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  • Mike Cushman
    From: Ewa Jasiewicz (freelance) [mailto:freelance@mailworks.org] Sent: 01 June 2012 16:50 To: freelance@mailworks.org Subject: News Release: PALESTINE PLACE is
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      From: Ewa Jasiewicz (freelance) [mailto:freelance@...]
      Sent: 01 June 2012 16:50
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      Subject: News Release: PALESTINE PLACE is here - Artists and Activists put
      'Palestine on the Map' with two week festival in reclaimed London building












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      For immediate release



      Friday June 1st 2012



      Palestine Place is here: Artists and Activists put 'Palestine on the Map'
      with two week festival in reclaimed London building



      'We aim to put Palestine on the map with this event. Palestine Place will be
      a hub for culture, art and activism. If you don't know anything about
      Palestine but you're curious, come over, eat with us, talk with us - this is
      the place for you'. (Organiser Samira Zaaneen)



      In the week commemorating the Naksa (when, following the 1967 war Israel
      expulsed 300 000 Palestinians from their land) Palestinian artists, writers,
      academics and lawyers will take part in a festival of art exhibitions,
      films, workshops and poetry in a reclaimed building in central London
      between June 2nd-17th



      The organisers are a collective of UK activists from human rights, trade
      union, community, solidarity and Palestinian backgrounds.



      Confirmed participants are: Palestinian 'Paradise Now' and 'Amreeka' actor
      Amer Hlehel, poet Rafeef Ziadah and writers Selma Dabbagh and Ghada Karmi,
      Comedian Jeremy Hardy, Egyptian novelist Adhaf Soueif, Author Gilbert
      Achcar, Photo journalist William Parry, writer and activist Ben White,
      founder of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights Daniel Machover, Israeli
      academic Ilan Pappe and former Israeli combat soldier turned Boycott
      activist Sebastian Rodriguez.



      Live link-ups to Gaza and the West Bank with former hunger striker prisoners
      and community activists are also planned.



      Many ordinary Palestinians will also take part in public conversations
      dubbed 'Al Awda Forums' sharing present day realities, and family histories
      and experiences of the 1948 Nakba (Catastrophe or establishment of the State
      of Israel where some 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their lands).



      Activist organisations involved include: Smash EDO - which saw activists
      forcibly 'decommission' arms manufacturer EDO-MBM in Brighton during
      Israel's Gaza war 2009; the International Solidarity Movement; the Free Gaza
      Movement; Occupy; Climate Camp; P.E.D.A.L, the Israeli 'Boycott from
      Within', Jews for Justice for the Palestinians and the Palestine Solidarity
      Campaign. Other human rights groups working on immigration and detention,
      traveller solidarity, economic justice and solidarity with the Arab Spring
      will also take part.



      Contact



      Email: palestineplace@...



      Website including events schedule: http://palestineplace.wordpress.com/
      Twitter: @palestineplace



      [1] PALESTINE PLACE is at 24 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X 8HP, nearest tube
      Chancery Lane on the Central Line. It is a five floor building of a major
      business with links to Israel's occupation. More details TBA




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