The Shrouded Narrative Teach-In

Date: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 11:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: With the world in turmoil- from the Middle East to Central Asia; from Africa to Europe; in the South China Sea, on the Korean Penninsula, to Latin America and beyond- a group of leading scholars and activists will be conducting an all-day teach in on Saturday, September 6th to help make sense of what's going on. They will explore hte obscured, buried, or forgotten history of U. S. foreign policy and how it impacts all of these crisises.

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If Not Now, When? DC Shiva Action

Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event information: Join If Not Now, When? DC this Thursday at 6 pm outside of the Q street entrance of the Dupont Circle metro station. They will embrace the Jewishritual of shiva, a mourning period, to mourn the loss of over 1,900 Palestinian lives and 67 Israeli lives since the beginning of the Israeli military air and ground invasion known as "Protective Edge." This will be a safe space to mourn, say the Kaddish, discuss recent events, and play a part in creating a new Jewish space in DC that is open and welcoming to the entire Jewish community.

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Preventing Violence in the Name of God: the Role of Religion in Diplomacy

Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: In his remarks at the launch of the State Department's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, Secretary of State John Kerry admonished, "We ignore the global impact of religion...at our peril," and told Foreign Service officers "to go out and engage religious leaders and faith-based communities in our day-to-day work." At a time when religious violence inflames much of the Middle East, the question of how diplomacy and religion can interact takes on high operational importance.

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Understanding Israeli Apartheid

Date: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Using the term "apartheid" when speaking of Israel evokes much debate and emotion. Proponents note that Israel is a state that affords a hierarchy of rights and privileges based on religion and ethnicity, and uses violence and segregation to enforce these. On the other hand, detractors note a number of notable differences between South African apartheid and Israel today. Are comparisons between the apartheid regime of South Africa and Israel today justified and useful? How might we understand Israel as a system of organized exclusion? 

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Poetry for Gaza: A Charity Event

Date: 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Join for a night of poetry, music and much more in effort to raise awareness and aid the people of Gaza. Entry is a suggested donation of $10, however everyone is welcome. All proceeds will go to The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), who will also have representatives at the event. (Donate herewww.unrwausa.org )

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Gaza Calling: Call to End Aid to Israel

Date: 
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event info: Take to the streets on Saturday 9 August with a united demand for sanctions on Israel. This protest is being organized as a response to the call from Palestinian civil society for an August Day of Rage in response to the destruction of Gaza and the complicity of the US government in Israel's war crimes committed there. This action will be focused on ending aid to Israel and promoting the call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions in the face of Israeli impunity. Interested in endorsing? email hanthala@gmail.com.

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#IfNotNow Mourns the Dead in Israel and Palestine

Date: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Across the country Jews are coming together to demand that the American Jewish community support an end to the war on Gaza, an end to the siege, an end to the occupation, and freedom and dignity for all in Israel and Palestine.

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Kaddish and Vigil for Victims of the War

Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: #IfNotNow activists will hold a vigil Thursday night to mourn the loss of innocent lives and demand that the DCJCC join their call to support an end to the war on Gaza, an end to the siege, an end to the occupation, and a path to freedom and dignity for all. They will recite the Mourner’s Kaddish (traditional Jewish prayer for those in mourning) and the names of the dead.

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Examining Israel's Violations of U.S. Laws and Palestinian Human Rights

Date: 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is organizing a congressional briefing for August 1st, 2014.  The briefing will  focus on Israel's attacks against Palestinian civilians and misuse of U.S.-supplied weapons.  Please call your Senators and Representative's offices and ask that the Foreign Policy Aide or Legislative Director to attend the briefing.  

More information here.

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International Organizations: A New Forum for Discussion?

Date: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Since the original UN resolutions regarding the Palestinian state were established, international organizations have taken a back seat in mediating the peace process between Israel and Palestine. Other actors, predominantly the United States, have filled that role. However, in the past few years gaining access to international organizations has become a part of the Palestinian political strategy.

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Gaza! with Special Guest Tariq Abu Khdeir

Date: 
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Tariq Abu Khdeir is the 15-year-old Palestinian-American arrested and beaten by Israeli police in Jerusalem last month.  Tariq’s cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and tortured to death by right-wing Israeli extremists the day before Tariq was detained.  Tariq and his family will be visiting with members of Congress earlier in the day and will join us for this special Middle East Cafe.

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A Summer of Activism

Carlo and Erin protesting in solidarity with D.C. taxi drivers.

This page is a compilation of reportbacks from actions attended by the Peace Center's Peace Organizing Interns, Carlo Chavarria and Erin Riordan, Summer 2014. Thanks for all you do to further peace and justice!

May 28th
Author Event: Missing Class
Written by Erin Riordan

Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach presents “The Ghosts of Jeju,”

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach presents “The Ghosts of Jeju,” an 80-minute documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, South Korea, at the Theological College Conference Room, 415 Michigan Ave. NE, WDC 20017. Use the Brookland Metro, located across from the Basilica. Enter via the front door. The film tells the story of the struggle of the people of Gangjeong Village who are nonviolently protesting the construction of a naval base to accommodate the U.S.

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An Evening with Norman Finkelstein

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: On Wed., July 30 at 7:30 PM at Red Emma's, there will be An Evening with Norman Finkelstein—the longtime and consistently principled critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestine—for an evening of discussion on the politics of the Middle East. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

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Rally, March, & Vigil for Gaza Outside John Kerry's House

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: In Israel's ongoing massacre in Gaza, over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 6,000 injured, estimated 80% civilians. Israel has bombed over 50 schools, 7 hospitals, 500 homes, 60 mosques, several churches, and more.

Come and join CODEPINK outside of John Kerry's house, calling on Kerry to stand up for human rights, demanding that he tell his administration to STOP supporting Israel's massacre in Gaza.

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Candlelight Vigil for Gaza

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee, in conjunction with the Arab American Institute, American Federation of Ramallah Palestine, Bethlehem Association, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations, and Network of Arab-American Professionals-DC, will hold a silent candlelight vigil in front of the White House to mourn the innocent souls taken by Israel's indiscriminate violence. As of this morning, over 1000 Palestinians have been killed, with thousands more wounded or unjustly arrested by Israeli Occupation Forces.

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Interest from All: Foreign States in Israel-Palestine Negotiations

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Following the 1967 War and the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a conscious effort began to create a just and lasting peace settlement between Israel and Palestine. Since the initial negotiations, the peace process has always involved outside actors, from the Arab League, the European Union and the United Nations to individual states and actors.

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Colombia Peace Forum

Date: 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:00am
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: The Latin America Working Group Education Fund, Washington Office on Latin America, and United States Institute of Peace will be holding the Colombia Peace Forum--Peace Proposals from Victims of Colombia's Armed Conflict.

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Solidarity March with Gaza

Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: The Israeli bombing and invasion of Gaza has claimed1000 lives, while in the West Bank Israeli forces have fired on mass marches, killing and injuring Palestinians protesting the attacks. Come out again in solidarity with the Palestinian people, this time for a march from Penn Station to the corner of North Avenue and Charles St. The march will end before Norman Finkelstein's talk at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse.

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2014 SOA Watch November Vigil at the Gates of Fort Benning, Georgia

Date: 
Friday, November 21, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day)
State/Region: 
Other

Event Description: Close the School of the Americas! Resist Empire & Militarization
Converge on Ft. Benning, GA
November 21-23, 2014.

Join thousands for a rally at Fort Benning, music and street theater, an immigrant prison protest, nonviolent direct action, concerts, films, workshops & more.

For more information call 202-234-3440. 

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Protest for unity! Palestine and Syria protest in Washington, D.C.

Date: 
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: We all know the dreadful situations of the several countries in the Middle East. Especially Palestine and Syria at the moment. We're doing a protest to show our unity and support for those who who are being killed unjustly. It's in a Friday so we'll start with Friday prayer then a jenaza for those who have died. Followed by a peaceful protest and vigil in membrance of all the innocent deaths that have happened recently.

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Washington’s Role in Triggering the Child Migrant Crisis

Rare is the occasion that power systems voluntarily expose the true character of their policies. Mountains of disinformation and distortion are critical to keep the prying eyes of the public at bay. President Obama recently broke with this norm on the White House lawn. In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulous he angrily denounced Central American parents for sending their children to the US border. “Don’t send your children to the border … they’ll get sent back,” he inveighed.

Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on Context and History with Phyllis Bennis

Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: Join the Institute for Policy Studies for an in-depth discussion on the underlying dynamics and root causes of the current invasion of Gaza. They'll discuss the latest news and developments and address questions such as:

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Baltimore Solidarity with Gaza

Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
State/Region: 
Maryland

Event Description: The Israeli assault on Gaza has left more than 400 people dead. The killing is entering its third week, so come out on Thursday to demonstrate, show your anger and make sure Baltimore stands in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. Get there at 5:30 to hit rush hour.

More information and facebook event here.

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URGENT: National Day of Action for Gaza, 7/24

Date: 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
State/Region: 
DC

Event Description: As the violence in Gaza continues to escalate, CODEPINK is calling for all to take part in an urgent national day of action. Please join anytime during the day in Congress to lobby our representaties and senators to stop the bombing and advocate for the human rights of the Palestinians!

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