SJPUPDATES#1 Fundraising Carnival Saturday

Lebanon-Iraq-Palestine Fundraiser.
11am till 5pm Saturday, September 23.
Richmond Road Primary School, 113 Richmond Road, Ponsonby.
Fun and entertainment for the whole family! Arabic food, market stalls, documentaries, soccer tournament and heaps of sports, lots of activities for the kids, manicures and henna. Bouncing castle! The goal is to raise money for our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq. Be there or be square. Spread the word far and wide. Organised by long time SJPer Mustafa. More info: mostafa.alzaqzouq(nospam)gmail.com

Also: SJP organising committee send letter to Te Papa over Weapons Conference. http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/71640/index.php
More Info: http://www.indymedia.org.nz

News from the Web
1.Dunedin activist Christina Gibbs is on the scene in Hebron
2.Palestinian teacher strike enters third week
3.In Qalqilia, about half of the teachers are on strike
4.Shops and supermarkets across Ireland were picketed on
Saturday
5.US may ban sale of cluster bombs to Israel
6.Nearly 6,600 civilians killed in Iraq in two months: UN

1.Dunedin activist Christina Gibbs is on the scene in Hebron as Israeli soldiers continue to round up Palestinian men late at night. Read her report and view the photos:
http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/hb140906.htm

2.Palestinian teacher strike enters third week. The horrific conditions all workers are facing under the Occupation (Ihtilal = Suffocation) are barely reported. Some teachers in Gaza are facing hunger, unpaid six months. This teachers’ strike is perhaps unique in its geopolitics: open protest against decisions made in Washington and Tel Aviv to strangle the elected Hamas government: http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_frontpage& Itemid=1  

3.In Qalqilia, about half of the teachers are on strike. But many of those who want to teach are prevented by the Wall from reaching their schools. This is a truly singular situation, a geopolitical envelope of everyday teaching where pupils and teachers are blocked from 66 schools by a Great Wall and an occupying army that administers it:
http://english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=502&Itemid=49

4. Shops and supermarkets across Ireland were picketed on
Saturday as the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
(IPSC) commemorated the anniversary of the Sabra and
Shatila massacres with a National Boycott Israel Day. http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article5749.shtml

5.US may ban sale of cluster bombs to Israel
The discovery of hundreds of US-made cluster bombs among
the tens of thousands of unexploded munitions carpeting
the south of Lebanon, has led to calls on Washington to
impose a moratorium on sales of the weapons to Israel.
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/
article1621755.ece

6. Nearly 6,600 civilians killed in Iraq in two months: UN
At least 6,599 civilians were killed across war-torn Iraq in the months of July and August, the United Nations said.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060920/wl_mideast_afp/


“Remember the solidarity shown to Palestine here and everywhere… and remember also that there is a cause to which many people have committed themselves, difficulties and terrible obstacles notwithstanding. Why? Because it is a just cause, a noble ideal, a moral quest for equality and human rights.” – Edward Said, Palestinian/American historian/political commentator
www.palestine.org.nz
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