Saturday, April 2, 2011

Wed, 4/13, Forum, "Omar Barghouti at Harvard: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights"

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions:
The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Author Event featuring OMAR BARGHOUTI

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 7:30pm

Emerson Hall, Room 105
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

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International boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) efforts helped topple South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime. In this urgent book, Omar Barghouti makes the case for a rights-based BDS campaign to stop Israel’s rapacious occupation, colonization, and apartheid against the Palestinian people. This considered, convincing collection contributes to the growing debate on Israel’s violations of international law and points the way forward to a united global civil society movement for freedom, justice, self-determination, and equality for all.

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.

“Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling book is perfectly timed to make a major contribution to this urgently needed global campaign for justice, freedom and peace.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“No one has done more to build the intellectual, legal, and moral case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. The global Palestinian solidarity movement has been transformed and is on the cusp of major breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

“When powerful governments will not act, ordinary people must take the lead... Essential reading for all who care about justice and the plight of an oppressed people.”
—Ken Loach, filmmaker

Part of a national speaking tour for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, organized by Haymarket Books (see full tour details)

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