Orientalism & Settler Colonialism in Palestine

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With DR. MAZIN QUMSIYEH

7:00 PM, TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022 – ON ZOOM – REGISTER HERE

US “freedom” and the creation of the Israeli homeland were both built on the ashes of atrocities known as settler colonialism. Cleveland Peace Action’s settler colonialism series begins with Mazin Qumsiyeh, historian, naturalist, and front-line activist. Professor Qumsiyeh is on the receiving end of settler colonialism in the Occupied West Bank of Palestine and is a leading spokesperson for Palestinian human rights. He will present an historical view, the current situation on the ground in the Occupied West Bank, and how people in the US can turn around the struggle for freedom and self-determination for Palestinians.

Part II of our series on Recognizing Settler Colonialism features Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, February 11, 2022, on her new book, Not A Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Not “A Nation of Immigrants”

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Friday, February 11, 2022, at 7:30 PM EST on Zoom

Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz will be joined in conversation with Detroit-based activist and writer Frank Joyce. Q and A with the audience will follow. The program is free and open to the public. Register in advance for this meeting

The eye-opening and transformative new book from the author of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States will challenge what you believe about U.S. history. An essential text for the twenty-first century, Not “A Nation of Immigrants” charges that it’s time to stop perpetuating simplistic and ahistorical fantasies and embrace the true, complex and often sobering history of these United States.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer and part-Indian mother. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She lives in San Francisco.

Frank Joyce is a lifelong Detroit based writer and activist.  He is co-editor with Karin Aguilar-San Juan of The People Make The Peace: Lessons From the Vietnam Antiwar Movement and he is currently writing a book about unlearning white supremacy. 

This is Part II of Cleveland Peace Action’s series on Recognizing Settler Colonialism. The series begins with Mazin Qumsiyeh on “Orientalism and Settler Colonialism in Palestine, Tuesday, January 18th, 7 pm, on Zoom.

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The Israel Lobby: A Threat to Democracy

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On Tuesday December 7, 2021, Walter Hixson, retired distinguished professor of the University of Akron spoke on “The Israel Lobby: A Threat to Democracy.”

View this program now on YouTube

Professor Hixson has written numerous books, among them two books about the Israel Lobby: Israel’s Armor (2019) and Architects of Repression (2021). He is also a columnist and contributing editor for the magazine, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.  Q & A will follow Professor Hixson’s remarks.

This event is free and open to the public. Prior registration is requested.

Contact Mark Weber – 216-870-1594 – [email protected]

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A BOLD PEACE!

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Cleveland Peace Action Movie Night
Tuesday, October 19th, 7 pm


A BOLD PEACE! tells the story of how Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948, allowing investment in health, education and the environment, enhancing the well-being of its citizens.


Cleveland Peace Action Education Fund presents a virtual film screening on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm ET. Guests are welcome to participate in a live chat beginning at 6:30 pm ET, watch the livestream film screening beginning promptly at 7:00 pm ET, and join the live post-screening discussion at 8:00 pm ET. 


To watch the film and chat: Go to the Film Screening Room and enter this video password: [email protected]

Screening Room opens with live chat: 6:30 pm ET – Film Screening: 7:00 pm ET – Post-Screening Discussion: 8:00 pm ET on Zoom. Read film synopsis and watch the trailer.


“A fascinating documentary…Tells the remarkable story of war avoided, or transcended, again and again and again…By the film’s end, this way emerges not simply as possible, not simply as a curiosity, but as the model for the future.” – Robert Koehler, Huffington Post

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