BDS Conference launch – 29th October

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AUSTRALIA BDS CONFERENCE LAUNCH

THE INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A FREE PALESTINE

29th October 2010 @ 7pm

Theatrette, State Library of Victoria

cnr of La Trobe and Swanston St,

Melbourne City (entrance on La Trobe St)

$5 entry

(or included in your conference registration

if you register for the entire conference)

Endorsed by the Palestinian BDS National Committee

Speakers:

Rafeef Ziadah – Palestinian activist, unionist and spoken word artist. Rafeef is a member of the steering committee of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and will be speaking on behalf of the Palestinian National BDS Committee. Rafeef is also a founding member of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA) promoting the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestement and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in Canada and an organizer of the international Israeli Apartheid Week.

Ofer Neiman Israeli activist and co-editor of the Occupation Magazine. Ofer is one of the activists in the Israeli support group for the BDS campaign, BOYCOTT! Supporting the Palestinian BDS call from Within. Ofer will join the conference launch via internet/video hook up from Jerusalem.

Kim Sattler – a long-time unionist, who was active in the South African anti-apartheid campaign. Kim is currently the Secretary of Unions ACT in Canberra. Kim has recently returned from Palestine, where she participated in the Union Aid Abroad APHEDA Middle East Study Tour 2010

Yousef Alreemawi Palestinian academic and radio presenter of Palestine Remembered, Australias only English language program on Palestine on Radio 3CR. He is also the founder of ASPIRE the Australian Society for Palestinian Iraqi Refugees Emergency an humanitarian project which seeks to resettle in Australia, Palestinian-Iraqi refugees living in refugee camps on the Iraq/Syrian border.

Bryan Dawe – Bryan is an Australian political satirist, writer and commentator. Well-known for his work with John Clarke on the ABC’s ‘7.30 Report’, Bryan is also a writer and cast member of the critically acclaimed spoof of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, ‘The Games’. He is a long-time observer of Middle East politics and a supporter of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.Bryan will be the MC for the Australian BDS national conference launch.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE AUSTRALIAN BDS NATIONAL CONFERENCE (29 – 31st October) – INCLUDING SPEAKERS and AGENDA FOR THE CONFERENCE, VISIT OUR BLOG AT:

http://australianbdscampaign.wordpress.com/

Join us on the Saturday night of the Conference for the Concert for Palestine

Saturday 6.30pm @ 30th October $25/$20

MUA Hall – 54 Ireland St, West Melbourne

A fundraiser for the Australian BDS conference and BDS campaign

Tel: 0439 454 375 or Email: ausbds

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