Announcements, July 2004, www.aljazeerah.info
Cynthia McKinney for Congress
Visit The Cynthia McKinney for Congress Website at the following address:
Help support McKinney's re-bid for Congress, one of the few people who've stood up to the Israeli Lobby.
Campaign to send 100,000 postcards to the Whitehouse.
As part of its mission in responding to the needs of the Palestinian American Community in defending the Palestinian rights and to activate participation in the American political system, the Palestinian American Congress (PAC) has initiated a massive campaign to send 100,000 postcards to President Bush to urge the American Administration to support the ICJ ruling against the apartheid wall being constructed on the Palestinian land by the occupying forces of Israel.
The post card contains the following message:
Dear President Bush,
The Palestinian American Congress is a national grass roots organization that defends and represents the interests of Palestinian Americans. Its current member base is distributed over twelve chapters throughout the United States.
The Palestinian American Congress
Join Atlanta Peace Activists
During the past several weeks, activists from many groups have intensified their outreach. Thousands of Atlantans have welcomed action leaflets at Five Points, Colony Square, and Fahrenheit 9/11 theaters! Over 800 have signed petitions to Congress and over 700 now have "Defend America Defeat Bush" bumper stickers on their cars! Hundreds more have received voter registration forms.
WILL YOU PLEASE JOIN ONE OF THESE ACTIONS SO WE CAN REACH THOUSANDS MORE?
FRIDAYS AT FIVE POINTS 4:30-6 PM
Bring your own sign.
For info: Jassakeed firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAYS AT COLONY SQUARE Noon-1 pm
(Peachtree/14th intersection)--weekly during July.
For info: Bobbie email@example.com
OUTREACH AT FAHRENHEIT 9/11: Join our weekend teams at Midtown Art theater or create your own team at one of the 20 theaters now showing F 9/11.
For info: Ann firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLY BY REACHING OUT TO BROADEN THE CIRCLE WILL WE HELP PRODUCE CHANGE!
One participant wrote of his outreach at Midtown Art last weekend: "That is one of the most satisfying and gratifying political actions I've been involved in, and it is fun too!"
Also, as you know Amy Goodman of Democracy Now will be at the King Chapel at Morehouse next Wednesday, July 21 at 7 pm. If you want to help table at the event in order to mobilize others for action,
or join us at GPJC/Atlanta table before and after the program.
Friday, July 23: Flo Razowsky
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM*
New World Resource Center
1300 N. Western Ave., Chicago
(1 block north of Division)
* A $5.00 donation is requested for travel expenses but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds
The Chicago chapter of the International Solidarity Movement (http://www.palsolidarity.org/) invites you to hear Flo Razowsky, an American-born Jewish peace activist, describe her experiences in the occupied
territories of Palestine as a long-term volunteer with ISM. On May 9 of 2003, Flo was in the media office of the ISM in Beit Sahour (Palestine) when it was raided and ransacked by Israeli Occupation Forces. Flo was charged with being in a “closed military zone” and after a legal fight was deported back to the United States. Prior to her arrest, she was a member of the Camp Against the Occupation in which more than 30 ISM volunteers and hundreds of local Palestinians participated in actions against the Apartheid Wall.
Flo Razowsky (center) on opening day of the Camp Against the Occupation
The local chapter of the International Solidarity Movement is presenting this program as part of “Jerusalem Day” activities in conjunction with the Freedom Summer Campaign that started on June 25 and concludes on August 19. The 56 day campaign (one day for every year of displacement and dispossession) will feature nonviolent, direct actions against the illegal occupation of Palestine.
The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli Occupation of Palestinian land using nonviolent, direct action methods and principles. Founded by a small group of activists in August of 2001, our movement aims to support and strengthen the Palestinian popular resistance by providing the Palestinian people with a resource, international protection and a voice, with which to resist nonviolently an overwhelming military occupation force. Our local chapter invites your active participation in our work.
For further details contact us at: ISMinChicago@aol.com or 773-489-3505
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now in Atlanta: July 21
We are proud to announce that on Wednesday, July 21, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now will be in Atlanta as part of the tour of her recently released book The Exception to the Rulers. She will be speaking at the King Chapel (830 Westview Drive) on the Morehouse campus from 7-9PM. Tickets for the event are $10.00 - the proceeds will benefit WRFG and the Brisbane Institute at Morehouse College.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the WRFG business office at 404 523 3471 or on WRFG's website at www.wrfg.org.
Endorsers include (partial listing): Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, Atlanta's Peace and Justice Coalition, Independent Media Center, People's TV,
We look forward to seeing you there. Please tell your friends.
Heather Gray President, WRFG Board of Directors
BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights Bethlehem
6 July 2004 (E/27/04)
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Expert on Palestinian Refugees to work at Negotiations Support Unit, Ramallah, Occupied Palestinian Territories
The purpose of the NSU, a donor funded project, is to provide expert professional advice to Palestinian Liberation Organisation and Palestinian ministries on a range of issues related to final status negotiations with the Government of Israel including the refugees issue.
Candidates must have: * At least three years experience advising on, or analysing, the Palestinian Refugee issue * Excellent academic qualifications in a relevant subject * Very strong reading, writing and speaking skills in English and fluency in Arabic * A detailed understanding of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Compensation will be above average for the development sector.
Please send both a covering letter and resume before 31st of July to: email@example.com
Freedom Summer in Palestine
June 25- August 19 is Freedom Summer in Palestine where people from around the world are invited to participate in a 56 day campaign (one day for every year of displacement and dispossession) against occupation. Palestinians are mobilizing with the participation of their international supporters to draw the attention of the world to the true nature of the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to demonstrate that the Palestinian struggle is for justice, dignity, human rights and freedom. Like the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, India's National Liberation Movement and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in South Africa, Freedom Summer will utilize nonviolent direct action strategies and tactics to overcome oppression.
Plans call for ongoing peaceful resistance to construction of the Apartheid Wall where old and young will convergence at different points of the Wall in actions designed to highlight the reality of their imprisonment. Simultaneous demonstrations against checkpoints and removal of roadblocks in all regions are also planned. Convoys of busses from West Bank cities will converge on Jerusalem for Friday prayer. Churches will organize Christian prayers on this day also. The highlight of Freedom Summer will be a three week march by Palestinians, internationals and Israelis along the path of the Apartheid Wall, beginning in the Jenin area and through cities, towns and villages affected by the wall, all the way to Jerusalem. Seedlings will be planted to replace the olive trees destroyed by the Israeli military.
For further information, please contact www.palsolidarity.org
Genevieve Cora Fraser
Fast for Peace
Please join us in a monthly action. The last Sunday of each month is designated as a day of fasting, prayer, and meditation to end the violence in the Middle East. Peace,
Member of West Michigan Justice and Peace Coalition and Fountain Street Church
Boycott Gas Stations Every Wednesday
In reference to an editorial on your website by Charles A. Beers posted the 15th of May, "DON'T BUY GAS ON MAY 19TH": I was wondering if Mr. Beers had any measurable feedback as to the May 19 action he proposed. I forwarded his suggestion to all that I know, and the response was overwhelmingly positive in support. Irrespective if the economic effect is measurable, I feel such demonstration is quite symbolic, and is something very many seem to be willing to participate in. I go on to propose that that this demonstration of not buying gas on Wednesday should be extended to every Wednesday as long as gas prices remain high and the United States remains at war with the Middle-East.
I also like to remark, I find your website without a doubt the most exciting one on the entire internet, and many of my friends tell me the same. I only wish one day the wars will one day settle to allow more intriguing cultural discussions.
Robert Stumm Virginia, USA.
INDO-PAK ROCK CONCERT FOR PEACE
YOUTH FOR PEACE AND PAKISTAN INDIA FORUM FOR PEACE AND DEMOCRACY INDO - PAK ROCK CONCERT FOR PEACE
VENUE : RAZZBERRY RHINOCEROUS, JUHU HOTEL,
NEAR JW MARRIOT, JUHU, MUMBAI, INDIA.
DATE : JULY 1, 2004 (THURSDAY)
TIME : 7.30PM ONWARDS
WE INVITE U TOATTEND AND EXTEND YOUR HAND TO INDO-PAK FRIENDSHIP.
YOUTH FOR PEACE :
YASH AND AFAQUE(9821989321)
PIPFPD : JATIN DESAI(31055812),
NEERA ADARKAR AND FEROZE MITHIBORWALA (9892057219)
6pm Sunday 11th July
Pakistan Political Forum Presents a Wide-Ranging Panel Discussion:
Saving or Selling Pakistan?
President Pervez Musharraf seized power in a bloodless coup in 1999 after overthrowing Nawaz Sharif. For some, Musharraf intervened at a time when Pakistan was being run by an established criminal class. He is a saviour, intent on modernising t1:place>Pakistan, building strategic alliances with previous enemies and pushing through reforms that will eventually establish democracy.
For others, his acquiescence with the US in the War on Terror, granting permission to allow Pakistan to be a launching pad to wage war on Afghanistan and his moves to normalise relations with India, places him as a ruthless dictator ready to sell Pakistan to the US.
So who is Musharraf? A saviour or betrayer? Has Musharraf improved the lot of ordinary Pakistanis or has he turned Pakistan into an additional American state? This seminar, organised by the Pakistan Political Forum will seek to answer these questions, bringing together a host of opposing political and intellectual views.
Panel Speakers Include:
Shahed Sadullah Editor, The News International, Jang Group
Abid Mustafa Political Analyst, South East Asian Affairs
Sahibzada Jahangir Deputy Chair, Pakistan British Trade & Investment Forum
Hassan Mujtaba Member of Executive Committee, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain
6pm Sunday 11th July
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1
Holborn Station (Piccadilly Line)
For further details contact:
Nadeem Khan (Head of Pakistan Political Forum)
firstname.lastname@example.org 07830 386 802
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