Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding
Letters, Announcements, & Videos, May 3, 2010
Apologize to the World Mr. Wallace and Return that Emmyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mScWWtRfGQ&feature=PlayList&p=B25A5DCA9D727956&playnext_from=PL&index=2&playnext=3
1. a video by Morris Herman
about the ‘right of return’ (featuring me)
2. a salute to a very brave Scottish Comedian who spoke his heart...
Scottish hero comedian Frankie Boyle has accused the BBC Trust of
Three Inspiring Palestinian Stories
There were many BDS victories recently and it is hard to keep up. But a notable acceleration of the cultural boycott is inevitable now that both Gil Scott Heron and Carlos Santana have canceled their appearances in Israel.
The deputy of the Israeli ambassador in London was also reminded of the state's apartheid policies and had to escape from the challenge with help of British police agents. Hundreds of such inspiring actions occur every day thanks to hundreds of thousands of people who act (silence is complicity and action is an antidote to despair).
More videos of the great action of resistance in the village of Al-Walaja where Palestinians and internationals stopped army bulldozers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaF33HVqDpg
And here is me explaining to Israeli Occupation Forces in Al-Walaja why their actions represent war crimes:
Video: Israeli soldiers firing on peaceful protesters
and here killing Ahmed Dib in popular nonviolent demonstration in Gaza (he bled to death as his injury was in the femoral artery):
Palestinian university students commit to sweeping boycotts
But lest we think Palestinians do well only at popular resistance to their colonizers, here are three inspiring Palestinian stories out of millions:
1) Four brothers find success in besieged Gaza
2) Palestinian girls invent seeing walking stick for the blind
3) Palestinians in car designer receives praise for innovation
But we still have to work on our divisions/divided society and be proud of our accomplishments historically and do more....
Al-Walaja heroism, conference in Bethlehem and more
A sign from Gaza: “Dear Europe, Sorry about that cloud of ash over your heads and that you can’t travel anywhere. We feel just the same. Sincerely, Gaza”
In news, Israeli soldiers were “reprimanded” for cold-blooded murder of 4 young Palestinians. I guess they would have been jailed for a few days if they first tortured the Palestinians before shooting them. And the repression continues but also the heroic action of a few dedicated, decent souls to resist.
Inspiring Sights and sounds from Al-Walaja (blocking bulldozers)
and Beit Ummar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKfJ1mlI7FE
Silwan, Al-Walaja, Beit Jala actions
Action needed in the next 24 hours: After the success with divestment resolution passed at University of New Hampshire, we need to support divestment resolutions at UC San Diego (and UC Berkely) http://www.ucsddivestforpeace.org/ AND http://www.caldivestfromapartheid.com/
Please sign a petition here in support of the new UC San Diego bill:
Please send your letters of support to UCSD's student senators, contact info here:
Action: Support the Free Gaza ship flotilla bringing needed aid to Gaza to break the inhumane siege http://www.youtube.com/gazafriends#p/a/u/0/yz-LYXV6_t0
Join us: Conference “Sumud and the Wall conference, Bethlehem University”, Furno Hall, Friday April 30: 9:00 – 18:00 and Saturday May 1: 9:00 – 18:00. Simultaneous translation English-Arabic
An academic conference with 17 lectures organized around the following themes:
1. The Wall, space and violence, 2. Life near the Wall, 3. Activism and Sumud practices, 4. Towards Wall Studies. Program posted at: http://www.aeicenter.org/aei/archives/Activities/Sumud_and_the_Wall_conference_program2010.htm Registration: On site at the registration table near the Furno Hall.
Fee: none, except for lunch costs. Please send us an email in advance whether you share the lunch.
Organization: Oxford Brookes University (UK), Paris-Est University (France) and the Arab Educational Institute (AEI-Open Windows, Bethlehem), in cooperation with Al-Quds Open University, Bethlehem University (Department of Humanities) and Utrecht University (Center for Conflict Studies) as academic partners. The Arab Educational Institute is locally responsible for coordination. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 02-2777876
Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
A Bedouin in Cyberspace, a villager at home
The Newsletter of the Muslim Council of Britain
Download copy here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/media/newsletters/NetworkMCB_April2010_ISSUE4.pdf
The latest issue of Network MCB has been published, outlining the work of the Muslim Council of Britain in the last six months.
Muslim Vote 2010 Network MCB highlights the MCB's non-partisan initiative to encourage active British Muslim voter participation during the current General Election campaign. Entitled 'Muslim Vote 2010' the campaign utilises MCB's established network of mosques and Islamic associations, together with online and social media to get out the vote.
Valedictory Message from MCB Secretary General
Network MCB also includes a farewell message from the Secretary General of the MCB, Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari (who began his term in 2006) whose term concludes after this year's AGM and elections on 20th June 2010.
A detailed guide of the MCB elections for delegates, members and affiliates is also included in this edition.
Other items include:
Muslim Leadership Dinner World Islamic Economic Forum Discussing anti-Muslim violence The Platform blog Young Muslim Beacon Awards Round-up of MCB activities To pick up your free copy and subscribe to Network MCB, please contact the MCB office (email: email@example.com).
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