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Second Annual Conference in Bil`in 18 - 20 April 2007
International Solidarity Movement

Second Annual Conference in Bil`in 18 - 20 April 2007

February 2007 marks the second anniversary of the weekly non-violent protests in opposition to the `work-site of shame` for the Apartheid Wall that has annexed almost 60% of the land of Bil`in village in the West Bank. Bil`in has become a symbol both of the theft of land across Palestine and of the power of non-violent grassroots movements in building local and international resistance to Occupation.

The International Conference will follow upon a Palestinian conference to be held in March to extend the Popular Non-Violent Struggle across Palestine and offers Israelis and Internationals opportunity to join their Palestinian partners in spreading non-violent resistance to the injustice suffered by Palestinians: land confiscation, home demolitions, checkpoints, and imprisonment behind the Wall.

The year between June 2007 and May 2008 provides an effective framework for highlighting the ongoing Palestinian catastrophe: 90 years since the Balfour Declaration, 60 years since the Nakba, 40 years of Occupation, 25 years since Sabra/Shatila, 20 years since the First Intifada, 5 years of building the Apartheid Wall. Join us in strategizing effective, concerted non-violent action in Palestine and across the globe!

WHEN: 18 - 20 APRIL, 2007 with a major non-violent action on the final day

WHERE: BIL`IN VILLAGE near Ramallah, Palestine

SPEAKERS:

* Dr. Azmi Bishara, Palestinian Israeli Knesset member
* Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Irish Nobel Peace Prize recipient
* Dr. Ilan Pappe, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
* Luisa Morgantini, Italian EU Parliament member and Peace Activist
* Stphane Hessel, former French Ambassador
* Jean-Claude Lefort, French parliament member
* Amira Hass, author and journalist, Ha`aretz
* Sam Bahour, Palestinian activist and entrepreneur
* Representatives of the Bil`in Popular Committee

WORKSHOPS: NON-VIOLENT STRATEGIES TO OPPOSE OPPRESSION

o Boycott, divestment, and sanctions
o Building economic independence
o Media & Advocacy
o Direct Action

COST: Accommodation per night, 20 Euros plus Conference Registration, 20 Euros per day (April 18 -19)

TO REGISTER and for information on options for pre-and-post conference activities see: www.bilin-village.org

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