Event: After Israel’s attack on Gaza, how do we work for peace and justice?

When: Thursday May 7, 6pm to 8:30pm
Where: Holme and Sutherland Room, University of Sydney

Speakers include:

●Kerry Nettle – Former Senator, NSW Greens, on effectiveness in lobbying government;
● Angela Budai – Jewish Activist, on reaching out to the Jewish community;
● Professor John Docker – on Academic Boycott of Israel;
● Associate Professor Jake Lynch – Director, CPACS, chairperson and facilitator;
● Rihab Charida – Gaza Defence Committee, on BDS campaign;
● Paul McAleer, MUA – on working with the Trade Unions and the Labor Party (invited);
● Weller Zheng – CPACS, on lessons from social movement theory.

See the attached for more information.

Please RSVP by May 6 to Keryn Scott or Lyn Dickens, CPACS, 9351 7686 or arts.cpacs@usyd.edu.au

Posted by Gennaro Gervasio

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7 Responses to Event: After Israel’s attack on Gaza, how do we work for peace and justice?

  1. raffegold says:

    Have RSVP’s and am looking forward to it.

  2. john says:

    I assume this would have been more of an “Anti-Israel” back-slapping convention than a productive debate on where to go from now.

  3. Noor Hammad says:

    John, you’re an ass.

    Oh and you know what they say about assuming.

    Noor Hammad

  4. john says:

    Thanks for your invaluable contribution, Noor. I look forward to more in the future.

    I’ve received feedback from people that were in attendance who admitted by assumption was correct. Raffe seems to be in agreement as well.

  5. Noor Hammad says:

    John, kindly explain to me how your original comment was any more “valuable” a contribution than mine?

    So far you’ve provided only assumption and hearsay to this conversation, and you try and validate your assumption by providing ‘confirmation’ from Raffe, a self described “passionate Zionist”.

    Give me a break.

    Noor Hammad

  6. raffegold says:

    Very Well Noor,

    The event was set up in conjunction with the Gaza Defence Committee, a partisan group if i ever saw one, and focused primarily on divestment campaigns and condemnation of Israel. One of the keynote speakers, John Docker, is the co-creator of the Committee to Dismantle Zionism and many of the speakers were from the extreme left. It blamed Israel entirely for the operation and refused to place any blame on the multitude of Hamas rockets that rained down on Israeli cities and their multiple infractions of the truce. Even if you disagree with the operation and consider Israel to be the aggressor you must at least recognise that Hamas deserves a portion of the blame for their multiple attacks on Israel.

    This event failed to recognise any of this and was simply a get-together for like-minded people to espouse their views to each other and offer themselves pats on the back for being so “courageous”. The event was a waste of my time and a waste of space.

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