Archive for the “Antiwar” Category
ScottK in Antiwar, Middle East, tags: colonialism, Mid East, Palestine, US imperialism
While many Israeli and American Jews and supporters of Israel see Israel as the culmination of the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, many Palestinians and others around the world see Israel as an extension of the centuries old history of colonialism and imperialism in the area. Check out this amazing, constantly changing map of the Middle East region, illustrating how various “empires” have risen and fallen in the past 5000 years–in just 90 seconds. It helps to understand those who view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of “Western colonialism.” Go to: http://www.mapsofwar.com/images/EMPIRE17.swf
ScottK in Antiwar, Events, Interns, Middle East, tags: delegation, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, solidarity, study tour, summer
You are invited to join the:
This is a truly exceptional opportunity to visit the region at a critical moment in history and to learn about the ongoing conflict from a variety of perspectives, while meeting with and learning from locals working for a sustainable, just solution. You will visit various points of interest in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Israel, stay with Israeli and Palestinian families and have the opportunity to participate in ongoing nonviolent campaigns as well as witness the daily reality of people in the region.
Sandinista in Antiwar, Events, Globalization, tags: Andrea Licata, italy, Sabina Perez, US Military Bases
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 7:30P.M., Resource Center for Nonviolence, 515 Broadway, Santa Cruz. Andrea Licata will speak on The Cost of US Militarism on Civilian Communities Around the World and the potential to convert these implements of war into peaceful civilian usage. The United States maintains over 737 recognized military bases as well as hundreds of secret installations in 137 countries around the world. These bases directly threaten local communities and cause geopolitical destabilization. Hear Andrea Licata (from Italy) who has been fighting a US base expansion in Italy and Sabina Perez (Guam and Bay Area) a key organizer of Famoksaiyan fighting for cultural survival and against US military buildup in Guam.
Sandinista in Antiwar, Arts and Culture, tags: American Friends Service Committee, Cost of War, Government Spending, Iraq, Taxes
From our friends at the Ameirican Friends Service Committee:
ScottK in Antiwar, Arts and Culture, tags: anarchist, Antiwar, culture, pacifist, poetry
(From Left to Right: Scott Kennedy, Anita Heckman, Grace Paley, Phil McManus, Deena Hurwitz, Betsy Fairbanks, Doug Rand, Judy Bloomgardener) Please join us for a celebration of the life and work of Grace Paley. A notable list of local poets, feminists, activists, pacifists, writers and rascals will read from Paley’s work, including, Lee Swenson, Julie Olsen Edwards, Darrell Darling, Emily Reilly, Betsy Fairbanks, Cappy Israel, Bill Monning, Morton Marcus, Nanlouise Wolfe, Barbara Hayes, Richard Moss, Shannon Spencer, Merrie Shaller, Lynn Zachreson, Nick Zachreson, Marion Vittitow and Ellen Bass. At the Mill Gallery, 131-B Front Street in Santa Cruz (south of Laurel). Come join us to celebrate this extraordinary woman and a life well-lived! $5-$20 suggested sliding-scale donation (no one turned away for lack of funds).Grace Paley, who died August 22, 2007, was most famously a writer of short stories. But folks at the Resource Center for Nonviolence knew her as a political activist, friend, ally and supporter who spoke at the Center’s Annual Dinner and Program in 1987. Grace Paley was, according to the LA Times, “an acclaimed writer and activist who in only three collections of short stories gave earthy voice to the interior life of the Bronx Everywoman.” Grace’s three collections of short stories, again according to the LA Times, “won her critical acclaim and the prestigious Rea Award for short-story writing. But Paley, known as a passionate activist for causes ranging from the Vietnam War to feminism to the Iraq War, was perhaps less prolific for those efforts – a diversity of experience she embraced in a June interview, saying, ‘It’s not as if anybody is one thing.’” A descendant of the East European Jewish socialist tradition, who came to her own as a writer in the tumultuous 1960s, Grace embodied good humor, imagination, working with other people, radical politics, and a dogged persistence — all necessary ingredient for times such as those in which we live.