FRI.NOV.30 on CATALYST: GAZA

Fri.NOV.30, 9 am on KFAI's "CATALYST:politics & culture"

In the latest Israeli attack on Gaza, corporate media censors all but Israel and U.S. government voices. Hear Minnesota  activists in solidarity with Palestineans ---some of whom have actually been to the Middle East: Amina Maameri of U of MN chapter STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE AMERICAN MUSLIMS FOR PALESTINE, Stephani Levi of SOCIALIST ACTION & the COALITION FOR PALESTINEAN RIGHTS, and Nigel Perry a co-founder of the media organzation ELECTRONIC INTIFADA, a peace and Palestinian solidarity activist. LOCAL GAZA EVENTS BELOW. Host Lydia Howell

 

EVENTS (Gaza & UNION-FAIR TADE HOLIDAY BAZZAR)

GAZA EVENTS:

December 1 Forum

 

“5 Broken Cameras”

A FILM BY EMAD BURNAT & GUY DAVIDI

When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this action. For more than five years, Burnat films the non-violent struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, while at the same time recording the growth of his son.  Very soon the struggle affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family.  His friends, his brothers and he himself are either shot or arrested. One camera after another is shot at or smashed.  Each camera tells a part of his story.

Eventually, Burnat joins forces with Guy Davidi – an Israeli filmmaker -- and together from the five broken cameras and the stories that they represent, these two filmmakers create a powerful piece of work entitled “5 BROKEN CAMERAS.”

Saturday,  December 1,  2012

9:30 AM. Refreshments            10:00 A.M. to Noon     Program and Discussion

SOUTHDALE HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY

7001 York Avenue South    Edina, MN   55435

For information call Dixie Vella at 952-941-1341

December 8 Forum

A Presentation by Iyad Burnat

Iyad Burnat is head of the Bil’in Popular Committee and a leader in the village’s non-violent popular resistance movement.   Citizens of Bil’in, Israeli citizens, and international peace activists have held weekly demonstrations against the building of the Israeli separation wall and the encroachment of illegal settlements.   The demonstrators have maintained a commitment to non-violent methods of resistance in spite of armed, military opposition that has resulted in many injuries and some deaths.  The demonstrations are the subject of the recent award-winning documentary film, “5 Broken Cameras”, which was made by Iyad’s brother, Emad Burnat. (See the forum above – Dec. 1)

 

Iyad will tell the stories of Bil’in and life in the occupied West Bank, and talk about strategies for non-violent popular resistance with a goal of peace and prosperity for all people.  His presentation will be accompanied by photos and videos.

Saturday,  December 8,  2012

9:30 AM. Refreshments            10:00 A.M. to Noon     Program and Discussion

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CHRIST THE REDEEMER

5440 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

For information call Dixie Vella at 952-941-1341

Visit our MEPN website at http://www.mepn.org

 

UNION-FAIR TRADE HOLIDAY BAZZAR

SUN. DEC 2, from 10 AM to 6 PM CWA union hall, 3521 EAST LAKE ST. south Minneapolis (buses 21, 9)