1. The ESML is AFOPA's showpiece event. This year's guest speaker, Noam Chomsky, is a world renowned linguist, philosopher, and human rights activist.

    The Edward Said Memorial Lecutre organisers, the University of Adelaide and the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA), celebrate Chomsky's recognition as a recipient of the 2011 Sydney Peace Prize.

    AFOPA is also honoured to present this unique event to our supporters, and hoped you enjoyed a spectacular evening with Prof. Chomsky.

    Edward Said Memorial Lecture - A History

    Edward Wadie Said was a Palestinian-American literary theorist and one of the most articulate and visible advocates of the Palestinian cause. He taught English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Before his death in 2003, Professor Said was seen as one of the leading literary critics of the 20th century, and described by many as an 'Intellectual Superstar' in the United States.

    If you have any questions in relation to the event please email secretary@afopa.com.au.

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  2. From 2007-2010 the Adelaide press ran more than 150 articles on a supposed Aboriginal gang - dubbed the “Gang of 49” - terrorising Adelaide with hundreds of crimes including ram raids, robberies and high speed chases. The gang was said to be violent, dangerous and was described by then Attorney-General Michael Atkins as “pure evil”. But as we searched we began hearing rumours there was no gang at all.

    This story was nominated for a Walkley Award for Coverage of Indigenous Affairs in 2010.

    Seg Producer: Ali Russell & Kirk Docker
    Director/DOP: Ali Russell
    Editor: Andrew Glover
    Broadcast: ABC1 2010
    Produced by: ABC TV and Zapruder's Other Films

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  3. In Colombia’s war-torn indigenous villages, three brave women from distinct tribes use nonviolent resistance to defend their peoples’ survival. WE WOMEN WARRIORS bears witness to neglected human rights catastrophes and interweaves character-driven stories about female empowerment, unshakable courage, and faith in the endurance of indigenous culture.Join our online community at wewomenwarriors.com

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