MECA is thrilled to host this celebration of award-winning reporter Nora Barrows-Friedman's new book which documents the emergence and success of the Students for Justice in Palestine movement, using many of Nora's investigative interviews with activists nationwide.
Check out this series of conferences with wonderful, articulate and knowledgeable speakers including MECA's Barbara Lubin, Defense for Childen International - Palestine's Ivan Karakashian and many more!
A benefit concert by Christy Moore for the children of Gaza has raised €27,871.41 ($34,338.60). The concert held at Vicar Street in Dublin on Sunday 12th October featured musicians Declan Sinnott, Vickie Keating, Jimmy Higgins, Mick Blake and poet, Paula Meehan, along with Christy Moore, and was enjoyed by over 1000 people.
Listen to recording from the concert: http://bit.ly/gig4gaza
Orwa is the third Palestinian child killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers in 8 days. Defence for Children International-Palestine says he is the tenth Palestinian child gunned down by Israeli forces in the West Bank this year.
Five year-old Enas Khalil died after an Israeli settler hit the Palestinian girl with his car in the town of Sinjil, near Ramallah Sunday. According to eyewitnesses, the settler fled the scene after the incident.
Human rights groups have been particularly alarmed by the increasing number of very young being arrested, including children under 10 years of age. Most of the youngsters are accused of throwing stones or Molotov cocktails. Many are held for long periods of time without the presence of lawyers or parents, and are abused during detention.
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