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About media company Al Jazeera: “When Al Jazeera launched from the Qatari capital, Doha, on Friday, November 1, 1996, it was the first independent news channel in the Arab world. Media in the Arab world, till then, was characterised by state-controlled narratives that denied audiences the right to know and the right to be heard.”
What’s happened since October 7, 2023
"In the four weeks since that attack, Israel's intensifying military response to the Hamas attack has killed almost 10,000 people in Gaza and created a dire humanitarian crisis there" (Hamas attacked Israel 1 month ago. Here's where things stand now, by Jaclyn Diaz, Samantha Balaban, & Greg Myer, NPR, Updated November 5). Read the full article here.
A timeline published by NPR in 2021 that helped me to see the pattern of resurfacing violence.
View a timeline created by Al Jareeza's Palestine Remix, outlining the displacement of Palestinians dating from 1799.
About the resource: “Palestine Remix puts dozens of documentaries on Palestine at your fingertips, allowing you to view or use parts of various films to create your own productions. Using cutting-edge technology that synchronises text and video, you can instantly find anything mentioned in the films. Explore the modern history of Palestine in an easy-to-use format.”
U.S.A. Political Action
"On October 16th, Representative Cori Bush introduced the "Ceasefire Now" resolution which demands that the Biden administration call for an immediate ceasefire and for humanitarian assistance to be allowed to enter Gaza. This resolution is based on the collective demands of Palestinians from Gaza who now live in the U.S"(actionnetwork.org).
While President Biden has called for a path towards peace, he has yet to call a ceasefire. Our American representatives are intended to support public calls for action - if you encourage your rep to sign the resolution submitted by Cori Bush it’ll further encourage President Biden to demand a ceasefire.
Use the following hyperlink to contact your representative: Support Ceasefire (call now) - JVP
When you use the link above and fill in your address it’ll automatically connect you to your representatives. If you live in a progressive district, it’s likely your representative's voicemail is full. In either case you can still call to confirm and also send an email to your representative using the same script.
About Jewish Voice for Peace: "We envision a world where all people — from the U.S. to Palestine — live in freedom, justice, equality, and dignity. Like generations of Jewish leftists before us, we fight for the liberation of all people. We believe that through organizing, we can and will dismantle the institutions and structures that sustain injustice and grow something new, joyful, beautiful, and life-sustaining in their place."
Here is the original resolution as submitted by Representative Cori Bush
Here is a list of U.S. Representatives who have already signed in support
Link to find your representative
Local Event for Care/Action
Event: Social Emergency Response Centers (CERC)
Hosted by: Design Studio for Social Intervention
On: November 7, 2023 4-8pm
Located: 572 Columbia Road Boston, MA 02125
About DS4SI: "At DS4SI, we believe that we must always frame the problem big enough to see ourselves in it. In this case, we cannot look away from the massive military and political support that the U.S. gives Israel. We must understand the violent, dehumanizing rhetoric and massive military support coming from U.S. leadership in this moment, but also the long history of our one-sided role in the region. We are holding this SERC on Election Day to frame this problem as a problem of our nation-state.
On November 7th, we invite you to the Design Gym as we create space for collective healing, making, cooking, and plotting. Let us to witness each other, eat together, reconnect with our breath and bodies, learn from each other, and begin to imagine forms of radical action."