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David Barsamian / Eyad Kishawi: How to win Liberation in the Middle East

Saturday, October 18, 2003
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Justin P
Location Details:
110 Capp Street (Between 16th and 17th) Capp is one block East of Mission

David Barsamian and Eyad Kishawi: How to win Liberation in the Middle East A tribute to Dr. Edward Said Saturday, October 18th @ 2pm 110 Capp St (between 16th and 17th) (Capp is one block east of Mission St.) Sponsored by Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Organization ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you cannot sanction terror against a hapless populace, if your humanity is outraged by the suffering and oppression of an entire people, if you are indignated by unbridled imperialism and shameless coercion, if your heart has ever hurt at the suffering of innocent children, if you agree it is an absurdity that over a quarter of children born in an historically fertile land are suddenly malnourished, if you are against apartheid, racism, collective punishment, dehumanization, extra judicial killings, and the indiscriminate inaction unimaginable horrors upon the feeble, the old, the weak and the young, If you think freedom and liberty are the inalienable birthrights of every human being... Then you know that this is not only the story of the current occupation of Iraq. ~~~~~~~~ Come hear David Barsamian on how to continue the struggle for the liberation of Palestine in the great tradition of the late Dr. Edward Said. An outspoken critic of Israeli aggression in Palestine, Dr. Said spent a lifetime educating people about the plight of the Palestinian people and exposing the lies and the doublespeak of the Israeli and the Palestinian establishment. For decades he was writing, traveling, lecturing, a presence, almost a force of nature, an echo in a void of spirit and compassion. Dr. Said's extraordinary commitment to justice for the Palestinian people immensely helped bring to the world the Palestinian peoples' narrative of tragedy, struggle, and hope, despite overwhelming odds. David Barsamian's prolific history as an author includes two book-length interviews with Dr. Said, The Pen and the Sword, and his most recent publication, Culture and Resistance. David Barsamian is the founder and director of Alternative Radio and the winner of the ACLU's 2003 Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism. A radio producer, author and lecturer, Mr. Barsamian has been widely lauded and named as one of the Institute of Alternative Journalism's "Top Ten Media Heroes". Mr. Barsamian is well-known for his many interviews with Noam Chomsky: Chronicles of Dissent, Keeping the Rabble in Line, The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many, Propaganda and the Public Mind, and Class Warfare. He is currently working on a book with Arundhati Roy as well as one featuring his interviews in The Progressive. Mr. Barsamian will be accompanied by Eyad Kishawi from the Free Palestine Alliance and ANSWER. Mr. Kishawi will be leading a discussion on the current state of the imperialist occupation of Iraq and Palestine and how activists can get involved in the national protests to be held on October 25th in San Francisco and Washington DC. The ISO and Free Palestine Alliance support the call by ANSWER and United For Peace and Justice for the October 25th demonstrations against these imperialist occupations. Come find out how you can get involved in helping to build and publicize this mass protest! FREE PALESTINE! FREE IRAQ! U.S. OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST!
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