Sunday 28 June 2009

More Hezbollox in London

There will be two "progressive" speakers from Belgium: Nadine Rosa-Rosso, a teacher, and Dyab Abou Jahjah (Antwerp: Letter of incitement).

Source: Harry's Place

Another celebration of Hezbollah in London is scheduled for 9 July:


Exploring the achievements of resistance and discussing shifts in US foreign policy6pm, Thursday July 9th
Friend Meeting House, Euston

HIZBULLAH REPRESENTATIVE (video link from Lebanon)
DR AZZAM TAMIMI (on Palestine)
NADINE ROSA-ROSSO (from, on the role of the anti-imperialist movements in the West)
DYAB ABOU JAHJAH (IUPFP International Director, video link from Lebanon)
JOHN REES (from Stop the War, on the role of the anti-war movement)
Chair: Sukant Chandan (Chairman of the British section of the IUPFP)
The purpose of the meeting is to gather more British support for terrorist groups:

It will not be of any surprise to anyone in the movement in Britain to hear at meetings and in the propaganda of the anti-war and Palestine solidarity movement people talking of the right to resistance. But what the British branch of the IUPFP would like to do is go even beyond this, from the right to resistance to what the achievements of resistance have been. Some may argue that this discussion should have started some years ago, at least since the outbreak of the Second/Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000. Better late than never as the saying goes, but no-one can anymore ignore that resistance and the crumbling economic, moral, and political authority and hegemony over the world is disintegrating before our eyes. It is hardly controversial to state that the resistance in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and other places have contributed to the conditions which have resulted in the decay and soon coming end of US hegemony.

The IUPFP British branch would like to take an initiative and hold a meeting with experts in this field, to raise these issues and to make them a part of the mainstream anti-war and solidarity movement.
I wonder, if it is true that Friends House will host this meeting, how exactly this position can be squared with the venue’s lettings policy:

A booking may be refused if:
* The aims and policies of the organisation or individual are in serious conflict with Quaker beliefs. Written details of the aims or policies of new groups wishing to hold meetings in Friends house are normally requested
*Violence or the encouragement of violence at a meeting may reasonably be anticipated

Full piece here

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