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Letters, Announcements & Videos, August 8, 2010
Video: Chair of National Board of Directors Against the Iraq War Talks WikiLeaks
The Rosen Group
Video: Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, the relentless Palestinian Peace Activist
Israeli Apartheid Soldiers on Video
Wednesday (August 4) was another honorable and painful chapter in the struggle of the village of Al-Walaja. Israeli occupation apartheid soldiers assaulted children and adults protesting peacefully, injured many, and arrested six Palestinians. The destruction of the beautiful ancient village land was stopped for over 1.5 hours. I was especially touched by the courage of Omar and his two children, one of them was hit by a soldier with his gun on top of his head. Please see this video and be both angered and inspired by the courage of the Walajans. The villagers need our support in many ways especially to demand Israel release those they abducted.
Come join us PLEASE and act.
The Ugly Truth: Guest is "Doctor" Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center in Florida: Topic: His "Burn a Koran Day" on September 11th
Today’s "The Ugly Truth" features an exclusive interview with Dr Terry Jones, pastor of the infamous Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida that is planning to have a ‘Burn a Koran Day’ this upcoming September 11th.
Listen as we are joined by special guest Nashid Abdul Khaaliq, of http://ascertainthetruth.com/, an African American convert to Islam, along with regular co-host of The Ugly Truth:
A MUST HEAR PROGRAM.
Press TV Under Attack:
Britain Cannot Handle the Truth
You ask yourself why?
Their coverage of the Flotilla wasn’t pro-Israeli enough.
The regulator said the station had not shown due impartiality during a
broadcast on June 5th which dealt exclusively with the events surrounding
the interception by Israeli commandos of the pro-Palestinian convoy off
the coast of Gaza.
Ofcom is absolutely right, Booth should have thought about it,
and played Hava Nagila along with the images of Israel executing 9 peace
activists in International waters. Such an act would bring to light
the cheerful aspect in Israeli murderous zeal. It would also cement the
cultural continuum between the IDF’s crimes and Jewish cultural heritage.
Hear Rev. Ted Pike and Phil Tourne, survivor of Israel's attack on the
USS Liberty, describe parallels between Israel's 1967 outrage and it's
recent terrorist attack on the "Free Gaza" flotilla, killing 9 activists.
Rev. Ted Pike is director of the National Prayer Network, a
Christian/conservative watchdog organization.
The freedom-saving outreach of Rev. Ted Pike and the National Prayer
Network is solely supported by sale of books, videos and your financial
support. All gifts are tax-deductible.
ONE DEMOCRATIC STATE IN
We will no longer watch passively while a fraudulent “peace
process” builds such a future for Muslims, Christians and Jews in
The conflict in Israel-Palestine cannot be resolved until its
fundamental source is addressed. That source is the premise of partition.
We reject the Zionist claim that Jewish people have rights to a separate
We declare our conviction that the only just, viable and stable
solution to the conflict is to establish one democratic state in
Building on the
ESTABLISH THE MOVEMENT
INTRODUCTION: Why we are here
need for a ODS Movement and unity around a shared vision.
Historic Dimensions of the ODS Movement
Review current conditions and pressures in
LAUNCHING THE MOVEMENT
— Affirm the Declaration
— Decide on the structure of the movement: administration, chapters, coordination
— Adopt a Plan of Action
Discuss potential movement
politics and how to handle them.
ODS and the UN/”Peace Process”
Is the law on
Positioning ODS in terms of UN declarations, international law, the PA,
and two-state diplomacy. (If the
OPEN: free discussion among participants
Optional: Slide History of
BUILDING CONSENSUS ON THE DECLARATION:
Declaration as a Freedom Charter
THE PRINCIPLES: DISCUSSION
principles that will underpin the ODSM:
human rights, anti-racism, equality, freedom, democracy. These may seem
easy, but what do they really mean? How does Palestinian cultural
nationalism fit in ODS? How does Jewish nationalism fit, or does it? How
do conservative religious sects, who may have different views about these
matters, fit and can they be incorporated into the ODS Movement?
agree on what is meant by “one democratic state”:
for example, the secular/religious debate; the nature of the state
(federal/unitary/bi-national); the name of the state. What are the issues
around these and other topics that may divide people’s view of ODS or
their participation in the ODS Movement? How do we prevent these
differencesfrom becoming stumbling blocks? Can we persuade people,
including ourselves, to agree to disagree? What is our role and strategy
as a movement regarding taking positions on these issues and/or serving as
leaders to over-arch differences?
SESSION TWO: The ODS Movement and the World
How the ODS
Movement will relate to the big players—the PLO, PA, Hamas, Palestinian
parties, Jewish solidarity groups, other orgs. It is particularly
sensitive that the PA does not support ODS: what does this mean to the
Movement? How is it best handled, in the interests of long-term unity?
How the ODS
Movement should relate to the solidarity community:
To NGOs, to Palestinian and Jewish peace groups, to the BDS coalition and
other cross-cutting alliances?
The rest of
How the ODS movement will relate to historic Palestinian and Arab
nationalism; the Arab League; the ‘war on terror’; democracy; great-power
interests & interventions (the ‘great game’); the global South.
“The Way Forward”
ACTION PLANNING SESSION
FINAL SESSION: WORKING
Determine needs and next
— Identify potential ODS chapters;
— Identify speakers for speaking tours and teaching/education sessions;
— Plan a sequence of ODS meetings and conferences with geographic spread;
— Identify sources of funding and other support;
— Develop a strategy for media & publicity.
1:00 PM LUNCH AND Close
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