Featuring: Flotilla Massacre Eyewitness Kevin Ovenden
Plus: Gilbert Achcar, Tariq Ali, Ahmed Shawki
The Israeli massacre of 9 humanitarian aid activists on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla May 31 marks a turning point in the years-long blockade of food, medicine and other necessities to Gaza, an open-air prison camp of 1.5 million innocent Palestinians.
At Socialism 2010, Viva Palestina coordinator Kevin Ovenden who was aboard the attacked Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara, will describe what he saw and experienced at the hands of armed Israeli commandos. He will be joined by award-winning author and activist, Tariq Ali, Middle East scholar and author,Gilbert Achcar, and International Socialist Review editor, Ahmed Shawki.
Israel’s murder on the high seas of innocent humanitarians bringing aid to Gaza, has sparked protests around the world. Watch Pakistani-British author and activist, Tariq Ali, speak at the London rally Monday, May 31, asking, “When will the Israeli leaders be dragged before a war crimes tribunal and charged with war crimes?”
Join the protests for boycott, divestment and sanctions on apartheid Israel this week and come to Socialism 2010 where Tariq Ali will speak on Obama at War and the U.S. connection to Israel’s terror, and activists will discuss and debate: How Can Palestinian Liberation Be Achieved?, The Roots of Zionism and Israel: A Colonial-Settler State.
Saturday, June 19, 4:00pm
In London, Heather will be speaking at the Arcola Theatre on Sunday 27 June for a free discussion, and on 30 June at the ICA with Kirsty Wright, the climate justice campaigner at the World Development Movement.
Derek Wall, the last Principal Male Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales, says:
Heather Rogers has researched and written a superb book. I sometimes think even in the Green Party we are so busy with our politics, we forget to look at the politics of ecology….we should not forget and ‘Green Gone Wrong’ is a powerful reminder of what is often forgotten.Heather has produced a new ‘No Logo’, like Naomi Klein, she visits the people involved and finds out how otherwise abstract notions have a real effect on real people at the grassroots. She looked at BedZed in Britain, an ecological community, talked to ‘green’ car producers in GM and investigated biofuel production in Indonesia and ‘organic’ production in Paraguay.
Watch Heather discussing the myth of green capitalism at Socialism 2009 conference in Chicago: