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Posted by uscsjp on February 6, 2010

From a recent Email by Alex Shams

“Dear friends,

We invite you to participate in a fast approaching, urgent action called “Take Back Our Voices.” On Monday, February 8th at 4:30pm the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA Israel Studies Program, and UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program will be closing their 3-part lecture series on the UN Goldstone report with Principle Deputy Legal Adviser, Daniel Taub.

As the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Taub’s role is to serve both as Israel’s legal defender and public relations mouthpiece. He defended Israel’s construction of the apartheid wall or ‘separation barrier’ before the International Court of Justice, which condemned Israel’s construction of the Wall for its clear breach of various international human rights and humanitarian law conventions. In his lectures in the United States Mr. Taub has regularly disparaged Palestinians as ‘requiring a new culture’ and defended Israel’s targeting of civilians in Gaza. Mr. Taub’s message will serve to further legitimize state violence against a population that has been under military occupation for more than forty years.

Not only is his presence incredibly disturbing because it denies the human rights of Palestinians, but this event silences the Palestinian perspective on international law. We aim to reinsert that neglected perspective.

Please join us at 4:30pm in the UCLA Law school courtyard where we will be actively protesting Daniel Taub’s talk by picketing, handing flyers to attendees and most importantly holding our own forum and free space for discussion on our vision of a just international legal system that ensures Palestinians rights. We hope to have some local MC’s and spoken word artists grace us with their talent as well.

Also, we are attaching a petition that we are planning to send to centers that are in support of this talk. If you are a representative of a student organization we would appreciate your endorsement of this event so we can add your student group name as a signatory of the petition. We will be holding a meeting Sunday, February 7th to assemble picket signs and go over final details so please let us know if you are interested and would will be able to attend and we will send you the info.

Please distribute widely to all those that are committed to the struggle against Zionism…”

Also, from [CEIA-SC]

For Immediate Release
January 28, 2010
Educating, Advocating, and Organizing For The Return
Fifth Al-Awda West Coast Regional Conference
Hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine @ SDSU
co-hosted by SJP @ UCSD and USD
and Al-Awda San Diego, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition
LEARN about the refugee crisis and what is happening right here on the West Coast and elsewhere in the U.S.
SHARE IDEAS with fellow activists and help empower the right to return movement at large
ACT NOW! your participation is urgently needed in the months ahead! This is your chance to get involved!
One-Day Conference

Saturday February 13, 2010 @ The San Diego State University, San Diego

Where: Council Chambers, Aztec Center, 5198 College Ave, San Diego CA 92115
When: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Followed by:
Arabic Dinner – Celebrating 10 Years of Al-Awda
Includes Keynote Address
Plus Second West Coast Regional Dabke Competition
Where: Montezuma Hall, Aztec Center, SDSU, 5198 College Ave, San Diego CA 92115
When:  5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open 5:00 pm)
Delicious Arabic Food (all Halal)
Conference is free of charge!!
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER REQUIRED
Dinner: General $25.00; Student $15.00; Children under 5 free
To get your tickets, please go to http://al-awdacal. org/dinner. html or
contact 760-918-9441 Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM.
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