Showing posts with label Russell Tribunal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russell Tribunal. Show all posts

Monday, September 10, 2012

Register for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Join the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) on October 6—7.  The Tribunal will take place in Manhattan, venue TBA. The US Campaign has endorsed this historic initiative, which is organized to advance international law, raise public consciousness, and expose U.S. and U.N. complicity in Israeli impunity and responsibility in the denial of the Palestinian right to self-determination. 

US Campaign members will receive a discount on their ticket purchase by using this discount code [rtpjustice] at checkout.  We encourage all of our members to purchase their tickets as soon as possible to take advantage of the early bird rates before September 15th! If you register now, your ticket will be $10 for a one-day pass and $15 for a two-day pass! For more information on the speakers, jury and agenda, please visit our website.

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The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) is an international people’s tribunal that was created to expose human rights abuses and stir people to action in opposition to Israel’s recognized violations of international law. Join Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Russell Means, Alice Walker and so many others in New York City on October 6-7, 2012:

RToP was launched in 2009 following the massacre of more than 1,400 Palestinians in Gaza perpetrated by Israel during "Operation Cast Lead." Since then, it has worked to bring together legal experts, scholars, activists, and other people of note, to help shed light on the reality of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory. RToP also shines a light on the active role that third parties—foreign governments and corporations—play in perpetuating human rights violations in Israel-Palestine.

Previous sessions of the tribunal have been held in Barcelona, London, and Cape Town. These hearings have addressed, respectively, European Union support for Israel, the complicity of corporations in the occupation of Palestine, and the question of whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. The fourth and final session will be held in New York City this October 6-7 (press conference at the U.N. on Oct. 8th), and will examine the role of the United Nations and the United States in perpetuating Israel’s impunity in depriving the Palestinian people of their self-determination.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

US Campaign Endorses Russell Tribunal on Palestine

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is proud to endorse the upcoming New York Session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, October 5-7. This is the fourth international session of the Russell Tribunal.

During its 2010 London Session, I was privileged to testify at the tribunal about U.S. governmental complicity in providing the Israeli military with Caterpillar bulldozers. You can watch my testimony  by clicking here or on the picture to the left. Check out the third video "The Security Industry and the War Industry Part 2" beginning at 41:00.  But watch as many of the videos as you can.  All the testimonies were such powerful statements about corporate complicity in Israel's human rights abuses of Palestinians.

Given that the New York Session is devoted to the "complicity of the United States of America and the United Nations in Israel’s occupation and violations of Palestinian rights," it is natural that we would get behind this important effort. Of course, the UN is culpable for permitting Israel's human rights abuses to continue because in large measure it is our government's diplomatic protection of Israel at the UN which prevents it from taking more effective action.

Here's an announcement from the organizers about the upcoming New York Session of the tribunal:

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP) will be holding its fourth international session in New York City on 6 & 7 October 2012. In addition, there will be a kick-off event on 5 October 2012. 

The RToP is an International People's Tribunal created in response to the international community's inaction regarding Israel's recognized violations of international law. The Tribunal aims to bring attention to the complicity and responsibility of various national, international and corporate actors in the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the perpetuation of Israel's impunity under international law. Although the RToP has no legal status, like other Russell Tribunals on Vietnam, Chile and Iraq, its legitimacy comes from its universality and the strength that it draws from the will of citizens and the support of international  personalities who advocate for an end to the Israeli occupation and Israel's denial of Palestinian rights. For more information on the Tribunal, please see:

The New York session of the RToP will focus on the complicity of the United States of America and the United Nations in Israel’s occupation and violations of Palestinian rights.  As with previous sessions, the 2012 New York session will see dozens of experts and witnesses present their testimonies to a jury of international personalities who will deliberate on the proceedings. The jury will then issue their conclusions publicly and bring them to the attention of the relevant international actors.  The previous three session of the RToP focused on the complicity and responsibility of the European Union and international corporations in Israel's violations of international law, as well as on the question of whether Israeli practices towards the Palestinian people violate the prohibition on apartheid.