|Dear friends and colleagues,|
1. Eamon McMahon
With great sadness, we share the news of death of our dear friend Eamon McMahon. Our commiserations to his family and friends, his comrades in the trade union and Palestine solidarity movements, his professional colleagues and collaborators, and members of the Ireland-Palestine Mental Health Network (IPMHN).
Eamon made an enormous contribution over many years. Most recently, and under the auspices of Trade Union Friends of Palestine – of which he was a founder – he organised a conference in Dublin in 2019 on the impact of settler colonialism on Palestinian children. His report can be read here. A podcast in which Eamon talks to conference participants Khaled Quzmar, Director of Defence of the Child International-Palestine, and lawyer Nery Ramati can be found here.
Eamon was a staunch campaigner for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, as is represented in this video, ‘A strategy to liberate Palestine’. An interview with Eamon can be heard here.
2. Palestine Health and Human Rights Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Call for Applications
The Palestine Program for Health and Human Rights (PPHHR), a cooperation of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, has announced its inaugural postdoctoral fellowship for 2023-2024. For further information is available here
3. The practice of liberation psychology in Palestine:
‘Palestinians handle trauma better when we struggle together to survive’: interview with psychologist Asrar Kayal: https://www.972mag.com/palestinian-trauma-violence-asrar-kayyal/
‘How a Palestinian psychologist helped explain my family’s trauma’ https://www.972mag.com/wp-content/themes/rgb/newsletter.php?page_id=8§ion_id=167235
4. The Climate Crisis and Palestine: two webinars September 21st and October 6th
‘Climate justice in the global South: Palestine, West Asia & North Africa’, presented by Makan and Tipping Point UK, with Dr. Muna Dajani, Dr Hamza Hamouchene & Tatiana Garavito: register here.
‘Ecocide as State Crime’ from The Centre for Climate Crime and Climate Justice and International State Crime Initiative, with Richard Falk, Steven Donziger and Mònica Pons-Hernández: register here`.
5. Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian in conversation with Illan Pappe: September 21st
An online event hosted by the Exeter Decolonising Network. Further details here.
6.Psychoanalysis Under Occupation by Lara and Stephen Sheehi
Jeanine Hourani has published this excellent review of the Sheehis’ seminal work that has now been shortlisted for the Palestine Book Award 2022.
7. From the Archives: James Baldwin to Angela Davis
James Baldwin responds to the incarceration of Angela Davis: a historical document of some relevance, thinking about the hundreds of political prisoners held in Israeli gaols:
‘An Open Letter to my sister, Miss Angela Davis’.