Harvard College Palestine Solidarity Committee

28Feb/11

Folk music legend Pete Seeger endorses boycott of Israel

Today, Adalah-NY and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) released the following:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Folk music legend Pete Seeger has come out in support of the growing Palestinian movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel as a program for justice for Palestinians and a route to peace in the Middle East.

Seeger, 92, participated in last November's online virtual rally "With Earth and Each Other," sponsored by the Arava Institute, an Israeli environmental organization, and by the Friends of the Arava Institute. The Arava Institute counts among its close partners and major funders the Jewish National Fund, responsible since 1901 for securing land in Palestine for the use of Jews only while dispossessing Palestinians. Although groups in the worldwide BDS movement had requested that he quit the event, Seeger felt that he could make a strong statement for peace and justice during the event.

During a January meeting at his Beacon, NY, home with representatives from the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and Adalah-NY, Pete Seeger explained, "I appeared on that virtual rally because for many years I've felt that people should talk with people they disagree with. But it ended up looking like I supported the Jewish National Fund. I misunderstood the leaders of the Arava Institute because I didn't realize to what degree the Jewish National Fund was supporting Arava. Now that I know more, I support the BDS movement as much as I can."

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27Feb/11

PSC at the International Food Festival

Thank you to all who stopped by the PSC table at the International Food Festival today! We are grateful that the festival, and our home-made manakeesh, gave us an opportunity to meet so many students and to share stories. We appreciate your continued support for the PSC; together, we can do our part to ensure that Palestinians gain the equality, dignity and peace they deserve.

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12Feb/11

Celebrate Egypt’s Freedom Revolution

Celebrate Egypt's Freedom Revolution

& the historic fall of a dictatorship!

Saturday, 2/12 @ 7pm
Leverett G-Tower Common Room (map)

* Middle Eastern Snacks *
* See the top Revolution signs [with translations] *
* Choose the next dictator (to be ousted) *

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7Feb/11

Friday, 2/11: Boycotting the Israeli Occupation?

Justice for Palestine at Harvard Law School presents:

Boycotting the Israeli Occupation?

Louis Michael Seidman,
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Roy Kreitner,
Tel Aviv University Law School

Diana Buttu,
Former legal advisor to Palestinian negotiators

Moderator and discussant:
Duncan Kennedy,
Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard Law School

Friday, Feb 11th, 5-7 pm
Austin North, Harvard Law School
Pizza and Refreshments

How does one respond to human rights violations? Is divestment a proper or a required reaction to Israel's actions and policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians? Is it counter-productive? What kinds of divestment are appropriate and effective? How will it impact Israeli society and politics? How will it impact US policies?

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at HLS, International Legal Studies at HLS, Unbound: Journal of the Legal Left, The National Lawyers Guild, HLS Chapter, Middle East Law Students Association at HLS, the Harvard Islamic Society, and the Palestine Solidarity Committee at Harvard College.

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