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...from Iraq to Palestine, making the connections

Monday, April 12, 2004
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Location Details:
Women's Building, 3543 18th St. #8, Auditorium

...from Iraq to Palestine, making the connections

March 12th, 2004
Women's Building, 3543 18th St. #8, Auditorium

As the Occupation of Iraq continues to look more and more like the Occupation of Palestine, from barbed wire fences surrounding whole cities, the plowing down of farmers fields, thousands of house to house raids of "suspected resisters", to the indiscriminate killing of Iraqis, there is a question in the US anti-war movement, can we be against the Occupation of Iraq without taking up the Occupation of Palestine?

Please join us for this open forum, as we look at the connections between the occupation of Palestine and Iraq, the history of Israel's occupation of Palestine and Palestinian resistance, and why the US government spends billions of dollars a year to fund the Israeli Military Forces and support Israel. There will be an interactive and open forum for discussion, debate and questions following the speakers. Please come out to listen, question and discuss these important issues that will help to propel the US anti-war movement forward as we strengthen our politics!

Jess Ghannam is a psychoanalyst and a professor at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Ghannam is a grassroots activist and member of Al-Awda San Francisco and The Palestine Right to Return Coalition's executive committee. He current serves as the president of the San Francisco American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Toufic Haddad is a Palestinian activist from Ramallah. He is co-founder and co-editor of 'Between the Lines', a monthly alternative english-language magazine, a critical political perspective of the Oslo process and the apartheid reality which has been established in its wake. He currently resides in San Francisco and is a member of the International Socialist Organization.

Noura Khouri is a member Mission for Peace and a the The International Solidarity Movement. She recently traveled to Palestine and participated in direct action with ISM.

Sponsored by: Al-Awda, American Muslim Voice, Free Palestine Alliance, International Socialist Organization, Mission for Peace, Pakistan American Alliance, San Francisco American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and more to come.

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