EUROPA. Speakertour of grassrootsmovements from the Middle
East (29 Nov - 3 Dec 2004)
Building networks of resistance against the rethoric of the "clash
FC Poppesnor would like to accept the invitation
that we received by email and calls on all women's and feminist
organisations to be present at one of the info moments / meetings
Clash of Civilisations?
The “clash of civilisations”-rhetoric reigns
supreme. The picture of the Middle East is dominated by not very
progressive clichés from the media: Islam-fundamentalists
versus equally fundamentalist Jewish colonialists.
With a speakers’ tour, Marhaba Europe wants to disrupt this
rhetoric by letting progressive grassroots-voices speak. This
way, the Middle East gets a much more nuanced face full of diversity.
Arabic and Jewish activists find each other in joint resistance
against old and new forms of oppression going from war and occupation
to the repression of sexual diversity. With their cooperation
they disrupt the stereotypical enemy-images without losing radicalism.
An example from which we can learn something here in Europe as
Saif Abukeshek, Palestinian refugee active in
the International Solidarity Movement (ISM)
Itay Greenstein, Israelian conscientious objector
active in Women in Black
Heidi Niggemann, German activist in the ISM and
the German campaign against the Wall
Sara Abu Gazal, Palestinian living in Lebanon
active around the situation of Palestinian refugees, active in
the feminist and lesbian & gay movement and in Indymedia Beirut
There will be simultaneous-translation from English to Dutch
(and vice versa).
29 November at 8pm
||4pm - 6.15pm
action at St-Pietersstation:
Action Platform Palestina collects 10.000 heads against
the apartheid wall in Palestina
|wake with torches: 'tear down the wall'
Tuesday 30 November
|CC Berchem, Driekoningenstraat ,
Wednesday 1 December
|Universele Ambassade, Franklin Rooseveltlaan
66, 1050 Bruxelles
Friday 3 December
|FGTB, Place de Saint-Paul 9/11, 4000
Marhaba Europa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Action and wake Ghent: email@example.com
here for the flyer (PDF): Nederlands
Marhaba Europe i.s.m. Infomania,
voor Vredesactie, Oxfam
Solidariteit, ULDP (Union Liègeoise pour la Démocratie
et la Paix), VPK
(Vlaams Palestina Komitee), vzw Vrede, de Universele
Ambassade en het Nieuwpoorttheater.