An evening with Ramzy Baroud & Leeds PSC AGM • 14 March 2011

An evening with Ramzy Baroud

And Leeds PSC AGM

Guest Speaker: Ramzy Baroud

Date: Monday 14 March 7pm

Organised by Leeds Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Ramzy Baroud

Palestinian-American journalist, author, editor and former Al-Jazeera producer, Ramzy Baroud taught Mass Communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Chronicle.

As part of a UK-wide tour, Ramzy Baroud will introduce this moving memoir which explores the daily lives of the complex human beings — revolutionaries, mothers and fathers, lovers, and comedians — who make Gaza so much more than just a disputed territory.  At the heart of this poignant tale is the courageous story of his valiant father, who, driven out of his village to a refugee camp, took up arms to fight the Occupation, while trying to raise a family.

“This is a very fine book: both a loving tribute to the author’s father, and the struggle and pain of Palestine, seen through the witness and insights of two generations.  Together, they beckon freedom.” – John Pilger, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Renowned American scholar, Noam Chomsky said of his work:

“Ramzy Baroud’s sensitive, thoughtful, searching writing penetrates to the core of moral dilemmas that their intended audiences evade at their peril. Few are spared his perceptive eye, and only the morally callous will fail to respond to his pleas to look into the mirror honestly, to question comforting beliefs that protect us from facing our elementary responsibilities, and to act to remedy the terrible misery and injustice that he exposes to our view, as we surely can.”

Ramzy Baroud is the editor of http://www.palestinechronicle.com His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745328812 Also see http://www.ramzybaroud.net/baigraphy.php

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