By Omar Barghouti
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
"Barghouti is the longer term. he's clever, empowered, and non-violent. he's thoroughly extraordinary. it's going to support american citizens to work out any such photograph of Palestinian political engagement, once they have this kind of distorted picture of who Palestinians are. a few day they're going to recognize him."—Phillip Weiss, writer of Mondoweiss: The struggle of principles within the center East
THIRTY YEARS in the past, a world circulate using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in harmony with these pain less than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The old acts of BDS activists from all over the world remoted South Africa as a pariah kingdom and heralded the tip of apartheid.
Now, as wisdom of the apartheid nature of the nation of Israel keeps to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, provides a renewed name to motion. aimed toward forcing the kingdom of Israel to uphold foreign legislations and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.
“No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, criminal and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian unity circulation has been remodeled and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo
“I commend this glorious ebook by means of Omar Barghouti…BDS is a choice to refuse to be silent within the face of army profession of the Palestinian humans through the Israeli regime, apartheid, and colonialism. BDS is a nonviolent method within which each one folks and our governments can keep on with our judgment of right and wrong and rightful ethical and obligation and act now to save lots of Palestinian lives by way of difficult that the Israeli apartheid regime provide justice and equality to all."
—Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (1976)
I were to Palestine the place I’ve witnessed the racially segregated housing and the humiliation of Palestinians at army roadblocks. I can’t support yet take into account the stipulations we skilled in South Africa less than apartheid. lets now not have accomplished our freedom with out the aid of humans all over the world utilizing the nonviolent technique of boycotts and divestment to compel governments and associations to withdraw their aid for the apartheid regime. Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling booklet is completely timed to make a big contribution to this urgently wanted worldwide crusade for justice, freedom and peace.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
THIRTY YEARS in the past, a world circulation using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in team spirit with these ache below the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The historical acts of BDS activists from world wide remoted South Africa as a pariah kingdom and heralded the tip of apartheid.
Now, as knowledge of the apartheid nature of the kingdom of Israel maintains to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, offers a renewed name to motion. aimed toward forcing the nation of Israel to uphold foreign legislations and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.
No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, felony and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian team spirit circulate has been reworked and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo
"There is not any extra complete and persuasive case than his for boycott, divestment, and sanctions to finish the Israeli career and identify the moral declare of Palestinian rights.”
Judith Butler, collage of California at Berkeley
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