IAWM BULLETIN 14 October 2015
In this bulletin:
1. IPSC Events: Dublin & Cork Emergency Protests: End Israeli attacks on Palestinians! Support Freedom & Justice!
The IAWM Steering Committee is calling on all IAWM members to support these IPSC emergency protests this Thursday evening at 5pm.
See details here and below: http://www.ipsc.ie/
We ask you to join us on the streets this Thursday 15th October at 5pm in Dublin (The Spire, O’Connell Street) and Cork (Daunt Square) to send out a simple message in solidarity with our Palestinian sisters and brothers: ‘Stop The Violence Against Palestine – Boycott Israeli Terrorism – Freedom and Justice for Palestinians'.
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After months of provocations, Israeli state repression and settler attacks have resulted in a widespread anti-colonial uprising of Palestinian youth. Israel has sought to put down this movement with extreme violence – at least 30 Palestinians have been killed, while over 1,300 have been wounded by live fire or rubber-coated steel bullets since the beginning of the month.
Once again, when Palestinians are under attack from a heavily armed occupation military, our government remains silent, and refuses to take action to sanction Israel, even when it’s leaders openly declare they have no interest in ever giving up the occupied Palestinian territories.
This is not a war between two equal sides – it is a struggle between oppressor and oppressed, the coloniser and the colonised.
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2. ‘Academic Voices from Palestine’ public meeting,
A GROUP of Palestinian academics will tell a Dublin audience about how Israel systematically targets education in the besieged Gaza strip.
Many have already dubbed the growing resistance in Palestine the beginning of a third intifada.
The distinguished panel of speakers includes:
Dr Ayman Shaheen, a professor of political science at Al Azhar University, Gaza;
Suha Shaheen, an IT lecturer at Al Quds Open University in Gaza;
Dr Yaser Al Ashqar, from Gaza and now lecturing at the Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD
Malaka Mohammed, a writer and activist from Gaza who now studies and teaches at the University of Exeter.
The meeting takes place in the JM Synge lecture theatre in the arts block at TCD at 7.30pm.
Admission to the event is free and all are welcome.
Academics for Palestine was founded in Ireland in 2013. Responding to the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, it campaigns to urge Irish-based academics to support the boycott, and to support Palestinian academics and students.
3. Donating to the Irish Anti-War Movement
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