Plus, special interview footage with Ahed Tamimi
With the recent detention of young Palestinian freedom fighter Ahed Tamimi, the documentary 5 Broken Cameras remains poignantly relevant. The film documents the story of yet another Palestinian village facing the brutality of the Israeli occupation. No matter the form of resistance – armed, peaceful or mere existence – Palestinians face constant attacks from the occupying soldiers and Zionist militias from the illegal West Bank settlements.
5 Broken Cameras uses footage from five cameras – as each camera is shot or smashed, each becomes a chapter in the story of the village of Bil’in. Self-taught cameraman Emad Burnat gets his first camera in 2005 when his fourth son Gibreel is born. At the same time, the Israelis begin bulldozing the village olive groves to build a barrier between Bil’in and the Israeli settlement of Modi’in Illit cutting off 60% of Bil’in’s farmland. The film documents the villagers’ resistance and the constant attacks, brutality and arrests they face at the hands of the occupation forces.
Discussion will follow the film. Watch the trailer
$5-10 donation requested (no one turned away for lack of funds). Wheelchair accessible.
The buses leave at 7am sharp in order to make it to Washington, D.C. After the protest, we will arrive back to Union Square on the same day around 10pm. All tickets must be purchased in advance and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. No refunds are available.
People from all over the country will descend on Washington, D.C., to say NO to Donald Trump’s War Parade on Veterans’ Day weekend.
This is an outrage! It is an obscene glorification of war and a criminal waste of urgently needed money. At this very moment so many working people are unable to pay their medical bills and rent, millions in Puerto Rico still have no electricity, youth unemployment is still staggering, the drug epidemic is worsening, and the country’s infrastructure is crumbling. The United States spends more on the military than the next 10 countries combined. This is an advertisement for spending hundreds of billions more on the Pentagon and to line the pockets of weapons contractors.
The War Parade is aimed at stimulating a new war drive that will bring death and destruction to one (or more) of the countries on the Pentagon hit list, potentially Iran, North Korea, or Venezuela. The over-the-top celebrations of the war machine — in the false guise of “patriotism” — also serve to stifle dissent at home, as Trump has repeatedly shown with his racist attacks on #BlackLivesMatter protesters.
The people of this country, and the world, will not stand for it. We will not be led into the slaughterhouse of war — either as perpetrators or victims — so as to repair a wounded ego or a wounded Empire. Hundreds of thousands will pour into the streets to stop Trump’s agenda of militarism and racism.