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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
When Amal and her friends took on the government over a classmate under threat of deportation, little did she know that her group, the Glasgow Girls anti-deportation campaign would end up being a musical. A passionate voice against rising racism and resentment of refugees and immigrants, she’s headlining York Stand Up To UKIP’s pre-election campaign public meeting on Tuesday 10th March. Joining her will be three local Parliamentary Candidates.
Come hear Amal Azzudin’s story and launch our anti-UKIP campaign
The meeting starts at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Friargate, YO1 9RL. Also speaking are general election candidates Rachel Maskell (Labour), Megan Ollerhead (TUSC) and Jonathan Tyler (Green), plus Karen Miller of York TUC and Professor Simon Parker of Refugee Action York and a lecturer in politics at the University of York. It promises to be a great night, celebrating the presence of migrants in our communities and looking to challenge the rise of xenophobia in today’s political debate.
York People’s Assembly
P.S. Tickets will be on sale at the meeting for the York coach to the TUC’s anti-racism march in London on Saturday 21st March – UN day against racism. Tickets are £25 waged/£10 unwaged, the coach leaves from Leeman Road Memorial Gardens at 6.30am and should be back around 9pm.
Venue: York Explore Library Date: Sat 14th March Time: 1pm Free!
Contact: Gillian Holmes 01904552828 (answerphone)
Katsiaryna (Belarus) and Valdenia (Brazil) join us from The Centre for
Applied Human Rights at the University of York to share stories from their
lives as defenders of human rights in two very different countries.