Friday, September 16, 2016

Miko Peled - Freedom & Justice: Keys to Peace in Palestine/Israel

Syracuse, NY; September 16, 2016

From the Organizers:

Author and Activist Miko Peled, son of an Israeli general and grandson of a signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, has become an advocate of Palestinian rights and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates boycotting and divesting from companies that profit off Israeli colonization of Palestinian land and other attacks on Palestinians.

In his 2012 book, The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, Peled chronicles how his views transformed from the Zionism of his childhood to unabashed support for Palestinian rights after his niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber.

Peled spoke at United University Methodist Church in Syracuse, NY.

Friday, September 9, 2016

9/11 Fifteen Years Later - What Have We Learned?


Binghamton University; September 9, 2016

This talk is also available as a 58 minute podcast on iTunes.

Today the U.S. and its allies are entangled in wars both known and unknown throughout much of the world, including Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Pakistan. What have we learned in the years and wars since 9/11, and where do we go from here?

This video features a short introductory talk by Donna Marsh O'Connor, who lost her pregnant 28 year-­old daughter Vanessa on 9/11. Donna is a national spokesperson for September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

Next is a talk by ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. Ray served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from JFK to George H. W. Bush, and from 1981 to 1985 briefed one-­on-­one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers.

Introduction by Caleb Schwartz, President of Binghamton University Peace Action.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The GMO Debate at Cornell University - A Student's Perspective

Ithaca, NY; September 7, 2016

A talk by Cornell student activist Robert Schooler. This is the first of 11 lectures in the GMO WTF! series, and  it includes a video appearance by Frances Moore Lappe.

For more info and background: