Beacon Farmers' Market

 

Farmers' Market group
We held a farmers' market event in Beacon last weekend.

We offered a free slice of watermelon, the iconic symbol for a free Palestine.

Talking to people is probably the best way to spread the word about what Israel is doing in Gaza and the West Bank. The starvation of tens of thousands just isn't covered in our national media. 

So have a piece of watermelon, and discuss what we can all do stop this carnage. The genocide is being waged in all our names.


New Paltz Women In Black


Stand with New Paltz Women in Black for Gaza on Saturday, July 6 from 12:30-1:30, in front of Elting Library. Free Palestine!

It will be 9 months on Sunday that this particular nightmare for the Palestinians begun. However, many are learning that the harassment and atrocities by Israel began decades prior. 

This week the killings continued. On Tuesday, a declared safe zone was bombed killing at least 12 people. New evacuation orders have been issued for areas in Southern Gaza where as many as 250,000 people live. European Hospital, one of the few hospitals in Gaza that was partially functional, had to evacuate its patients. Some families had to push patients through the streets for miles to get to safety. Not all patients were able to be evacuated. 

It is unimaginable to live under these conditions where death is waiting around every corner for all civilians. If you had face this, how would you cope? Certainly, the trauma will have long term effects no matter what the end will look like: PTSD, nightmare, severe anxiety, depression to name just a few. 

The world is watching this genocide continue. More than 37,900 people have been killed, and more than 87,000 wounded. Many people are standing up and demanding a permanent ceasefire and a free Palestine. But more voices are needed. Please join us on Saturday and remind the community and the tourists driving by that we are paying attention and that this debacle must end.
 

Kington lawmakers call for Gaza cease-fire


 

Defense for Children interview


 

  GUEST: Miranda Cleland, advocacy officer at Defense for Children International - Palestine and leader of the No Way to Treat a Child campaign that advocates for the human rights of Palestinian children.
https://www.dci-palestine.org/

Interview at Classwars.org

Columbia University open letter criticizing the attack on free speech


 Activist Radio has the following guest on this week:

GUESTS: Ethan Fraenkel and Noam Chen-Zion, students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, talk about their open letter criticizing the university for alleging antisemitism against anyone opposing Zionism.

Activist Radio can be heard: Thursdays 8-9 AM on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, OR; Thursdays 11-12 noon on WRFA 107.9 FM in Jamestown, NY; Thursdays 5-6 pm on WVKR 91.3 FM at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Thursdays 7-8 pm on WBDY 99.5 FM at The Bundy in Binghamton, NY; Fridays 4-5 pm on WEFR 1700 AM in Fairmont, WV; Sundays 1:30-2:30 pm on WESU 88.1 FM at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT; Sundays 4-5 pm from WIOF 104.1 FM in Woodstock, NY; Sundays 5-6 PM from the Progressive Radio Network at PRN.live; and finally Mondays 11-12 noon on WCAA 107.3 FM in Albany, NY. Past programs are available as a podcast, or anytime on the web at ClassWars.org.

https://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2024/06/11/task-force-on-antisemitism-can-you-hear-us-now/

Woodstock 13 defendants

Mr Sussman also said it's a far different and less favorable situation for the Woodstock 13 defendants, and he and they would greatly appreciate court support for that court hearing on Wed, July 3.

So, there will be a rally at Woodstock Green at noon that day, weather permitting, march to court house at 12:30, enter starting at 1, hearing at 1:30, rear entrance, 76 Tinker St (where there is very little parking. Big free parking lot is near the Village Green on Rock City Rd. There's also some parking by the Woodstock Library on Tinker St, somewhat closer to the court house).

Solidarity,
Barbara Kidney

SUNY BDS



We are pleased to announce that SUNY BDS will be launching our 
inaugural Summer Academy THIS JULY! We are so excited to reconnect with SUNY organizers across all 64 campuses as we gear up for the upcoming semester. Join us as we dive into 4 topics throughout the month of July (Tuesdays @ 6:30PM):

 

July 2nd: Organizing 101

July 9th: Digital Security

July 16th: DA 101

July 23rd: PR / Media

 

 

All are welcome!! Please remember to register with your PERSONAL NON-EDU email! These meetings will not be recorded, so please reach out to us for more information or attend a future GA meeting!

 

Register HERE:

 https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdOGoqjssEtxxr3TP61vNCZxIXniVDBnt


Request from SUNY BDS Research Affinity Group: FOIA / Divestment Demands

Have you or your campus organization filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) or divestment request with your university? Please fill out this Google form to describe your experiences! https://forms.gle/nRebqVaQ6WmZv9o68


State Reps on Palestine


 

Citi Bank profits from genocide


Citibank leads a consortium of banks that finances Israel’s purchases of weapons.¹

Citibank continues this financing even while Israel commits genocide.

Palestinians trapped in Gaza are being massacred by the Israeli military. With the same moral outrage we direct towards the U.S. government for its partnership with Israel's genocide, we must hold Citi accountable as well.

Tell Citibank to stop financing apartheid and genocide.

Watermelon, a symbol of Palestinian resistance

MECR members arrive to set up at the Kingston Farmers' Market. We gave people going by a flyer and a free slice of watermelon, a symbol of Palestinian resistance. Some DSA members helped with the flyers. We had many conversations with those attending the market.

The peoples' candidate

Tired of warmed over corporate candidates who are funded by the Israel Lobby? Vote for Sarahana, the peoples' candidate.

Speech to be forbidden

Last July, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, with bipartisan support, a resolution stating that “Israel is not a racist or apartheid state.” At the beginning of May, a bipartisan majority of the House voted through the Antisemitism Awareness Act, a bill requiring the U.S. Department of Education to use the definition of antisemitism articulated by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance when addressing allegations of discrimination on university campuses.

According to the IHRA definition, arguing that the state of Israel is a “racist endeavor” would constitute antisemitism. If the bill is passed into law, the Department of Education will presumably issue regulations about what speech is forbidden, and it may withhold federal funds from offending universities. Read full article.