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[OPIRG-EVENTS] 7 May Peaceworkers under attack (location now confirmed)
**Please circulate widely (location now confirmed)!**
Peacework under attack:
How do we respond to violence directed at peaceworkers in Palestine?
Wednesday, May 7, 7:00 pm
Location: Room C264 Loeb Building, Carleton University
Panelists to be announced soon!
This panel discussion will focus on recent violence directed at three
internationals working with the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) in
Palestine. Panelists will address the targeting of peaceworkers and
journalists in Palestine, legal issues around the attacks, how to respond,
implications for the non-violent struggle in Palestine, and the broader
impact on non-violent peace team work elsewhere.
In recent weeks one international peace activist in the occupied territories
of Palestine was killed and two others maimed. All were working with the
International Solidarity Movement (ISM). ISM uses nonviolent, direct action
to confront and challenge the illegal occupation (www.palsolidarity.org):
· Rachel Corrie, 23 - Killed while trying to protect a Palestinian doctor's
home from demolition, she was run over twice by an Israeli bulldozer.
· Brian Avery, 23 - Shot in the face by a tank-mounted Israeli machine gun
while standing still with both hands raised.
· Tom Hurndall, 22 - In a coma after being shot once in the head from an
Israeli watchtower. He was escorting three small children to safety.
All three peaceworkers were easily indentifiable and wearing fluorescent
vests at the time of their death/wounding.
Free (**donations will support the International Solidarity Movement and
local activists with the Christian Peacemakers Team)
Childcare and translation available
Refreshments will be served
More information: Nonviolent Peaceforce Canada, tel 564 0999,
Endorsed by NOWAR-PAIX, Middle East Discussion Group, Women in Black,
Solidarity with Iraqi and Palestinian Children, OPIRG-Carleton
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