[pjw] Events: Portland Divestment group Monday, Nobel nominee Halper Tuesday
Peace and Justice Works
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Wed Feb 17 16:03:47 EST 2016
Below are two events being organized by our friends in the Palestinian
solidarity movement. The first is an effort to support Portland divesting
from Caterpillar, one of the corporations that profits from the Israeli
occupation, and the second is a presentation by Jeff Halper. The Halper
event has a two-part description, one came from Americans United for
Palestinian Human Rights and the other from Jewish Voice for Peace.
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Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:02:48 +0000
From: "Peter Miller" <peteskitoo at gmail.com>
Mon 22 February 2016, 1:30pm-4:30pm
Support Occupation-Free Portland!
Lovejoy Room at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue
Please support Occupation-Free Portland's campaign to divest from four
corporations profiting from the Israeli Occupation and plan to attend an
important meeting at City Hall.
Portland's Socially Responsible Investment Committee will be discussing
whether to put Caterpillar, Inc., on the city's Do-Not-Buy list.
Caterpillar is one of the four corporations targeted by Occupation-Free
The committee will also be discussing Wells Fargo, the single largest
financial investor in private prisons. Occupation-Free Portland also
supports divestment from the private prison industry.
Read more about Occupation-Free Portland at:
Tue 23 February 2016, 7:00pm-10:00pm
Jeff Halper Speaks in Portland: "War Against the People and Global
First United Methodist Church of Portland, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Collins Hall
Jeff Halper is co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House
Demolitions (ICAHD). An Israeli peace activist, Jeff is now writing and
talking on how Israel is "globalizing Palestine". Through sales of weapons
and military technology that has been "tested" on the Palestinians, Israel
is taking its "war against the people" to a new global level.
Jeff will be speaking here in Portland on a book tour for his recently
published book: War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and
Global Pacification (Pluto Press/University of Chicago, 2015). Books will
be for sale at the Portland event.
Jeff Halper is well-known for his activism âon the groundâ in support
of Palestinian rights and a just peace as well as his incisive analysis of
the political situation in Israel/Palestine. The long-time head of the
Israel Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the author of An
Israeli in Palestine and Obstacles to Peace, he brings critical,
up-to-date, grounded and constructive analyses of the Palestine/Israel
If you have heard Jeff Halper speak before, you know how engaging and
knowledgeable he is. You will want to hear him again as he always brings
new information and amazing critical insight. If you have never heard Jeff
before, you are in for a great experience. Come hear Jeff Halper!!
From: Ned Rosch, Jewish Voice for Peace
I want to make sure you know about the opportunity to hear Israeli peace
activist, Jeff Halper, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize,
who will be speaking in Portland on Tuesday, Feb 23. He will be talking
about his latest book, "War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians
and Global Pacification", which explores how Israel exports to the world
the latest in field-tested (on Palestinians) military technology and
surveillance equipment. Israel has developed cutting edge techniques to
pacify and warehouse a restive population. They have trained U.S. police
Help us spread the word to others who might be interested.
Event is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/456711821188372/
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