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Tristan Anderson and Scott Olsen Anti-War Panel, Oakland: audio & photos
by Dave Id
Tristan Anderson is an activist and Indybay journalist who was critically injured in the West Bank village of Ni'lin in 2009 when he was shot in the head with a high-velocity tear gas canister by Israeli forces. Scott Olsen is an Iraq War vet, now a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace, who suffered a traumatic brain injury during an Occupy Oakland march on October 25th, 2011, when Oakland police fired a bean bag round into his head at close range. Although Scott regularly participates in local social justice demonstrations, he infrequently speaks in a formalized setting. Tristan too attends numerous political events, but public speaking events for him are even more rare. On September 23rd, though, an anti-war panel and film screening were held at The Holdout, featuring both Scott and Tristan. Before the panel began, a forty-minute condensed version of the film "Occupation Has No Future: Militarism + Resistance in Israel/Palestine" was screened. The full line-up of panelists and speakers included David Zutnick, documentary filmmaker; Gabby Silverman, activist and Tristan's partner; Paul Larudee, International Solidarity Movement and the Free Gaza Movement; and Clare Bayard, Catalyst Project and War Resisters League (full audio below).

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