Friday, July 18: Mahmoud Abu Rahma from Rafah on WORT with Max Blumenthal
Saturday, July 19: Emergency Demonstration for Gaza
Thursday, July 24: Online Event: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A New Path to Peace
AND links on Gaza
Plus: Cartoon of the Week: What if…
Friday, July 18:
Mahmoud Abu Rahma of Al Mezan on WORT
12 noon on WORT Radio, 89.9 fm, Mahmoud Abu Rahma, communications and international relations director for the Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights in Gaza, will be interviewed by A Public Affair host Esty Dinur about the current attack on Gaza. Aburahma recently wrote “Understanding Israel’s Actions”, which states: “It is essential that U.S. citizens understand that this conflict should not continue to be viewed as a symmetrical one any more. When they do not hear about it, there are vicious violations of international law against Palestinians every day; including closures/blockades, settlement activities (population transfer on our land) displacement, killings, detention and torture.” He will be joined by Max Blumenthal, author of “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel”. Be sure to tune in and call in at 256-2001 with your questions. You can also listen live online.
Saturday, July 19:
Emergency Demonstration for Gaza
11 am, corner of State Street and Mifflin Street, Capitol square, Madison
As of TODAY, BEFORE the launch of Israel’s ground offensive, at least 221 Palestinians have been killed, of Whom 179 Are Civilians, Including 45 Children and 32 Women, and 1,458 Others Wounded, Mostly Civilians, Including 432 Children and 298 Women (PCHR). One Israeli has been killed and a handful injured.
MRSCP asks you to join us as we support this demonstration at the Farmer’s Market to protest Israel’s catastrophic and expanding assault on Gaza. Look for our large Palestinian flag banner with the words “Solidarity with Palestine” on it. Please bring “every Palestinian thing you have” and make your own signs .
If you can’t come (and even if you can) please take a minute to take action on this alert from Peace Action: Call the White House comment line at 202.456.1111 and demand a ceasefire and suspension of U.S. weapons and military aid to Israel.
Thursday, July 24:
BDS: A New Path to Peace
An online lecture presented by The Palestine Center with speakers Lena Ibrahim and Andrew Kadi
12 – 1:00 pm Central Time
Watch Live at this link.
The 2005 call from Palestine Civil Society for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel has gained unprecedented momentum within the international community in recent years. Since 2005, universities, academic groups, banks and faith based organizations have all joined the BDS movement.
Lena Ibrahim and Andrew Kadi will provide personal testimony for why a grassroots BDS movement in solidarity with Palestinian Civil Society is a new means by which people can put pressure on the U.S., Israel, and the international community to achieve justice in Palestine. This comes in light of yet another failed state-sponsored peace process and escalation of violence against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
For more information visit: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: A New Path to Peace.
- Article by Raji Sourani of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza: “We are just soft targets: we are very cheap”
- Check out Ali Abunimah’s blog at The Electronic Intifada
- For up to the minute news from a Palestinian perspective, visit Maan News Agency
- For detailed accounting of all incidents and casualties, meticulously documented, visit Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Al Mezan Center For Human Rights
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