Breaking the Siege of Gaza: UJP Strategy Conference
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting Center • 5 Longfellow Park • Harvard Square T • Cambridge
The deadly Israeli attack May 30 on a humanitarian flotilla delivering aid to blockaded Gaza has aroused the condemnation of the world, further isolated Israel's intransigent regime, and challenged the U.S. to review its Middle East policy lest it, too, face isolation. There is a new situation and new opportunities to build the movement to end the siege of Gaza and US support for the occupation of Palestine.
Hilary Rantisi (invited), director of the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, Palestinian scholar and diplomat Husam Zomlot, and Dorchester activist Jeff Klein will put the current crisis into perspective and kick off our discussion of what UJP and the peace movement can do.
Peace movement strategy will be up for discussion this summer. UJP will be presenting a workshop at the US Social Forum in Detroit June 22-26. The Unified National Antiwar Conference will meet in Albany July 23-25, and One Nation One Dream will march on Washington in October. Our strategy conference will review these and other initiatives and discuss UJP's response to, and participation in, them.
The conference will then hear reports from the Nuclear Abolition, Afghanistan, 25% Solution, and Majority Agenda task forces and give feedback on those campaigns.
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