Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Join Us in the Twin Cities, Nov. 5-6


I'd like to invite all of our supporters in the Twin Cities to join me for a series of events this weekend, November 5-6.  

On Saturday morning, I'll be providing an update to the Minnesota Peace Project about what is happening regarding U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine, along with plenty of time for discussion and strategizing. 

On Saturday afternoon, Minnesota Break the Bonds is sponsoring a teach-in on military aid to Israel at Occupy Minnesota.

Then on Sunday morning, join me for two events at Westminster Presbyterian: a panel discussion with Jordan Ash of Jewish Voice for Peace, and an interactive training on organizing to end military aid to Israel.

All events are free and open to the public and details are below.  I hope to see you this weekend!

-Josh Ruebner
National Advocacy Director
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation


  ***MINNESOTA PEACE PROJECT SPECIAL EVENT***


Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director
for
The U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation


Joins MPP to discuss strategy, tactics and what’s happening in Congress



 
When:  Saturday, November 5, 9:30 – 11:30 am


Where:  Friends for a Non-Violent World, 1050 Selby, St. Paul, MN 55104


For more information email rabbas@usinternet.com





"Military Aid to Israel: Can Minnesota Afford It?"


Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation


A Teach In at Occupy Minnesota


300 S 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402When: Saturday, November 5, 4:00 pm
Where: 
The People's Plaza
Hennepin County Government Center Plaza
300 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsored by MN Break the Bonds, a state-wide campaign working for divestment from Israel on a state-level.


The United States is scheduled to give $30 billion of taxpayer money for weapons to Israel between 2009 and 2018.  Can Minnesotans afford this military aid to Israel?  We'll the examine the financial, legal, political, and moral implications of this policy and organize together to end military aid to Israel and redirect that money to unmet needs in our communities.  




Perspectives on Palestine
Jordan Ash, Jewish Voice for Peace
Josh Ruebner, U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
Arab spring?  Palestinian Statehood?  Boycott & Divestment?  

Navigate through the maze of different options to bring just and lasting peace to the Middle East.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis
Sunday, November 6, 2011
9:15-10:15 am








Organizing to End Military Aid to Israel:
An Interactive Workshop

Presented by Josh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director, 
US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Learn the skills and find out about resources that you can use to effectively educate and organize people in your community to end military aid to Israel and redirect that money to unmet needs here at home.  In this workshop we'll cover fact and figures related to aid to Israel, walk you through budgetary and legal aspects of aid to Israel, and provide you with online and printed resources to empower you to talk to and organize others.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
1200 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis
Sunday, November 6, 2011
12:00-1:00 pm