Having been active in Canada for a number of years now in the pursuit of justice and peace for the Palestinian people, Eva’s presentation about Israeli brutality and the indiscriminate infliction of suffering on the people of Gaza, complete with graphic and heart-wrenching images, is among the most inspiring I’ve witnessed to date. Her absolute solidarity, her desire to speak the truth of the human rights atrocities and widespread destruction of property perpetrated by the Israeli army all along the Gaza Strip, done with the silent complicity and financial support of the Canadian and US governments and leaders, is an essential message that ordinary people need to hear and see in order that sufficient public moral outrage can be built and eventually become transformative, as it became in South Africa, we’re remembering in recent weeks with the death of Nelson Mandela, to overcome that apartheid regime. And it’s so hard to get in and out of Gaza that most activists have concentrated on the settlements and other policies related to the occupation in the West Bank, thus making her witness about Gaza even more important.
Our North American hands are not just dirty but filthy with regard to our appalling ignorance and silence about what is being done in our name, and Eva’s presentation deserves, and needs, to be seen and heard by thousands of us! Don’t miss the opportunity to be awakened, however difficult it might be, to the truth of the ethnic cleansing, colonialism and land theft imposed upon the Palestinian people, especially as we come to see the parallels between their situation and that of the indigenous peoples of this Turtle Island upon which the vast majority of us walk as settlers!
Location: The Peace House
February 23rd, 2014
Time: 7 to 10 pm EST
If you can’t make it, you can watch it live on: http://ustream.tv/occupy-it1