Green Left Weekly dinner to celebrate Arab resistance

A Green Left Weekly Culture of Resistance dinner, taking place in Sydney’s west on May 28, will pay homage to the people's power movements in the Arab world.

Each succulent dish served will be from a country in revolt, and speakers at the frontline from Egypt, Palestine and from Jews Against the Occupation will address the event.

Revolutionary Arabic band, Al-Salam (which means peace in Arabic) will perform on the night. Band member Samir Maarbani said: “Al-Salam is a group established during the Lebanese civil war in 1981 and has expanded into all kinds of musical arts.

“Al-Salam has been open to many musicians with more than 55 people … in and out of the group. It was formed to help convince the people in Lebanon not to join warmongering leaders, and promoted the no war to Lebanon logo, through its music and songs over the years of civil war in Lebanon and in the Middle East.

“The founders of Al-Salam are all part of the left movement in Australia and have an open minded, socialist thinking ideology. Our struggle is to achieve a better, fairer, socialist world.”

All proceeds from this night of cultural and political solidarity and progressive politics will go to Green Left Weekly.

The dinner will be held from 7pm at the Ukrainian Association Hall, 59 Joseph St Lidcombe. For bookings, phone Duncan 0431 586 588 or email

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