Jul 06

Interview With a Released Freedom Flotilla Sailor

FFDR[Courtesy of Freedom Flotilla Coalition] It was at the end of March when members of Freedom Flotilla Coalition had the chance to meet Dr. Moncef Marzouki just after the World Social Forum in Tunis. The meeting only lasted for a few minutes, however Dr. Marzouki’s response to the question “whether he would like to help FF3 and maybe join our flotilla as a sailor” was immediate and clear: “I will be on board Freedom Flotilla 3″.

 

Three months later Dr. Moncef Marzouki did what was agreed during the FFC meeting in Tunis. He arrived in Greece and boarded on the “Marianne of Gothenborg” to carry himself, together with the rest the sailors in all 4 boats of Freedom Flotilla III mission, the message of solidarity and hope to Gaza and to all Palestinians.

Just a few hours after his return, Dr. Marzouki was asked four questions by FFC media team about his participation, what happened on board and about the Palestinian people:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

NI Hosts Lecture by World-renowned Palestinian Journalist

DaoudToday Nonviolence International was privileged to host well known Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab in Washington, D.C. for an afternoon lecture open to the public. Mr. Kuttab voiced an argument for the efficacy of strategies for nonviolent action at this stage of the Isreali-Palestinian conflict, including international efforts such as boycott, divestment, and sanctions. Mr. Kuttab also shared his unique perspectives on current conflicts across the Middle East. We invite you to join the nonviolent movement in Palestine by supporting Nonviolence International initiatives, such as the Freedom Flotilla and the Nakba Musem.

Permanent link to this article: http://nonviolenceinternational.net/?p=2473

Jul 01

‘Freedom Flotilla’ Sailors Imprisoned in Israel

[UPDATED: 2015-07-01 18:16 GMT+2] Freedom Flotilla Coalition:

It has been more than 50 hours since Israeli navy attacked the “Marianne” in international waters, 100nm from Gaza, during one of its usual acts of State piracy, always behaving as the bullying state of eastern Mediterranean. 18 participants on board were kidnapped anad brought by force and against their will to the military Ashdod port. During the operation of seizure of the “Marianne”, which IDF called “uneventful”, Israeli soldiers used violence against participants on board.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 24

Next Stop: Gaza

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Freedom Flotilla III embarks on its attempt to break the blockade.

https://freedomflotilla.org/news/16-next-stop-gaza

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Jun 13

Nakba Museum Opening

NakbaMuseumProject3Nonviolence International is the fiscal sponsor of the the Nakba Museum Project of Memory and Hope. The exhibit presents a legacy of Palestinian voices, offering remembrance and respect for Palestinian history. The Nakba Museum opens today, June 13th, at the Festival Center in Adams Morgan. Find more details about the Nakba Museum Project on their website. Please visit the exhibit, and spread the word.

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Jun 11

Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla Approaches Mediterranean Sea

https://freedomflotilla.org/news/14-marianne-near-to-reach-mediterranean-sea

Permanent link to this article: http://nonviolenceinternational.net/?p=2452

Jun 11

Conference Organizers Buckle Under Public Pressure

Trinity 4In response to pressure from conference attendees and the public, the organizers of Trinity Lutheran Seminary’s Seeking Peace in the Holy Land Conference allowed Dr. Mubarak Awad to make a brief statement in the opening day of their program. Conference attendees responded with a standing ovation. In spite of this show of support as well as demands from attendees to restore Dr. Awad’s full participation in the conference, organizers refused.  A large and diverse contingent of Jews and Muslims, Christians and Palestinians from the local community attended Dr. Awad’s presentation as a show of support for the inclusion of Palestinian voices in the peace process. The Columbus Dispatch covered the story; read their take here. For more information on the conference’s exclusion of Palestinians, see our original post. Dr. Awad reminded listeners that “I don’t want to be the main focus of the conference, but I also want to let them know that they cannot ignore Palestinians… [we] have to be heard, even if people don’t like what [we] say.”

 

Permanent link to this article: http://nonviolenceinternational.net/?p=2433

Jun 08

Palestinian Voices Excluded at Peace Conference

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Dr. Mubarak Awad, who was originally invited to be the keynote speaker and workshop leader at Trinity Lutheran Seminary’s Seeking Peace in the Holy Land event in Columbus Ohio, had his invitation rescinded a mere week before the conference is set to begin. Dr. Awad was the only Palestinian voice asked to participate in what is advertised as an inclusive dialogue. As it stands now, the conference is set to have not a single Palestinian voice. In spite of this, Dr. Awad will be present at the conference in silent protest. He plans to wear a strip of tape over his mouth, and hand out pamphlets explaining his purpose. Click here to view a copy of his pamphlet. Please call Trinity Lutheran Seminary at +1-614-235-4136, or email them at communications@tlsohio.edu to voice your opinion on the exclusion of Palestinian voices.

Permanent link to this article: http://nonviolenceinternational.net/?p=2424

Mar 17

NI now a Fiscal Sponsor of International Action Network on Small Arms

The International Action Network on Small Arms is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. IANSA supports efforts to make people safer by reducing demand for such weapons, improving firearm regulation and strengthening controls on arms transfers. Through research, advocacy and campaigning, IANSA members are promoting local, national, regional and global measures to strengthen human security.
(IANSA Mission Statement)

Nonviolence International is proud to announce it’s new fiscal sponsorship of IANSA! In the battle against violence internationally, IANSA puts gun violence first in promoting the dangers and negative results when it comes to owning a gun.

We look forward to working with IANSA!

Permanent link to this article: http://nonviolenceinternational.net/?p=2407

Mar 12

Nakba Museum Project now Fiscally Sponsored by Nonviolence International

The Nakba Museum Project of Memory and Hope aims to finally tell the Palestinian refugee story, one that has been silenced or ignored for too long. By creating a virtual and physical space to feature these stories, using arts, films and oral history. We launched our project in June 2014 and have received enormous encouragement and engagement. Now we need your support!

http://nakbamuseumproject.com/#/about 

 

Now with fiscal support from Nonviolence International, the Nakba Museum Project is closer than ever to establishing their goal to create a physical museum and online gallery commemorating the lives of Palestinian refugees. Having just started an Indiegogo campaign, the Project is accepting donations of any size.

Nonviolence looks forward to the finished product of the Nakba Museum Project.

Permanent link to this article: http://nonviolenceinternational.net/?p=2405

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