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Emergency Read: On Gaza, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, Omar Barghouti

Emergency Read: On Gaza, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, Omar Barghouti

In light of the Gaza massacre yesterday, the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the Great Return marches, and the ongoing Israeli apartheid regime and military occupation of Palestine, we are calling a #BecauseWeveRead ‘Emergency Reading’ to respond to the overwhelming request by our members to understand what is happening right now in occupied Palestine, and what can be done.

Omar Barghouti is the co-founder of the Palestinian Civil Society’s Boycott Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against apartheid Israel. This book lays out the foundation of this non-violent strategy as inspired by the BDS movement against the apartheid regime in South Africa as a concrete course of action for Palestinians and Palestine solidarity organizers to push toward Palestinian liberation.

This book is a vital read for anyone who wants to understand the current situation in Palestine and wants a road-map for how to support Palestinians in fighting for their freedom, beyond a retweet or hashtag.

Additional resources

+ “Black-Palestinian Solidarity in the Ferguson-Gaza Era” Kristian Davis Bailey, American Studies Association

+ Gaza in Context (film) – available here

+ The incredible Noura Erakat’s brilliant interview on CBSN:

+ Baddawi (graphic novel), Leila Abdelraazaq

+ Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising up from Brooklyn to Palestine (poetry), Remi Kanazi

+ Freedom is a Constant Struggle (collection of essays, interviews, etc), Angela Davis

+ Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom, Steven Salaita
(70% off at Haymarket Books using this link)

+ Shell Shocked: On the Ground Under Israel’s Gaza Assault, Mohammed Omer
(70% off at Haymarket Books using this link)

+ Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy, ed. Sean Jacobs & Jon Soske
(70% off at Haymarket Books using this link)