Monday, April 18, 2016

Taha attends vigil in Woodstock


Our friend, Taha, attends a vigil for Palestine in Woodstock on Apr 17, 2016.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism in POUGHKEEPSIE.

Mon, Feb. 1-15, Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism in POUGHKEEPSIE. Exhibit open to the public between Feb 1 and Mar 7 at the Retreat and Second floor of the College Center, Vassar College, Raymond Ave. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) co-host this exhibition highlighting diverse historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present. Contact 845 876-7906

This show was extended two weeks and was very popular. The following month, the Vassar Student Association passed a resolution supporting BDS of Israeli products.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Over 40 people came out to hear Lillian Rosengarten



Talk and book signing by Lillian Rosengarten, author of
Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany
to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, from 7-8:30 at the Inquiring
Mind Bookstore, 200 Main St, Saugerties.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wed, Feb. 3, at 6 pm, Inhumanist Biopolitics: How Palestine Matters

INHUMANIST BIOPOLITICS: HOW PALESTINE MATTERS. LECTURE BY PROFESSOR JASBIR PUAR
Rockefeller Hall 200-Auditorium
This lecture theorizes oscillating relations between disciplinary, pre-emptive, and increasingly prehensive forms of power that shape human and non-human materialities in Palestine. Calculation, computing, informational technologies, surveillance, and militarization are all facets of prehensive control. Further, the saturation of spatial and temporal stratum in Palestine demonstrates the use of technologies of measure to manufacture a "remote control" occupation, one that produces a different version of Israeli "home invasions" through the maiming and stunting of population. If Gaza, for example, is indeed the world's largest "open air prison" and an experimental lab for Israeli military apparatuses, infrastructural chaos, and metric manipulation, what kinds of fantasies (about power, about bodies, about resistance, about politics) are driving this project?

Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999 and an M.A. from the University of York, England, in Women’s Studies in 1993. She has written widely on South Asian disaporic cultural production in the U.S., U.K., and Trinidad; gay and lesbian tourism; terrorist studies; surveillance studies; bio and necropolitics; queer theory; disability and debilitation; theories of intersectionality, affect, and assemblage; animal studies and posthumanism; homonationalism, pinkwashing, and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Puar’s forthcoming monograph, States of Debility and Capacity (Duke University Press, 2016) takes up the relations between biopolitics, disability, and forms of active debilitation pivotal to the operations of war machines and racial capitalism. The book will be among the first to appear in a new book series, ANIMA, which she co-edits with Mel Chen (author of Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect, Duke University Press, 2012).

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Vigils in support of refugees and against Islamophobia


Racism has a long, ugly history in our country. Our politicians have long stirred the pot of racial hatred for short term electoral gains.

Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and Jim Crow are all in the same category. As an immigrant nation, those in power have always tried to pit one group against another. Closing the boarder to Middle East refugees after our bombs have devastated so many countries there would bringing such discrimination to a national level.

MECR held vigils in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, and more are being planned.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Islam is Not the Enemy




Islam is Not the Enemy. Vigil was Sunday, Dec 13 at the Woodstock Village Green.