. . . barbed wire fences surrounding whole cities; the destruction of
farmers fields; thousands of house to house raids on 'suspected resisters';
and the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians . . .
As the occupation of Iraq continues to look more and more like the
occupation of Palestine, the question arises for the US anti-war movement:
Can we be against the occupation of Iraq without considering the occupation
Please join us for this open forum, as we look at the connections between
the occupations of Palestine and Iraq, the history of Israel's occupation
and the Palestinian resistance, as well as why the US government spends
billions of dollars a year to support Israel and fund the Israeli Defense
Force. Following the speakers, there will be an interactive and open forum
for discussion, debate and education. Please come out to listen, question
and discuss these important issues that will help to strengthen our politics
and propel the US anti-war movement forward!
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 currently 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 a monthly alternative english-language magazine, 'Between the
Lines', which offers 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
Noura Khouri is an American born Palestinian, grassroots community
organizer. She is a member of Mission for Peace as well as The International
Solidarity Movement. She recently returned from Palestine where she
participated in direct action with ISM.
Al-Awda, American Muslim Voice, Free Palestine Alliance, If Americans Knew,
International Socialist Organization, International Solidarity Movement,
Justice for palestinians, Mission for Peace, Pakistan American Alliance,
QUIT, San Francisco American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Solidarity,
and more to come!
For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*International day of action against the Occupation March 20th