Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Freedom Bus: Ride for Justice

To find out more and see visual/video items about this event GO here

“At this moment I feel free from the occupation!”

Omar Hajajlah, participant in a Freedom Bus event in Al-Walaja

For us, the Palestinian people, artistic expression is an integrated part of our struggle for justice, equality and freedom. Joining the September freedom ride means joining us in this struggle!

From 23rd of September to 1st of October 2012, the Freedom Bus will travel to the key sites of oppression and resistance within the West Bank. During the ride, interactive theatre and music events will give voice to accounts of daily life under Israeli occupation – political imprisonment, army violence, home demolitions, the Wall – as well as stories that underscore the rich Palestinian history of creative protest and sumoud (steadfastness).

During the freedom ride, people from around the world will come together to stand in solidarity, share experiences and ideas, build alliances and participate in discussions on topics such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the role of international civil society, and resistance through art. Passengers on the ride will include renowned human right activists, artists, scholars and many others who wish to be part of this historic event.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate directly in the movement towards freedom and justice in Palestine! Apply now to join the Freedom Bus ride.

“It really, to me, shows how art can and sometimes should be at the same time the most political and most aesthetic of acts. I strongly encourage anyone who can join the Freedom Bus ride in September to drop whatever it is they’re doing and make sure they are there.” Mark LeVine, Author, Professor, Activist and Musician

The Freedom Bus is coordinated by The Freedom Theatre, a theatre and cultural centre based in Jenin Refugee Camp, occupied Palestine. Siraj Centre, a lead partner in the initiative, will be coordinating the logistics of the ride and liaising with all passengers. A range of other Palestinian community based organizations and popular committees are involved in the design, development and delivery of the Freedom Bus initiative.


Twitter: #FreedomBusPal

George S. Rishmawi

Siraj, Center For Holy Land Studies
Beit Sahour, Schoold Street
P.O.Box 48
Tel: +972 2 274 8590
Fax: +972 2 274 8774
Mobile: 0599 180 872 or 0522 50 20 79
Skype: georgerish!/george.s.rishmawi


Blogger, Connie, adds this link: What Really Happened -- showing how the land belonging to the Palestinians has changed dramatically over the years

The map above was found here I am not sure it's the best one -- so suggestions are welcome.

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