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The Emory University Department of Comparative Literature cordially invites you to a lecture and discussion on



Monday, November 22, 2004

Callaway N106 at Emory


David Rose is a writer and investigative journalist. His awards include the David Watt Memorial Prize and the 0ne World award for human rights journalism. His work appears regularly in the Observer and VanityFair, and he is author of Guantánamo: The War on Human Rights (The New Press, 2004).  

Among his other books are In the Name of the Law, a widely-praised examination of the British criminal justice system; and A Climate of Fear, an investigation of the Broadwater Farm case and the conviction of Winston Silcott. He lives with his family in Oxford, England.



Atlantans to Protest CNN's Coverup of Israeli Atrocities against the Palestinian People, Sunday, Nov 7, 2004 at 2 PM


WHAT: A protest against CNN's coverage, the Apartheid Wall, and the
countless Palestinian victims that are left homeless, wounded, or dead as
the result of Israeli aggression.
WHEN: Sunday, November 7, 2004, 2:00 pm
WHERE: Across from CNN Center, at the corner of Marietta and Centennial Olympic Park
WHO: Atlanta Palestine Solidarity, supporters, and concerned citizens
WHY: CNN not only fails to report on the countless Palestinian victims of Israeli
aggression but instead promotes unbalanced coverage of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For example:
• Recently, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl was murdered by an Israeli
officer; CNN makes no mention of this;
• CNN also neglects to report that a father of six, stopping to help a
stranded settler motorist, was gunned down at point-blank range by the
settler, who'd been lying in wait for a Palestinian to kill.
• CNN reports that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon speaks of withdrawal
from Gaza, but omits that he has launched a war against the Palestinians
living there.
Meanwhile, Israel continues to build a wall on no border recognized by
international law. CNN's lukewarm reference to this “separation barrier”
has not mentioned the lives that have been uprooted, the land that has been
stolen to build it, or the people that are suffering. Instead, CNN airs
specials about the Israeli casualties of the Intifada and makes
little-to-no mention of the Palestinians who die every day.
"CNN has repeatedly neglected to report Palestinian casualties as a result
of Israeli assaults and aggressions, as well as Palestinian attempts to
resist the Israeli occupation non-violently," states Hazem Ziada, Atlanta
Palestine Solidarity member. "The picture CNN paints to its relatively
wide viewership is heavily distorted and does not reflect facts on the
ground. By continuing its unbalanced coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict, CNN actually helps propagate the suffering and furthers the
Atlantans will protest CNN's coverage and the Apartheid Wall, and remember
the countless Palestinian victims that are left homeless, wounded, or dead
as the result of Israeli aggression.





On November 19th 

Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble  will play musiK

at the London Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Online booking:

Telephone booking:

0870 401 8181

"Witty, wierd, bolshie and beautiful, this is a great album". Time Out

"A potently expressive musical angle on the world we live in". Jazzwise

"it's a taste well worth acquiring because you realise what a profound, moving experience Atzmon's lone voice raised in protest has been". The Observer

"...the work of an independent and unruly spirit still in turbulent evolution. The Guardian

"This album feels like a spell in a nightclub at the edge of oblivion". Evening Standard

"Atzmon is essentially a jazz man, and everything emanates from his moodily lyrical playing-with the most telling moments those closest to home. The Daily Telegraph

"His flow of ideas and coherent marshalling of them makes for solos that are as exhilarating as they are impassioned". The Herald

"...fantastiK" Sunday Tribune

for more information:







January 20 demonstration against the war

At Least 100,000 Dead in Iraq
U.S. War is a Blood Bath for the Iraqi People
Pledge to Take Action to End the War

In a medical study being published today, scientists have concluded that the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has resulted in the deaths of at least 100,000 Iraqis, "and may be much higher." It further revealed that most of the 100,000 Iraqis who died were killed in violent deaths, primarily carried out by U.S. forces airstrikes. "Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children," according to the study. The study was designed and conducted by researches at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University and the Al-Mustansiriya University in Baghdad (The Lancet, October 29, 2004).

The population of Iraq is approximately 25 million people. Were this slaughter carried out on an equivalent scale in the United States, it would be comparable to a death toll of one million people. Even the youngest and most vulnerable have not been spared: as a consequence of the U.S. war against the people of Iraq, infant mortality rose from 29 deaths per 1,000 live births before the war to 57 deaths per 1,000 afterward.

The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 78 U.N.T.S. 277, executed in 1948, and ratified by the United States, and which carries the binding force of the law of nations, prohibits genocide or complicity in genocide. See, also, 18 U.S.C. 1091.
"In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
        (a)     Killing members of the group;
        (b)     Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
        (c)     Deliberately inflicting upon the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part..."

This is a criminal war just as the Vietnam war was a criminal war. It isn't enough to advocate that replacing Bush with Kerry should be the goal of anti-war advocates. The Pentagon is preparing to rain down their favored "shock and awe" violence on the devastated people of Fallujah who have already been subject to terrorizing bombing raids and the killings of entire families night after night for months. By demanding the unconditional withdrawal from Iraq we are sending a message to the Iraq people that we respect their right to determine their own destiny and we send a message to the U.S. soldiers that their lives and dignity are too important to be used in the commission of war crimes or to serve as cannon fodder in a war that only benefits corporate and banking elite.

Bush and Kerry have pledged to continue this violent occupation in order to "win" in Iraq. The people of Iraq are desperately trying to regain their sovereignty and right to determine their own futures without outside intervention. While some feel that the "final stretch" is in these next few days culminating at the polls, for the people of Iraq and all those around the world who stand in solidarity with them, the "final stretch" is from now until the U.S. troops and all occupation forces are removed from that sovereign land.

We must deepen the fight in the United States to bring this war to an end unconditionally. It is completely bogus to insist the intervention must continue based on some humanitarian argument that since U.S. intervention wrought so much devastation, the U.S. must now stay the course in order to prevent "civil war," "chaos," or "a blood bath." These were the same arguments that were used to justify the prolongation of the U.S. war in Vietnam. The only thing that happened when the U.S. finally left Vietnam was that the real blood bath ended. That's why  thousands of people are planning to take action starting on November 3 and culminating in a mass action all along the route of the Inaugural parade on January 20 in Washington, DC. 

Only the anti-war movement will end the criminal war in Iraq. We urgently need your support
to carry out these activities to stop the blood bath in Iraq. Please make a contribution now online through the secure server by clicking here.

Anti-war activists who are out in the streets, both before the election fighting against racist disenfranchisement and after the election, are prominently displaying the most important anti-war message of our time: Bring the Troops Home Now! on T-shirts, stickers and signs -- which you can get at the VoteNoWar Resource Center, along with ANSWER's beautiful own "End All Occupations" shirt by clicking here.

Pledge now to support the January 20 demonstration against the war - no matter who is elected. Click here to endorse and say Bring the Troops Home Now!




Earth, a planet hungry for peace

 Apartheid Wall

The Israeli Land-Grab Apartheid Wall built inside the Palestinian territories, here separating Abu Dis from occupied East Jerusalem. (IPC, 7/4/04).


The Israeli apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in the West Bank, like a Python. (Alquds,10/25/03).

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