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Tuesday June 5th

1pm Shared lunch 

4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop 

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5pm Action planning workshop ahead of G4S AGM on June 7 – introduced by Shiar from Corporate Watch

G4S is a huge private security company involved in oppression and abuse of rights all over the world. The company lost its contract to deport people from the UK last September after 773 complaints of abuse were made against the company and following the death of Jimmy Mubenga, an Angolan asylum seeker who died after being ‘restrained’ by G4S guards.

G4S is contracted to provide equipment to the Israeli prisons in which Palestinian political prisoners, including child prisoners, are illegally held. More than 1,600 Palestinian political prisoners recently held a mass hunger strike and several remain on hunger strike.

6pm Chronicles of a Refugee (continued) 

7pm Talk with Sebastian Rodriguez, Israeli BDS activist and Anarchists Against the Wall member, and live link up with Israeli activist Yonatan Shapira 

 

Wednesday June 6th

1pm Shared Lunch

4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop 

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

6pm International law and Palestine – Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Daniel Machover and Frank Barat, Russell Tribunal on Palestine

 

Thursday June 7th

3pm-4.30pm Slingshot HipHop (Jackie Reem Salloum 2008) Slingshot Hip Hop braids together the stories of young Palestinians living in Gaza, the West Bank and inside Israel as they discover Hip Hop and employ it as a tool to surmount divisions imposed by occupation and poverty.

4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

4.30pm-6.30pm Teatro Di Nascosto — Hidden Theatre. Open workshop on Theatre Reportage.

Teatro di Nascosto, under the direction of Annet Henneman, has been making theatre reportage for fourteen years. Theatre reportage uses the stage as a medium of journalism, telling true stories of people and communities without a voice who are living through war and its aftermath, under oppression, poverty or in exile. The group have been invited to the Ashtar Youth Theatre Festival in Ramallah, Palestine in July to share 10 days of workshops, and will be hosting an open discussion about the use of theatre reportage as an agent for change and showcasing some of their work.
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6:30pm What can people in the UK learn from and contribute to the struggle in Palestine?

Talk by Hesham and Shareefa

8pm-10pm Palestine and the Arab revolutions

Talk with Ahdaf Soueif, Novelist (The Map of Love) and Founding Chair of the Palestine Festival of Literature and Ben White author of Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, discrimination and democracy

 

Friday June 8th

3pm-4.30pm Occupation 101 (Abdallah OmeishSufyan Omeish 2007) A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

4pm-5.30pm Fight for the life of Mahmoud Sarsak (Department for Culture Media and Sport, 2-4 Cockspur Street London SW1Y 5DH) a second protest in solidarity with hunger-striking footballer Mahmoud Sarsak. On his 82nd day, he is protesting his internationally-illegal detention under the so-called “Unlawful Combatants Law”, without trial or charge. Mahmoud Sarsak is near his death-bed, so please go along to show your support if you can.

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

7pm Ilan Pappe, Israeli author (The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine) and scholar. Professor with the College of Social Sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter, formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa

9pm Sambatage SOAS’ infamous samba band comes to Palestine Place for a booming jam session that will shake your soul to the rhythms of drums, whistles and Latin American percussion.

 

Saturday June 9th

ISM Workshop on going to Palestine (10am-5pm)

 

Sunday June 10th

1pm-2pm Organising meeting for emergency Sarsak demo Monday - Facebook event for the protest here.

10am-5pm ISM Workshop on going to Palestine - A workshop for anyone thinking of visiting Palestine to do solidarity work of any kind, or to help them decide about visiting Palestine. Full information on the workshop content can be found at this link. Day 2 of 2.

3pm-4.30pm FILM: Budrus (Julia Bacha 2010) Award-winning Documentary about the Palestinian village that resisted Israel’s wall – with the support of Israeli and international activists – and won

5pm – 6.30pm Build Palestine! – Supporting Palestine’s Economy and Future - Zaytoun Palestinian farmers Co-operative, Co-Founder Atif Choudhury. Also, get in touch with Zaytoun direct if you want to become a distributor

7pm-9:30pm Jeremy Hardy, Comedian

Showing of the film Jeremy Hardy vs the Israeli army by Leila Sansour followed by a talk by Jeremy Hardy

All Day Palestinian crafts and produce fair with embroidery, olive oil, soaps and crafts from the West Bank and Gaza

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation


Monday June 11th

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

3pm Making Maqamic Music – a practical introduction to classical Arabic music

We’ll make some simple Arabic music using our voice, body percussion and the ‘?d (the middle-eastern mother of the lute/guitar). We’ll explore how music is composed, what is considered ‘beautiful’ and learn some basic scales, rhythms and inflections and maybe even perform it at the end!? Disclaimer: Al is by no means an expert and welcomes people sharing their knowledge and experience!

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5pm-6.30pm Visit Palestine (Katie Barlow 2003) Activist Caoimhe Butterly narrates life in Jenin reugee camp circa 2002. A film strong on conveying the daily struggle of women under occupation and the evolution of the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine.

7pm Building the Boycott of Israeli Apartheid – Jonathan Rosenhead, BRICUP (British Committee for Universities of Palestine), Michael Deas, Co-Ordinator, BDS National Committee, Ewa Jasiewicz, journalist and activist

 

Tuesday June 12th

3-4:30pm Introduction to The Arabic Language

A brief lesson to teach people how to speak and understand basic Arabic phrases, hosted by Palestinian Arabic speaker Amjad.

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5pm-6:30pm film screening “Chronicle of a Disappearance” by Elia Suleiman (1996)

6pm-7:30pm Linda Ramsden, chair of ICAHD (Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) UK

7:30pm-9:00pm Charles Tripp, professor of politics with reference to the Middle East at SOAS university London

Professor Tripp will be lecturing about ‘Art and Resistance in the case of Palestine’.

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

 

Wednesday June 13th

3pm-6pm Stencil T-shirt drop-in workshop

4pm Glyn Secker,Captain of the Jewish Boat to Gaza and member of Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJP)

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5pm Ethnic Cleansing in the UK: Dale Farm

2 activists who were present during the resistance to the huge operation to evict Irish Travellers from their land in Essex last October and now involved in the Traveller Solidarity Network will be talking about their experiences and the issue of evictions and ethnic cleansing closer to home.

6pm Health is a Political Issue – The impact of the Occupation, apartheid and blockade on health in Palestine. Jasr Kawkaby, Palestinian Paediatrician from Gaza who attempted to enter Gaza aboard The Dignity Free Gaza boat in January 2009 which was rammed three times and nearly sunk by Israeli warships. Jasr managed to enter through Egypt and worked at Al-Shifa Hospital treating children throughout Operation Cast Lead which saw 1400 people killed, including over 350 children and over 5000 people injured. Hear his story.

7pm Gaza Beneath the Bombs – Sharyn Lock, activist and Author (Gaza Beneath the Bombs) talks about her extensive experience of solidarity work in Palestine and Lebanon. Sharyn was also one of the initiators of The Free Gaza Movement which broke through Israel’s siege on Gaza, by sea, five times. She was a medical volunteer throughout Israel’s war on Gaza 2008-2009

8.30pm In Ramallah, Runningby author and critic Guy Mannes-Abbott. Book reading and talk about running in bubble boom-town Ramallah and walking out through the hills and valleys to, through, off and beyond Occupation limits. His texts attempt to recover the place from Occupied space and his book includes responses made to those texts by International artists and writers.

8.30pm Conversation with Syria activists

Featuring Miriyam Asfar, anthropologist, internet researcher and activist, Dan gorman, Director of Reel Festivals and cultural activist and Simon Assaf, activist and journalist

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

 

Thursday June 14th

2:30pm-3:30pm Jordan Valley Workshop

5pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5:30pm-7:00pm Palestinian short films screening

Short films by: Elia Suleiman, Ihab Jadallah, Maha Assal, Firas Khoury, and more.

6-7pm Women of Colour in the Global Women’s Strike

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7pm P.E.D.A.L. – 100 Days to Palestine PEDAL is a group of community organisers, artists, food growers and cyclists who travelled from London to Palestine by bicycle in 100 days in Spring 2011. The Group focused on resisting those who prevent access to land and community control of resources linking food growers across Europe to the Middle East, and by supporting the Palestinian call for BDS.

7pm-9pm- No Borders Monthly Meeting The London No borders group will be holding their monthly meeting (usually held at the London Action Resource Centre) inside our very own Palestine Place. The meeting will be about discussing current campaigns, organizing events/actions for the month, and a general check in for No Border activists in London.  http://london.noborders.org.uk/

8pm-9/9:30pm Ghada Karmi Jerusalem-born Palestinian Doctor of medicine, author (Married to another man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine) and academic

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

 

Friday June 15th

3pm-4.30pm Erased Wiped Off the Map (Alberto Arce and Mohammed Rujailah 2009) The only Western-made documentary on Operation Cast Lead 2008-2009 featuring evidence of Israel’s use of white phosphorous in civilian areas, shooting of medical personnel and targeting of children

4pm Introduction to Israeli Apartheid and BDS workshop

This introductory workshop will be run daily and is designed to give people some basic facts about Israeli apartheid and the Palestinian campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

5:30pm The architecture of the occupation with Nadia Barhoum

Nadia Barhoum, a Palestinian American Master’s student in Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, will introduce and facilitate a discussion about the the architecture of occupation in Palestine. It will be a discussion about the built environment and Israel’s state planning policies in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

7pm ‘Journey Through Thorns’

One man’s story of growing up in Gaza during the First Intifada and setting up a trauma centre in Gaza. Presentation and discussion. Excellent introduction to a complex issue through a personal account. Mohammed Altawil and David Harrold. Palestinian Trauma Centre (UK)

9pm Performative presentation on Music and Resistance

With audience participation! By Reem Kelani (Palestinian singer, musician and broadcaster)

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

 

Saturday June 16th

12pm-1pm Skype link with Basem Sbaih from BADIL – an independent, community-based non-profit organization mandated to defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and IDPs.

1pm John Rose on the Myths of Zionism

John Rose provides a critical account of the historical, political and cultural roots of Zionism and shows how this powerful political force is based in mythology; ancient, medieval and modern. Many of these stories, as with other mythologies, have no basis in fact. However, because Zionism is a living political force, these myths have been used to justify very real and political ends — namely, the expulsion and continuing persecution of the Palestinians

2pm Visualizing Palestine – A Discussion on Harnessing Visual Media for Social Justice

Ahmad Barclay introduces the work of this new infographics and visual media project (visualizingpalestine.org), followed by an open discussion inviting ideas and debate on how to frame stories that can connect a wider audience with the reality of the Palestinian struggle.

3pm-5pm John Snowden, BIN and Palestine Solidarity Campaign; WSF and Cultural Boycott

5.30pm-7pm Israel’s ‘Best Friend’ in Europe – the Polish roots of Israel and today’s special relationship – A screening of excerpts of Betar (Robert Kaczmark and Piotr Gontarczyk 2011) and talk by Ewa Jasiewicz including English readings from her award nominated book ‘Podpalic Gaze’ (Razing Gaza).

7pm Selma Dabbagh – British Palestinian writer of fiction based in London (Out of It)

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

 

Sunday June 17th

4pm-6pm Arthur Neslen, Journalist and Author (Occupied Minds: A Journey Through the Israeli Psyche)

All Day Exhibition of paintings by Artists in Gaza/Islington Friends of Yibna

All Day Exhibition of photographs by youth from Aida Refugee Camp/Lajee Center

All Day “I Am Palestine” – Image & Sound Installation

Palestine Place Closes with final event (Details to be released)

 

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  1. moira says:

    great lineups. thx to organisers.

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