Meetings: 7:00 - 8:30
pm the second Thursday
of the month at the
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Discriminatory Laws Database for Muslims living in Israel.
Mapping the Israeli Apartheid in the West Bank.
Corporations directly involved in the illegal occupation.
Read Carl Stock's book From D'burg to Jerusalem: The Unlikely Rise and Awful Fall of a Small-Town Newsman.
Read about Rachel Corrie, the 23 year old American peace activist, who was crushed by an Israeli bulldozer as she knelt in front of a Palestinian home. A memorial as well as a tribute to Rachel Corrie were put in the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Watch a video of Jim Page singing "I'd Rather Be Dancing."
Watch a short clip from "A Palestinian Woman," a new release from Red Hill Films.
Watch the "Shame of Ertas" on YouTube.
What YOU can do for justice in Palestine.
Donate to MECR-
Make checks out to "MECR" and send them to: MECR, PO Box 614 Shady, NY 12409.
If an Agent Knocks-
Download and read a PDF file from the Center for Constitutional Rights.
On June 1 we held an Evening of Music and Discussion with Yonatan Shapira (former IDF Air Force pilot) and Elis Elhanan (co-founder of the Israeli-Palestinian NGO Combatants for Peace) to benefit the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. We had a full house crowd at the Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountainview Ave.
-Saturday, June 30, 7-8:30 PM. Film showing: “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine” at the New Progressive Baptist Church, 8 Hone St, Kingston. This free documentary follows an African American gospel choir as it travels the Holy Land singing in a Palestinian play about Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Al Helm (the dream) explores cultural differences, human rights, and the power of nonviolent action. SPECIAL GUESTS: The New Progressive Baptist Church Choir will perform live at the end of the film. Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS hudsonvalleybds.org, Jewish Voice for Peace-HV jvphudsonvalley.org, and Veterans for Peace. Contact: email@example.com or 845 876-7906
Talk and Book Signing with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh
The June 22 talk and book signing with Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, professor at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities and founder of the Palestine Museum of Natural History (palestinenature.org) was a great success. Dr. Qumsiyeh talked about colonialism, ethnic cleansing, and how Palestine has dealt with decades of Israeli oppression.
The talk was at the Inquiring Minds Bookstore & Gallery 200 Main St, Saugerties, and was sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS hudsonvalleybds.org, Jewish Voice for Peace - HV jvphudsonvalley.org, and Veterans for Peace.
An Evening to Break the Blockade of Gaza
Sponsored by: Middle East Crisis Response mideastcrisis.org, Hudson Valley BDS hudsonvalleybds.org, Jewish Voice for Peace - HV jvphudsonvalley.org, and Veterans for Peace. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845 876-7906
Remembering Our Mentor and Friend
"Joel Kovel, to be brief, has been a prestigious and best-selling writer on psychotherapy, a militant left activist from the middle 1960s onward, an eco-theorist and an explorer of the world just beyond our sense perceptions. He offers us the details most precious to him, the saga of his own family (or families), his shift from one intellectual emphasis to another, his growth in politics but also his political conflicts." -CounterPunch
We feel privileged to have known Joel Kovel all these years. He was a founder of Middle East Crisis Response, a visionary writer and thinker, and a good friend to many of us. His quest for justice and human rights for all people will always be a guiding principle of our organization. His meticulous scholarship on Palestinian history will always inform MECR's struggle. The truth about racism will eventually set us free from the hatreds that plague our society, as well as from the militarism and exploitation that has heretofore guided America's foreign policy.
Middle East Crisis joins Black Lives Matter in New Paltz vigil
Photo by Ellen Davidson
Mid East Crisis is planning an event for the Tamimis in New Paltz on Sunday the 18th (12 noon in front of the Starbucks in the Middle of town). We will have handouts, and possibly some participation from SUNY students.
In memory of our dear friend and fellow activist, Pia Alexander, who passed away last week. From your trip to the deep South during the Civil Rights Era to your journey to Cairo as part of the 2009 Gaza Freedom March, you always stood up for those who were being oppressed. You were never afraid to speak truth, nor to portray truth in your art.
You will always be with us
We passed out about 200 flyers at this farmers' market.
The first flyer went to a retired engineer who was
born in Nablus, after his parents were forced
out of Israel during the Nakba.
Veterans For Peace in Palestine • Bil'in
Bringing news about HP and the illegal occupation
to Saturday afternoon shoppers.
"KINGSTON >> More than 75 people from the new Hudson Valley chapter of the group Jewish Voice for Peace gathered at Wall and North streets in Uptown Kingston late Wednesday afternoon to demonstrate their solidarity with Muslims and other minority groups." See full story in the Kingston Freeman.
Middle East Crisis Response was proud to stand with JVP in resisting racism in America. Human rights for all must be our standard. Listen to Pete Seeger's "We Will Love Or We Will Perish."
Many people know the Hewlett-Packard myth. Started in a Palo Alto garage, it's one of those “brilliant, creative local boy makes good” stories. But did you know that today HP is among the top military services companies in the world?
HP specializes in technologies to control and monitor large populations, selling to prison authorities, immigration police, and military regimes. These products are designed to limit human rights and civil rights, and they are a threat to all of us. HP is also complicit in Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.
SIGN TODAY: Boycott HP, Technology of Israeli Apartheid!
Then organize with others in your city and join others around the globe in taking action during the week of Nov. 25 to Dec. 3. Pick the day that works best for you, and let the International Boycott HP Network know your plans by signing up here. The Week of Action includes Nov. 29, which is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
Boat to Gaza