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DAY 2: Palestinian Freedom Conference: Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba

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IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS TICKET IS FOR SUNDAY 13th ONLY - YOU MUST BOOK A SEPARATE TICKET FOR SATURDAY 12th - Please click here to book for Saturday

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian #Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality.

Speakers over the course of two days will include Omar Barghouti, Ali Abunimah, Haneen Zoabi, John Reynolds, Sahar Francis, Lubnah Shomali, Shir Hever, Mona El Farra, Jamal Juma’, Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, Fatin Al Tamimi and Eamon McMahon.

In late 1947, colonial Zionist paramilitary forces began the process of ethnically cleansing more than 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their homes, forcing them into exile so that on May 14th 1948 the state of Israel could be established in their homeland. Palestinians call this period Al Nakba, Arabic for ‘The Catastrophe’.

70 years later these Palestinians and their descendants, now numbering millions, are still denied their right of return to their homes, while in Palestine a process of ongoing ethnic cleansing via occupation, colonisation, apartheid, and cruel siege continues apace, with no intervention from the international community.

This conference will discuss how Palestinians and their international allies can overcome this ongoing seven decade Nakba, and build the strongest and most effective international solidarity movement possible to help Palestinians in their fight for freedom.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from so many leading and inspiring voices in the Palestinian struggle for liberty and self-determination. This is a TICKETED EVENT and spaces are strictly limited, so book your place now!

PROGRAMME FOR SUNDAY 13th MAY


12pm REGISTRATION


12.30pm SESSION 4:
APARTHEID, INTERNATIONAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS & WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Apartheid, colonialism, ethnic cleansing, international law, human rights; some of the many terms you will hear when the issue of Palestine is being discussed. But what exactly do they mean in the context of the Palestine issue? This session will address these issues in a simple to understand manner. With the right to work being one of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this session will also address the issue of the abuse of workers’ rights under Israel’s occupation, from queuing at dawn to get to work to non-payment of wages.

  • Dr. John ReynoldsLaw Lecturer in Maynooth University and former researcher with Al Haq Palestinian human rights organisation
  • Jamal Juma’Palestinian trade unionist, Coordinator of the Stop The Wall Campaign in Palestine
  • Eamon McMahonSecretary of Trade Union Friends of Palestine
  • Chair: Mags O’BrienTrade Union Friends of Palestine


2pm LUNCH (Not provided)


2.30pm SESSION 5:
PRISONS, PROPAGANDA & PRIVATISING OPPRESSION: STRATEGIES OF ZIONIST REPRESSION IN PALESTINE & BEYOND

In Palestine, Israel presides over one of the most repressive and surveilled societies of modern times. Thousands of political prisoners populate Israel’s prisons, drones and spies monitor every aspect of life, and hundreds of checkpoints and a 700km wall impede freedom of movement. New technologies and theories of control and subjugation are developed by the state in collusion with universities and the private sector, which are then sold on in the international arena, proudly marketed as being ‘battle tested’ on the Palestinian people. Meanwhile, when it comes to solidarity activism aimed at pressuring Israel into obeying international law, the state and its civilian allies have developed a sophisticated system of dirty tricks and spying, propaganda attacks such as false antisemitism allegations, and legal attacks known as ‘lawfare’ to try to shut down all criticism.

  • Sahar FrancisDirector of ADDAMEER, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
  • Shir Hever Political economist and author of ‘The Privatisation of Israeli Security’ (2017)
  • Ali AbunimahCo-founder of the Electronic Intifada website
  • Chair: Betty PurcellJournalist and producer


4.30pm SESSION 6:
WINNING THE BATTLE FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE

In this keynote session Ali Abunimah, a renowned journalist and co-founder of the Electronic Intifada website, will take a comprehensive look at the shifting tides of the politics of the Palestine-Israeli issue in a today’s neoliberal world - and will make a compelling case for how and why the Palestinian people, with their allies in the international solidarity movement, will win their Freedom, Justice and Equality.

Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the BDS movement, has called Ali Abuminah a man in possession of “a crucially needed dose of educated hope.” Come along to hear from one of the most eloquent and engaging voices in the Palestinian liberation movement – and leave this conference full of hope and, inspiration, with a fire in your belly to join the movement fighting for justice in Palestine.

  • Ali AbunimahCo-founder of the Electronic Intifada website, and author of ‘One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse’ (2006) and ‘The Battle for Justice in Palestine’ (2014)
  • Chair: Fatin Al TamimiChairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign


6pm CONFERENCE ENDS

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For full speaker biographies see www.ipsc.ie/pfc

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS TICKET IS FOR SUNDAY 13th ONLY - YOU MUST BOOK A SEPARATE TICKET FOR SATURDAY 12th

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR SATURDAY

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