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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Live stream for Russell Tribunal NY session

You can watch all of the expert testimony and jury questioning at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine (RToP), taking place in New York City, October 6–7, 2012, on live stream at Free Speech TV http://www.livestream.
 and on the Russell Tribunal's Web site starting at 10am (5am GMT) each morning and ending by 6PM (1pm).

Participants include: Pink Floyd's singer/songwriter Roger Waters, public intellectual Noam Chomsky, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, Israeli historian Ilan Pappé, Black civil rights icon Angela Davis and many, many others of note from around the world.

In a brief video clip Roger Waters made for the hearings, he explains, "I will be required as a juror to sit, to listen to testimony which will maybe give me a little bit more of a feeling about where a solution might lie. There is a nonviolent solution to their problem that might stop us all killing each others’ children for the next 100 years."

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine was launched in 2009 following Israel's bloody assault on Gaza, which killed approximately 1,400 Palestinians, and has since worked to bring together legal experts, scholars, activists and other people of note to expose the reality of Israel's 45-year-old military occupation and colonization of Palestinian land. Previous sessions have been held in Barcelona, London and Cape Town. These hearings have addressed, respectively, European Union support for Israel, the complicity of corporations in the occupation of Palestine and the question of whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid.

The fourth and final session will be held on October 6–7, 2012, at New York City's historic Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, Manhattan).