intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
The "Peace Talks" - Deja Vu and
the Launching of the Californian Divest from
Israel Ballot Initiative
and streaming live at www.kpfk.org
available on audio archive for 90 days
In this week's program, we will first talk with Al-Awda chair, Jess Ghannam, about the Palestinian response to the "peace talks" and why BDS is imperative.We will then focus on the California ballot Initiative that would require the two state retirement funds (PERS and STRS) to divest from corporations engaged in certain business in Israel. The ballot Initiative - the first statewide effort in the US - was released by the office of the Attorney General late last week. The California Israel Divestment Campaign is being formally launched on Weds, 9/8 with a Press Conference outside the Israel Consulate.
Chris Yatooma, the official proponent of the measure will explain the Initiative and the process for getting it on the ballot; activist Yael Korin will update listeners on what happened at the press conference; and STRS participant and former congressional candidate Marcy Winograd will tell us why she has enthusiastically endorsed the Divestment Initiative.
Produced and hosted by Sherna Gluck and Lucy Der-Tawitian
brought to you by SWANA, the South/West Asia and Northern Africa Collective
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LOTS OF EVENTS this weekend - too many to keep track of/list. Here's some during the week
Thursday, September 16th 6:30-10pm - The Topanga Peace Alliance Presents "Los Angeles to Israel: Building a Bridge to Peace"
Where: The Topanga Community House, 1440 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga CA 90290
NOTE: CALIFORNIA ISRAEL DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN MEMBERS will there to gather signatures for the Divestment Ballot Initiative and answer your question
Sunday, September 19th - noon to???
Kickoff event and Workshop - CALIFORNIA ISRAEL DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN
Location TBA - check campaign website: www.israeldivestmentcampaign.org
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