Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 16:45:25 +0200
- INTERIM ACTIVIST CALENDAR, APRIL 7, 2008
Of the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter
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So much misinformation is circulating about both Darfur and Tibet these days that progressive-thinking people had best delve deeper than the New York Times and NPR. This will start you off:
1. An extremely eye-opening article on the Darfur situation has been published by Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), an organization noted for its principled and prescient criticism of the corporate media. Find it at http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3259.
2. A good left analysis of the Tibet-China situation, with some interesting history of Tibet and fascinating information about the "Free Tibet" movement is available at http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=8845&news_iv_ctrl=1261
Wednesday, April 9, WOODSTOCK — Today is the 60th anniversary of the massacre of Deir Yassin, a Palestinian village near Jerusalem which was the object of a terror attack by a Jewish commando force, resulting in the slaughter of some 120 people. Other villagers fled. This attack was an important contribution to the Palestinian Arab exodus. A meeting, "Remembering Deir Yassin," will start at 7 p.m. in the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd. The speaker will be Bard Professor Joel Kovel, a prolific author whose most recent book is "Overcoming Zionism." His talk will focus on the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict, using original footage from 1948. This free public event, sponsored by Middle East Crisis Response. Information, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mideastcrisis.org.
Thursday, April 10, NEW ROCHELLE (Iona College campus) — A forum and teach-in on the topic "Keeping War and Occupation on the Agenda: Only We the People Can Stop the War" will start at 7 p.m. in Ryan Lecture Hall, 715 North Ave., on campus. Featured will be actor/writer Malachy McCourt; Robin Anderson, director of Peace and Justice Studies at Fordham Univ.; Arlene Flaherty, who lead delegations to Iraq in 1999 and 2008; Chris N. Miller, an Iraq veteran and war resister; and Chuck Bell of No War Westchester. Sponsored by Westchester Peace and Action Coalition. Information, Ted DeSoyza at (914) 235-1744, email@example.com.
Thursday, April 10, WOODSTOCK — Meeting of "Middle East Crisis Response" at the Public Library, 5 Library Lane, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Middle East Crisis Response is a group of Hudson Valley residents joined in protest against policies of Israel and the United States. Information. firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mideastcrisis.org, (845) 876-7906.
Friday, April 11, NEW YORK CITY —A Rally to defend and support Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution will take place at the Venezuelan Consulate at 7 E. 51 St. in Manhattan. 3:30-6:30 p.m. From the organizer: "April 11 is the anniversary of the failed attempt by the Venezuelan opposition in 2002 to overthrow Venezuela's democratically elected President Hugo Chavez, who was almost immediately brought back to power by the will of the Venezuelan people. On April 11 this year, the Venezuelan opposition is calling for a global day against Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution. Progressive movements from Venezuela to New York must unite to send a strong response! Remember & Resist!" Organized by The Albert Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY, in partnership with a coalition of organizations. This event is endorsed by virtually the entire New York City left: Alliance for Global Justice; ANSWER Coalition; Brecht Forum; Caribbean and Latin America Support Project (New Paltz); Casa de las Americas; Cuba Solidarity NY; Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; December 12th Movement; FIST--Fight Imperialism, Stand Together; Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition, NYC; Freedom Socialist Party; Frente Socialista; Pro-Libertad; Frente Unido de Inmigrantes Ecuatorianos; Fuerza de la Revolución; Haiti Support Network; Iglesia San Romero de las Americas; International Action Center; La Peña del Bronx; Las Hijas de la Rebeldía; New York Black Radical Congress; New York Committee to Free the Cuban Five; Nicaragua Network; NYC Hands Off Venezuela; People's Organization for Progress; Proletariat Productions; Radical Women; Troops Out Now Coalition; Venceremos Brigade; Venezuela Solidarity Network; Workers World Party; Partido Nacionalista NY; Pam Africa, International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Pro Libertad; Elombe Brath, Patrice Lumumba Coalition; Fred Magdoff, professor and author; Jane Franklyn, author; Norman Thomas Marshall, author and actor and others. Information, email@example.com.
Friday, April 11, YONKERS — Talk: "From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half," featuring David Billings of the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, and Meizhu Lui from The Color of Wealth. It lasts 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center. Public and free. Sponsored by Alliance for Just Solutions, Anti-Racist Alliance, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, WESPAC, Westchester Martin Luther King Jr. Institute for Nonviolence, and others. RSVP: Sandy Bernabei, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 11, TROY — A concert featuring Grammy-nominated kora master Mamadou Diabate (kora: stringed musical instrument) with his ensemble, from the West African country Mali, will begin at 8 p.m. at the AME Zion Church at 189 Fifth Ave. Tickets are $10. Because the sponsoring Sanctuary for Independent Media has been egregiously shut down by the City of Troy in an action currently under investigation by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the church has offered its sanctuary to the Sanctuary. Sponsored by The Sanctuary for Independent Media and AME Zion Church. Information, (518) 272-2390, http://www.mediasanctuary.org, email@example.com.
Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12, ALBANY — A two-day "Peace and Sustainability Conference" with peace activist Cindy Sheehan and , Victor Sidel, a founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, will take place at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Albany, 405 Washington Ave. The Friday event is from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Donation, $10 or more. Pre-payment reservations are requested. Sponsored by Northeast Peace and Justice Action Coalition (NEPAJAC), Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, Peace Action, Veterans for Peace, Women Against War, Interhelp Network. Information, reservations, http://www.bethlenemforpeace.org, (518) 391-2830, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 12, NEW YORK CITY — A benefit for Pastors for Peace as it prepares its 19th Friendship Caravan to Cuba, starts at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 521 W 126th St. in Manhattan. Music, snacks and drinks, dance contest, solidarity and fun. Music by DJ Carlito: Salsa, Mambo, Meringue, Reggation, Hip-Hop and more. Cost, $10/$5 for students with identification. Information, IFCO (212) 926-5757
Saturday, April 12, WHITE PLAINS — A benefit to support the Poughkeepsie-based Hudson River sloop Clearwater and its environmental programs will begin at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave. The Ebony Hillbillies, a black string band consisting of fiddle, banjo, washboard and bass fiddle (one of the last in the U.S.), will provide the entertainment. It's sponsored the Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse. Admission is $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Information, tickets (914) 242-0374, http://www.walkaboutclearwater.org, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/5602.
Saturday, April 12, WOODSTOCK — A vigil to remember the Palestinian "Day of the catastrophe," known as Nakba Day, will take place on the Village Green, 5 Tinker St., 2:30-4 p.m. The vigil, held on the second Saturday of each month in this 60th anniversary year, commemorates the beginning of the Palestinian exodus from their homeland as a consequence of the Arab-Israeli war. By 1951, according to the UN, it is estimated 711,000 Palestinians had fled. Today Palestinian refugees and their descendants number about 4,000,000. Sponsored by Middle East Crisis Response. Information, (845) 876-7906, email@example.com, http://www.mideastcrisis.org.
Tuesday, April 15, NEW YORK CITY — Leafleting and vigil to protest war funding on Tax Day, at the Internal Revenue Service Office, 110 W. 44th St. in Manhattan from 12 noon — 2 p.m. March to GPO. Sponsored by War Resisters League, NYC War Tax Resistance. For information, (718) 768-7306, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.nycwtr.org.