ANSWER Community Forum on Palestine and ME: Fri, July 18th, 7pm
Posted by uscsjp on July 10, 2014
|Hundreds in LA Rally for Palestine!
Special Community Forum on Understanding and
Building Resistance to U.S. Aims in the Middle East
|Over 300 people rally outside the Israeli Consulate in LA on July 8, 2014
Community Forum on the War Crisis in the Middle East
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 7PM
135 E. 3rd St., Downtown LA 90013
On 3rd St between Main & Los Angeles –
Just blocks from Pershing Square Red Line and Little Tokyo Gold Line
On Tuesday, July 8, over 300 people rallied outside the Israeli Consulate against the collective punishment of the Palestinian people, and the latest massacre currently being inflicted on the people of Gaza. It was the largest showing of solidarity with Palestine to happen in LA in several years.
As Israel continues its murderous assault on civilians in Gaza, we will remain prepared for more actions soon.
But in addition to being in the streets, ANSWER will be holding a special community forum on understanding the aims of the U.S. government and Israel in Palestine and the entire region–and how to build successful resistance to those aims.
The event will feature Richard Becker, author of Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, as well as several others with eyewitness accounts of U.S./Israeli policy in Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
Hear from activists who have recently traveled to these regions for an eyewitness account and analysis of what’s really going on, and be part of the discussion on how we can organize against imperialism and Zionism.
||Keynote speaker:Richard Becker – Richard is well-known writer and political commentator on Middle East affairs. He is author of Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire, appears frequently on Press TV and Russia Today, and is the West Coast coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition. Becker recently returned from a major conference in Lebanon and toured Palestinian refugee camps. He will give a political analysis on the crisis in the Middle East.
||Also featuring:Enas Khaleq—Enas is a Palestinian refugee, recent graduate of CSU-Long Beach and member of the ANSWER Coalition. She spent the past month in Jerusalem and areas of the West Bank, and will give an eyewitness account of the severe repression and collective punishment by the Israeli Defense Forces in response to the murder of three Israeli teens.
||Johnny Achi—Johnny is a Syrian American and coordinator of Arab Americans for Syria, which has organized significant actions in Los Angeles against the U.S.-funded war in Syria. He recently led a delegation to Damascus, Syria for the elections. He will give an eyewitness account of the elections in Syria and what is happening in the years-long war.
||Mike Prysner—Mike is a former corporal in the U.S. Army and Iraq war veteran, who also traveled to Gaza City in 2009, in the wake of ‘Operation: Cast Lead.’ He is an organizer with the ANSWER Coalition and member of the Board of Directors of Veterans For Peace. He will share an eyewitness account of how the U.S. occupation created and exploited the sectarian divides that now plague Iraqi society.
135 E. 3rd St.
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90013
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