“I mourn the genocide in Palestine because I am the grand-daughter of a family half wiped out in the Holocaust and I know genocide when I see it.” —-Naomi Wolf (2014)
Cleveland Peace Action (CPA) condemns, without reservation, the acts of violence and repression committed by Israel against the people of Palestine. Many of those who wish to defend the actions of the Israeli government contend that the term “genocide” only refers to mass killing and therefore does not apply. CPA points to the fact that the term “genocide” was first used in 1944 by Professor Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jewish legal scholar who wrote in 1945, Genocide: A Modern Crime. In his book, Professor Lemkin writes: “Genocide does not necessarily signify mass killing. More often it refers to a coordinated plan aimed at destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups so that these groups wither and die like plants that have suffered a blight.”Read More
Tuesday, November 10th
Our panel and the audience discuss the prospects and opportunities for our peace/anti-war agenda and the larger implications for our community.
Guest panelists: Harriet Applegate (Executive Secretary, North Shore Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO) and Cassandra McDonald (founding President of Euclid NAACP), with Cleveland Peace Action’s Don Bryant and Francis Chiappa.
Tuesday, October 13th
Black History, Injustice, and the Need for Reparations, with Dave Patterson, author of The First 400: The color of profit, persecution, and perseverance
Police Militarization, with Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist of the ACLU of OhioRead More
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Tuesday, September 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
ACLU of Ohio Policy Strategist Collin Marozzi will speak on voter suppression in Ohio and what is being done to get out the vote.
[email protected] returns! We’ll do our virtual best to provide “interesting conversation and camaraderie,” as always. As for food and drink, it’s BYO. Grab a brew or whatever is your cup of tea. Curl up at home and join us via laptop or phone. You can actively participate with or without video.
In case you missed it – view program here – passcode #^kqg5Vg
Sunday, August 9th – 75th Anniversary Observance with words, images, music, poetry, lights, meditation and inspiration
Featuring: Rev. Nozomi Ikuta, Doug and Jani McWilliams with music from the 1986 Great Peace March, Rev. Joe Cherry, and the poetry of Philip Metres and the late Daniel Thompson.
Cleveland Peace Action and Jewish Voice for Peace invite you to join us for Another Israeli Annexation (Version 2020), a stimulating and interactive presentation with Sam Bahour (Originally from Youngstown, Ohio) on Zoom, Wednesday August 12th at Noon, on Zoom. Click here to attend
On location in Al-Bireh/Ramallah, Sam Bahour, prominent journalist, diplomat, businessman, and editor will describe the current situation in Occupied Palestine under Israel’s announced illegal annexation plan to continue ethnic cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. The Israeli plan isto “annex up to one-third of the West Bank to become part of the Israeli state. This land is the fertile Jordan River Valley which produces about 60% of Palestine’s agricultural food supply…The end result of this brutal policy of annexation will be the further impoverishment and oppression of the Palestinian Arab population of the West Bank…” Read CPA’s blog post on this.
See Sam Bahour’s bio, recent work, Common Dreams article, and blog.