Marking the 60th Year of Al Nakba

Southern California events marking the Palestinian Catastrophe (Al Nakba)

Archive for April, 2008

Radio Intifada: The Deir Yassin Massacre, 4/10 3pm on KPFK

Posted by nakba60la on April 9, 2008

intifada=shaking off – oppression/silence

Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change

Thursday, April 10, 2008 3-4pm PDT

KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
streaming at and available on audio archive for 90 days




Sixty years ago, on April 9, 1948, over 100 men, women and children in the Jerusalem district village of Deir Yassin were murdered by the forces of the Irgun and Stern gangs. As Israel calls for its celebration of 60 years, we say, “There is Nothing to Celebrate.” Instead, Palestinians and Jews alike throughout the world are marking the 60th year of the Palestinian nakba (catastrophe).

Radio Intifada’s program this week marks the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre, both with a historical discussion of the events and a discussion of the Palestinian, Israeli and North American Jewish efforts to counter the predominant Israeli narrative and celebrations.


Professor Naseer Aruri, noted author, Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of political science, U of Massachusets, Dartmouth, chair of the board of Trans-Arab

Eitan Bronstein, Israeli founder of Zochcrot and organizer of “Nakbah in Hebrew” campaigns, including the ceremony at the village of Deir Yassin,

Omar Barghouti, independent Palestinian cultural and political analyst based in Jerusalem. He is a founding member of PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

Ari Lev Fornari, antizionist Jew currently living in San Francisco and member of No Time to Celebrate: Jews Remember the Nakba campaign

and Al Faris, Los Angeles-based actor, who will be reading from documents related to the Dayr Yasin massacre

Produced and hosted by Sherna Gluck of SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa Collective) of KPFK


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Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights Conference in Canada

Posted by nakba60la on April 7, 2008

“Bridge of Return”

Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) 10th Anniversary Conference during the 60th year of ethnic cleansing in Palestine

May 2-4, 2008 in Montréal, Canada

Call out to all persons working in Solidarity with the Palestinian people in North America. To all student, professional, and solidarity activists; please join us in our Annual Conference, May 2-5, 2008 in Montreal to confront the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakbah.

SPHR this year will be 10 years old. We are calling on all student groups, professors and solidarity activists working for Palestinian Human Rights in North America to join us in Montreal for the weekend of May 2nd to 4th 2008, for more than just a debate. We are organizing for a genuine exchange between all members of our community so that we can better defend our common cause for justice in Palestine.

We are holding a series of roundtables, workshops, and direct action activities that run under three categories. Those categories are:

  • Zionist Apartheid and the One State Solution.
  • Indigenous Solidarity from Here to Palestine.
  • Tools for Justice: BDS, Direct Actions, and Movement Building.

We will also be holding the General Assembly for SPHR members, including the elections of the 2008/09 SPHR Board of Directors and Executive team.

Registration details:

Conference Registration includes lunches, refreshments, free entree to evening public panels and for non students 1 year membership in SPHR-National.

Costs: $30/Students; $50 for non-students.

Location(s): May 2nd “Opening Plenary” event will take place in McGill University. All other events/workshops will be held in Concordia University May 3rd and 4th.

Registration: email or at the conference locations Starting May 2 @ 5pm.

Details: Evening events are open to the public with a minimum donation of $5.

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CEIA-SC Al Nakba Event, Sunday 3/13 in Santa Monica

Posted by nakba60la on April 3, 2008


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