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Gaza on Air - Operation Cast Lead from Inside Gaza, Filmed by Palestinians

- Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:00pm

Gaza on Air - Operation Cast Lead from Inside Gaza, Filmed by Palestinians
Monday March 21, 2011 7PM
St. John's Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 

 

 

Featuring the screening of

Gaza on Air - Operation Cast Lead from Inside Gaza, Filmed by Palestinians

Donations Accepted

Gaza on Air is a Documentary filmed in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead, the Israeli seige on Gaza in 2008. Gaza on Air records the seige from the Palestinian perspective, demonstrating the horror brought on to the world's largest open air prison. The showing will be followed by a discussion.

Trailer:

Solutions to Apartheid - One State

- Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 7:00pm

What About One State?
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Islamic Association of Greater Hartford
1781 Berlin Turnpike - Berlin, CT - 7 p.m.
Donations Accepted
 

While Apartheid Israel still has 100% support of Obama and Congress it may see impossible to talk about solutions to the problems caused by Israeli oppression. However, the idea that Jews and Palestinians could live together as equals in one state stretching from the Jordan to the Mediterranean has been gaining in popularity. Would it be just? Is it practical? What about the long decades of supposed “hate”?

Hear:
Justine McCabe - Member of the national Foreign Affairs Committee of the Green Party of the United States. Ms McCabe has visited Palestine several times. She recently went to the One Democratic State conference in Dallas.

Lenni Brenner - Historian and activist, writer of “Zionism in the Age of the Dictators” and “The Iron Wall” among several other books. He recently attended the One Democratic State conference in Dallas.

Fazza Saleh - Born in Palestine in the West Bank in the town of Mazra-el Sherkie. Left in the early 1960’s for the United States. Served in Vietnam and was highly decorated.

Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Committee

Popular Resistance in Palestine Book Tour - UCONN

- Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:00pm

Featuring Mazin Qumsiyeh, Author of Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour He is author of  "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" and the forthcoming book “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment”

University of Connecticut Bookstore
2075 Hillside Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
4 - 6PM

Popular Resistance in Palestine Book Tour - Wesleyan University

- Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:00pm

Featuring Mazin Qumsiyeh, Author of Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment 

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour He is author of  "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" and the forthcoming book “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment”

 

Wednesday March 23rd, 2011
Wesleyan University
Fisk Room #210,  262 High St, Middletown
Corner of College and High Streets

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Popular Resistance in Palestine Book Tour - Litchfield, CT

- Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 1:00pm

Featuring Mazin Qumsiyeh, Author of Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour He is author of  "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" and the forthcoming book “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment” 

Meeting Room
Oliver Wolcott Library
120 South St, 
in Litchfield CT, 
1 p.m.

Popular Resistance in Palestine Book Tour - Yale University

- Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:00pm

Featuring Mazin Qumsiyeh, Author of Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He serves as chairman of the board of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour He is author of  "Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle" and the forthcoming book “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment”

William Harkness Hall - Rm 116 - 6PM
Corner of Wall and College St.
New Haven, CT

Party Against Apartheid

- Friday, March 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

Party Against Apartheid
8pm Friday March 25th
200 Church Street
Middletown, CT

Join the Middle East Crisis Committee for an evening of hip-hop, music, poetry and art in the celebration of the Palestinian Struggle with preformances by LadyHips, Remi Kanazi, and ReadNex Poetry Squad.

Hosted by Remi Kanazi
Ladyhips http://ladyhipsband.tumblr.com/
MT. Bearington http://www.mtbearington.com/
Remi Kanazi http://www.poeticinjustice.net/
ReadNex Poetry Squad http://www.myspace.com/readnex

 


 

ISRAELI ATTACK ON THE MAVI MARMARA

by  Iara Lee 
Documentary Short, 2010, 15 min.,  USA

  In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, May 31, 2010, Israeli naval forces surrounded and boarded ships sailing to bring humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip in international waters. On the largest ship, the Mavi Marmara, Israeli commandos opened fire on civilian passengers, killing at least nine passengers and wounding dozens more. Cultures of Resistance director Iara Lee was aboard the besieged ship, detained in the port of Ashdod, and deported to Istanbul before returning home. Despite the Israeli government’s thorough efforts to confiscate all footage taken during the attack, Iara Lee and Director of Photography Srdjan Stojiljkovic were able to retain some raw video footage. This film is a 15-minute excerpt.   

Palestine and the Struggles of Indigenous Peoples

- Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2:00pm

Saturday March 26th 2PM - Green Street Arts Center, 51 Green Street
Middletown, CT forum on Palestine and the Struggle of Indigenous Peoples featuring Gale Courey Toensing writer for Indian Country Today, J Kehaulani Kauanui Ph.D. Wesleyan professor, advisor to Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel Campaign, and Stan Heller chairperson of Middle East Crisis Committee

J Kehaulani Kauanui is an associate professor of anthropology and American studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Her first book, Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity, was published by Duke University Press (2008). She serves on the Advisory Board for the U.S. Campaign for Academic and Cultural the Boycott of Israel. Kauanui also produces and hosts a public affairs radio show, "Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond" on WESU, Middletown CT, which is that's syndicated on seven other stations nine US-states. www.indigenouspolitics.com.

Gale Courey Toensing writes for Indian Country Today Media Network, covering the northeast woodlands tribes and national issues. Before joining ICTMN, she worked for a dozen years as a general assignment reporter for the Waterbury Republican American newspaper. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Vermont College, Norwich University. Courey Toensing has won various writing awards for environmental and investigative journalism, and for poetry, including the New Writers Introductory Award for “Personal Belongings,” which was published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Arizona State University’s literary magazine. She was born and grew up in Montreal. Courey Toensing is a member of the National Arab American Journalists Association and the Native American Journalists Association. She lives in rural Connecticut with her husbdand.

 

 

Stan Heller is the Chairperson of the Middle East Crisis Committee. Stan has been involved in the Palestinian struggle for decades, going back to the birth of MECC in 1982. Stan is a member of the New Haven Labor Council, and as a recently retired teacher now spends his time working on directly on the Palestinian issue.
 

 

Discussion with Lamis Deek and Viewing of film "Salt of this Sea"

- Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 1:00pm

Sunday March 27th

 1 PM
Unitarian Society of Hartford
50 Bloomfield Avenue Hartford, CT

  

 

Lamis Deek - An attorney and human rights advocate specializing in defending Arab & Muslim community members, activists and organizers against governmental attack. Lamis is a long time member of Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, the Arab Muslim American Federation, and the National Lawyers Guild. She is co-founder of the US Palestine Community Network.

Salt of this Sea
The first feature film from Palestine by a female director, Salt of this Sea is the politically and emotionally explosive story of Soraya (Suheir Hammad), a Brooklyn-born woman of Palestinian lineage who comes to Israel to search for the land and ancestral home near Jaffa from where her grandparents were ejected 60 years ago. Once she arrives, reality strikes hard and her mission to claim what is hers and fulfill her lifelong dream to "return" to Palestine is obstructed at every turn. Having discovered that her grandfather's bank account was frozen and seized in 1948, she goes to the new Ramallah branch of the bank to claim the funds. Frustrated and deluded when her demands are rebuffed, she and her new Palestinian boyfriend Emad decide to take control of their own destinies by every means possible - even if it means breaking the law 

 

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