Palestine Events in Wellington in May!

Show solidarity with Palestine this May! #FromAotearoaToPalestine.

Join us to support the Cultural Boycott of Israel May 14th 8.15pm at the Roxy.

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Ben Gurion, Epilouge

Help call out the Doc Edge Festival for supporting Israel!

In contravention of the Palestinian Cultural Boycott, Doc Edge Festival has taken sponsorship from the Israeli Embassy for a screening of Ben-Gurion, Epilogue.

This film screening also coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Israeli Declaration of Independence on 14 May that preceded the Nakba (‘the Catastrophe’, 15 May) where Palestinian people were ethnically cleansed from Palestine.

You can:
1) Write to the Doc Edge Fest and tell them why they shouldn’t break the boycott by showing this film, and taking money from Israel. Their email is info@docedge.nz – if you want some tips on what to write, check out the letter we sent.

2) Join us outside the Roxy at 8:15pm on Monday 14th to protest in solidarity with Palestinian people and  tell Doc Edge that it’s not ok to support apartheid. BYO own sign, warm clothes. We will have hot drinks, tunes and it’d be great to meet and talk about whats happening in Palestine.

nakba_day70Nakba Day – Tuesday May 15th

Nakba Day 2018 will mark the culmination of the ‘The Great March of Return‘ – six weeks of protest by the Palestinian people. The Israeli military has cracked down extremely hard on people during this time of protest, particularly those in Gaza, where unarmed people and people who weren’t even protesting have been shot and killed. Thousands have been injured by live fire, tear gas and rubber bullets.

Tensions will also be particularly high as the US Embassy is set to be moved to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on the 14th May. According to Palestinian officials, this is “siding totally with Israeli annexation and Israeli cleansing of our people from Jerusalem”.

Come and say salaam aleikum to us on Tuesday for a casual lunch time solidarity action – we’ll be having some kōrero about Palestine, putting up posters, handing out zines, chalking and flying some Palestinian flags at these times:
– Cuba Mall at 12.30-1pm
– Midland Park 1.30-2pm

Wellington welcomes Palestinian author Dr. Ramzy Baroud

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Wellington Palestine are hosting Gaza-born Palestinian author Dr. Ramzy Baroud, who is visiting Wellington as part of a world tour to launch his new book: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story.
There is a book reading and signing, at VicBooks Kelburn Campus bookstore on May 22nd at 12pm. Then later that same day at 7pm a book launch at St Andrews on the Terrace where the author will discuss the background to the book and his views on contemporary issues facing the Palestinian liberation movement.

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