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BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions


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Introduction: BDS: What? Why? Why Now? 1--Israeli Apartheid: Time for the South African Treatment 2--Israel vs. South Africa: Reflecting on the Cultural Boycott 3--On the Moral Responsibility of Scholars in Situations of Oppression 4--Just Intellectuals? Oppression, Resistance, and the Public Role of Intellectuals 5--Freedom vs. "Academic Freedom": The AUT Boycott 6--Israel: So You Think You Can Dance? 7--Fighting Apartheid in South Africa, Celebrating Apartheid in Israel: Open letter to Nadine Gordimer 8--Between South Africa and Israel: UNESCO's Double-Standards 9--What we really need! A response to anti-boycott arguments 10--Derailing Injustice: Palestinian Civil Resistance to the "Jerusalem Light Rail" 11--"Boycotts work": An interview with Omar Barghouti by Ali Mustafa 12--Never Against! European Collusion in Israel's Slow Genocide 13--Boycotting Israeli settlement products: tactic vs. strategy 14--Our South Africa Moment has Arrived Conclusion--BDS: If not now, when?

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$3,000 marketing and publicity budget Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's speaking engagements National TV coverage on Democracy Now! and BookTV National radio tour, targeting NPR stations and affiliates Features in Electronic Intifada, Middle East Report, Journal of Palestine Studies, and more Excerpt in Electronic Intifada Advertising in Harper's, The Nation, and The Progressive Published to coincide with Land Day, an annual Palestinian day of commemoration and tribute to the struggle for land and identity, taking place on the anniversary of a protest in which six Palestinians were killed protesting land confiscations. Land Day has been marked in the last two years as a "Global BDS Day of Action" with actions taking place in London, Toronto, New York, Paris, Rome, Cairo, Melbourne and dozens of other cities around the world.

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Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY, and a master's degree in philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University.

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