Challenging Israeli Impunity: The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement

intifada=shaking off – oppression/silence

Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca

Voices of struggle, Voices for change

Thursday, March 26, 2009 3-4pm PST

KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles

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Following in the footsteps of the BDS movement against the South African apartheid regime, citizens around the world have been responding to a similar call by Palestinian civil society. The BDS movement in the US has gained new momentum, particularly in response to the Gaza massacres. Professors have called for an Academic and Cultural boycott of Israeli institutions, students and church groups have been organizing divestment campaigns, and trade union activists have been mobilizing.

Today”s program explores some aspects of the BDS movement in the US with guests:

Bill Fletcher – Immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, Executive Editor, The Black Commentator and member of Advisory Board of US Committee for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

Alex Shams – USC International Relations student, co-president of USC chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine; and Noor Salem – student at CSULB, member of MSA, who helped organize a divestment resolution that has been introduced the student government

Michael Letwin – co-convenor, New York City Labor Against the War; founding member of Labor for Palestine;
former President, Assn of Legal Aid Attorneys/UAW 2325, and former anti-apartheid activist

Produced and hosted by Sherna Berger Gluck and Rana Sharif, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective of KPFK

Mon, 3/30/09 – Cesar Chavez Day Global BDS Action Day – From La Frontera to Gaza: Chicano-Palestinian Connections

USC, Taper Hall of Humanities 101

12-1:30 Panel with Manuel Criollo, Jose Fuste and Manzar Foorhar

1:30-3 Focus Workshops (Von KleinSmid Center);

History of Palestine

Boycott as a Non-Violent Tool

The Right to Education

Save the date – 4/5 South Asian Network Town Hall, 2pm, Artesia Community Center

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