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Thursday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY . Film Showing:  Imprisoning a Generation (2018, 51 minutes).   Imprisoning a Generation is a documentary film that follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military and political systems. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, combine to form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls.  Discussion will follow the film. Co-sponsored by Palestinian Rights Committee and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. Official FilmTrailer  Information: 518-466-1192

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Oakwood Community Center, 313 10th Street, Troy, NY. Save the Date: James Connolly Forum with Max Blumenthal.DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.  More information soon.As you may know, Max Blumenthal was arrested on trumped up charges five months after the alleged incident took place outside the Venezuelan embassy. He spent two days in jail, the jailing followed the publication of an article in which he exposed the US financing of the Juan Guiado, the Venezuelan who pretends to be the president of the country.   Hosted by James Connolly Forum.   Located Exit 9E off 787 Collar City Bridge for Rte 7: on left at 2nd light between 9th and 10th Sts. Parking on left on 9th St., Old Fire station building parking lot left on 10th Use the door facing Hoosick St. Donation of $5 requested, $2 unemployed and students more information: 518 407 3582

 

Saturday, November 23, 7:30 pm, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, located at 405 Washington Avenue (across the street from the downtown SUNY campus) Screening of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”(2019, 56 minutes). Ever wondered when the nations of the world would finally get together to end the existential threat of nuclear war? If so, you’ll find an answer in the Solidarity Committee’s screening of “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons” on Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 PM. This documentary tells the little-known story of how, in July 2017, an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations defied the nine nuclear powers by voting at a UN conference to adopt the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Through the voices of leading antinuclear activists and diplomats from around the world, the film recounts the efforts to bring this treaty into existence and what remains to be done to make it international law. The film-screening is co-sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace, the Social Justice Center, and Upper Hudson Peace Action. It will take place in Room B-8 of the . Admission is free, and free refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Thursday, December 5, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Tom Ellis Talk on “Canadian Hydroelectricity Imports, Jobs and Climate Chaos”. Tom Ellis is a leader in several social justice groups including the Palestinian Rights Committee of Upper Hudson Peace Action. He has played an important role in many successful environmental campaigns including blocking the siting of a low-level’ radioactive waste disposal facility in rural New York, preventing the destruction of rivers in Canada, creating the community pressure that led the federal government to clean up the former NL Industries factory in Colonie, preventing the City of Albany from siting a landfill in Coeymans, helping preserve a 39-member Albany County Legislature, and educating the public about the just cause of the Palestinians. Tom is also a member of Save the Pine Bush and the Solidarity Committee of the Capital District and he regularly contributes articles to their newsletters. Questions and answers will follow his talk. Everyone is welcome. Information: 466-1192 Sponsored by Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace.

Friday, December 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Oakwood Community Center, 313 10th Street, Troy, NY. Save the Date: James Connolly Forum with  Moise St. Louis.   Professor St. Louis is the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Student Services at St Micheal’s College and a member of the Haitian community of Vermont. The New Yorker recently had an article on Haiti by Jon Lee Anderson. The Republic of Haiti is suffering a meltdown. It has been for decades, but lately things have got much worse. Severe energy shortages, harsh levels of inflation, and sharp price increases have ignited public anger over suspected official corruption, and led to widespread demonstrations calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse, a businessman who came to power in 2017. The protests, now in their sixth week, have virtually shut down the capital of Port-au-Prince, with schools, gas stations, and most other businesses closed; streets blocked by barricades of burning tires; and looting and arson attacks breaking out every few days. More information soon. Hosted by James Connolly Forum.   Located Exit 9E off 787 Collar City Bridge for Rte 7: on left at 2nd light between 9th and 10th Sts. Parking on left on 9th St., Old Fire station building parking lot left on 10th Use the door facing Hoosick St. Donation of $5 requested, $2 unemployed and students more information: 518 407 3582

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Monday, October 29, 2018, BNP Vigil: “STOP THE HATE” , at the Four Corners, intersection of Kenwood and Delaware Aves. in Delmar

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