Israeli Apartheid Week

February 14, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 21, 2017 5:00 pmtoFebruary 25, 2017 9:00 pm

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society

Tues 21st Feb Professor Ilan Pappe
‘Why Palestine is still the issue’
Keynes Hall 17.00 King’s College
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Weds 22nd Feb Palestinian Film Screening
‘Obliterated families project’
Photo Exhibit 19.15 SG1 ARB Building

Thurs 23rd Feb  Omar Barghouti (BDS co-founder)
‘The case for BDS: Why boycott Israel?’
17.15 -18.45 Mill Lane Room 1
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students and staff only

Fri 24th Feb Refugees and Resistance in Palestine
Panel discussion: Dr Ruba Salih, Dr Teodora Todorva
19.30-21.30 Pembroke Old Library

Sat 25th Feb Resistance through art
Spoken word with MC/singer/poet
Melissa Melodee details tbc

Film: Palestinian Short Films

February 12, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 17, 2017
7:15 pmto8:30 pm

Nihon Room
Pembroke College

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society

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An evening showing 4 short films

Ave Maria 15 mins
Between a Garden and the Sea 16 mins
Though I Know the River is Dry 19 mins
Gaza: a Gaping Wound 13 mins

Film: The Wanted 18

February 6, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 10, 2017
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

The Nihon Room
Pembroke College
Cambridge CB2 1RF

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society
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Join Palsoc for a film screening of the creative masterpiece ‘The Wanted 18′ .Snacks and drinks provided. showing 7pm at the Nihon Room, Pembroke College.
Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative. Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities- until the Israeli army takes note and declares that the farm is an illegal security threat. Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their “Intifada milk” with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit. Recreating the story of the “wanted 18″ from the perspectives of the Beit Sahour activists, Israeli military officials, and the cows, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali and veteran Canadian director Paul Cowan create an enchanting, inspirational tribute to the ingenuity and power of grassroots activism.

Letter Writing: Amnesty Group

February 6, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 7, 2017
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Burleigh Arms 9 Newmarket Road
Cambridge CB5 8EG

Organised by Cambridge City Amnesty
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Join supporters and members of the Amnesty International Cambridge City group to make campaign plans and write letters to support individuals whose Human Rights have been violated in Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.  The first part of the meeting we will talk about current issues and what campaigning actions we could organise. The second part of the meeting will be spent on writing letters. By writing a letter, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about change.  All welcome - no previous letter writing or campaigning experience required!  If you are interested in joining the subgroup, but cannot make the meeting, please contact Sheila Hakin on smh1003@cam.ac.uk.