SWANA REGION RADIO
Voices from Kolkota to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Monday, 21 September 2015, 3:30-4:00 PM “¨”¨KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 fm, Los Angeles
Streaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
An interview with co-founders of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
From its inception in 2004 the PACBI (Palestinian Campaign for Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) has called upon academics and cultural workers in the international community to comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonization and system of apartheid. Since the very beginning, an important part of PACBI”s work has been to expose Israeli academic institutions” complicity in the overall system of a settler colonial regime. It also focuses on cultural institutions and events, which are used for propaganda to whitewash the Israeli system of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid.
Today”s program is the first segment of an interview with the two co-founders of PACBI, Dr. Lisa Taraki, a Sociology professor at Birzeit University, and Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian political activist and one of the leaders of Palestinian resistance movement. The interview was recorded on 16 August 2015 in Ramallah.
Guests: Dr. Lisa Taraki* and Omar Barghouti*
Produced and hosted by: Manzar Foroohar and Nyma Ardalan
SWANA– South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective, (KPFK)
Lisa Taraki, LIVING PALESTINE: FAMILY SURVIVAL, RESISTANCE, AND MOBILITY UNDER OCCUPATION.
Omar Barghouti, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.