Update on the Struggle, BDS (The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.)
Hosted by Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) and Brainerd Lakes Area Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Three members of the Minnesota BDS Community, a Muslim, Jew and Christian, will update the situation in Palestine-Israel and describe action we can take for justice.
Mariam El-Khatib is a Palestinian-American living in Minnesota. During college, she was a member of Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota, where she helped pass divestment resolutions on campus. She is currently an active member of the Minnesota chapter of American Muslims for Palestine. Mariam is passionate about educating her community on Palestine to empower and inspire them to mobilize and work towards liberation. Mariam draws from her own experience living under Israeli occupation and seeing the challenges that her family and community face under Israeli aggression.
Karen Schraufnagel, a founding member of the Minnesota BDS Community, has been a “committed, active anti-Zionist for 20 years.” She was raised in a secular Jewish family in St. Paul. As a young girl she says. “I was very, very Zionist” and even had thoughts of joining the IDF (Israeli army) after high school. After rejecting Zionism, for several years she was a member of the International Jewish anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) and active with the Stop the JNF (Jewish National Fund) campaign, including traveling to Palestine to plant citrus trees with Palestinian farmers.
John Darlington has traveled four times to the Holy Land, most recently on fact-finding tours in the West Bank. He is a retired Methodist pastor, currently serving as volunteer chaplain to the Simpson Church family in Minneapolis.
A link to In Search of Justice for Palestine is below:
Topic: In Search of Justice for Palestine
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Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace (BACP) holds our monthly meeting on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at:
415 Juniper, Brainerd
(SW corner of Gregory Park)
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Stop Line 3 vigils are being held by Brainerd Lakers United for the Environment (BLUE) and Brainerd Lakes Area Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The BLUE/DSA Stop Line 3 vigils are held on the first Saturday of every month. The vigils are held at the intersection of Sixth and Washington Streets, Brainerd, across from the historic Brainerd water tower, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. BACP supports the Stop Line 3 vigils.
Cleanup volunteers will meet at the former Cabin Fever restaurant parking lot, located off Highway 76 north of Little Falls, at 11:00 a.m. A short assembly will be held to plan the cleanup.
Volunteers are encouraged to read the Adopt-a-Highway information posted here. Included in the Adopt-a-Highway information is how to report potentially hazardous materials encountered during the cleanup, tips to avoid poison ivy and other plants which cause itching, and Lyme Disease prevention advice.
In the event bad weather forces cancellation of the cleanup, a new date will be set.
Everyone is welcome to join the BACP Adopt-a-Highway cleanup. The project will be a great way to help the environment and share our message of peace. Please join us.
Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism takes on the most active, powerful and destructive military in the world. It tells the history of U.S. foreign wars - from the Indian Wars to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hard-hitting, carefully documented with 161 reference notes, and heavily illustrated, this 77-page book reveals why the U.S. has been involved in more wars in recent years than any other country.
Read Addicted to War to find out who benefits from these military adventures, who pays and who dies.
“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein.