Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Activist Calendar, Oct. 21, 2009

ACTIVIST CALENDAR, Oct. 21, Issue #150B
Of the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter

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Editor’s Note:

This update of the Activist Calendar we sent Oct. 19, contains two corrections as well as new items. You can locate the previous Calendar directly below.

We are preparing an article on the decline of the Hudson Valley peace movement in the recent period and it will be emailed in a few days.


Saturday, Oct. 24, WHITE PLAINS: A 3-4 p.m. silent vigil on this international day of action on climate change will be held at the corner of Main and Mamaroneck Sts. Information, (914) 769-8745.

CORRECTION (Route number)
Saturday, Oct. 24, MIDDLETOWN: Orange County Peace and Justice will be hosting a action on climate change at North Galleria Drive (off Rt. 211, near the entrance to the Galleria Mall) from 1-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, NEW PALTZ (SUNY campus): Progressive activist, author and commentator Richard Becker will give a talk on “Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire,” and also sign copies of his new book of the same title at 7 p.m. in Lecture Center 104. The event, which we recommend, is being sponsored on campus by the Muslim Students Association and is organized by the community group Peace & Social Progress Now! and endorsed by Middle East Crisis Response and the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter. Becker will analyze the struggle for Palestine — from the division of the Middle East by Western powers and the Zionist settler movement to the founding of Israel and its present role as a U.S. surrogate in the region. The book may be purchased at the meeting, or through, and by calling (415) 821-6171. Information,

Wednesday, Oct. 28, PLEASANTVILLE (Pace University campus): A Community Panel on Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan will be held at 7 p.m. featuring Ellie and Ardeshir Ommani, founders of the American Iranian Friendship Committee, and Kouser Izhar, coordinator of the Pakistan USA Freedom Forum. They will discuss the current political and economic climate in all three countries and will offer an assessment of current U.S. policy in the region. It takes place at the Butcher Suite, Kessel Student Center, 861 Bedford Rd. Information,

Thursday, Oct. 29, TROY (Russell Sage College campus): Fabien Cousteau presents "An Insider’s Look at our Planet's Ocean" at Bush Memorial Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau has been continuing the oceanographic work of this legendary environmentalist. Sponsored by the Save Climate Project and The Climate Project. Information, (518) 244-2330,

Friday, Nov. 13, SAUGERTIES: The Latin band SoƱando performs at the 11th Annual Benefit Dance and Art and Craft Sale for the Children of Haiti and Hurricane Victims beginning at 7 p.m. The Latin dancing will last from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The event takes place at New World Home Cooking on 1411 Rt. 212, between Woodstock and Saugerties. Admission $20. Sponsored by the Haitian People’s Support Project and New World Home Cooking. Information, (845) 679-7320, (845) 246-0900,