Holyoke collective of artists and other creators known as Brick sets 1-year …

Holyoke collective of artists and other creators known as Brick sets 1-year …
News from The Republican – masslive.com:

HOLYOKE — Celebrate Brick.

Specifically, the collective of artists, designers and other creative folks who comprise Brick will mark its one-year anniversary Saturday (Aug. 23) with a party at the collective’s headquarters, 384 Dwight St.

“We’ll have a table of art and goods for sale, and most of the art on display at the event is also for sale via discussion with the artist,” Brick’s Mike Stone said in an email.

The party starts at 6 p.m. and the public is invited, with $ 5 the suggested donation, a press release said.

The event at the downtown site will include live music, disc jockeys, live art, art on display, beer, cocktails, sangria, roast local pig and chickens, Holyoke Hummus Co., and more, the press release said.

The name Brick was a nod to the group’s context being in this old urban “very brick-centric city,” as well as an allusion to group members building objects and ideas, Stone said.

“We wanted a simple and memorable name that felt right on multiple levels, and…………… continues on The Republican – masslive.com

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By: Ahmad Melhem, Contributor for Al-Monitor

RAMALLAH, West Bank — In a convenience store in Ramallah, Muhammad Ali, 9, asked his mother to buy him some juice, but told her, “I do not want an Israeli one.” When Al-Monitor asked him why, he replied, “Because they are killing the children in Gaza.”

This child may not be aware that there are thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip who are currently boycotting Israeli products in response to public and youth campaigns. There are posters calling for the boycott everywhere in the West Bank.

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It is not yet clear what impact this will have on either the Israeli or Palestinian economy, but analysts and campaign organizers say this is not jus…………… continues on U.S. News & World Report

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