September 30, 2020

Losing Our Homes

MECR joined with other groups to present this panel on losing our homes. We have been pleased with how many people have shown up for these Zoom panels. The panelists themselves were great, and were able to shed light on how housing dispossession works against African Americans in the US, and Palestinians in the West Bank. Watch the "Losing Our Homes" panel on YouTube.

Thursday, Sept. 10 Zoom panel on Losing Our Homes: The Destruction of Community, Culture and Identity. In this perfect storm of economic and pandemic crisis, millions of people run the risk of displacement through evictions, foreclosures, gentrification, and ethnic cleansing. Rashida Tyler, Founder of The REAL Kingston Tenants Union and Board Member of Citizen Action of New York, and Talal Jabari, Palestinian journalist and documentary filmmaker, will each make a short statement, including their own personal observations of displacement. We will then open the panel up to questions. To register in advance for this Zoom meeting go to Sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Hudson Valley, Middle East Crisis Response, NYC Veterans For Peace and Women in Black - New Paltz.


September 2, 2020

Congratulations to all who have been involved

Congratulations to all who have been involved with putting this ad in the Kingston Freeman, especially the Congress Committee (used to be Delgado Committee), the many people who donated money, and even the Kingston Freeman itself, which never would have printed this in the old days. The ad appeared in this Sunday's print edition of the Freeman, and was also posted on-line.

So let's take a moment to celebrate how effectively MECR and JVP - Hudson Valley have worked together on this and on other projects. For those who have been supportive in the past, why don't you consider becoming more active. We have a very interesting Zoom panel coming up on Thursday, Sept 10 at 7 pm. Check it out and register at

June 24, 2020

Children in Detention, an introduction to the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign

We had a great turnout for our first Zoom panel. Over 80 people registered and about 45 actually signed in and participated in the event. As soon as we edit the program, we will put it up here so that you can watch our two speakers respond to the movies and answer questions from the audience. There is no doubt that JVP/MECR will be doing more of these events in the future.

-Tuesday, June 16 from 7-8 PM. “Children in Detention,” an introduction to the No Way to Treat a Child Campaign. A ZOOM panel featuring Kwame Holmes, PhD, Scholar in Residence, Human Rights Program, Bard College, and Shaina Low, U.S. Advocacy Officer at Defense for Children International, Palestine, will discuss systemic mistreatment, abuse and arrest of Black American and Palestinian youths in the US and Israel. We recommend two short films, "Arrested for Being Black” (13 min) and “Detaining Dreams” (21 min) as resources to watch ahead of time. Sponsored by Jewish Voice For Peace - Hudson Valley, Mideast Crisis Response, Veterans For Peace, and Women in Black - New Paltz. Contact: or 845 876-7906.

Short films:

January 7, 2020

"Gaza Fights For Freedom" documentary

We had over 30 for the "Gaza Fights For Freedom" documentary at the Mtn. View Studio this Saturday night. Steve Romine (Woodstock Truth Squad MONDAYS, 7-10 pm, WIOF 104.1 FM) organized it, and Vets for Peace cosponsored. 

We picked up about 25 signatures for the Delgado petition on the rights of children in Palestine. 

Thanks to Steve for setting this up.

"Gaza Fights For Freedom" documentary Jan 4

- Sat, Jan 4 at 7:20 pm. "Gaza Fights For Freedom" documentary at the Mt. View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave, Woodstock. 

January 3, 2020

New Paltz Women in Black standing in solidarity

New Paltz Women in Black has been standing on a street corner for peace and justice every Saturday for 17 years. We stand peacefully in front of the Elting Memorial Library, 93 Main St in New Paltz, N.Y. from 12:45 to 1:30 pm. We'd love you to join us!

November 6, 2019

November 12 International Symposium on Migration and Border Solidarity

Activist Radio (5 - 6 pm) has the following guest on this Thursday:

GUEST: Rick Ufford-Chase, peace activist and Moderator of the 216th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, and Susan Smith, a Muslim member of Jewish Voice for Peace, talk about the November 12 International Symposium on Migration and Border Solidarity at the at the Westchester Ethical Culture Society in White Plains, NY.

The interview can be heard live on 91.3 FM, or streamed from It will also be posted on the ClassWars website for the next ten weeks. Simply click on the date to hear it.


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