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|Apocalypse Now - The U.S. and Israeli Master Plan for the Middle East|
|Date||Thursday August 17|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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When and Where: The forum will take place on August 17h from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA, at Bonita.
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What: Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone, producers of the national radio show “Taking Aim,” present a dramatic exposé of the current wave of U.S. coordinated and Israeli mass slaughter in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon. Schoenman and Shone discuss in compelling and heart-rending detail the U.S. and Israeli murderous agenda, its timetable and the collusion of client Arab regimes in targeting the peoples of the region.
Heralded authors of “The Hidden History of Zionism,” “Prisoners of Israel” and “Homage to Palestine,” Schoenman and Shone, reveal through first hand testimony and shocking visuals the wholesale massacre and mass expulsion that emptied Palestine of its population in 1948 and was repeated in an identical operation in Lebanon in 1982.
From Nablus to Rafah, from Tyre, Nabitiyeh, Sidon and Beirut to Tripoli an ongoing genocide has been unleashed – part of a plan to visit the identical agony on the people of Syria, Iran and the region.
In 1982-83, Schoenman and Shone lived in the Palestinian refugee camps as these were reduced to rubble. They documented the round-up by the Israeli invaders of males from ages 7 to 70 across Lebanon in 1982 and 1983 and took 6,000 affidavits from the victims’ families. They witnessed and made a photo record of the mass murder and the mass graves from Ain El Helweh, Rashidieh, Bourj al Burajneh to Sabra and Shatila in Beirut.
Schoenman and Shone draw from their 1,000 slides of the 1982 war in Lebanon and those they took of the massacres directed, overseen and implemented by the Israeli Defense Forces in Sabra and Shatila, part of the evidence they presented to the United Nations, Foreign Ministers and to the Nordic Commission in Oslo, Norway.
Ralph Schoenman was Secretary General of the International Tribunal on U.S. War Crimes in Indochina. He worked with Malcolm X with respect to the battle for the Congo and has negotiated the release of political prisoners in many countries. He is the author of “The Hidden History of Zionism,” “Iraq and Kuwait: A History Suppressed,” and co-authored with Mya Shone “Prisoners of Israel” (report for the United Nations) and “Homage to Palestine.” Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone co-produce “Taking Aim with Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone” heard weekly on Pacifica’s WBAI-NY and nationally on the Progressive Radio Network.
Mya Shone is an economist and has a long history as an activist involved in political, community and labor issues. She worked closely with Casa Nicaragua and Casa El Salvador during the struggles taking place in Central America, was the coordinator of the Tri-County (Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo) Labor Party chapter, and was a founder of and on the steering committee of Health Care for All-California. She was also an award-winning documentary filmmaker as well as a newscaster at KPFK in Los Angeles.