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NEW YORK CITY

BOOK LAUNCH: MIDNIGHT ON THE MAVI MARMARA

Book Reading & Discussion on the Impact of Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Please join us for the launch of the Haymarket Books edition of

Midnight on the Mavi Marmara: The Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict
Moustafa Bayoumi, Editor

Panel Discussion with editor Moustafa Bayoumi and contributors Max Blumenthal, Arun Gupta, Adam Horowitz, Rashid Khalidi, Alia Malek and Phil Weiss on the Impact of Gaza Freedom Flotilla Attack

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
7:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street
New York

http://www.alwanforthearts.org/event/587

Free and Open to the Public

This event is sponsored by OR Books (http://www.orbooks.com/) and Haymarket Books and is a launch of the Haymarket Books (http://www.haymarketbooks.org/) edition.

To watch the book trailer, visit: http://vimeo.com/13830173

To buy the book in advance, visit: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Midnight-on-the-Mavi-Marmara

At 4:30 am on Monday, May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attacked the six boats of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla as it sailed through international waters attempting to bring humanitarian relief to the beleaguered Palestinians of Gaza. Within minutes, nine peace activists were dead, shot by the Israelis. Scores of others were injured.

Within hours, outrage at Israel’s action echoed around the world. Spontaneous demonstrations occurred in Europe, the United States, Turkey, and Gaza itself to denounce the attack. Turkey’s prime minister described it as a “bloody massacre” and “state terrorism.”

In these pages, a range of activists, journalists, and analysts piece together the events that occurred that May night. Mixing together first-hand testimony and documentary record with hard-headed analysis and historical overview, Midnight on the Mavi Marmara reveals why the attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla may just turn out to be Israel’s Selma, Alabama moment: the beginning of the end for apartheid in Palestine.

CONTRIBUTORS: Ali Abunimah, Eyad Al Sarraj, Lamis Andoni, Omar Barghouti, George Bisharat, Max Blumenthal, Noam Chomsky, Marsha B. Cohen, Juan Cole, Murat Dagli, Jamal Elshayyal, Sümeyye Ertekin, Norman Finkelstein, Neve Gordon, Glenn Greenwald, Arun Gupta, Amira Hass, Nadia Hijab, Adam Horowitz, Rashid Khalidi, Stephen Kinzer, Iara Lee, Henning Mankell, Paul Larudee, Gideon Levy, Alia Malek, Lubna Masarwa, Mike Marqusee, Yousef Munayyer, Ken O’Keefe, Daniel Luban, Kevin Ovenden, Ilan Pappé, Doron Rosenblum, Sara Roy, Ben Saul, Adam Shapiro, Raja Shehadeh, Henry Siegman, Ahdaf Soueif, Raji Sourani, Richard Tillinghast, Alice Walker, Stephen M. Walt, Philip Weiss, and Haneen Zoabi.

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WE ARE MANY

You can catch highlights for the Socialism 2010 Conference, as well as previous conferences, at the newly launched website We Are Many

http://wearemany.org/

Talks for this weekend’s conference in Chicago, including

* End the Siege of Gaza: Kevin Ovenden, Tariq Ali, Gilbert Achcar and Ahmed Shawki

* The Malthus Myth: Population, Poverty, and Global Warming: Ian Angus

* Imperialism and Resistance in Haiti: Roger Leduc and Ashley Smith

Can be found here: http://wearemany.org/event/2010/06/socialism-2010-chicago

You can also subscribe to our free podcast via iTunes. Just search for “we are many.”

More content will be added in the coming weeks, including talks at the July 1-4 Socialism 2010 conference in Oakland (http://www.socialismconference.org/oakland).

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Gaza

BREAKING THE SEIGE IN GAZA

Special meeting at Socialism 2010
BREAKING THE SIEGE IN GAZA

http://www.socialismconference.org/

Chicago | June 17-20 | Palmer House Hilton

Friday, June 18, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
“Breaking the Siege of Gaza”
with Gilbert Achcar, Tariq Ali, Kevin Ovenden, and Ahmed Shawki

Tariq Ali will also be speaking

Saturday, June 19, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
on “Obama at War”

and

Gilbert Achcar will also be speaking

Saturday, June 19, 11:30 am to1:00 pm
on “Arab Views of the Holocaust”

These conferences will feature several meetings on the fight for Palestinian rights and will bring together activists organizing on the front lines of these struggles. Speakers include: author and activist Tariq Ali; Gilbert Achcar, author of The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives, and Ahmed Shawki, editor of the International Socialist Review. Meetings include: How Can Palestinian Liberation be Achieved?, Breaking the Siege in Gaza, and Israel: Colonial Settler State.

Register today for Socialism 2010:
http://www.socialismconference.org/

See Kevin Ovenden’s new interview:

An act of state terrorism
SocialistWorker.org | June 5, 2010
http://socialistworker.org/2010/06/04/act-of-state-terrorism

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