This Weeks Events 15th To 21st March

From: Natasha
Sent on: Saturday, March 13, 2010 12:50 PM
MONDAY 15TH

Sharia court in West Jerusalem
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12682426/

Public Launch: JNews
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12820961/

TUESDAY 16TH

Talk: Semites & the Abrahamic - Notes on Edward Said
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12820909/

Viva Palestina Report Back
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12727793/

WEDNESDAY 17TH

Law and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12727844/

Play: The Promise: Balfour at the Orange Tree
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12727469/

THURSDAY 18TH

Lecture:Intl Law & the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12821008/

SATURDAY 20TH

A speaking tour by Ghada Karmi of BRICUP and Jeff Halper of ICAHD
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12809459/

Film: Budrus (UK premiere)
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12682446/

SUNDAY

Film: Burdus
http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12682455/

ACTIVIST NEWS

This weeks Activist News is Dedicated to Rachel Corrie on the 7th Anniversary of her Death

In Memoriam
Rachel Corrie

By WILLIAM A. COOK

The picture told the story:
this wisp of a girl defiant
against the armored clad Goliath
Towering above her,
An illustration from the Book of Kings.

This orange-coated giant
Went out from Israel,
The land of the Philistines,
To slaughter the Palestinians.

And he stood six cubits and a span
Above those clustered about their homes.
And he had treaded greaves about the knees,
Sheets of steel about his shoulders,
And shafts thrust forward
To hold his spear, the blade of death.

All who saw him fled in terror
Save this gentle girl,
Who held God's voice in her megaphone.
Did she see the tight curl of his lip
As he sat in his judgment seat
And she stood in the shadow of death?

Did he, when his day was done,
Hose the blood from his blade?
Did he lean against his protective armor
And gaze at the setting sun?
Did he go home that night
And place his yarmulka beside the door?
Did he greet his wife with a loving kiss,
And grasp his daughter tightly to his breast?
And did she, in fear, plead "Be gentle, dear"?

William Cook is a professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California. His new book, Psalms for the 21st Century, was just published by Mellen Press.
He can be reached at: [address removed]. Since then he has published Tracking Deception: Bush Mid-East Policy, The Rape of Palestine, The Chronicles of Nefaria, a novella due for publication in Arabic this spring, and a forthcoming work, The Plight of the Palestinians due for June.


Rachel Corrie's family takes Israel to court
http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article11124.shtml

Rachels parents get a nasty letter
http://windowintopalestine.blogspot.com/2010/03/rachel-corries-parents-get-nasty-letter.html

for more information on Rachel
http://www.rachelcorrie.org/

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