrooms and at least 580 schools
have been closed due to Israeli military curfews,
closures and home confinement."
In an October 9, 2002 op-ed in the International
Herald Tribune Peter
Hansen, Commissioner General of UNRWA, noted that UNWRA
schools "lost an average of 29 working days because
staff or pupils could not get to their classes.
Last year, in total 72,000 teacher workdays were
lost." Also, 200 schools have been damaged by
gunfire and more than 170 students arrested.
The conditions for Palestinian children are worst in
Nablus where the Israeli army has imposed a strict
24-hour curfew for over 100 days, lifting it only for a
few hours every 10 days so the residents can buy
supplies. However, the residents decided this week
to reopen the schools in defiance of the
curfew. Israeli soldiers shot and killed one
15-year-old youth. A 12-year-old was also
critically wounded in the head when Israeli soldiers
fired on a taxi cab to enforce the curfew.
In addition to curfew and checkpoints, Palestinian
children have continued to face extreme dangers.
According to a September 30 Amnesty International
Report, more than 250 Palestinian children have been
killed. The report notes that the majority of
these children were killed when participating in
demonstrations and stone-throwing when the IDF responded
with "unlawful and excessive use of lethal
Contact your local
congressman to encourage action on the siege facing
Palestinian children, through www.aaiusa.org, then click
on "Action Alerts" and go to "Elected
Contact Lorne W. Craner,
Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human
Rights, and Labor at: (202) 647-2570.
Please write letters to
your local newspapers to encourage coverage of the
conditions facing Palestinian children, through www.aaiusa.org,
then click on "Action Alerts" and go to
|The Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in the US started
a project called "Bring Islam to your local
library" a campaign to put quality materials about
Islam in every public library in North America. To do
this, they are asking that each interested
person/organization/mosque pay $150 for CAIR to send
their material to the library of choice. The website is
below and the number is 1-800-392-7876 extension 20. Ask
about "CAIR's Sponsor your Library
Muslims in other continents may
do the same to provide the truth about Islam,
instead of leaving it to busy journalists or writers with
anti-Islamic agenda to do so.
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