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Archive for November, 2007

Nov. 12-17: USC Middle East Awareness Week

Posted by nakba60la on November 8, 2007

USC Middle East Awareness Week


-presented by Students for Justice in Palestine and Political Student Assembly-

Monday, November 12: Palestine 101 with Laurie Brand

12:00 noon: Taper Hall of Humanities 116

Laurie Brand is the Director of the School of International Relations at USC.  Professor Brand specializes in the international relations of the Middle East, including the political economy of the region and inter-Arab relations.

Monday, November 12: Media and the Middle East with As’ad Abu Khalil

7:00 pm: Taper Hall of Humanities 201

As’ad Abu Khalil is a professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at University of California, Berkeley.  He is the author of Historical Dictionary of Lebanon (1998) and Bin Laden, Islam, & America’s New “War on Terrorism” (2002).  He maintains the “Angry Arab News Service” blog.

Tuesday, November 13: Effects of U.S. Intervention on Women’s and

Human Rights in Afghanistan with Sonali Kohlatkar (co-sponsored with Women’s Student Assembly)

6:00 pm: Taper Hall of Humanities 301

Sonali Kolhatkar is vice president of the Afghan Women’s Mission, a group that works in solidarity with Afghans to help improve health and educational facilities for Afghan refugees in Pakistan.  She is also the host of “Uprising”, an hour of news and analysis on KPFK radio.


Thursday, November 15: It’s Not Either/Or: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy in the Middle East with Norman Finkelstein

6:00 pm: Taper Hall of Humanities 101 

Norman Finkelstein is an American political scientist and author, specializing in the Israel-Palestine conflict.  His books include Beyond Chutzpah and Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict.


Saturday, November 17: Jerusalem to Los Angeles: The Poetry of Peace (Hip-Hop Concert)

7:00 pm: Bovard Auditorium

This event will feature DAM, the Palestinian hip hop stars from Jersulaem, and Omar Chakari & Ragtop.  A night of hip hop and performance poetry.  See for more information and tickets.


All Events Taking Place on USC Campus

Free Admission and Free Food for all events except Nov. 17 concert


KPFK 90.7 is the Media Sponsor For This Event

For more info: Contact Students for Justice in Palestine ; 323-733-2274


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11/8: Screening of Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land

Posted by nakba60la on November 3, 2007

Westchester-Loyola Village Library will screen the documentary
Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land: U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Featuring scholars, media critics, peace activists, and religious figures, the film compares U.S. and international media coverage of the crisis in the Middle East.

Scholar and peace activist Yigal Arens will lead a post-screening
question-answer session. For many years, Dr. Arens has worked for
Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories. He speaks
regularly concerning the Israel/Palestine situation and has appeared
on local radio stations KCRW and KPFK and at numerous colleges and

The event is free and open to the public and takes place Thursday,
November 8, 6:30 p.m. at the library, 7114 W. Manchester Ave. in
Westchester. For more information, contact Roberta at (310) 348-1096.

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