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By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 10 August 2014

Stop Israel’s Ongoing War Crimes & Crimes Against Humanity of Gaza's People

Terrible crimes against humanity are being committed in front of our eyes. Nobody of conscience can remain silent.

Thursday August 14: An Evening of Information & Inspiration   Cooper Union, NYC & Live on the internet 7 pm EDT

On very short notice, we are pulling together compelling, authoritative speakers and artists, including voices from Gaza for:

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Whatever the status of the fragile cease-fire in Gaza, Israel has killed 1,900, most of them — by all accounts — non-combatants, and likely many more in its bombardment and invasion.Nearly two million, essentially defenseless people, are locked down in an outdoor prison, traumatized, subject to death from the air at any moment, without access to drinkable tap water or electricity. As they dig out from the rubble in scenes that evoke some of the great crimes in history, as they bury their dead, the people of Gaza continue to be subjected to collective punishment that constitutes an ongoing war crime and crime against humanity.

There have been important statements and courageous protests against worldwide. Yet the horrors continue. Resistance to these crimes must become much more broad, diverse, and determined. And those of us living in the United States — the country that enables Israel’s crimes against the people of Gaza, with political, financial, military, and moral support — have a particular responsibility to resist and make clear these crimes are not being done in our name.

On Thursday, we will come together, physically, in one place. We will bring diverse views and perspectives — including on the nature and role of — Israel  but a shared commitment that Israel’s ongoing war crimes in Gaza must stop immediately. In doing so, we will strengthen the foundation from which to call forth new and expanding waves of protest until these crimes being perpetrated against the people of Gaza by Israel stop.

Speakers include:

Susan Abdelghafar & Monica MurilloStudents for Justice in Palestine, John Jay College
Refaat Alareer, editor of Gaza Writes Back
Hala Alyan, Palestinian-American poet, clinical psychologist
Laila El-HaddadGaza Mom, blogger & journalist
Richard Falk, UN Special Raporteur on Human Rights (by link)
Alan Goodman, writer, Revolution/
Joel Kovel, author Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Jonathan Kuttabhuman rights lawyer 
Jen Marlowe, filmmaker, "One Family in Gaza" 
Ilan Pappe, historian/activist/author The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son
Fida Qishta, film maker, "Where Should the Birds Fly?"
Josh RuebnerUS Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, authorShattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Join us!

Huwaida Araf, Medea Benjamin, Johanna Bon, Dwayne Booth (Mr. Fish), Noam Chomsky, Marjorie Cohn, Richard Congress, M. Phyllis Cunningham, Lamis Deek, Paul DiRienzo, Carol Dudek, Joe Friendly, Alan Goodman, Rich Greve, Jenny Heinz, Abdeen Jabara, David Kirshbaum, William Lee, Barbara Lubin, Jen Marlowe, Frederick Nagel, Donna Nevel, Pam Olson, Sharon Pavlovich, Miko Peled, Stephanie Rugoff, Helen Schiff, Adam Shapiro, Ann & Ahmad Shirazi, Debra Sweet and Cornel West; CodePink, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Labor for Palestine, NYC Labor Against the War, NYC War Resisters LeagueNon Violence International, Peace Action - Staten Island, Revolution Books, Veterans for Peace Chapter 34, United National Antiwar Coalition, U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation and World Can't Wait invite you to this important event.

Thursday August 14
7pm (doors open 6:30 pm) 
The Great Hall of The Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, NYC

Watch 22-minute documentary, "One Family in Gaza," here.


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