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September 2016
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Long Live People’s Resistance

Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

It has been 15 long years since the imperialist occupation of Afghanistan in the so-called 'Global War on Terror' began. But it has also been 15 long years of people's active resistance against foreign invaders, including Canadian imperialism and ISIS. In the spirit of internationalism, artists and cultural workers from different communities and activist traditions come together to express our international solidarity to the people of Afghanistan through anti-imperialist poetry, art and performances. Organized by the Stop the Imperialist War in Afghanistan Coalition.

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Challenge the TPP! with Steven Shrybman

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a dangerous, costly and outdated “free trade” deal that threatens the things we care about: climate action, affordable medicine, and a strong democracy that works for the people. Steven Shrybman practices public interest and international trade law in Ottawa and Toronto. Presented by The Council of Canadians (Toronto) & Reel Activism at Beit Zatoun.

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Book Launch: Facing the Anthropocene

Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Facing the Anthropocene, Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System with Author, Ian Angus. Science tells us that a new and dangerous stage in planetary evolution has begun—the Anthropocene, a time of rising temperatures, extreme weather, rising oceans, and mass species extinctions. Humanity faces not just more pollution or warmer weather, but a crisis of the Earth System. Bridging the gap between Earth System science and ecological Marxism, Ian Angus argues survival in the Anthropocene, requires radical social change, replacing fossil capitalism with a new, ecosocialist civilization. Organized by Centre for Social Justice.

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The Arc of History Bends Towards Justice in Palestine

Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jonathan Kuttab is a human rights attorney and peace activist who works and practices law in Israel and Occupied Palestine tells us that peace and justice are not only possible but inevitable. Kuttab provides perspective on the current Zionist backlash against BDS and the Palestinian Solidarity in general. He consider what is happening to Palestinians in the occupied territories, Israel and diaspora, and to the global Palestinian solidarity movement. Jonathan Kuttab studied law in the US and is a recognized authority on international law, human rights and Palestinian and Israeli affairs. He founded a number of human rights organizations including Al Haq, and the Mandela Institute for Palestinian Prisoners.

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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) XLIII

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Open Stage of Poetry and Music. Doors open: 6:15 pm ; Sign-up for the open mic: 6:30 pm; Start: 7 pm The most diverse poetry reading and open mic in Toronto. At Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) we don’t just wait for diversity to happen – we actively invite it. Each month, Shab-e She’r brings voices from a broad range of poetic styles, ethnicities, nationalities, religions. Featured poets: Liz Howard & Ali Ibrahimi. Host: Bänoo Zan.

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War on Children in Occupied Palestine

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The shocking 2014 film made by Australian journalists which sparked an international outcry against Israel after it explicitly detailed Israel's use of torture against Palestinian children. Stone Cold Justice documents how Palestinian children, who have been arrested and detained by Israeli forces, are subjected to physical abuse, torture and forced into false confessions and pushed into gathering intelligence on Palestinian activists. Followed by discussion with a psychoanalyst and child psychologist.

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Film – “Rubber Stamped: The Hassan Diab Story”

Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm

A preview of the short documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Amar Wala. Guest speaker: Barbara Jackman, renowned human rights lawyer, speaks on Canada's Extradition Law and its unjust consequences for Hassan. Hassan Diab is a Canadian citizen and Carleton University professor who lived in Ottawa. He was extradited to France on November 14, 2014, in connection with the 1980 Rue Copernic bombing in Paris. Q&A will follow.

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October 2016
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Film: Native Sons – Palestinians in Exile

Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The first of the three films to be shown at Beit Zatoun. Martin Sheen narrates this examination of the lives of three Palestinian families who fled their homes in 1948 and have lived as refugees in Lebanon ever since. Originally released in 1985, Native Sons probes the roots of the Palestine/Israel conflict through lives of individual people. Utilizing archive footage dating from as early as 1935, the film provides an accessible introduction to "the Middle East Conflict."

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The World at a Crossroads: America’s Global Military Agenda

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

with Michel Chossudovsky from globalresearch.ca. The world community is being held hostage by the American military agenda and the implications of its new "tactical" nuclear weapons. Any one of the many flashpoints around the Middle East, China, North Korea, and Russia's borders could precipitate a situation that threatens the future of humanity. Michel Chossudovsky is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Ottawa and the director of the Centre for Research on Globalization.

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Film: Hanna K. (1983)

Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The buried and forgotten film by Costa-Gavras. Hanna K., was the first western-made film with a half-sympathetic view of Palestinians living under Israel's military occupation. Suppressed when it was released and virtually disappeared, it is worth watching as a statement and view of Palestinian reality in 1983 (a yet young 1967-occupation, pre-Intifada, pre-Oslo). Followed by discussion.

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Standing Rock Fundraiser: Tkarónto

Saturday, October 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join at Beit Zatoun in Toronto to welcome two Oceti Sakowin Runners from Standing Rock who are crossing the country spreading the news about the on-going Protection of Land and Water in mid-west Turtle Island, where Peoples from across the Land and Around the World have come together in Solidarity.
This is a Fundraiser evening with a Silent Auction, and local artists, both musicians and spoken word.

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Open Palestine or Closed Palestine?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Present and Future of Christians in Palestine. Playing on the title of the recent film, Open Bethlehem, which looks at Christian life in the city of Bethlehem, this talk by Varsen Aghabekian outlines the very precarious and possibly extinct presence of Christians in this fabled town and the entire Holy Land. She offers insights into the impact of Israel's military occupation on the Christian population with special emphasis on Jerusalem and Bethlehem. She outlines strategies and steps being taken to maintain and strengthen the Christian presence for the future. Followed by Q&A.

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Film: People and The Land (1997)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ahlan w'Sahlan (Our People and Our Lands) is a Palestinian expression of greeting, offering everything between earth and sky for the comfort of a guest. It also sums up the dual responsibilities placed on an occupying power by the Geneva Accords; administration of the occupied territory and responsibility for the well-being of its people. In the second film about Palestine Tom Hayes airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity. The film examines the concrete realities of Israel's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza, the level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S.

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Theatre: Keffiyeh/Made in China

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

Four Performances: Friday, October 14 @ 7 pm; Saturday, @ 4 pm and 7 pm; Sunday @ 4 pm. Eight seemingly unrelated vignettes attempt to find a repressed humanity among the invisible forces of occupation in Palestine. Dalia Taha's original story uses brisk and repetitive dialogue along with scarce settings to create a space outside of social context to better examine ourselves in the face of fragility, domination, and fragmentation. Taha challenges the world of social media click-bait, state-supported video propaganda, and stereotypes in order to unearth the human connections that exist in the smallest and strangest of personal encounters. The play demonstrates how a single conversation can undo decades of assumptions.

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Reel Activism: Pricing the Planet

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Economists, bankers, investment funds and financiers are taking a huge interest in the environmental crisis. They say they can protect the planet their way - with money. This documentary investigates the declining state of our planet and whether a commercial approach can in fact save it. By examining the commercialisation of nature, something that has been in the making for nearly 50 years, we speak to the biggest players in this global arena - the economists championing a "green" economy and the environmentalists challenging it. We question whether nature can be priced and if a new economic order really helps the planet, or simply encourages the depletion of natural resources and species. Followed by conversation.

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