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Report from Bethlehem

When: Sunday, August 21, 2016, 2:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church Unitarian-Universalist • Cambridge

Shaina Low returns after three months in Bethlehem—her tenth visit to the region since 2008.

As a Palestine Works Fellow, Shaina was assigned to the BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency & Refugee Rights where she researched and authored chapters in its report to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court in The Hague on forcible transfer, a crime against humanity as codified in Article 7 in the ICC statute.

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Stand up for Water Justice in Palestine!

When: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Public Garden • Bridge by Swan Boats • Boston
Water is a Right!

Join the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine at the Boston Public Garden Bridge (by the Swan Boats) on Wednesday August 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm to participate in an international campaign to protest Israel’s shutoffs and theft of Palestinian water. 

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Tell Governor Baker: Don't Silence Free Speech on Palestinian Rights!

Tell Governor Baker: 

DON'T SUPPORT A CAMPAIGN TO SILENCE POLITICAL ADVOCACY For Human Rights!   

REJECT THIS ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE FREE SPEECH! 

Israel backers are trying to recruit Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to their slanderous campaign against advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

We need to tell the Governor: DON’T BUY IT!

Call Governor Baker:  617.725.4005

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Activists defeat anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 20 July 2016

Note: UJP is active in both the Water Justice coalition and the BDS campaign.

Boston activists protesting water rights violations by Israel also urged lawmakers to reject an anti-BDS bill in the Massachusetts state senate, 14 July. (Barbara Wilhelm)

An anti-boycott amendment was withdrawn in the Massachusetts senate on 14 July following a campaign by Palestine solidarity groups.

The amendment, which was tacked onto an unrelated economic bill, would have blacklisted individuals and businesses that engage with the Palestinian-led boycott of Israel.

Amendment 133 was withdrawn within just a few hours of being proposed by Massachusetts State Senator Cynthia Creem.

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Eleven Signs That BDS Is Growing

 

Eleven signs that BDS continues to grow despite Israel’s war of repression

by Omar Barghouti

Posted on July 7, 2016 by BNC

 

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Protest Israeli Shutting Off Water in Parts of Palestine

When: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Park Street • Boston

Thursday, July 14 at Noon in front of the State House

 Join the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine to protest Israel’s shut off of water to parts of the West Bank

Many Palestinians are living without any water for days at a time.  Water shortages and cuts have been reported in Palestinian towns and villages throughout the northern Jenin and Nablus districts.  Animals and plants are dying.  The health and lives of human beings, particularly the young, frail, and elderly, are at risk.

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Protest Fidelity Investment's complicity in West Bank stolen homes!

When: Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Fidelity Investment Headquarters • 245 Summer Street • Boston
The Stolen Homes coalition is having an international day of action on June 3 to call on Fidelity Investments to pressure Airbnb to stop listing homes in illegal israeli settlements (Fidelity is one of the largest investors in AIrbnb).
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Palestine House of Friendship

When: Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: First Parish Church Unitarian-Universalist • 3 Church ST. • Cambridge

Palestine House of Friendship

Learn about life under occupation and creative resistance from Mohammed Sawalha, Director, and educator, peacemaker and orgnizer who will tell us about their programs for chldren and adults.

A Benefit for the Palestinian House of Friendship and Smiling Faces Summer Camp in Nablus, West Bank, Palestine

Music and food.

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BDS campaign: Hewlett Packard Boycott Launch: get the word out!

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting at Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • Cambridge

While Massachusetts taxpayer dollars buy Hewlett-Packard (HP) products for local goverments, HP profits from institutionalized racism from here to Palestine.  Israeli checkpoints, US prisons, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement all use HP techology to control and segregate people.  Let's organize to end contracts with HP and pressure the corporate giant to ends its complicity with human rights violations.

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Water As A Weapon: Rights to Water in Palestine, Detroit, Flint and Globally

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 7:00 pm
Where: First Baptist Church • 633 Centre St. • Jamaica Plain

The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine 
Working to End Injustice in Israel-Palestine

Israeli Policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Water is the most important resource. It ties people to land. Our speakers will focus on the Israeli use of water as a weapon in their occupation of Palestinians in the West Bank.

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Report back: tapping into water in the West Bank

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Tufts • 574 Boston Ave • Rm 401 • Medford

Tufts graduate students will discuss their recent water quality project in a Palestinian refugee camp.

Facebook page: facebook.com/events/1026120724129974/

[See Jessica Norris photography, Palestine:  jessienorriss.com/#/palestine/]

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Palestinians Under Siege: From Gaza to Hebron

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting at Cambridge • 5 Longfellow Park • • Cambridge

Where's the Outrage?

Speakers:

Issa Amro, Founder and director of Youth Against Settlements in Hebron in the West Bank

Nancy Murray, Activist and co-founder of the Gaza Mental Health Foundation who reently returned from the Gaza Strip.

Hebron is a city under siege; Gaza is an open air prison.  The speakers will brief us on the current situation.

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The Gatekeepers

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: SATV-Salem, MA. • 285 Derby St., • Salem
  • FRIENDS, COME SEE AND DISCUSS
  • THE GATEKEEPERS
  • TELLS THE STORY OF THE ISRAELI INTERNAL SECURITY SERVICE, SHIN BET, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF SIX OF ITS FORMER HEADS
  • APRIL 5, 2016 TUESDAY 7:00 SALEM SATV 285 DERBY ST. FREE FILM SERIES ON FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH
  • SPONSORED BY SALEM PEACE COMMITTEE NORTH SHORE COALITION FOR PEACE & JUSTICE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE & FREEDOM MARBLEHEAD PEACE COMMITTEE
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Iyad Burnat speaks on Palestinian nonviolent resistance

When: Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church • 9 Ayer Road • Harvard

Palestinian Film: "Five Broken Cameras"

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church • 9 Ayer Road • Harvard

A screening of the film 5 Broken Cameras - on Saturday, March 19, at the UU Church, 9 Ayer Road, in the town of Harvard, MA.  The film will be in Fellowship Hall, at the end of the driveway, across from the Elm St side of the church.  Doors open at 7:00 PMthe film starts at 7:30 PM. The film is about the Occupation of the West Bank village of Bil'in and Palestinian and allied resistance to it.

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