Read this urgent appeal from the Fredericton Peace Coalition for all New Brunswickers — organizations and individuals — to sign a letter for the immediate release of Dr. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 7:00pm
Where: Conserver House, 180 Saint John St., Fredericton
Called Canada’s Rachel Corrie, Eva Bartlett is an activist and journalist living in Gaza since 2008. Her eyewitness accounts from Occupied Palestine have been published in The Electronic Intifada, Inter Press Service, Countercurrents and her own blog, In Gaza. As a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, Eva accompanies Gazan farmers and fishers under threat of harassment and sniper fire from Israeli forces. Eva rode with medics in their ambulances during Cast Lead, Israel’s devastating assault on Gaza in 2008-2009, which killed 1,500 Palestinians, and documented the 2012 attacks from a central Gaza Strip hospital.
Hosts: Fredericton Palestine Solidarity, Fredericton Peace Coalition, Fredericton & District Labour Council & UNB Political Science Department.
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Film by Ken Lori
The 2010 documentary film, Budrus, will screen Thursday, May 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Multi-Purpose Room (732 Charlotte St) in Fredericton.
Budrus is an inspirational story of one Palestinian community which finds unlikely allies in their peaceful resistance against the destructive force of the occupation. The documentary follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray. Hosted by: Cinema Politica Fredericton, Fredericton Palestine Solidarity, Jews for a Just Peace Fredericton and CUPW Fredericton/Oromocto.
This film is shown in conjunction with the expo A Child’s View from Gaza (ACVG) at the Charlotte Street Art Centre’s Penny Gallery from April 26-May 26, 2013.This expo is a set of 26 works of children’s art from Gaza. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) added another 10 related photographs from a separate exhibition to complement and contextualize the children’s art. Free to the public! For more information:
Join Cinema Politica Fredericton for its regular screenings in the fall. Films are shown with support from UNB’s Dept. of Culture & Language Studies and the Conservation Council of NB. Like us on Facebook: Cinema Politica Fredericton.
The Fredericton launch of the exhibition, A Child’s View from Gaza, will occur on Friday, April 26th at 5:00-6:30pm at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Penny Gallery. The exhibit will be on display for a month, until May 26th.
A Child’s View from Gaza is a collection of 75 paintings created in 2009 by the children of Gaza who witnessed the destruction of Operation Cast Lead and who participated in after-school children’s therapy programs. “Cast Lead,” Israel’s December 2008/January 2009 attack on a virtually unarmed Gaza, killed 1400 Palestinians, including 320 children.
Susan Johnson, the exhibit coordinator, who worked with the children in an art therapy program, says that “Children are unusually honest. They depict what happened during Operation Cast Lead – the horrors of it. The children’s feelings [and]emotions jump off the page”.
A Child’s View from Gaza has been shown all over North America, with venues in art galleries, museums and libraries, including most recently at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre in Moncton and the United Church in Riverview. The Fredericton exhibit is being organized by Fredericton Palestine Solidarity, Jews for a Just Peace Fredericton, Fredericton Peace Coalition and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. The national tour is being organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.
Cinema Politica Fredericton will screen Budrus at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre’s Multi-Purpose Room on May 2nd at 7:00pm. The short films, Samouni Street and Gaza Did You Know, will be screened before the feature film. Struggling side by side, father and daughter unleash an inspiring, yet little-known movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that is still gaining ground today.
Check out the coverage in the student newspaper,The Aquinian.
For more information about A Child’s View from Gaza: http://www.childsviewfromgaza.org/about-the-exhibition/
For more information about Budrus: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/fredericton/budrus
Learn about the illegal occupation of Palestine, how Israel is an Apartheid state and how to get involved in Palestine solidarity work.
Lessons from Palestine: Right to education, academic freedom & the BDS movement on campus
Dr. Samia al-Botmeh, director of Birzeit University’s Center for Development Studies in Ramallah will deliver a public lecture, Mon, Mar. 11, 7pm at McCain Hall, Kinsella Auditorium, STU.
Resisting Occupation, Constructing Peace
Ruth Breen, postal worker/activist, on her trip to the West Bank with Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Wed., Mar. 13, 1:30pm, Carleton 106, UNB.
5 Broken Cameras
The Oscar-nominated film is home movie, resistance journal, memorial of non-violent resistance in Bil’in. Fri., Mar. 15, 7 pm, Conserver House, 180 St. John St.
Organizers: Fredericton Palestine Solidarity, Jews for a Just Peace Fredericton, Fredericton Peace Coalition, Canadian Union of Postal Workers Fredericton & Cinema Politica Fredericton.
We Palestinians teach life, sir
Shades of Anger
Please find below an action alert from SINTRACARBON – the union of mine workers at the Cerrejon coal mine – where New Brunswick sources its coal. The union is negotiating a new contract with the mine and the lives of two of union reps have been threatened.
A few years ago, when the union was negotiating a contract with the Cerrejon mine, we got David Hay at NB Power to send a letter asking that the company to negotiate in good faith with the union. A number of organizations and unions across NB and Salem, Mass. also flooded them with letters.
Fredericton has a history of solidarity work with the Cerrejon workers and mine affected communities. Many of you met Jesus Brochero from SINTRACARBON when he visited us in Moncton and Fredericton in 2009. We also organized a fundraiser for the family of Adolfo Montes Gonzales, a union leader at the mine who was murdered in front of his family in 2008.
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The Government of Canada has recently announced that it is sending a CF-17 transport plane to northern Mali to add to the military buildup by the NATO powers in the area. The Canadian Peace Alliance is calling on the government to recall the plane and to cease any further contribution to the France-led mission. Read more…
About 80 people in Fredericton gathered in solidarity with Gaza over the noon hour on Saturday, November 24th. The rally was part of Canada-wide weekend events in solidarity with Gaza. The rallies brought together people horrified by Israel’s latest assault on Gaza that left 164 people dead, including 50 children, and over 1,200 injured. Read more here.