The Burj el Barajneh refugee camp in Lebanon and Doctors for Iraq will be the beneficiaries of a peace festival and benefit concert on November 25 at the Pioneer Park in Leichhardt.
The festival is being hosted by Leichhardt Council and supported by the Islamic Friendship Association, Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Stop the War Coalition. Speakers include anti-nuclear activist and author Helen Caldicott, the Islamic Friendship Association's Keysar Trad, Mark Wakeman from Greenpeace, Dr Waleed Kadous from the Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Centre, Vivienne Porzolt from Jews Against the Occupation and Jim Casey from the Fire Brigades Employees Union.
Performers include Cafe of the Gate of Salvation, Shimmer, Wire MC, Jesse Morris and the Project, Andorra, Gisele Scales, Jakalene X-treme and NOMISe. For more information, visit <http://www.myspace.com/sydneyfestivalforpeace> or <http://www.stopwarcoalition.org>.