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8/14- Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement

by kevin Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004 at 5:18 PM

Book release party with DJ's, spoken word, hip-hop, and readings by local contributers at 33 1/3 Books and Gallery Collective

Please join us in a night of education and entertainment in celebration

of the release of Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity Movement.

When: 7:00pm Saturday, August 14

Where: 33 1/3 Books & Gallery Collective


1200 N. Alvarado Blvd.


Los Angeles CA 90026

Several Los Angeles residents who have spent time in Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement in the last few years and contributed to the book will be on hand to read selections from the book as well as discuss their experiences. Spoken word and hip-hop performances will take place and DJ’s will be providing music throughout the evening.

The evening will include:

Mark Gonzalaz- spoken word

Life Convicts- Southern California hip-hop

Omar from The N.O.M.A.D.S (www.thenomads.biz)

The event is free. For questions about the event please call the bookstore at (213)483-3500. A description of the book is below.

The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) facilitates people from around the world traveling to Palestine to work in solidarity with Palestinians who are resisting the occupation non-violently. The ISM has a particular focus on direct action and participants have engaged in activities such as roadblock removal, military checkpoint watch, accompaniment of ambulances, demonstrations, marches and others. For more information about the ISM please check out the website www.palsolidarity.org.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine, and the International Solidarity

Movement

Edited by Nicholas Blincoe, Hussein Khalili, Marissa Mclaughlin,

Radhika

Sainath, and Josie Sandercock

The last two years have been the most brutal in the entire thirty-six

Year history of Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

Strip; indeed the most violent since the creation of Israel itself. The

International Solidarity Movement (ISM) was founded as a peaceful resistance to that violence. Its highly visible actions, which have included breaking the sieges in Ramallah and Bethlehem, as well as saving countless lives, have shone a spotlight on Israel’s occupation.

Outlawed in Israel and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the ISM has threatened the governing coalition with fears that Israeli opinion might at last be turning against them.

In showing what risks Palestinians take, ISM volunteers have also tragically been targeted. The deaths of Rachel Corrie and Tom Hurndall, as well as the shootings of Kate Edwards, Caoimhe Butterley and Brian

Avery, have never been fully explained, covered up in the US and UK and brushed aside in Israel—an unfortunate consequence of Israel’s “war on terror.”

Collecting previously published news articles on the movement, giving accounts drawn from web-logs and diaries as they happened, including the last writings of murdered American Rachel Corrie and contributions from the Hurndall family, Peace Under Fire reveals the real horror of life under occupation and describes the first signs of a new wave of international solidarity.

The editors are all members of the International Solidarity Movement.

Novelists, human rights activists, and academics, they divide time between various countries of residence and Palestine.



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