Generation Palestine

Generation Palestine : Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

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The unique model of apartheid, colonisation and military occupation that Israel imposes on the Palestinians, along with myriad violations of international law, have made Palestine the moral cause of a generation. Yet many people continue to ask, 'what can we do?' Generation Palestine helps to answer this question by bringing together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The movement aims to pressure Israel until it complies with International Law, mirroring the model that was successfully utilised against South African apartheid. With essays written by a wide selection of contributors, Generation Palestine follows the BDS movement's model of inclusivity and collaboration. Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, Iain Banks, Ronnie Kasrils, Professor Richard Falk, Ilan Pappe, Omar Barghouti, Ramzy Baroud and Archbishop Attallah Hannah, alongside other internationally acclaimed artists, writers, academics and grassroots activists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 22mm | 399.99g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745332447
  • 9780745332444

About Rich Wiles

Rich Wiles is a photographic artist, writer and activist, whose work has been widely exhibited internationally. His books include Behind the Wall (2010).
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Table of contents

Acknowledgements - Rich Wiles Foreword - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Part I: BDS: The Historical Context 1. BDS: Palestine's Global Battle that must be Won - Ramzy Baroud 2. Boycott, Bricks and the Four Pillars of the South African Struggle - Ronnie Kasrils 3. India's Freedom Struggle and Today's BDS Movement - Prabir Purukayathra and Ayesha Kidwai 4. The US Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement: Lessons and Applications for the Palestinian Liberation Movement - Kali Akuno Part II: The Palestinian Call for BDS 5. The 2005 Palestinian Call for BDS - Official Text of the BDS Call 6. Why Palestinians Called for BDS - Raji Sorani 7. Self-Determination and the Right of Return: Interlinked and Indivisible Rights - Nidal al-Azza 8. Levelling the Scales by Force: Thoughts on Normalisation - Rifat Odeh Kassis 9. International Law, Apartheid, and Israeli Responses to BDS - Professor Richard Falk 10. Towards a Just and Lasting Peace: Kairos Palestine and the Lead of the Palestinian Church - Archbishop Atallah Hanna Part III: Economy, Academia and Culture 11. BDS: Perspectives of an Israeli Economist - Shir Hever 12. Colonialism, the Peace Process and the Academic Boycott - Ilan Pappe 13. Faithless in the Holy Land: A Musician's Journey to Boycott - Dave Randall 14. Our People - Iain Banks 15. Why We Back the Boycott Campaign - Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and Rebecca O'Brien Part IV: Activists and Activism 16. Derailing Veoli- Adri Nieuwhof 17. The Case of the Edinburgh 5 - Mick Napier 18. Worker to Worker Solidarity: BDS in the Trade Union Movement - Rafeef Ziadeh 19. The Derry versus Raytheon Struggle - Eamonn McCann 20. Israeli Apartheid Week: A Gauge of the Global BDS Campaign - Hazem Jamjoum Part V: BDS - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 21. Palestine's South Africa Moment has Finally Arrived - Omar Barghouti Notes on Contributors Index
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The BDS movement is the most enlightened, imaginative, moral, fearless and dynamic blow for freedom I have known for many years. I believe it will be a vital factor in the liberation of Palestine. The inspiring voices in this book will help achieve that goal. -- John Pilger Reading this book, talking about it and acting upon its ideas is a further political act against an injustice that has lasted a lifetime. -- John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing Generation Palestine is essential reading for all who believe in changing this world for the better. Never again should we ask 'What can we do?' Rich Wiles' excellent book, and the BDS movement, provide us with the answers. -- Stephane Hessel is a diplomat, writer, concentration camp survivor, former French resistance fighter, and editor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The failure - or stubborn refusal - of Western leaders to take action against a rogue State that flaunts its disregard for international law and contempt for the human rights with impunity can be only overcome by a comprehensive and popular international campaign of BDS on the part of civil society. This is the theme of the present study. -- John Dugard, Professor of International Law, Leiden University, former UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
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