Announcements and Activities



Cartoon links

News Archive 

News Photo




Opinion Editorials

letters to the editor

Human Price of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine


Israeli daily aggression on the Palestinian people 

Media Watch

Mission and meaning of Al-Jazeerah

News Photos

Peace Activists


Book reviews

Public Announcements 

   Public Activities 

Women in News

Cities, localities, and tourist attractions

































  welcomes  announcements about public activities and events anywhere in the world relating to peace, foreign policy, or activities of human rights groups.

December 2003


Volunteer in Lebanon

Canadian Palestinian Educational Exchange


Applications now being accepted

Over 3 million Palestinians are without nationality and without the right to citizenship in any country. They are, as they have been for over half a century, the largest refugee population in the world.

You can increase children's' access to education and raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees

CEPAL is looking for motivated and dynamic Canadian volunteers who will teach English and/or French in the Palestinian camps of Lebanon. This unique program will take place in July and August of 2004:

B7 2 months volunteer experience teaching and living in a Palestinian refugee camp

B7 Follow-up activities in Canada to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinian refugees

All about CEPAL -

Application Deadline

16:00 Monday, 16 February, 2004

Interviews - Toronto residents

Toronto: February 28 & 29, 2004

Interviews - Montreal & Ottawa residents

Montreal: March 6 & 7, 2004

Program Info & Application Packages


Telephone (613) 236-7825 (Ottawa) or (514) 695-9281(Montreal)

Visit our website: (Canadian Palestinian Educational Exchange)


 , http://www.pcwfund.orgPalestine Children's Welfare Fund. 201 W. Stassney # 201, Austin, Texas 78745 Click to buy Palestinian embroidery online, sponsor a Palestinian child ,buy a flag or a Kuffiya to feed one, or donate books for the children of the refugee camps and BirZeit University.



The 2004 Palestinian Art Wall Calendar was produced in Canada in
 cooperation with the League of Palestinian Artists in Ramallah and
 Palestinian artists worldwide.  A percentage of the proceeds will be
 donated to the League of Palestinian Artists.  The calendar features 12
 paintings from Palestinian artists. The calendar is a great idea for a
 holiday gift.  Please check our website
 for more details on our work. 
 We sell the calendar online
 and through different venues worldwide (45 cities in 16 countries)-
 list available on website.  We offer special discounts for wholesale
 orders and local distributors.


Signing an Online Petition against de-legitimizing the Palestinian struggle in Canada

Dear friends 
The Canadian government is trying to de-legitimize the Palestinian struggle by banning some Palestinian resistance groups. It is doing so in harmony with the US - Israeli attempts to discredit and liquidate the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination. 
Could you please send a clear message to the Canadian government by signing the following Online Petition and distributing it as widely as you can to your contact lists.
Make Your Voice Heard, Silence is Complicity
Best greetings and regards 
Hanna Kawas
Against the Canadian Government Banning of Three Palestinian Resistance Groups


The deadline of the petition is Feb. 10, 2004




Dear friend,                                                                 This is a fine art sale. My work is henna silk screen on hand dyed fabrics. Images contain Arabic calligraphy and Islamic design.


* Babylon Holiday Bazaar *

December 13, 2003 - January 1, 2004

* Reception: Saturday, Dec. 13, 5-9pm *

Babylon Art and Cultural Center

1624 E. Lake St. Mpls 55407612-722-5438



January 2004


The San Francisco Tenderloin Black Radical Book Fair 
and University of Poetry


Read more about it at the following link

The San Francisco Tenderloin Black Radical Book Fair Featuring Akbar Muhammad, Marvin X, and Amiri Baraka.

Celebrating the Black Arts Movement
at Recovery Theatre @ Theatre St. Boniface
133 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco
between Leavenworth and Jones




November 2003


For immediate Release                                            Contact:
November 23, 2003                                                Pike's Peak Justice and Peace Commission  
11:00 PM                                                               Dorothy Schlaeger (719) 632-6189
                                                                            Mark Lewis (719) 471-9400
Colorado Springs, Co.- 22 November 2003-
Colorado Peace groups rally at Fort Carson against President Bush's foreign policies.

Colorado peace groups will rally from 11 AM until 3 PM, Monday, November 24th, along Academy Boulevard, in Colorado Springs, to protest President Bush as he arrives at Fort Carson for a speech.
This peaceful and lawful demonstration was organized to demonstrate that there is opposition to the Bush policy in Iraq and the middle east, to protest his lack of support of our troops, the increasingly dangerous slippery slope in Iraq, and his failure to increase the security in America. 
The protest is against the complete lack of support for timely health care for the wounded, the obvious exploitation of the sacrifices of the troops and families at Fort Carson, and the utilization of warfare for political and economic gain.

Mark Lewis, a member of the Springs Action Alliance, said, "We not only want to make the point that we are against exploiting the loyalty and sense of duty of our troops for politically manufactured campaigns, but that when they sacrifice, that we will support the health needs of the wounded and the emotional needs of the families." "Patriotism takes many forms and public dissent against failed policy in support of our troops is one of them." "We reject the slander that disagreement with the current administration is unpatriotic."

President Bush opposed repealing the Disabled Veterans Tax and refused the $275 million in emergency funding for the VA. The Pentagon tried to stop the increase in the "immanent danger pay" and "family separation allowance" passed last April. The $8.10 charge for meals for the wounded was dropped when it was exposed, but the wounded at Fort Stewart still have to pay $10 a day extra for a room with a toilet. The GAO found that 94% of our reserves were having problems getting paid accurately and on time.
Dorothy Schlaeger, of the Pike's Peak Justice and Peace Commission said, "We can't use violent means to rid the world of terrorism."
The organizers are requesting that all participants honor the lawful and peaceful nature of the rally in word and deed; stay out of the street, and avoid confrontation with security forces present.



Capitol Hill Forum - The "Clean Break" Plan: Implications for US Middle East Policy

10:00 AM Wednesday, November 26, 2003


The "Clean Break" Plan: Implications for US Middle East Policy IRmep Capitol Hill Forum 10AM - Noon Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Gold Room - The Rayburn House Congressional Office Building

"A Clean Break, A New Strategy for Securing the Realm" is an ambitious 1996 Middle East policy paper. A Clean Break recommended toppling the government of Iraq, "rolling back" Syria and Iran, and "electrifying" support for Israel in the US Congress in exchange for new missile defense contract opportunities. Three of the eight authors have since become prominent policymakers in the U.S. government. The study leader, Richard Perle, is the former chair and a current member of the Defense Policy Board of the Pentagon. Douglas Feith is Undersecretary of Defense and David Wurmser is Vice President Richard Cheney's recently hired Middle East advisor.

But what is "A Clean Break"? What are the plan's core assumptions? How has it affected US regional policy? What insights does it reveal about US policy initiatives in the Middle East? How do Arab countries perceive current US regional policy? Are Clean Break assumptions and strategies beneficial to US interests? What are the potential costs?

Find out at the IRmep Capitol Hill Forum on Wednesday, November 26th 2003 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Gold Room of the Rayburn Congressional House Office Building. Our distinguished and diverse panel of experts and IRmep analysts will review the implications of A Clean Break and take questions from the public. Panel members include Adam Shapiro of the International Solidarity Movement, former congressional candidate and Million Man March leader Dr. E. Faye Williams, Imad Moustapha Charge d'Affaires of the Syrian Embassy, Khaled Dawoud, D.C. bureau chief of Al-Ahram; and Adib Farha, adviser of the Lebanese Minister of Finance and professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon.

Reserve your seat online at

Seating is limited.



About the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, Inc. The Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) is a think tank dedicated to researching America's interests in the Middle East. Founded in 2002, the Institute became an independent non-profit tax-exempt organization in 2003. The Institute's analyst network is composed of experienced research academics and reviewers in the diplomatic and business communities.

The heart of the IRmep's work is academically driven research that is highly usable by the U.S. policy making and business community. Broadly funded by individuals, foundations and industry groups, IRmep maintains an independent research agenda centered on U.S. interests that is accurate, relevant and actionable.


Institute for Research Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep)

(202) 342-7325

Reserve your seat online at




A new political movement is born

November 18, 2003


Dear Friend,

Thank for contacting me and expressing interest. As you will no doubt be aware I have been expelled from the Labour party for my views on the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. I am writing to inform you of the launch of a 'unity' coalition which I and others have formed and which will put up candidates throughout England and Wales at the forthcoming European and Greater London Authority elections in June. Among those who spoke at the launch last night were Ken Loach, the filmmaker; environmental activist George Monbiot; trade union leaders Bob Crow and Linda Smith; Salma Yaqoob of the Birmingham Muslim community and anti-war organiser John Rees.

I hope you will consider supporting this new movement. You can join it, you can financially contribute to it, or simply vote for it to register your protest at the policy of endless war, uncontrolled globalisation, environmental vandalism and privatisation of our public services, which are the hallmarks of Tony Blair's premiership.

We are in the process of constructing a website at where you can learn further details of what is certain to be massive popular movement. I will also be writing to you periodically (and as funds permit!) with updates on our progress. I would also welcome any comments or suggestions you have which may aid our fight for representative democracy in Britain and Europe.

Should you wish to make a donation to the movement - funds are urgently required -

Yours sincerely,

George Galloway MP




 Posted on November 15, 2003


Mr, Mss
Subject :Organisation of a training workshop on “Women in Journalism: 
Gender Sensitive Reporting” in Dubai


Within the framework of the UNESCO programme “Women in the Media”, we are  organising in partnership with Dubai Women’s College a four-day training workshop on “Women in Journalism: Gender Sensitive Reporting” in Dubai at the end of February 2004. The initiative is based on the proposal of the  Dubai Women’s College and is expected to contribute to developing common strategies  of promoting  the status of women journalists and improving news coverage of women’s issues, as well as to create awareness on the importance of understanding the gender perspective at workplace. The workshop will provide  participants with the analytic tools that will enable them to rethink their assumptions and analyse critically opportunities as well as obstacles they face in their daily work.  Five participants from each of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE) will be identified in consultation with the respective National Commissions and media organisations in the region.

The meeting agenda would include among other items discussion of the obstacles and causes of  slow career advancement for women journalists, reasons for media stereotyping of Arab women and their absence at decision-making level in the media industry, and will propose recommendations for changing perspectives. The training workshop will also focus on press laws in the Arab world and their impact on women in the media; revealing political, legal and economic obstacles for the Arab media; the stereotyped images of Arab women in the Western media and their unrecognised contribution to the development processes of their countries.


We will highly appreciate your assistance in recommending some names of potential participants from the above mentioned countries accompanied by short bio-data.

For any further information you can contact :

PASSERON Claire, 0145684452, or by e-mail : or

Mrs PANEVSKA Programme Specialist, Communication Development Division          (Tel : 331/45 68 40 25) e-mail :






Tens of thousands to mobilize for Nov 9th International Day Against the Wall
The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign


A residents gazes through a gap in the Wall in Abu Dis, Jerusalem. (PENGON/Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign)

The day declared by the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign in Palestine is gathering major momentum as cities across Europe, Canada, the US, Latin America, and Australia are joining in solidarity with the popular Palestinian mobilization that is to take place on November 9, the date of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The International Day Against the Wall is expected to be noticeable and large scale and to be a spark that further strengthens the Palestinian call to stop the Wall and the momentum in Palestine and abroad.

In Palestine, demonstrations will take place in the Qalqiliya, Tulkarem, Jenin, Salfit, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Bethlehem districts in a call to stop and tear down the Wall. A protest and information tent will also be set up for the entire week of the 9th where publications, maps, a photo documentary exhibition, and cultural activities and lectures will take place.

Participating in the Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign's call will be by communities, local councils, civil society organizations, political parties, youth groups, schools and universities, and the population at large.

International actions will take place across Europe, Canada, the US, Chile and Brazil. Many groups are building a mock Apartheid Wall which will be symbolically torn down at the end of demonstrations, speaking events and vigils. In Europe demonstrations and information dissemination will take place in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Brittan, France, and Norway. As of yet, over 30 demonstrations worldwide are known to be taking place.

The Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign is the grassroots Campaign coordinated by the Palestinian Environmental NGOs Network (PENGON). The Campaign is a unified Palestinian effort of numerous NGOs and community grassroots organizations to stop the Wall. The Campaign began in October 2002 and is considered the only Palestinian national Campaign against the Wall.

To see a list of the worldwide activities, visit

For more on activities in Palestine, contact Jamal Juma', PENGON/Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign Coordinator, at +972-52-285610, or Amira Silmi, Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign at +972-67-465350.

For more on the international activities, contact Robyn Long, Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, at +972-67-581642.

For more on the Wall and the Campaign, visit





October 2003



The 5th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance

The 7th up to the 9th of October 2003


Dear Editor,

The following is detailed information about the 5th International Conference on Islamic Economics and Finance that will be held in Bahrain  during the 7th up to the 9th of October 2003.
This conference is considered one of the most important conferences on Islamic Finance in the world. Held once every two years the conference proves to be highly profiled enough to grasp the attention of his highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of Bahrain who is expected to patron the event.
One hundred and forty speakers and discussants arriving from 5 different continents will be guests to the three day conference.
We seek to get the attention of even more delegates due to the importance of the event and would really appreciate your help in posting more information about the Conference.
To register for the conference please log on to the official website :
For further information please contact me at:
Thank you for your cooperation
Najwa Raslan





Email registration:

Email endorsements:


On October 10-12, 2003, hundreds of activists and organizers from around the continent will gather at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ for the THIRD NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF THE PALESTINE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT!

REGISTER and ENDORSE the conference!

Listen to exciting speakers, take part in valuable and informative workshops, share your experiences in activist skill-sharing sessions and come together with other organizers to plan our course in building the movement to DIVEST FROM ISRAELI APARTHEID and stand in SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINE!

Book your tickets - plan your trips! Join us!


For more information about the conference, please visit


AAI National Leadership Conference Update
The PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ARE COMING!! This is an historic event and your presence can MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.
With your participation, our voices WILL BE HEARD!   
Confirmed presidential candidates include: Dean, Gephardt, Kerry, Kucinich, Lieberman, Moseley Braun
And we have just learned that Adele Khoury Graham will address AAI's National Leadership Conference on behalf of her husband, presidential candidate, Senator Bob Graham.

Other new confirmations include: Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Senator Debbie Stabenow
Register Now! <> (202) 429-9210
Oct. 17-19, 2003-Holiday Inn-Fairlane, Dearborn, Michigan
Remember, DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION expires Friday, October 3!
AAI's National Leadership Conference has drawn the candidates' and the media's attention. Now all we need is you!
Meet presidential candidates and senior campaign officials · Raise your concerns directly with candidates and party leaders · Help shape the debate on domestic and foreign policy issues · <> - (202) 429-9210

Don't miss the most important Arab American political event of the year!
Click here to REGISTER TODAY!, <>
Save by reserving discounted airfare: Northwest Airlines/Continental has a 5 percent discount for AAI conference participants. Call NW Airlines at (800) 328-1111, or call your travel agent, and mention code NM29F.



A local peace group in Ottawa is putting together a play in English about a day in the Gaza strip during the first Intifada in 1988. We are currently looking for volunteer actors/actresses that would fit the following descriptions:

- A teenage male 13-18 years old (must have olive skin, black hair).

- A boy 6-8 years old - olive skin preferred

- A man 45+ - European features a preference

- Two young Females ages 17-25

- 4 Men in their twenties and thirties

- A female between 35 –45 years of age.

Auditions will be held in Ottawa October 4. Group play practice will be held one Saturday every month until January, than it will be every Sat for Jan, Feb and March. Opening night is expected to be some time in April.

To apply or request more information please send email to




July 2003


Opposition to Daniel Pipes' nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace

Arab-American, American-Muslim, and interfaith groups will hold a press briefing on Wednesday, July 23, at 11 AM following the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee vote on the nomination of Daniel Pipes to the board of the U.S. Institute for Peace.  Group representatives will discuss why Mr. Pipes is a poor choice to serve on the board Groups in attendance will include the Arab American Institute, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and the Interfaith Alliance.

Jean AbiNader, Arab American Institute
Muslim Public Affairs Council
The Council on American Islamic Relations
The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
The Interfaith Alliance

WHEN: Wednesday, July 23, 11 a.m. or immediately following the committee's vote on Pipes' nomination.
WHERE: Outside room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Contact: Jennifer Salan: 202-429-9210



THE WISDOM FUND Sponsored Talk/Discussion

Speakers: General Mirza Aslam Beg, and Enver Masud

General Mirza Aslam Beg, former Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, and Mr.
Enver Masud, founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund, Arlington, VA will
address the issue in light of 9-11, the U.S. wars on Afghanistan and
Iraq, and the apparent failure to find Iraq1s weapons of mass destruction
< the principal justification for the war on Iraq. The one-hour
presentation will be followed by a one-hour question and answer session.

Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Arlington County Central Library Auditorium
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-5990

Friday, July 25, 2003 - 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Executive Office Building Auditorium
101 Monroe Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-777-2500

General Mirza Aslam Beg served the government of Pakistan as Chief of the
Army Staff from 1988-1991. Following his retirement from the Army,
General Beg established the Foundation for Research on International
Environment, National Development & Security (FRIENDS) as an independent,
apolitical, non-governmental, nonprofit research organization.

Gen Beg1s main areas of interest are related to development and security
at national, regional and global levels. His articles have been published
in national and international journals.

Enver Masud is founder and CEO of The Wisdom Fund. His commentary on
major events affecting the Muslim world has been published in the United
States and other countries. His 600-word introduction to Islam has been
displayed in the Washington Metrorail system, and in newspapers and
magazines. In 2002, he received a Gold Award from the Human Rights
Foundation for his book The War on Islam.

Mr. Masud has worked as an engineering management consultant for the
World Bank, EBRD and USAID in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia,
Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania. He was at the forefront of innovation
in the electric power industry, and managed the U.S. Department of
Energy1s National Power Grid Study.




Contacts: Nancy Allen, Media Coordinator, 207-326-4576, Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, Dean Myerson, Political Coordinator, 202-296-7755, cell 301-651-5168,


WHAT: National Committee Annual Meeting of the Green Party of the United States WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. WHEN: Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20, 2003 PRESS CONFERENCES: (1) Friday, July 18 at noon; (2) Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Both press conferences will take place at the Mayflower.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green contenders for the party's national nomination, elected Greens, and other party activists and candidates will gather from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 for the annual national meeting of the Green Party of the United States, to be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Prospective and declared presidential candidates David Cobb, Carol Miller, and Lorna Salzman (Green activists from Texas, New Mexico, and New York, respectively) have confirmed their participation in a Saturday evening, July 19 press conference and reception. Cynthia McKinney has not responded yet; Ralph Nader and New York Green activist Paul Glover will send statements. The press conference begins at 6:30 p.m., the reception at 7:30 p.m.

A press conference scheduled for Friday, July 18 at noon will feature Green elected officials, party leaders, and Greens from other countries. Speakers will talk about local and national plans for the 2004 election season and the continuing growth of the party. Green Party membership increased over 27% in the two years after the 2000 election, according to Ballot Access News; all other national parties lost membership. More Greens than ever before are expected to run for office in 2004, and the party looks forwarded to breaking new ground, including a possible seat or two in Congress.

"The conventional wisdom after 2000 was that the Greens would wither away," said national Green Party co-chair Ben Manski. "The last several years have proven the pundits incorrect. Going into 2004, the Greens are thriving. With this meeting, we are at the cusp of becoming a major player in American politics."

Media can register for the conference at on the web. Credentials are available for media who wish to attend.


The Green Party of the United States National office: 1314 18th St., NW Washington, DC 20037 202-296-7755,866-41-GREEN

Conference information



August 2003


Thanks for the mention of retired General Wesley K. Clark in the 08/18 article regarding Joseph Biden deciding not to run for president in 2004.  There are several grass-roots organizations that have been formed to encourage General Clark to announce his candidacy for president.  Two such groups have been formed in General Clark's home town of Little Rock, Arkansas.  One is Draft Clark 2004, with the website address: and the other is Arkansans for Clark:
These two groups are jointly sponsoring the "Rally for America"  

at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 

It will be held at the River Market Pavilion,  400 President Clinton Blvd, in downtown Little Rock. 

 We are extending a invitation for your readers who reside in Arkansas or neighboring states to attend this event to encourage General Clark to run for President in 2004!

For more information, please call the Draft Clark office at 501-801-VOTE (8683).  Thanks!
Brenda O'Reilly
116 Apple Blossom Loop
Maumelle, AR 72113



Basilica of St Mary

Festival of Local Artists Winners of the Northeast Minneapolis Religious Art Show


  • Place: Pope John XXIII Gallery, lower level in the Basilica's undercroft. Basilica of Saint Mary is located in 88 N 17th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403, (612) 333-1381.
  • Dates: August 9 - 26, 2003.
  • Times: Saturdays 4:00pm - 6:30pm, Sundays 7:00am - 2:00pm and 6:00pm - 7:30pm, as well as during special events and by appointment.
  • For appointments: contact Kathy Dhaemers, at (612) 317-3438.



404/B, Sarovar, off Marol Military Road, Mumbai 400 072
MY INDIA is an Indian Nationalist Democratic Muslim Youth Movement.
Its basic endeavour is to channelise our energy and talent to reconstruct Muslim society in particular and indian society in general along egalitarian principles for the larger National good.
We are organizing our First National Camp.
Venue: Yusuf Meherally Centre, Tara village, near Panvel, Maharashtra.
Date:   August 23/24, 2003.
Reporting Time: The evening of August 22, 2003.
The Topics will include:
i) India's communal and caste conflict - a short history.
ii) Islam against Terrorism.
iii) The Axis of American-Israeli Imperialism and Manuwad - their threat to Indian society.
iv) Imperialist Globalization and its impact on our resources.
v) Issues of Muslim Women.
vi) Human Rights and the State.
vii) Programmes and Structure of the organization.
The camp will be participatory and interactive. Muslim youth who are interested to attend are requested to register themselves and contact us as per the nos. below.

Sayeed Khan:98204-07981 &
Feroze H. Mithiborwala:9892057219 /
( National Convenors )



10TH SEPTEMBER 2003 (Wednesday), 4pm
Comrade Yashvant Chavan
Com. Vasudevan, Feroze H. Mithiborwala (9892057219),
Jatin Desai(31055812), Sanjay Singhvi, Sayeed Khan and Ravi Bhilane
Do pass on the message.......



September 2003



   National Demonstration 

No more war lies

Saturday 27th September 2003
Assemble Hyde Park 12 Noon. March to Trafalgar Square.

End the occupation of Iraq; freedom for Palestine. Assemble
12 noon, Speakers Corner, Hyde Park. Rally in Trafalgar Square. Organised by CND, Stop the War Coalition. Volunteers urgently needed!!!

Let the Iraqis decide their own future, end the occupation now!



End the Occupation of Iraq Freedom for Palestine



National Demonstration
End the Occupation of Iraq Freedom for Palestine

Saturday 27th September
Assemble Hyde Park 12 Noon. March to Trafalgar Square.
Jointly organised by the Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Muslim Association of Britain
Order posters and leaflets

Book your coaches now.
Send us the details and we will advertise them on the website.
Call for Stewards (London)
Wall of sound

There will be demonstrations the same weekend in: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA.


Anti-war in Palestine and Iraq Demonstrations

in the USA (September 25-28)

in the UK (September 27)

also to vote Blair out of Office


1.    Fringe Sunday, 10 Aug at The Meadows - 11am-5pm
Volunteers needed to help with Edinburgh Stop the War Coalition stalls.  Look out for our banners!!  Contact Sofiah 07958 002 591.
2.    EStWC daily stalls, at the bottom of the Mound, Princes Street 4pm-6pm
Can you help cover the daily stalls or be responsible for the stalls on Mondays and Tuesdays?  Please reply to this email or contact 0131 538 0257.

3.    BOOK your seat NOW!! on the coach to the national DEMO 27 SEPT - you can purchase your tickets at our stalls or by contacting us on 07958 002 591 / 0131 538 0257.

Dear Journalists,

Off Stream Productions invites you to attend:

A Press Conference for Documentary Film Screening: Shadow Play

(Bahasa Indonesia subtitled)

on Monday, Sept 29, 2003, 3 PM

(followed by screening for the Press) at QB World Books Jl. Kemang Raya 17, Jakarta Selatan Tel. 021-7180818


October 6-7, 2003, 10 AM to 8 PM

(Target Audience: High School Students and Indonesian Public) Goethe Institute Jl Sam Ratulangi No 9-15 Menteng, Jakarta Pusat

Please be on time.

Thank you.


Screening Committee





Palestinian Children under Siege

Several reports released in recent weeks highlight how Palestinian children are increasingly suffering from a prolonged state of siege.  An entire generation of Palestinians is being denied their right to a secure future.   ACT NOW!

    1.      On October 2, UNICEF announced that "more than 226,000 children and over 9,300 teachers are unable to reach their regular classrooms and at least 580 schools have been closed due to Israeli military curfews, closures and home confinement." <                     media/newsnotes/02nn34opt.htm>

    2.      In an October 9, 2002 op-ed in the International Herald Tribune Peter Hansen, Commissioner General of UNRWA, noted that UNWRA schools "lost an average of 29 working days because staff or pupils could not get to their classes.  Last year, in total 72,000 teacher workdays were lost."  Also, 200 schools have been damaged by gunfire and more than 170 students arrested.  < 73112.html>

    3.      The conditions for Palestinian children are worst in Nablus where the Israeli army has imposed a strict 24-hour curfew for over 100 days, lifting it only for a few hours every 10 days so the residents can buy supplies.  However, the residents decided this week to reopen the schools in defiance of the curfew.   Israeli soldiers shot and killed one 15-year-old youth.  A 12-year-old was also critically wounded in the head when Israeli soldiers fired on a taxi cab to enforce the curfew.  < story.jsp?story=339652>

    4.      In addition to curfew and checkpoints, Palestinian children have continued to face extreme dangers.  According to a September 30 Amnesty International Report, more than 250 Palestinian children have been killed.  The report notes that the majority of these children were killed when participating in demonstrations and stone-throwing when the IDF responded with "unlawful and excessive use of lethal force."





Contact your local congressman to encourage action on the siege facing Palestinian children, through, then click on "Action Alerts" and go to "Elected Officials."

Contact Lorne W. Craner, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at: (202) 647-2570.  

Please write letters to your local newspapers to encourage coverage of the conditions facing Palestinian children, through, then click on "Action Alerts" and go to "Media Guide."


The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in the US started a project  called "Bring Islam to your local library" a campaign to put quality materials about Islam in every public library in North America. To do this, they are asking that each interested person/organization/mosque  pay $150 for CAIR to send their material to the library of choice. The website is below and the number is 1-800-392-7876 extension 20. Ask about "CAIR's Sponsor your Library Program."


Muslims in other continents may do the same to provide the truth about Islam, instead of leaving it to busy journalists or writers with anti-Islamic agenda to do so.



Opinions expressed in various sections are the sole responsibility of their authors and they may not represent Al-Jazeerah's.