Saturday, July 23, 2016

Panel Discussion on Governor Cuomo’s executive order

We had about 30 people in the Woodstock Town Hall for this event. Wonderful speakers
and plenty of questions at the end. It seems like some people had even changed their minds.
The panel was filmed and put on Woodstock Public Television, and will be
played this coming Thursday on Activist Radio

-Friday, July 22, 7-9 PM in Woodstock. Panel Discussion on Governor Cuomo’s executive order attacking citizens’ right to boycott Israel. Alan Levine, Constitutional lawyer and Donna Nevel, National Board member for Jewish Voice for Peace, will discuss both the First Amendment and moral arguments against Cuomo’s order that would create a blacklist of organizations and groups working for peace and justice in the Middle East. The panel, part of the campaign, will take place at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St. Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response, Hudson Valley Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and Catskill Mt. Veterans for Peace. Contact: or (845) 679-5301

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Salt of the Sea

-Friday, July 1, from 7 - 9 in Kingston. Film screening of “Salt of This Sea" at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road (access to UU is from Rt. 209/Sawkill Road). The film is a stirring drama about the experiences of a young woman from the States in her efforts to reclaim her family roots in Palestine. Official Selection of the Cannes International Film Festival. Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response and Hudson Valley Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Contact: or 518 291-6808

We had a nice turnout, over 30 people and a good many new faces. There was a lively discussion at the end about the role of art in opposing apartheid Israel. We also talked about the upcoming Woodstock Free Speech initiative: