PALESTINE-RELATED EVENTS in the
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Military Occupation campaign, please see www.palestineinformation.org, the
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International Solidarity Movement to End the Occupation. PSC is the local support
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WOMEN IN BLACK ***MICHAEL TARAZI ***ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR *** REPORTBACK ON
IRAQ & PALESTINE
VIDEOS TO YOUR FRIENDS ANYTIME -- CALL PSC FOR MORE INFO 206 633-1086***
WOMEN IN BLACK. Stand against occupation and war every Thursday at
4th & Pine. 5-6 pm. Wear Black. Men can support.
Dec. 4, Palestinian Heritage Group Invites you to ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR - 2004
on Saturday Dec. 4th at St. Markís Cathedral- Bloedel Hall1245-
10th Avenue E. Seattle Your Gift supports a needy family International
crafts, Bedoiun Rugs,Hand-made cards, Fair traded coffee, home-baked gift items and
much much more! Come and Enjoy our TEA ROOM and much much more. More info: 206
4, . REPORT
witnessing for peace in
Keystone Pl N). More info: email@example.com.
Dec. 6, MICHAEL TARAZI, PLO LEGAL ADVISOR, Palestinian-American lawyer
legal advisor to the Negotiations Affairs Department of the
Liberation Organization, will speak in Kane Hall (room 220) at the University of
his talk is: "Understanding Israeli Strategy: A Palestinian
Perspective".Michael Tarazi provides legal advice to the Negotiations Affairs Department on a
wide array of permanent status issues such as refugees, Israeli settlements and
and been published in such newspapers as The New York Times and
Ha'areetz. Mr. Tarazi was
Harvard Law School.This event is presented by the Palestine Solidarity
and Voices of Palestine and co-sponsored by the
the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee--Seattle, the Arab Student Union
Friends of Sabeel--
Association (UW), and the Palestine Concerns Group at Saint Mark's Cathedral. For
information: (206) 633-1086,
Center's sponsorship of this event does not imply that the Center endorses
the content of the event.
Amnesty International Seattle, FILM Festival -- Several films on the Israeli
Palestinian relationship. All on Monday, December 6. See the link for the full
, 911 Media Arts Center
ANOTHER ROAD HOME
Director: Danae Elon
Documentary. 2004. Israel. 77min. English
father, and Musa Obeidallah, a Palestinian man who worked for her family.
For more than 20 years, Obeidallah devoted himself to Danae, but when her
family moved to the States, he stayed behind in the divided region. Over a
decade later, Danae undertakes a quest to find the man who once meant so
much to her. Danae's quest brings out the delicate boundaries of politics,
class and family relationships. A painful, contradictory, gentle and
loving story takes place against the backdrop of a distant and brutal
Qi Film 114 East 7 st # 16NY, NY 10009
Director: Cindy Burstein, Tony Heriza & Wendy Univer
reconcile the relationship between their
amongst American Jews who have different relationships to, and different
opinions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Occupying both sides of the
often contentious debate, some American Jews claim unconditional support for
PASSIONATE VOICES is an even-handed, thought-provoking account of the issue. Wendy Uni
9pm, 911 Media Arts Center
Directors: Juliano Mer Khamis & Danniel Danniel
Documentary. 2003. Israel/Netherlands. 84 min. Arabic and Hebrew,
in the West
Bank. Her son Juliano, who directed the group, filmed the rehearsals and
performances of the plays. Through playing, the children try to cope with
their memories of the refugee camps and their daily realities. When the
Israeli army occupies the city, the theatre rehearsals come to an end. But
Arna doesn't take it lying down. She establishes an alternative
educational system to replace the formal one that was practically
paralysed by the Israeli occupation. After the death of his mother and
years after the theatre has closed, Juliano looks up "ARNA'S children."
Back in Jenin, he discovers little by little the tragic story of the
theatre children who were so dear to him.
Director: Avi Mograbi
Learn more and get involved. An intimidating tank drives back and forth. A
Palestinian family stands outside, hoping for an ambulance to arrive to take
them to the hospital.
They keep waiting. Avi Mograbi's DETAIL is in fact a detail of his next
film, soon to be released. This powerful short exposes the filmmaker's
with the realities of life in the
ourselves many stories as to what reality is like," says Mograbi, "but the
truth is that we lost the ability to look at our own doings."
Dec. 11, 7-Midnight. OLYMPIA-RAFAH SISTER CITY WINTER CELEBRATION: second
Winter Celebration at the Olympia Ballroom,
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 306-459-4024
Dec. 11, . SIDEWALK EDUCATION FOR PALESTINIAN HUMAN RIGHTS. Usually
every 2nd Saturday from . We have info, banners, signs, and welcome
anti-racists to join us.
email@example.com. Check our calendar for updates. Call 206 633-1086 if
need to confirm a location.
UPCOMING: ISM DISCUSSION CAFE ***
SPEAKERS AND VIDEOS TO YOUR FRIENDS ANYTIME -- CALL PSC FOR MORE INFO 206
Jan 5. ISM DISCUSSION CAFE at the B&O Espresso, Belmont and Olive on
Capitol Hill. Drop by anytime between 5 and to learn more about the
International Solidarity Movement to End the Occupation. Every first Wednesday of the
month. More info: 206 633-1086.
would love to help you discuss this issue with your community. Invite friends over
for dinner or tea and show a video and host a speaker who’s just back from
witnessing the occupation. All for free. Let us know if you’re interested: 206
* Next ISM
* Next ISM Seattle Discussion Cafe: Jan. 5 , (every first Wed.)
* Next Sidewalk Education, Dec 11,
* Next Theatre meeting: call 206 633-1086 for info.
* Next ISM pre-training: Dec. or Jan. (call if planning to go: 206 633-1086)
* Next ISM Palestine Campaign: TBA -- maybe during Pal. elections (Jan. 9)?
Call 206 633-1086 for locations, dates, times.
PSC now has a copy of the new Media Education Foundation video, "Peace,
Propaganda and the Promised Land: American Media and the Subversion of Peace" (75
minutes) that you can borrow to show in your living room or community hall.
We previewed the video and found it extremely informative as a tool for
understanding what is really happening in the
don't know about it. For more details on the video, go to the website of
the Media Education Foundation at www.mediaed.org. To borrow the video, email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. For information about other videos in
PSC’s lending library, contact: email@example.com
RESPONSE NETWORK ***STOP THE WALL CAMPAIGN ***
INITIATIVE FROM THE
This is an invitation to participate in a new Response Network being
organized by the Palestine Solidarity Committee of Seattle. The purpose of
the Response Network is to provide opportunities regularly for participants
to take action on important issues related to Palestinian human rights. The
network will allow
concerned citizens from all over
in a coordinated way
Israel/Palestine and the occupation.
We believe that those of us who oppose the
Israeli occupation of
order to influence
working more effectively for justice for
are confident that we can increase the possibility for a broader peace
If you are ready to take part in this initiative, please sign on by
responding to us with as much of the following information as you wish to
share: your name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. To
make the response network function via e-mail, at the very least we need
your e-mail address. But the more of this information you provide for us,
the more we will be able to include you in various activities such as
meetings with political officials or with representatives of the media.
When the Response Network is activated, you will receive action bulletins
from us regarding the most urgent issues once or twice a month. We will call
your attention to an issue, suggest talking points, and provide you with the
contact information for the appropriate government official or major media
outlet. At that time, we hope that you will participate by contacting your
representative or news editor, as the case may be. We also encourage you to
send us copies of your postings so that we may learn from your work -- and
so that we can keep track of the effectiveness of the project.
As we develop our technical capabilities, our action bulletins will be
posted and archived on the Response Network section of our web site (see
below), with information about the volume of response and the effectiveness
of the project. In this way, we hope to make a voice for peace and justice
this region's media!
To sign up and receive action alerts, please write to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, suggestions or
requests for us, please let us know. Also, we would very much appreciate your
help in forwarding this letter to other potential participants in this response
To learn more about PSC—
please visit our website at www.palestineinformation.org
STOP THE WALL CAMPAIGN
The Wall is higher than the Berlin Wall, will take millions of American tax
to build, and cuts the
richest Palestinian farmland and many wells for Israeli use. For more info:
John Reese, email@example.com, 206-568-7110 or Community Action Network
Council to divest its pension funds from American companies selling war machines
www.palestineinformation.org; 206 633-1086.
Although Rachel Corrie’s life was cut short, many of us were inspired by her
and have resolved to carry out her project. Beginning with a small core
group, we have steadily expanded since our formation last Spring. A number of our
members have gone to live in Rafah, building connections with people and
institutions there. We have begun a Fair Trade exchange for Palestinian artwork
through the Union of Palestinian Women, we support a Center for Disabled
Persons, we have sponsored cultural exchanges, and we offer translation between
English and Arabic for our pen-pal program. You can find out more about us, or
contact us, through our website at http://www.orscp.org/. (360) 867-0290 or via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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on our website.
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