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.
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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.
July 27, 2020
Cleveland Peace Action, in the following statement, condemned plans by Israel to annex a significant portion of the West Bank:
Cleveland Peace Action condemns, without reservation, the plan, announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to annex up to one-third of the West Bank to become part of the Israeli state. This land that Israel would seize is the fertile Jordan River Valley which produces about 60% of Palestine’s agricultural food supply. This is because crops grown in the Jordan Valley have ready access to water. Thus, many fruits and vegetables are grown in the Valley throughout the year.
The goal of this annexation plan is the displacement and ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinian farmers in favor of more and more colonies (illegal settlements) of Israeli settlers. 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. Without a genuine political voice, these people will be forced to live on an ever-shrinking scrap of land with out either political rights or economic self-sufficiency.
Stop the annexation. Stop it now!
Contact: Mark Weber, 216-870-1594
Observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 pm – Film screening and discussion of new documentary, The Vow From Hiroshima – details soon
Sunday, August 9th at 3:00 pm – 75th Anniversary Observance with words, images, music, poetry, lights, meditation and inspiration – register here
In the interest of public health, events will be held virtually, on Zoom. All are welcome.
On August 6th, 1945, a small nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. A second bomb exploded over Nagasaki on August 9th. At least 129,000 to 226,000 people were killed, with half dying slow deaths from burns, radiation, other injuries, and malnutrition.* Today, with modern weapons, even a limited nuclear war could plunge us all into a “nuclear winter” far more catastrophic than any pandemic. The U.S. government is now modernizing its nuclear arsenal at a cost of $1 Trillion over 30 years.**
- We declare that nuclear weapons must never be used again.
- We resolve to rid the world of the threat of nuclear war.
- We will work for all nations to sign the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and for the ultimate banning of nuclear weapons.
- We will pressure our elected representatives to de-fund nuclear weapons and use those funds to make life better for all.
It’s up to us!
Kevin Zeese: “Declining U.S. Empire and the Peace Movement’s Role”
Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Join us on Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Kevin Zeese is the co-director of Popular Resistance. He was a co-founder of the Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Defense Collective and was prosecuted in federal court in Washington, DC for protecting the Venezuelan embassy. The trial resulted in a mistrial because jurors could not unanimously agree on a verdict.Read More