Dear friends and supporters,
A brief mini-update below on some of the issues we continue to work on with a few links we hope may be of interest.
WE ARE MANY FILM April 8th
We’re excited to share news about Stop the War’s Mass Viewing of We Are Many and Q&A with director Amir Amirani on Wednesday 8 April.Stop the War are giving 5 days to try and watch this acclaimed film about the global anti-Iraq war movement, after which they will host a Q&A with Amir and two special guests, via Zoom.
You can watch the film here:
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/we-are-many/id1118498978
Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Are-Many-Damon-Albarn/dp/B01IFW0WX4
Other outlets are also available and if you’ve seen it before or would just like to tune in anyway you can join in on Zoom from 7pm on April 8th. Register here
We continue our Make Apartheid History work now through our military spending activity and will be publishing our latest Israel/Palestine briefing later in the year. Meantime, we wanted to draw attention to two links as COVID-19 reaches Palestine.
Medical Aid for Palestinians has an appeal – please support if you can
And here is an article by ICAHD Founder and One State advocate, Jeff Halper ‘The corona has also provided convenient political coverage for policies and actions that would otherwise be unacceptable…’
Palestine is also centre-stage in Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes published last month. Introduced by Jack Dee and Mark Steel and containing material from his stand-up to his radio monologues and political satire to the joyfully silly gems, as well as tributes from his friends and fellow comedians, it is curated to encompass everything about Jeremy that fans adored. Edited by Katie his wife and David Tyler, Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes is wise, daft, outrageous, personal and, above all, very funny: like Jeremy himself.
https://www.waterstones.com/book/jeremy-hardy-speaks-volumes/jeremy-hardy/9781529300352CLIMATE CHANGE & THE GLOBAL MILITARY As we all somehow find our way through these deeply uncertain times, our priority activity for 2020 will be our ongoing commitment to our military spending work, which now has a priority focus of climate change & the global military. This includes a major report launch later in the year with Christian Aid Ireland; attendance at Glasgow COP November 2020 advocating the key report recommendations and with support from a number of leading academic bodies (UK, USA); and continuing advocacy on our GND Plus work (UK/EU).
COVID-19 and pandemics will now, of course, factor into our calls for a paradigm shift in global foreign and defence policy, fit for our climate changed, post carbon world. We citizens need a global foreign and defence policy transformation to match and reflect the global economic transformation that surely has to come now.
Take care, be safe.
Deb, Ho-Chih, Kev and all at Tipping Point