Miko Peled on “Israel and Gaza: Six Decades of Oppression and Resistance”

Israeli activist Miko Peled - mikopeled.com - speaks about his book, The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, which is based on his life growing up in a well-known Zionist family. After following in his family’s footsteps and serving in the Israel Defense Forces, Peled withdrew during the 1982 Lebanese invasion and devoted his life to peace activism. "As an Israeli that was raised on the Zionist ideal of a Jewish state," he has written, "I know how hard it is for many Jews and Palestinians to let go of the dream of having a state that is exclusively ‘our own.’ For the good of both nations, the Separation Wall must come down and the Israeli control over the lives of Palestinians must be defied so that a secular democracy where all Israelis and Palestinian live as equals be established in our shared homeland." The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights - icpr-austin.org - and the UT Palestine Solidarity Committee. Facebook event is at facebook.com/events/850274415005667/ Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3208 Exposition Blvd, Austin, 78703 Videography by Jeff Zavala, Joseph Caterine. Editing by Jeff Zavala Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org

A Look Inside Obama's Broken Immigration System

A look inside Obama's broken immigration system examines the functioning of American policy towards immigrants. Community members from all over Austin, gathered to honor the children who have traveled a dangerous path to our Texas border. They’re escaping violence caused by economic, psychological and political oppression. The goal is to rise above the political rhetoric and come together in solidarity in the hope that our common humanity can embrace these children.

Music by David Rovics "No One is Illegal"
Videography by Grace Alfar & Nathan Blond.
Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar.
Austin Indymedia Production.
http://Austin.Indymedia.org

Texas Stands With Gaza 2014

Texas Stands With Gaza held a 7,000 person gathering in Austin, Texas Saturday August 2nd, 2014 to march and rally in solidarity with Gaza. Speakers included: Dr. Rania Masri, Professor, writer, human rights activist Minister Jim Rigby, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Jewish Voice for Peace Sheikh Islam Mossaad, North Austin Muslim Community Center Snehal Shingavi, Professor, writer, human rights activist Learn more at: http://texansforgaza.org Videography by Jeffry Zavala, Dalton Zavala, Nathan Blond & Mari Hernandez. Editing by Jeff Zavala & Grace Alfar. Austin Indymedia Production. http://Austin.Indymedia.org Music by Genocide - "Free Palestine" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDxFeDKgDKM http://genociderap.com

Austin Protests Against Israel's Reign of Terror in Palestine

In light of recent air strikes in Palestine, members from The Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights and other groups gathered at the steps of the Texas State Capitol Building, Wednesday, July 9th, 2014. Protesting Israel's reign of terror, activists chanted and talked to the press about their deeply felt outrage.

Link to: Video of Israeli thugs beating Tariq Abu Khdeir

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/07/05/12253449/

 

 

Interview with Robert Jensen on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World"

This interview with professor Robert Jensen explains his talk on Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World and explores solutions to some of our most important problems.

Robert Jensen on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World"

Robert Jensen, a professor in the UT School of Journalism and author of Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialogue, will speak on "Coping with the Cascading Crises of Our World" in the University of Texas Informal Classes Odyssey lecture series.

Josh Ruebner on his book "Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace"

As the White House continues to invest political capital in an Israeli-Palestinian "peace process," nationally renowned author, speaker, and activist Josh Ruebner will discuss his new book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, examining the U.S. role in the conflict.

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