Video Resources of Public Events Organized by VTJP

Recordings of Talks/Discussions organized by VTJP and JVP (VT-NH)

The world’s longest occupation: PalestineOn Land Day, March 30th 2022,Vermonters for Justice in Palestine hosted a special presentation by Alison Weir
Recording can be viewed here

Through the Wall
View the recording of the online discussion held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 with film director Anne Macksoud, Rabbi Dov Taylor, who is featured in the film and Moshen Mehdawi, a young Palestinian who grew up in the West Bank, now living in Vermont.

Recording of talk by Rashid Khalidi and and subsequent discussion, April 19th, 2021.
Professor Khalidi discussed the history of British and American initiatives to transform Palestine into a Jewish State and his most recent book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917- 2017 (2020). Metropolitan Books. ISBN: 9781627798556.

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, the author of many books, and an esteemed scholar and activist. He was President of the Middle East Studies Association, and an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He has said "most of what most Americans think they know about Palestine is wrong".

Occupation American Mind
Professor Khalidi is one of the participants/analysts in the documentary film “The Occupation of the American Mind” that can now be watched for free, via the link here. The link offers shorter, abridged versions of the film as alternatives, but the full 84-minute film is considered a MUST VIEW.
The film is narrated by Roger Waters and includes interviews with Phyllis Bennis, Noam Chomsky, Amira Hass, Rashid Khalidi, Youssef Munayyer, Henry Siegman and Stephen Walt.
More information: https://www.occupationmovie.org/

Palestine: Laboratory for the Future
An informative and provocative presentation by John Collins, Professor and Chair of Global Studies, St Lawrence University, Thursday October 11th, 2012. These are two links to video of his talk: on Vimeo) and Streaming video and broadcast schedule Channel 17 (Town Meeting Television)This talk provides clear and novel insights into the consequences of ‘Settler Colonialism’ for indigenous populations exploited and displaced by settlers, backed up by military force. He used several historical examples (South Africa, Australia and North America), and focused especially on the current case of Israel’s continued settlement of Palestinian land.Palestine is the site of an ongoing settler-colonial occupation. Colonized territories have long served as testing grounds for new forms of violence, social control, solidarity, and resistance that often have broader global implications. Palestine is no exception. Based on his new book Global Palestine, John Collins will explore what we can learn about the future of settler-colonialism, permanent war, contemporary globalization and indigenous resistance movements by excavating Palestine’s past and its struggle against occupation and colonialism. John Collins teaches courses on globalization, social change, media and cultural studies, and the global politics of violence at St. Lawrence University. His book Global Palestine was published in London by Hurst in 2011 and in New York by Columbia University Press in 2012.

Roadmap to Apartheid – Vermont Film Premier – September 26, 2012
Roadmap to Apartheid is the first documentary film to explore the striking parallels between apartheid in South Africa and in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. The Film Premier was at the University of Vermont, with filmmakers Ana Nogueira (a white South African) and Eron Davidson (a Jewish American-Israeli) on hand to discuss the film and answer questions. See Roadmap to Apartheid On Facebook 

Witness to Occupation
Presentation on August 11th 2012 by Nolan Rampy, Psychology Graduate Student at UVM about his trip to Gaza in Summer 2012 as a member of a delegation of psychologists. On-line streaming by Regional Educational Technology Network (Channel 16)

UVM Demonstration 1984
Struggles Against Apartheid – Past and Present

Video starts at about 12:30

A special University of Vermont (UVM) event held for the 8th annual Israeli Apartheid Week in support of Palestinian Civil Society’s call for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
Lessons to be learned from the struggle for divestment from South Africa for the growing global movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) on Israel
A presentation and discussion on 1st March 2010 with
Mark Hage (Vermonters for Palestinian Rights)
Nolan Rampy (UVM Graduate Student, UVM International Socialist Organization)
Nancy Welch (UVM Professor of English, Author of “Living Room: Teaching Public Writing in a Privatized World” (with a chapter that focuses on the anti-apartheid struggle at UVM)Hosted by UVM’s International Socialist Organization and Students for Justice in Palestine.
Endorsed by Foment Press and VTJP
I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid
–Archbishop Desmond Tutu Video of the event