Documentary Screening on Resistance to US Military Base in Korea

Korea-Hidden-Holocaust_MDJM117The Central Savannah River Area Peace Alliance is holding a public screening in Augusta, Georgia on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 pm at the Wallace Branch Library at 1237 Laney Walker Blvd.

The film is The Ghosts of Jeju by Regis Tremblay. Admission is free and open to the public.

A brief business meeting follows the program.

Will Georgia End the Drug War? Augusta, May 18

Harold Jones profile croppedWill Georgia End the Drug War? State Senator Harold Jones on Cannabis in the Latest Legislative Session

The Georgia State Senator from District 22 in Augusta, Harold Jones, introduced SB 254 in the 2015-16 legislative session. This bill would have changed simple cannabis possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Other proposed legislation would have facilitated the use of medical cannabis. Hear his assessment of Georgia’s readiness to end the drug war. Continue reading “Will Georgia End the Drug War? Augusta, May 18”

Georgia Governor Deal Should Cease Discriminating Against Syrian Refugees

The following text is a statement from the CSRA Peace Alliance. It was submitted on December 18, 2015 to the Augusta Chronicle.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued an Executive Order on November 16, 2015 directing all state agencies to halt “any involvement in accepting refugees from Syria.” The United States wishes to build coalitions with other nations to ensure its security and promote democratic values like freedom, personal responsibility and family values. Yet we in Georgia don’t want to help others do the same? Continue reading “Georgia Governor Deal Should Cease Discriminating Against Syrian Refugees”

Discussion of “Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries” by Suad Amiry, Wed, Jan 27, 6:30pm

The CSRA Peace Alliance is joining Librarians and Archivists with Palestine (LAP) in organizing a discussion of Suad Amiry‘s novel Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries in Augusta, Georgia on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm at The Book Tavern at 936 Broad St (The White Building) in Augusta, Georgia.

We encourage you to purchase a copy from The Book Tavern (call 706-826-1940 ASAP) and pass it on to a friend or relative after the event. You may be able to get a copy through the Georgia public library PINES system, but you must request one right away if you hope to receive it in time for the event.

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Note: The meeting space is on the 2nd floor, so you’ll need to be able to climb a flight of stairs.

Hiroshima Vigil, Thu, Aug 6, 6:30 pm

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima, 70th Anniversary
Please join us for a reflective vigil remembering the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. Let us work for nuclear disarmament to ensure that the atomic horror is never repeated. Features poster display, short film & panel discussion on importance of peace with Iran.

Augusta Library, 823 Telfair St, 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Free and open to the public.

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Wed, Mar 4, 6pm – From Cuba with Love: Report from the Code Pink Peace Delegation

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 6 pm
Location: Allgood Hall E157, Summerville Campus, Georgia Regents University, Walton Way, Augusta

Augusta resident Lorraine Barlett participated in the Code Pink Peace Delegation to Cuba from February 8 – 15. The delegation’s members met with Cuban government officials, health workers, artists, activists and the Cuban 5. Hear from Lorraine about the future of US-Cuban relations and the implications for global peace.

Lorraine Barlett was born in 1958 in Memphis, TN, and has a BA in the History of Religion from Rhodes College and Juris Doctorate from the University of Memphis School Law. She has served in the military for over 27 years, joining the US Army’s Judge Advocate General Corp. After three overseas tours and deployment to Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1999 she resigned from the Regular Army and entered the Reserves. In October 2001 she was recalled to active duty and since 9/11 has held numerous assignments including three at the U.S. Army Signal Center, where she served from 2009-10 with the 7th Signal Command. Her final assignment was as a defense attorney with the Office of the Chief Defense Counsel (OCDC), Office of Military Commissions (OMC), in Washington D.C. where she represented a Guantanamo detainee. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in August 2012, and has returned to private practice in Augusta, Georgia, where she continues to speak out on behalf of Guantanamo detainees, on human rights issues relating to cyber and drone warfare, and against the creeping militarism which now pervades our society. As an attorney she also advocates for disabled veterans and the homeless, and fights predatory lending practices.

Allgood Hall is in the southwest corner of the Summerville Campus. From Walton Way, turn south on Arsenal Ave and then left (East) on Rains Rd. Either of the two parking lots on the left is available and close to Allgood Hall. This map illustrates the route to the building.

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Thu, Dec 11, 3pm – Ajamu Baraka Reports on African Heritage Delegation to Israel/Palestine

Mr. Ajamu Baraka is scheduled to present “Peoples in Resistance from Ferguson to Palestine: A Report Back” on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 3pm at Paine College in the Gandy Richardson Lecture Hall located in the Haygood Holsey Building, Second Floor, Room 210. The event is free and open to the public.

If you are driving, enter through the security gate at Druid Park Ave. [updated Dec 10 11:50 am]

Mr. Baraka just returned from Palestine as a member of the “African Heritage” delegation which spent two weeks in Palestine between October 27 and early November. Join Ajamu Baraka as he shares his observations and experiences, including the attack on the delegation by the Israeli army in the village of Bil`in.

Sponsors include the Interfaith Peace Builders, Atlanta Public Sector Alliance, Moving the Center, WRFG 89.3 FM Atlanta, Black Agenda Report, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Georgia Green Party and the CSRA Peace Alliance in conjunction with The John Henrik Clarke Society. For more information contact M. Hutcherson PhD 706.821.8266 or Denice Traina 706.951.2413.

Israeli Forces Teargas African-American Interfaith Peace-Builders Delegation in Bil’in from Rebecca Pierce on Vimeo.

Read Mr. Baraka’s November 19, 2014 essay entitled Violence and Resistance in Palestine: An African-American Perspective on Israel-Palestine.

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Do You Like Hummus and Human Rights?

Could you support colonialism and violations of international law just by being a consumer? You sure can.

Two popular brands of hummus in the United States, Sabra and Tribe, are produced by companies with ties to Israel’s colonialism, ethnic cleansing and other war crimes.

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Sabra hummus (pdf) is equally owned by two companies, PepsiCo in the United States, and Strauss Group in Israel. Strauss Group firmly supports and donates to the Golani and Givati brigades of the Israeli Occupation Forces, which are notorious for committing war crimes against Palestinian refugees, like the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp massacre in 1982, and the whole of the Palestinian population living in the Occupied Territories, like during the 2008-2009 Israeli onslaught in Gaza which killed more than 1,400 Palestinians. Strauss Group actively funds the Israeli Occupation Forces, but the corporation has removed that fact from their website.

manThe Osem Group, an Israeli corporation, owns half of Tribe Mediterranean Foods. Osem Group is a supporter and partner of the Jewish National Fund. The JNF played a significant role in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948. It not only facilitated the immigration of settlers to Palestine but also worked to establish settlements on the ruins of destroyed Palestinian villages. Since 1967, the JNF has been essential to the Israeli government by its construction of Jewish-only roads and its expansion of settlements. The JNF also facilitates the modern-day expulsion of Bedouins from the Negev in Israel.

Zionist cultural appropriation takes Palestinian hummus, falafel, maftoul (couscous) and other foods and recreates them into Israeli foods with Israeli, non-Arab origins. It has most recently targeted Palestinian olive oil and its production.

But you do have options! Number 1, hummus is easy to make at home:

Ingredients:
• 2 cups of dried chickpeas.
• Six garlic cloves.
• A lemon.
• Half-cup of tahini.
• Salt.

Soak the chickpeas for eight hours. Afterwards, with the chickpeas in a pot, add in a half-teaspoon of baking soda. Boil it until it’s ready. Decant out the water. Grind the chickpeas to a smooth paste. Add in the half-cup of tahini, along with the six garlic cloves cut into pieces, lemon juice from squeezing the lemon, and the preferred amount of salt.

A video describing preparing hummus is available from Zaytouneh.com.

In Augusta, Georgia, you can purchase all of these ingredients at Earth Fare on Fury’s Ferry Rd or Kashmir Bazaar on Bobby Jones Expressway. You can even substitute peanut butter for the tahini.

Option #2 is to purchase hummus brands which don’t support the Zionist movement in Palestine. Earth Fare carries Garden Fresh Naturals and Roots. Whole Foods at Washington Rd and I-20 carries Roots and Hope.

Option #3 is to purchase hummus from restaurants which make their own hummus, such as Shishkebab and Laziza in Evans, GA.

To learn more about Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions as a tactic to support Palestinians’ human rights, visit bdsmovement.net. For more information related to hummus, visit Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights.

Hummus Tasting, Wed, Oct 22, 6:15pm

Some companies which sell hummus in the United States are also supporters of human rights violations.

On Wednesday, October 22, come to the Augusta Main Library at 823 Telfair St at 6:15 pm to sample hummus prepared by local chefs and learn how to make it yourself.

At 6:30 pm, we screen the award-winning documentary “A World Not Ours,” the third film in the POV Series.

If you want to make hummus yourself and bring it to the event, contact us.