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Drones and the Gaza Goldfish Bowl

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by Ed Kinane

In their coverage of this summer’s Israeli invasion of Gaza, the New York Times and many other mainstream media would have us believe that that bully, Gaza, is hitting poor Israel below the belt. Their narrative ignores key realities:

• Israel, a colonial settler state much like former apartheid South Africa, is the nuclear-armed regional superpower. It has one of the world’s mightiest militaries, thanks in part to three billion dollars in US military aid it receives annually.

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A Jewish Woman Working for Peace in Israel/Palestine

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by Mara Sapon-Shevin

Several weeks ago, as I stood with a sign as part of a vigil against the Israeli actions in Gaza, a woman passing by rolled down her window and gave me a huge thumbs-up. Moments later, she had parked her car and came running across the Erie/Genesee triangle where we stood to introduce herself as a Palestinian woman. We embraced and I introduced her to some of the other protesters, including another woman from Palestine. She cried and said, “I didn’t know there were people here that cared about this.”

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Carol Baum

SPC Garage Sale

Reduce! Get rid of unwanted stuff. Reuse! Your trash is my treasure. Recycle! Down with planned obsolescence. And support the Peace Council at the same time!
This year’s garage sale is September 13-14: Saturday 9 am–5 pm, Sunday 9 am–12 pm, 401 Scottholm Blvd., Syracuse. Drop off your “gently used” items Wednesday-Friday, September 10-12 between 9 am and 10 pm. Wanted: household and sporting goods, books, DVDs, games, toys, furniture, linens, tools, plants, art, jewelry, lamps, holiday items, appliances and more.

Weekly Vigil for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Fri, Sep 5, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Erie Blvd. @ E. Genesee St. (across from the DeWitt Fire Dept.)

Come hold a sign consistent with our principles.

We Support:

How to Get Involved: 

Call SPC 472-5478 for more info.

 

Rally to End the Massacre in Gaza: Stand for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Federal Building, 100 S. Clinton St.,, Syracuse

Please join us!

We Support:

Vigil for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel

Thu, Jul 17, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Erie Blvd & East Genessee St

Central New York Working for a Just Peace in Palestine & Israel, a committee of the Syracuse Peace Council is holding a vigil for a JUST PEACE in Palestine and Israel.

WHY?

To oppose the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank & Gaza - the underlying cause of recurring violence.

To support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - an international, non-violent movement to put economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation

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BDS: An International Response to a Palestinian Request

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by Ann Tiffany and Carole Resnick

Beginning in the 1960s, an international economic boycott of apartheid South Africa helped sweep away the entrenched legalized racism of that oppressive regime. It was South Africa’s blacks and other people of color who sought that boycott. Today it is the Palestinian people who have called for a similar economic boycott of Israel in the form of a Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Present-Day Apartheid

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Educate, Agitate, Organize: SPC IN ACTION

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compiled by Carol Baum

Cornel West Brings the House Down

Nakba Commemoration - 4th Annual

Sun, May 18, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
ArtRage Gallery 505 Hawley Ave.

al Nakba: disaster, catastrophe

"Nakba" refers to the 1948 Palestinian exodus that occurred when more than 700,000 Palestinian Arabs left, fled or were expelled from their homes in what is today the State of Israel. At this 4th annual commemoration, we will be joined by guest speaker Dawud Assad, author of Palestine Rising. Born in Jerusalem in 1931, Dawud lived in the village of Deir Yasin. He survived the infamous massacre there on April 9, 1948.

Free and open to the public, refreshments served.

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First Summit to Reassess the Special Relationship Between the US and Israel

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by Pat Carmeli and Ava Carmeli

Central New Yorkers Working for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel (CNY WJPPI), a part of the Syracuse Peace Council, was formed in 2009 after Israel’s completion of Operation Cast Lead. This attack on Gaza resulted in over 1,400 deaths, left thousands wounded (mostly civilians), turned homes to rubble, and ruined the Palestinian economy.

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