On this calendar we can show any events in York related to global justice. As we’d like to make this as comprehensive as possible, any relevant events whether organised by groups or individuals are very welcome.
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A Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 4th
At 7.30pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, Friargate,
York, YO1 9RL
The guest speaker will be the Israeli/British Activist
Advocacy Officer for the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions
Ruth Edmonds has lived in Israel/Palestine on and off for 16 years. She will speak from her extensive experience as an Israeli Jewish activist, struggling against the Israeli occupation of Palestine (see over for more information).
Ruth is the Advocacy Officer for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions , an Israeli human rights and peace organisation dedicated to ending the prolonged Israeli Occupation over the Palestinians (www.icahd.org).
Ruth has also been active in a number of other prominent Israel human rights organizations including Anarchists Against the Wall(http://www.awalls.org), Boycott From Within, an organization of Israelis who support boycott divestment and sanctions against Israel and New Profile, the feminist movement for the de-militarization of Israeli Society (http://www.newprofile.org/). She has also worked with the Alternative Information Center (AIC), a joint Palestinian-Israeli organisation promoting justice, equality and peace for Palestinians and Israelis ( Palestinian/Israeli photography collective, Active Stills (www.activestills.org) and the Ma’an Development Agency, a Palestinian training and development institution (www.maan-ctr.org) . Ruth is currently focusing on organizing a Training for Transformation programme in the region.
Ruth will explain the complex maze of infrastructure (the ‘facts on the ground’), the laws, military orders and Kafkaesque bureaucracy that maintains the Israeli occupation of Palestine. She will also cover the subject of Global Palestine and how Israel is exporting the occupation and its security infrastructure to other countries, including the UK. She will also address the following questions:
Where are we headed? What does a just peace mean? , What needs to happen to ensure justice for Palestine? What do the Israeli elections hold for a just equal future? And, finally, what we can do to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equal rights?
This meeting has been arranged by the York Branch of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the University of York Palestinian Solidarity Society. Contact us at email@example.com
To see the trailer for this film click:
On February 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before in their lives, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The New York Times called this movement the “Second Superpower”.
How did this day come about? Who organized it? And was it, as many people claimed, a total failure?
This fearless, thought-provoking documentary followed by a Sateilite Q&A Session tells the remarkable inside story behind the first ever global demonstration, and its surprising and unreported legacy. The film features testimony from a unique cast of direct participants, including organizers, activists, high-profile figures, and of course the public, filmed in seven countries – Italy, Spain, Egypt, Sweden, Australia, UK, and the USA.
Extraordinary testimony from activists in Egypt reveals how on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, the global anti-war protests inspired those in Tahrir Square to go on to engage in the massive democratic movement that ultimately led to the Arab Spring. In the UK, the government was defeated over the proposed invasion of Syria, a historic event that might not have transpired without the legacy of those demonstrations a decade ago.
The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, actor Mark Rylance, film director Ken Loach, Prof. Noam Chomsky, musicians Brian Eno and Damon Albarn, writer and Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic (author of ‘Born on the 4th of July’), Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Branson and Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, amongst others.
This bold documentary by Amir Amirani charts the birth and growth of the new people power movement, now sweeping the world, taking us up to the Arab Spring and Syria, a little over 10 years after that historic day.
It is being shown in Screen 3 at City Screen York which has the smallest accommodation, so book as early as possible.
For more information see the websites:
<www.yorkagainstthewar.org.uk> and <www.picturehouses.co.uk>
“WE ARE MANY” Repeat showing on Sunday 7th June 2015 at 13.00 York City Screen Picturehouse – 119 minutes
On 15 February 2003, over 15 million people marched through the streets of 800 cities around the world to try to avert the war in Iraq. Director Amir Amirani’s fearless, thought-provoking documentary reveals the remarkable inside story behind the biggest protest in history, and chronicles its surprising social and political legacy.
The events leading to this unprecedented global demonstration are compellingly recounted in captivating interviews with the organisers, activists and direct participants. High profile figures in political pro-war circles and the anti-war community give an account of the road to war. The star-studded list of contributors includes Danny Glover, Richard Branson, Mark Rylance, Ken Loach, and Prof. Noam Chomsky. Filmed in seven countries and featuring previously unseen footage, this fascinating film charts the rise of the people power movements sweeping the world, all through the prism of one extraordinary day.
– 6pm Thursday 10th in St Helen’s Square
After last week’s vote – day rally, York Against The War are hosting a protest on Thursday, including a ‘die-in’ for those who want to join in. From Wikipedia: “In the simplest form of a die-in, protesters simply lie down on the ground and pretend to be dead, sometimes covering themselves with signs or banners”. Donations will go to local refugee groups
– 6pm Thursday 10th in St Helen’s Square
After last week’s vote-day rally, York Against The War are hosting a protest on Thursday, including a ‘die-in’ for those who want to join in. From Wikipedia: “In the simplest form of a die-in, protesters simply lie down on the ground and pretend to be dead, sometimes covering themselves with signs or banners”. Donations will go to local refugee groups.