October 4, 2012- Students for Justice in Palestine at Arizona State University supports the Russell Tribunal on Palestine which will be held this weekend in the Great Hall of the Cooper Union located in New York. The fact that the Russell Tribunal will be held in such a historic place gives us hope that one day justice will be served for the Palestinians. This Hall has been the center of many campaigns such as worker’s rights and even the women’s suffrage movement as well as the birth of the NAACP. The Tribunal does not have any legal status but has a strong backing and sense of legitimacy that comes from the support of all those who advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and Israel’s denial of Palestinian rights. Israel’s impunity has not gone unnoticed to many across the world and the New York Tribunal will be framed around the root of the conflict as well as UN and US responsibility in the denial of the Palestinian right to self-determination. Previous Russell Tribunals were held in Barcelona, London, and Cape Town each focusing on a different topic such as EU complicity, corporate complicity, and the crime of Apartheid, respectively.
The tribunal will be live streamed on Free Speech TV and at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine on October 6 and 7. For more information visit http://www.russelltribunalonpalestine.com/en/
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Join us for a movie screening of Israel vs. Israel, a documentary about 4 Israeli peace activists, one grandmother, one rabbi, one anarchist and one ex-soldier, that are trying to put an end to the Israeli Occupation of Palestine.
When: Thursday, September 20th
Time: 7-9PM (Run Time approx: 60 min. Q & A Session immediately following)
Where: Cottonwood Hall (CWAL) @ ASU which is located in Barrett Honors College Complex, Tempe Campus
The documentary Israel vs Israel is a film about Jewish peace activists who in both words and actions take a stand against 40 years of occupation and illegal settlements. This is a film about the desperate struggle to somehow change the current situation and improve life for the Palestinians.
In return, these activists face skepticism and hatred from fellow Israeli countrymen. Israel vs Israel reveals both sensitive family discussion as well as secret testimonies from former combat soldiers.
These Israelis are often portrayed as naïve, unreliable and dangerous for the Jewish state. They are often ridiculed and demonized for their honest commitment. The fight for peace divides Israel in Terje Carlssons new documentary.
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: http://www.israelvsisrael.com/film.html