Sharia court in West Jerusalemhttp://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12682426/
Public Launch: JNewshttp://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12820961/
Talk: Semites & the Abrahamic - Notes on Edward Said http://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12820909/
Viva Palestina Report Backhttp://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12727793/
Law and the Israeli Palestinian Conflicthttp://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12727844/
Play: The Promise: Balfour at the Orange Treehttp://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12727469/
Lecture:Intl Law & the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflicthttp://www.meetup.com/The-London-Palestinian-Rights-Meetup-Group/calendar/12821008/
A speaking tour by Ghada Karmi of BRICUP and Jeff Halper of ICAHDhttp://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/
This weeks Activist News is Dedicated to Rachel Corrie on the 7th Anniversary of her Death
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 letterhttp://windowintopalestine.blogspot.com/2010/03/rachel-corries-parents-get-nasty-letter.html
for more information on Rachelhttp://www.rachelcorrie.org/