Tuesday, 19 October 2010

LEILA KHALED'S ADDRESS TO LONDON EVENT COMMEMORATING 10yrs SINCE THE START OF THE SECOND/AL-AQSA INTIFADA

Brothers, Sisters and comrades,

I am glad and honoured to be addressing you for this event.

I would like to tell you that from the start of our Palestinian
revolutionary movement, we knew we were not alone, that our struggle
was part of the international struggle. This makes us continue our
struggle without fear in facing zionism and imperialism, especially
US imperialism, as we know people around the world are with us
practically and not just theoretically.

We have learnt from history that when a people is occupied and
oppressed they will revolt to liberate themselves using all methods
including armed struggle, which is also enshrined in the UN Charter.

Our homeland has been occupied since 1948, and I Leila Khaled have
been a refugee for 62 years like 6 million other refugees inside and
outside of Palestine. In Palestine we have an occupation, the
occupation is the terrorism that oppresses the people of the land,
the Palestinians.

In the 21st Century capitalism and imperialism are trying to impose
their system of globalisation, which is not just an economic
globalisation, but exploits all aspects of the life of individuals
and peoples. But in confronting the system we say we should globalise
the struggle and defend the oppressed nations, our homeland and our
humanity.

I ask you all to research and look into the conflicts in the world so
that you have more knowledge of what is taking place, and if you
study, you will find the answers. I ask you on the basis of your
learning and understanding to struggle to establish a future based
not on WMDs and wars of aggression, but on peoples civilisation.

I request you to use this event to develop the BDS movements, to join
the struggle against imperialism and racism in the world. Continue to
get together and further deepen our struggles to defend our future.

Leila Khaled,

Amman, Jordan
01 October, 2010




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INTERNATIONALISM & SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE
Time
Saturday at 5:30pm - October 3 at 12:00am

LocationLadbroke Grove / Portobello
Inn on the Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5XL
London, United Kingdom

More Info
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10 YEARS SINCE THE INTIFADA series
Part I

INTERNATIONALISM & SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE
"We are not liberating Palestine, Palestine is liberating us"

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This is the first event in a series of events which commemorates 10 years since the eruption of the defining struggle of our generation - the Al-Aqsa / Second Intifada against the zionist-apartheid state. It is also a salute to that struggle.

This event will explore the development of solidarity and internationalism with Palestine during the Intifada; what forms of struggle were more effective than others, and how we can continue to build a radical and effective internationalism for Palestine.

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PROGRAM:

* There will be large prints from paintings from artists from Gaza
* There will also be an exclusive photo gallery by journalist and war correspondent Mustafa Khalili who covered the Intifada

1745: Doors open

1800: Welcoming address by Moktar Alatas followed by filmmaker Gabrielle Tierney presents her film on the Raytheon 9:
NOT IN OUR NAME, with Q&A

1900: PANEL DEBATE with:

- Lizzie Cocker - Gaza Demonstrators Defence Campaign

- Arzu Merali - Islamic Human Rights Commission

- Chris Osmond - Smash EDO

- Jody McIntyre - grassroots peace activist and internationalist

- Bellavia Ribeiro-Addy - Palestine Solidarity Campaign

chair - Sukant Chandan


2130: CULTURAL PROGRAM compered by Lara Ahmad

Louisa Maynard and Soufian Saihi
(poetry recital and live Oud)

Where's Huey? dedication to Rachel Corrie

Empress Emmanuelle

DJ Steaz

Nekz (Brotherhood Movement)

STORMTRAP (Ramallah Underground) and Kolonel Bleep

GAZATEAM

SHADIA MANSOUR

LOWKEY


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**NOTE: The organisers reserve the right to eject anyone causing distress or disruption to the event. There will be friendly but firm security at the event.

** No persons or organisations are allowed to distribute material at this event without prior permission from the event organisers.

* Please note that the whole event is being filmed and will be put on youtube

The '10 years since the eruption of the Intifada' is an initiative of Sons of Malcolm, although people are more than welcome to get involved by getting in touch with event organiser:
sukant.chandan@gmail.com