Thursday, September 19, 2013

09-19-13 Activist Calendar

September 19, 2013, Issue #672
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NOTE: This Is In Addition To Calendar 671, Below, Sent Sept. 15.

Saturday, Sept. 21, NEW PALTZ: Activists in over 200 towns and cities throughout the U.S. will take part in demonstrations today to “Draw the Line” against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring “dirty” tar sands oil from Canada into the U.S. President Obama will rule this year on whether to import the controversial fossil fuel which emits extremely high concentrations of greenhouse gas. In New Paltz, members of the Climate Action Coalition and others are responding to the call from by gathering first at 10 a.m. in front of Rock and Snow (44 Main St.) for a number of events in the vicinity lasting until 3 p.m. Information,  

Saturday, Sept. 21, MOUNT KISCO: Another “Draw the Line” action against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will be a “Tar Sands Teach In” starting at 2:30 p.m. at the UU Fellowship of Northern Westchester, 236 S. Bedford Road (Rt. 172).

Saturday, Sept. 21, NEW PALTZ: A demonstration in support of BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) against Israel — an expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people — will take place 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Main St. in front of Starbucks and, across the street, outside the Elting Library. Sponsored by Middle East Crisis Response, (845) 876-7906,

Saturday, Sept. 21, NEW ROCHELLE: Women in Black/Westchester will hold a Palestine Solidarity Vigil today, International Peace Day, 2-3 p.m., Main St & Memorial Hwy. It is sponsored by WESPAC. Information, (914) 654-8990,

Mumia Abu Jamal
Tuesday, Sept. 24, DELMAR: A documentary about America’s best known political prisoner — “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal" — will be screened at 6:30 p.m., Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave. The two-hour film, produced last year, will provide a “A profile of the writing and broadcast career of death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The documentary chronicles Abu-Jamal’s life and work as a journalist, writer and public intellectual, even as he spent some 30 years on death row in Pennsylvania.” His advocates maintain he is an innocent victim of racial injustice. A discussion will follow the screening. Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace is the sponsor. Information, (518) 466-1192, Joe Lombardo,