Tuesday, January 20, 2009

As mentioned previously here the Israeli anarchist Schachaf Pokplow will soon be touring the USA and Canada to raise public awareness about the Israeli/Palestinian struggle for peace and to raise funds for the continued work of the Israeli Anarchists Against the Wall group. Here's the schedule of his tour so far. More details later as they emerge.
Anarchists Against the Wall is a direct action group that fights against Israeli apartheid and oppression in all its forms, most recently against the atrocities in Gaza. For five years we have waged a constant struggle against Israel's separation Wall. Our work on the ground in the West Bank alongside the Palestinian popular movement is breaking new ground in the joint struggle for Palestinian liberation.
In December 2008, Anarchists Against the Wall and the Bilin Village Committee were jointly awarded the prestigious Carl von Ossietzky Medal---an award given annually by the Berlin-based International League of Human Rights, named after German Nobel Peace Prize winner Carlvon Ossietzkywho died in a Nazi concentration camp.
Now more than ever, it is critical to support the Israeli resistance movement against the states attempted repression of our work. Members of Anarchists Against the Wall continually pay the price for our activism, including being shot, beaten arrested and indicted. We desperately need funding for legal support for both Palestinian and Israeli activists who are arrested and charged in the course of the struggle.
Schachaf Pokolow, a member of Anarchists Against the Wall, will be touring the U.S. and Canada from February 1st to March 9th. His presentation will include film and photos and will focus both on AATW's recent work in solidarity with Gaza and our ongoing work in the West Bank. Please see the tour schedule below, and help us to get the word out.
For more information or to answer any questions about the tour, please email aatwtour@gmail.com.
For updated tour information please check www.awalls.org/xxx .
For Boston residents—please mark your calendar for a very special evening with Noam Chomsky and friends at Harvard Square on January 17th.
Tentative Schedule
California-- Rebecca coordinator for all events rvilkomerson@gmail.com
Los Angeles Feb 1
LA Jews for Peace and American Friends Service Committee
Levantine Cultural Center Studio
5998 W. Pico Blvd., LA (street parking available)
Sacramento Feb 4
Sacramento Peace Action and Sacramento Jewish Voice for Peace
Berkeley Feb.5th, 7:30-9:30 PM
JVP Bay Area
Unitarian Hall, 1924 Cedar St.
UC Berkeley, February 6th:
Berkeley (campus):
Sponsor: Students for Justice in Palestine, Berkeley
Contact: Yaman Salahi, ysalahi@gmail.com
Marin, February 7th, 4PM
14 Friends of Palestine, and Keep Hope Alive
First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo
72 Kensington Road, Anselmo
Contact: 14friendsofpalestine@gmail.com
South Bay, February 8th,
7-9 PM
South Bay JVP, Pilgrims of Ibillin, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, South Bay Mobilization
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hal
lW. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (Exit Fremont Ave off of Hwy 85. Between Mary and Hollenbeck)
Contact: comment@sonic.net
Seattle Region:
Judith Kolokoff coordinator, jkolokoff@hotmail.com
Seattle Feb 10-14 (will be base with day trips to Vancouver and Portland Or)
Seattle evening, Feb 11th Details TBA
Portland OR,
Feb 12
Details TBA
Vancouver/Bellingham Feb 13/14(tentative)
Boston and New England region coordinators: noam, noam bahat@yahoo.com, and matan kohen matankohen2@gmail.com
Boston, February 15th,
Details TBA
Boston Feb 17, 7 PM, featuring Noam Chomsky
7 PM, Unitarian Church,Church St. Harvard Square
Contact: Jean Entine jeanentine from igc.org
Boston and New England Feb 15-20 Details TBA
Hampshire College and region Between Feb 15 and 20
Details TBA
Montreal Feb 21
Details TBA
Contact: Aaron Lakoff, info@tadamon.ca
Montreal, Feb 22
Sunday, February 22nd, 1pm,
D.I.R.A Anarchist Library,
2035 St-Laurent (3rd floor).
Contact: info from tadamon.ca
Ottawa Feb 22
Details TBA
abla abdelhadi : abla_a76 from hotmail.com
Kingston Ontario. Feb 23
AKA Autonomous Social Centre (http://kingstonaka.wordpress.com/
Contact: Avi grandfunk.cfrc from gmail.com
Toronto Feb 24
Details TBASue Goldstein nyinmind from yahoo.com coordinating
London Ontario Feb 25
Details TBA
event will be at empowermentinfoshop.com
Contact: Darius Mirshahi, info from empowermentinfoshop.com
Oberlin Oh. Feb 27
Details TBA
sam.cassanos from gmail.com
Pittsburgh Feb 28
Details TBA
Jonas , joeskillet from riseup.net
Philadelphia March 1
Details TBA
Washington, DC March 2
–Details TBA
New York region,
Patrick Conners coordinator, ConnersPatrick1@aol.com
NYC and Hudson Valley
—Details TBA
Ithaca Rochester and Syracuse NY March 5-7 , Details TBA
MARCH 5 Ithaca College
Cornell University
MARCH 6 Syracuse
MARCH 7 Rochester SDS event
Binghamton NY March 9
Public Talk at Binghamton University
Sponsored by Binghamton Education Workers Union (I.W.W.) and Binghamton Political Initiative
Contact Joe Golowka jgolowk1 from binghamton.edu

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