Fri.MAR.29 on CATALYST: Palestinean:Invisible Voice of Middle East

Tune in FRI.MARCH 29, 9 am to KFAI's CATALYST:politics & culture.
Following up on President Obama's trip to Israel and the Occupied Territories, we hear from the excluded (or distorted) Palestinean voice. ZIAD AMRA, a Palestinean-American is part of the MN COALITION FOR PALESTINEAN RIGHTS, a lawyer with the National Lawyers Guild and works with the ARAB-AMERICAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE. The Oscar-nominated film "5 BROKEN CAMERAS", by a Palestinean father documenting how the Israeli occupation of Palestinean land impacts his family screens Sat.March 30 in Minneapols (along with many events in April EVENTS below). Also hear from IN THE HEART OF THE BEAST PUPPET AND MASK THEATER about the challnges facing their annuyal May Day Parade
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***Sat. MARCH 30, 2pm FILM: "5 BROKEN CAMERAS"
Oscar-nominated film of Palestinean director EMAD BUMAL, documents the impact of Israel's occupation of Palestinean land on hisfamily and himself as an artist. U.S. immigration refused to allow Bumal into the country to attend the Oscars when "5 BROKEN CAMERAS" was up for Best Foreign Film. This screening is happening on "Land Day" marks Arab protest since 1976 of Israeli illegal settlements on Palestinean land. More info:
MAY DAY BOOKS, 301 Cedar Ave. South (basement HUB Bicycle),West Bank,Minneapolis
Buses:2,7,16,22  Hosted by ANTI-WAR COMT.
***Saturday, March 30th: U.S. MILITARY AID TO ISRAEL
Middle East Peace Now presents "U.S. Military Aid to Israel - At What Cost" with Alex Vella. Southdale Hennepin County Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina.
9:30 am refreshments, 10 - noon program and discussion.  FFI:
***SAT.MARCH 30, 6pm:The Palestinian American Society of Minnesota's Land Day Event features author Susan Abulhawa, a founder of 'Playgrounds for Palestine'. Tickets $10
Brooklyn Center Community Center, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Cente
***Thursday, April 4th the Campaign to Stop the Jewish National Fund comes to Minnesota, when Jonah Aline Daniel shares photos, video and accounts from a recent Plant a Tree in Palestine Delegation.
Cafe Southside, 3405 Chicago Ave S, Mpls
6:30 pm.  FFI:
**Saturday, April 6th is (the 12th annual) Palestine Day hosted by Al Aqsa Institute of Minnesota, at Spring Lake Park High School, 1100 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park. Adults $10, Children (5-11) $5.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Omar Mehri 
Starting at 4 pm.  FFI: 612-234-7250 or
**Sunday, April 7th Women Against Military Madness hosts a skype event with former Senator James Abourezk "Why the U.S. Should Leave the Middle East" at 4200 Cedar Ave S, Mpls
3 pm.   FFI: 612-827-5364 or
*****Tuesday, April 9th marks the 65th anniversary of the Deir Yassin Massacre. MN-CPR will hold a rally in front of Senator Klobuchar's office, 1200 Washington Ave S, Mpls
4:30-5:30 pm.   FFI: 612-437-0222