The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Campaign Over the coming month we'll delve into the 3 aspects of the Palestinian-led BDS campaign. This week we'll look at Boycotts. 3 Boycott initiatives Academic boycotts ~ Israel and Palestine: Settler colonialism and academic freedom [Mondoweiss] Cultural boycotts ~ After appeal by leading writers, major US literary festival will proceed without Israeli government sponsorship [Adalah NY] Sports boycotts ~ Sports & the Palestinian BDS struggle [Palestine Square] & ICYMI...a word on BDS in the Australian context [New Matilda]
Left: Anti-apartheid activists protest South Africa's Springboks team tour in New Zealand, 1981 (Phil Reid). Right: Scottish fans wave Palestinian flags at a match between their hometown Glasgow Celtic and Israeli team Hapoel Be'er-Sheva, 2016 (Facebook).
Israel and Palestine: Settler colonialism and academic freedom Ilan Pappe, Mondoweiss, 1 Mar 2017
"In the last ten years, an old scholarly paradigm that was used for the historical analysis of European settler movements in various parts of the worlds, and in different periods, resurfaced in the USA and Australia as part of the new wish to understand the modern histories of these countries. Leading historians from all around the world reshaped the paradigm of settler colonialism to include all the places where European immigrants colonised non-European lands...To silence anyone for teaching about settler colonialism or ethnic cleansing in Israel and Palestine, or further researching about it, is a grave violation of academic freedom and free speech..." >> Read full article >> Learn more about the call for an Academic Boycott
After appeal by leading writers, major US literary festival will proceed without Israeli government sponsorship Press Release, Adalah-NY, 23 Feb 2017
"Human rights advocates welcome the decision by PEN America to hold PEN’s annual World Voices literary festival without funding from the Israeli government. The decision followed a campaign and a call supported by leading literary figures asking the organization to reject Israeli government sponsorship..." >> Read full article >> Learn more about the call for a Cultural Boycott
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7 Mar, Melbourne, Lecture // 9 Mar, Melbourne, Author Talk // 10 Mar, Perth, Film // 10-13 Mar, Adelaide, AFOPA at WOMAD // 19 Mar, Melbourne, Fundraising Dinner
And in April: Australian tour of Palestinian chef, Laila El-Haddad, Melbourne-Adelaide-Sydney
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