Saturday, November 7, 2009

Summer and Fall Events 2009

Free Palestine Vigil


2:00 pm

Saturday, July 18

Ulster Plaza

1177 Ulster Avenue

Kingston 12401


We will line up in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble Bookstore


Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response

http://www.mideastcrisis.org

Contact: mecr@mideastcrisis.org


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Report from Gaza: My trips with Code Pink

By Felice Gelman


6:00-7:30 pm

Sunday, August 23

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

of the Catskills

320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston NY 12401


Felice Gelman is member of the WESPAC Middle East Committee and part of a group of four delegations under the umbrella of CODEPINK invited to Gaza by the UN Relief and Works Agency. She will report on conditions that have been rarely talked about in the US media. She will be joined by Philip Weiss who made the trip with her.


Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response

http://www.mideastcrisis.org


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Meeting on Palestine, Israel, and the US Empire


Tuesday, Oct. 27

7 p.m

Lecture Center 104

SUNY New Paltz


Richard Becker will analyze the struggle for Palestine — from the division of the Middle East by Western powers and the Zionist settler movement to the founding of Israel and the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He will also focus on the key role of the United States as a supporter of Israel. Becker, an author and commentator on Middle East affairs, will also sign copies of his new book, "Palestine, Israel, and the US Empire."


Organized by:

Peace and Social Progress Now

sponsored on campus by the Muslim Students Association

endorsed by Middle East Crisis Response.

http://www.mideastcrisis.org



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Norman Finkelstein: Israel and Palestine, Roots of Conflict, Prospects for Peace


Wed., November 4th

7:30 PM

Multipurpose Room, Bertlesman Student Center Bard College, Annandale, NY 12504


Dr. Norman Finkelstein is an American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. His parents were Holocaust survivors, and he has also written about their experiences during World War II.


Sponsored by:

-Middle East Crisis Response

http://www.mideastcrisis.org

-Bard Students for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine


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Anna Baltzer: Witness in Palestine


Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 pm

Multipurpose Room, Bertlesman Student Center Bard College, Annandale, NY 12504


Anna Baltzer, Fulbright Scholar and volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service, will talk about her work in Palestine. Her book, "Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories" has been praised by Noam Chomsky. Joining her will be Paula Silbey, a local activist who has completed several trips to the occupied West Bank. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.


Sponsored by:

-Middle East Crisis Response

http://www.mideastcrisis.org

-Bard Students for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine


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Arabic Feast to Help Break the Siege of Gaza


Sunday, November 8

1 - 4:00 pm

La Florentina Restaurant

604 Ulster Ave.

Kingston, NY 12401


A special Arabic meal will be served to raise funds for the Gaza Freedom March. This unique culinary event, prepared by excellent Palestinian chefs, will focus attention on the twelve local residents of the Hudson Valley who will be bringing supplies for children and families to Gaza in December. Tickets will be $25 if purchased beforehand or $30 at the door. Make checks payable to MECR and mail to Gaza March c/o MECR, PO Box 1362, Woodstock, NY 12498.


http://www.hudsontogaza.blogspot.com

or call: 845 -246-8415, Ext. 3


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