‘Trigger-Happy’ Israeli Army and Police Use Reckless Force in the West Bank
3.2.2014 | Amnesty International
[Amnesty International] urges the USA, the European Union and the rest of the international community to suspend all transfers of munitions, weapons and other equipment to Israel. “Without pressure from the international community the situation is unlikely to change any time soon,” said Philip Luther. “Too much civilian blood has been spilled. This long-standing pattern of abuse must be broken. If the Israeli authorities wish to prove to the world they are committed to democratic principles and international human rights standards, unlawful killings and unnecessary use of force must stop now.” Read document at: HRJ Palestine Collective

UT Austin Divestment Resolution

Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine
3.19.2013 | HRJ Palestine Collective
WHEREAS, the United Nations General Assembly resolution, Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine, has continually addressed the 4 final status issues, including borders, East Jerusalem, settlements and the question of the Palestinian refugees for 20 years now. The resolution is adopted every year by the UN General Assembly and receives confirmatory votes by the overwhelming majority of the international community. The number of negative votes is only between 2 to 7 depending on the year. Read document at: HRJ Palestine Collective

Remi Kanazi at UT Austin

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Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine (RoR Publishing, 2011) and the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008). His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. He recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop and he is on the organizing committee of USACBI (the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel). Please join the Palestine Solidarity Committee and Society for Islamic Awareness in welcoming Remi to UT-Austin March 18th at 7pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/344577318976388/

Missing Headlines: Stories of Life in Palestine | $15

By Emily Schick
“A few months ago, I wouldn’t have noticed this information missing from the article… Ahmad’s death kept me awake for days. I was haunted by the disappearance of his story.”
From the first of February to the first of July 2010, Emily Schick worked as an activist with the International Solidarity Movement. Her stories from East Jerusalem and the West Bank show not only the reality of life in Palestine, but the conspicuous silences of American media. The Palestinian struggle is brought into an understandable and tangible context through a series of essays on her work as ISM’s media coordinator, life on the street with evicted Palestinian families, and being shot at a nonviolent demonstration. What’s missing from the headlines? It’s time to find out…

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UT BDS Day Conference Announced

https://www.facebook.com/events/381851751911037/

In light of Israel’s latest efforts to suppress peace and justice in the region such as the recent Israeli military aggressions in Gaza and the Israeli government’s approval of greater settlement construction in the West Bank, the need for an international, grassroots movement to hold Israel accountable for its transgressions of international law and human rights becomes more and more dire. Following the 2005 Palestinian civil society’s call for an international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Israeli occupation, the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Texas – Austin has decided to launch simultaneous divestment and Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (ACBI) campaigns. With these goals in mind, we are organizing UT’s first BDS Day Conference March 2, 2013. The UT BDS Day Conference will feature three focuses – a historical context to the colonization and occupation of Palestine, BDS as the global struggle for Palestinian rights, and tactics to mobilize the UT and greater Austin community. The presentation on BDS will be given by prominent Jewish-American activist for Palestinian rights Sherry Wolf.

The Conference will start with a compact history of Israel/Palestine through the lens of settler-colonialism, which will contextualize the issue for people less familiar with the underlying roots of the occupation of Palestine. This will present a framework through which to interpret the greatest impediments to a just peace today: the occupation, Palestinian’s right to return and the two-tiered Israeli society. Following the historical foundation of the occupation will be Wolf’s introduction of the global BDS movement and an in-depth analysis of why now is the right time for a grassroots movement. Members of PSC will present a talk on the campaigns we have been working on and how UT investment affects the colonization of Palestine. Finally, a panel of local activists will connect the struggle for Palestinian self-determination to their respective organization and its campaigns.

If you or your organization would like to participate in this historic conference, please RSVP as soon as possible via e-mail at palestinesolidaritycommittee@gmail.com. Online preregistration is $5 and $8 on-site, though no one will be turned away for financial constraints.(pre-registration will be online soon).

If you would like to support our conference financially, donate at this link:http://www.youcaring.com/other/Help-UT-PSC-fund-the-BDS-Conference-in-March/39808

We hope to see you at the conference and to count on your support throughout the future of these campaigns.

In Solidarity,
The Palestine Solidarity Committee at UT Austin

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http://www.youcaring.com/other/Help-UT-PSC-fund-the-BDS-Conference-in-March/39808

http://www.youcaring.com/other/Help-UT-PSC-fund-the-BDS-Conference-in-March/39808

Help UT PSC fund the BDS Conference in March

Organizer: UT PSC

Beneficiary: Palestine Solidarity Committee at UT Austin

 

Dear Friends and Comrades,

In light of Israel’s latest efforts to suppress peace and justice in the region such as the recent Israeli military aggressions in Gaza and the Israeli government’s approval of greater settlement construction in the West Bank, the need for an international, grassroots movement to hold Israel accountable for its transgressions of international law and human rights becomes more and more dire. Following the 2005 Palestinian civil society’s call for an international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Israeli occupation, the Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) at the University of Texas – Austin has decided to launch simultaneous divestment and Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (ACBI) campaigns. With these goals in mind, we are organizing UT’s first BDS Conference March 2, 2013. The UT BDS Conference will feature three focuses – a historical context to the colonization and occupation of Palestine, BDS as the global struggle for Palestinian rights, and tactics to mobilize the UT and greater Austin community. The presentation on BDS will be given by prominent Jewish-American activist for Palestinian rights Sherry Wolf.

The Conference will start with a compact history of Israel/Palestine through the lens of settler-colonialism, which will contextualize the issue for people less familiar with the underlying roots of the occupation of Palestine. This will present a framework through which to interpret the greatest impediments to a just peace today: the occupation, Palestinian’s right to return and the two-tiered Israeli society. Following the historical foundation of the occupation will be Wolf’s introduction of the global BDS movement and an in-depth analysis of why now is the right time for a grassroots movement. Finally, members of PSC will present a talk on the campaigns we have been working on and how UT investment affects the colonization of Palestine. If you or your organization would like to participate in this historic conference, please RSVP as soon as possible via e-mail at palestinesolidaritycommittee@gmail.com. Online preregistration is $5 and $8 on-site, though no one will be turned away for financial constraints.

We hope to see you at the conference and to count on your support throughout the future of these campaigns.

In Solidarity,
The Palestine Solidarity Committee at UT Austin

http://mideastsolidarity.wordpress.com/

**Please help us make this conference possible so that we may properly launch the BDS campaign at the University of Texas at Austin. We cannot do this alone. We need your help. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and will make us one step closer to seeing this conference become a reality. Thanks!

Hirbawi Keffiyehs From Palestine!

Black & White Keffiyeh – Made in Palestine | $20
distributed by the women’s cooperative in hebron


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