May 092013
 

African Palestinians

 

IFCO Co-Director Gail Walker traveled with photographer Andrew Courtney in 1998 to Palestine.  She hopes you will come out to hear more about that magical trip and to learn more about Andrew’s work documenting the little known African Palestinian community whose lives and history are centered in the heart of the old city Jerusalem.
May 9th, 2013 6:00 PM

EXHIBIT OPENING
African Palestinians of Jerusalem
Andrew Courtney

Photographer Andrew Courtney presents a photo-documentary exhibit of the little known African Palestinian community whose lives and history are centered in the heart of the old city Jerusalem.

The opening of the exhibit on May 9th will feature an artist talk, music & light refreshments

Location:

The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Sts): A, C, E to 14 St. (south exits to 14th & 8th Av.; L to 8th Av. (at 14th); #1, 2, 3 to 14 St.(south exits to 12th St. & 7th Av.); PATH to Christopher St. (nr. Hudson St.); F, M to 14 St (at 6th Av.); B, D to W. 4 St. (north exits to Waverly & 6th Av.); maps below)
Contact:
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Mar 052013
 

hugochavez

 

As many of you have heard, President Hugo Chavez passed away earlier today. As a community, we would like to show our condolences, and our support towards the Venezuelan people, by having a vigil at the Venezuelan Consulate on 51st and 5th Ave.

Furthermore, there have already been rumors of American intervention in Venezuela, as well as American officials being expelled due to suspicion of conspiracy. We would like to also denounce any intervention in the sovereignty of Venezuela, and exclaim that the future of Venezuela lies solely in the hands of the Venezuelan people.

Wednesday March 6, 2013.

Facebook Page RIP Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan Consulate

7 East 51st Street, New York, New York

 

Nov 302012
 
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Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4pm – 11pm.

Existence is Resistance presents Hands Off Gaza (Part 2), a fundraising benefit event to raise medical aid for Gaza.

Film Screening, Panel Discussion and Performances from 4pm – 10pm – People are welcome to come anytime – this is a fundraising event and all proceeds raised will go directly for medical aid in Gaza. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

 

4PM – 6.30PM

FILM SCREENING: “Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation”
Followed by a Q&A panel of artists and organizers featured in the filmThe documentary revolves around a ten day journey of artists traveling through Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance through the arts.The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, Lowkey, Jody McIntyre and Trinidad, Brandon and Lavie from the South West Youth Collaborative/University of Hip Hop Chicago. Staying in the heart of Balata Refugee Camp @ the Yafa Cultural Center in Nablus the group witnesses night raids, toured places like Hebron where there are roads for the Arabs and roads for the Jews, they meet families of shaheeds as well as young Palestinians who have been jailed, shot, humiliated, the group visits Bi’lin where they get shot at and tear gassed and experience first hand what it felt like living under occupation.
7PM -8.30PM
PANEL DISCUSSION: “Hip Hop, Resistance and Palestine – Views from Global Community”
Panel of Artists discussing global resistance through the arts, especially hip hop and making the connections from the Ghetto to Gaza…some of these artists have been to Gaza and the West Bank.
The panel will include:
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
M1 OF DEAD PREZ – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2010
MAINO
HASAN SALAAM
MAZZI (SOUL PURPOSE) – Traveled to Gaza in 2009 and the West Bank in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
JASIEL- Traveled to the West Bank in 2012More to be announced9PM – 10PM
LIVE PERFORMANCES
Some of the artists from the previous panel will perform as well as poetry from Tahani Salah and DJ Vega Benetton on the Turntables.
NO AGE RESTRICTIONS
$20 SUGGESTED DONATION
PLEASE EMAIL EIR.NYC@GMAIL.COM TO RSVP AND/OR ENDORSE – PLEASE PUT “HANDS OFF GAZA PART 2″ IN THE SUBJECT LINE.HANDS OFF GAZA PART 1 CAN BE SEEN HERE:http://vimeo.com/9003712
Nov 122012
 

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation (Palestine) – free film showing
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm
Spitzer Auditorium, Sanders Hall
Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
“Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation” is documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, as well as many others. The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation. Both film showings will include some live performances.
Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY,
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS).
Contact: 845-475-8781

Friday, Nov. 16

 Hip Hop is Bigger Than the Occupation (Palestine) – free film showing
Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:00 pm
Family Partnership Center
29 N Hamilton St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
“Hip Hop Is Bigger Than The Occupation” is documentary about a ten day journey of artists traveling through the West Bank, Palestine, teaching and performing Non Violent Resistance. The tour included M1 of Dead Prez, Shadia Mansour, Lowkey, Marcel Cartier, Mazzi of Soul Purpose, DJ Vega Benetton, as well as many others. The group stayed at Bulata Refugee Camp in Nablus and experienced first hand what it felt like living under occupation. Both film showings will include some live performances.
Organized by The New Jim Crow Action Committee
Cosponsors: Middle East Crisis Response, Dutchess Peace, Peace Action NY,
Vassar Grassroots Alliance for Alternative Politics (GAAP), the Vassar Prison Initiative (VPI), Hip Hop 101, and the Young Democratic Socialists (YDS).
Contact: 845-475-8781
Sep 052012
 
jeru

The Democratic party tried to absurdly pass a pro-Israel amendment when the vote backfired.  After announcing to the crowd that the Democratic Party has changed it’s platform to include that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, a position that is against international law and against Palestinian human rights, they  proceeded to ask the crowd how many of them agreed with this change.

The majority of the people made it clear that they do not support this inclusion.  After the first two votes didn’t go the way the democratic party wanted it to go, meaning the pro-Israel way, they asked for a third vote, again the majority shouted “No” but the democrats passed it anyway.

This convention has been nothing but a farce and we were waiting for the Zionist love fest to start.  Obama declaring that he believes Jerusalem is the capital of Israel is very dangerous to the rights of the Palestinian people.

 Posted by at 9:37 pm