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The Sixth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week 2010
by IAW
Tuesday Mar 9th, 2010 9:53 AM
Solidarity in Action: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Events in Santa Cruz County listed below!
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The 6th International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is taking place across the globe from from the 1st to the 14th of March 2010!

Since it was first launched in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, more than 40 cities around the world participated in the week's activities, which took place in the wake of Israel's brutal assault against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. IAW continues to grow with new cities joining this year.

IAW 2010 takes place following a year of incredible successes for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the global level. Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of theses successes along with the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the battle to end Israeli Apartheid.

Tuesday, March 9: Mark Braverman: “Fateful Embrace: Christians, Jews and the Search for Peace in the Holy Land”
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/09/18640350.php

Thursday, March 11: “Israel & Apartheid” a presentation by George Houser
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/09/18640351.php

Sunday, March 14: Booksigning and Talk with Rachel Shabi and Jordan Elgrably
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/03/18639487.php

Tuesday, March 16: Listening to Israelis and Palestinians
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/03/09/18640352.php
§About Israeli Apartheid Week
by IAW Tuesday Mar 9th, 2010 9:58 AM
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Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.

Last year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) took place in more than 40 cities across the globe. IAW 2009 happened in the wake of Israel's barbaric assault on the people of Gaza. Lectures, films, and actions made the point that these latest massacres further confirm the true nature of Israeli Apartheid.

IAW 2010 takes place following a year of incredible successes for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement on the global level. Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of theses successes along with the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the battle to end Israeli Apartheid. Speakers and full programme for each city will be available soon.

Join us in making 2010 a year of struggle against apartheid and for justice, equality, and peace.
§BNC Statement in Support of Israeli Apartheid Week
by IAW Tuesday Mar 9th, 2010 10:08 AM
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Occupied Palestine, 1 March 2010 - The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) salutes the organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), which will take place in over 40 cities this year. For the first time, IAW will see activities in Gaza City, where Palestinians continue to resist Israel’s illegal blockade which has transferred the occupied Gaza Strip into the world's largest prison camp. Also for the first time, students in Beirut have organized the first IAW in the Arab world outside Palestine. This in addition to IAW activities undertaken in dozens of cities in South Africa, Europe and North America. IAW has become a sign of the growing solidarity across borders in our global struggle against racism and oppression.

Whereas student and youth movements played a key role in ending Apartheid in South Africa, IAW is currently one of the most important tools to educate people about the nature of Israel as a colonial apartheid system and to build on the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. We hope that your participation in IAW this year will only be a step forward in your concrete and effective campaigns to pressure apartheid Israel to comply with international law.

We also take this opportunity to salute our sisters and brothers from around the world who are also struggling against racism, colonialism and oppression. From the landless peoples' movements of South Africa and Latin America, to the indigenous sovereignty struggles of the original nations of the Americas and Australia, to struggles of racialized and migrant communities the world over: our struggle is one and the same, a struggle for human dignity that will no doubt, one day, be victorious.

In solidarity for freedom, justice, and self-determination
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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by check one two
Tuesday Mar 9th, 2010 1:35 PM
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The boy with his mother just hours before he was abducted by Israeli soldiers


Flashpoints - March 8, 2010
http://kpfa.org/archive/id/59197
http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20100308-Mon1700.mp3

Israeli forces beat and rearrest 10 year old; Nora Barrows-Friedman talks to the traumatized child and to the family about the 2nd attack on their home in Hebron. Also, Lubna Masarwa, a Palestinian activist from the West Bank, is in-studio to talk about her continuing grassroots organizing against Israeli occupation. Also, we have more excerpts from a recent speech by Ali Abunimah, founder of the Electronic Intifada.net.

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Guests:
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Flashpoints Senior Producer
Lubna Masarwa, Palestinian Activist
Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada.net

http://www.flashpoints.net
http://electronicintifada.net
by Pax R.
Wednesday Mar 10th, 2010 11:01 AM
I applaud any group that lends itself to honest, positive discussion. Civil dialogue and respectful debate pave the road to the future. Join me - Pax101 on Facebook or follow @Pax_101 on Twitter. It's an experiment in Israeli-Palestinian peace-brokerage and social media. Let’s keep peaceful debate and conflict resolution going! Ultimately, peace is in everyone's best interest.

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