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Here are the Archived entries for 01 2016


*Palestine films at JustFilm Fest Feb. 13*
Jan 22, 2016 at 02:29 PM
Don't miss these films during the JUST Film Festival at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St)

Valentino’s Ghost: Framing the Arab Image
Saturday, February 13 @ 7pm  
Festival Finale with a reception to follow
Vancouver Premiere • Q&A with director Michael Singh
How did Hollywood films (and US foreign policy) morph from the exoticism of Lawrence of Arabia to the Crusader racism of American Sniper?

Valentino's Ghost Web Flyer 

The Wanted 18
Saturday, February 13 @ 4:30pm
Vancouver Premiere • Q&A with co-director Paul Cowan
How 18 (reluctant) cows were declared “a threat to the State of Israel” and became symbols of the first intifada, with animation and archival live footage.

Wanted 18 Web Flyer 

Affordable tickets or festival passes: http://justfilm.ca 
Two films sponsored by: CanPalNet, Independent Jewish Voices (Vancouver), Palestine Awareness Coalition, Seriously Free Speech Committee.
Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy

Final Statement of the Palestinian Civil Society Conference,
Cyprus, 16–18 October 2007

As part of the effort by the Palestinian civil society organizations to overcome the state of forced Palestinian fragmentation and consolidate the national role of the Palestinian NGOs in all their places of residence, a conference titled "Toward the Establishment of a Palestinian Civil Society Defragmentation Strategy" was held in Agros, Cyprus, between 16 and 18 October 2007 at the initiative of Ittijah-The Union of Arab Community Based Associations. Forty-four participants representing a broad sector of Palestinian civil society networks, coalitions, and associations in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Kuwait, in addition to a number of international partner organizations supporting Palestinian rights, attended the conference. The Israeli occupation authorities banned the travel of a delegation representing civil society organizations in Gaza.

The conference discussed a number of issues, notably: The Palestinian situation and Palestinian, regional, and international developments, including the Annapolis conference; the collective Palestinian strategy against the forced fragmentation; the endeavors to rebuild terms of reference and assert the constant Palestinian principles; the strategy of collective Palestinian advocacy; Palestinian media strategies; and local and international coordination on the Palestinian question.

The participants in the conference set bases that would help strengthen the overall Palestinian struggle for liberation in all its contexts: the occupation, the displacement and uprooting, and the assault on Palestinian existence in the 1948 areas.

A draft of a collective organizational structure and an action plan were also devised, and a follow-up committee to implement this plan and lead the agreed process was set up.

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