Activists go to the Middle East

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WorkersDreadnought
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Oct 30 2010 14:03
Activists go to the Middle East

Fowarding this message on behalf of someone:

"On 22nd November a group of activists from the UK will be heading out to the Middle East as a delegation to make solidarity with organisations fighting for peace and an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The delegation has been organised my members of Alliance for Workers' Liberty (www.workersliberty.org) and opened up to any left activists.

During our 11 day visit to the region we will be meeting with activists and individuals including:

* Shministim (http://www.shministim.com/)
* Anarchists Against the Wall (http://www.awalls.org/)
* Al Qaws (http://www.alqaws.org/q/)
* Workers Advice Centre Israel (http://www.wac-maan.org.il/en/)
* Democracy and Workers' Rights Center Palestine (http://www.dwrc.org/)
* Stop the Wall Campiagn (http://www.stopthewall.org/)
* Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (http://www.icahd.org/)
* Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (http://www.pgftu.org/ensite/)
* Gush Shalom (http://www.gush-shalom.org/)
* Hadash (http://hadash.org.il/)

So far there are 8 of us and we are collectively asking for any support you can offer. We need financial support more than anything - during our stay we will be having to travel a lot as well as paying for hostels and food. We are partaking in a couple of tours with some of the organisations we are visiting and we need to pay for the transport costs of these. We need to make the most of our time out therer and witness as much as we can and we need money to do this. We are planning our trip on a shoe string and so any help is very much appreciated!

You can help us by getting your trade union/students union/activist organisation to pass a motion to support us - this does not have to mean financial support as we are looking at twinning and building links between the workers and activist movements of the UK and those we meet so if your organisation wishes to support us in this way then please get in touch. Of course any donations or collections for our trip are welcome! We can send a speaker to any meeting if you think that would help - and we can send a speaker to any meeting upon our return to tell your organisation what their support helped us to do.

You can help us as an individual too! Any donation from a few pounds is going to help us squeeze the most out of our time - you can donate directly to us via PayPal to centre_stage_red@yahoo.co.uk or via post (email or message us for an address)!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this - any messages of support for us or for the people we are meeting are always welcomed!"

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Oct 30 2010 17:42

hey revolutionary brethren dats fkn wicked well done. glad to see how much harder than me ppl are currently struggling. lol i aint jealous tho still sometimes wish i was able to go with youse but insha'allah/g-d willing i will when i stronger.

i got palpay aka palpay i can send a few quid now about 30 perhaps but not got easy internet connenction on. i try pm u if its possible too but if not i can get access later i hope. lol i may be two drunk and stoned then so best if i can now...tongue

Bless X

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Oct 31 2010 01:07

Do both of you therefore believe this to be an activity that is:

a) politically worthwhile
b) value for money
c) a correct allocation of priorities?

I know Workers isn't a student anymore ( wink ) but readers who are might be aware of the impending cuts to their institution's resources? Why are groups still reinforcing counter-productive cycles of student activityism?

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Nov 1 2010 10:35
Caiman del Barrio wrote:
Do both of you therefore believe this to be an activity that is:

a) politically worthwhile
b) value for money
c) a correct allocation of priorities?

I know Workers isn't a student anymore ( wink ) but readers who are might be aware of the impending cuts to their institution's resources? Why are groups still reinforcing counter-productive cycles of student activityism?

im just forwading this on behalf on someone who is going. They aint an anarchist, and i think lean slightly towards Workers Liberty, which as an organisation ive got no time for. But this person has been one of the more active ppl at qmul, which is rare at that uni, including taking over the running of some of the things that we instigated like the anti-cuts campaign, so i offered to post her message on here as a favour.

WorkersDreadnought
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Nov 1 2010 10:37
purplelibertariancommie wrote:
wish i was able to go with youse

just to clarify it aint actually me thats going

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Nov 1 2010 11:58

"please send me moneys to go on holiday. kthxbai."

akai
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Nov 1 2010 12:12

Well, I am increasingly disappointed with AWL's ass-licking of the mainstream unions. I think that's where they should go for money,

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Nov 1 2010 14:11
Weeler wrote:
On the plus side its good to seed a group on the left not up the butt of the Palestinian resistance and actively seeking out contact with Israeli dissenters.

Yeah, that is alright, but the AWL in general have very dodgy politics on Israel/Palestine, in terms of swaying to close to supporting Israel. Recently, for example, their leader wrote an article saying it would be fine for Israel to attack Iran. Article in response to that here:
http://shirazsocialist.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/the-awl-israel-and-iran/