By Omar Barghouti
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
"Barghouti is the longer term. he's clever, empowered, and non-violent. he's thoroughly outstanding. it'll aid americans to determine one of these photograph of Palestinian political engagement, after they have any such distorted photo of who Palestinians are. a few day they are going to be aware of him."—Phillip Weiss, writer of Mondoweiss: The conflict of rules within the center East
THIRTY YEARS in the past, a global flow using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in team spirit with these ache less than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The historical acts of BDS activists from worldwide remoted South Africa as a pariah kingdom and heralded the tip of apartheid.
Now, as knowledge of the apartheid nature of the country 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. geared toward forcing the nation of Israel to uphold overseas legislation 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 move has been reworked and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo
“I commend this wonderful publication via Omar Barghouti…BDS is a choice to refuse to be silent within the face of army career of the Palestinian humans through the Israeli regime, apartheid, and colonialism. BDS is a nonviolent method within which each one people and our governments can persist with our moral sense and rightful ethical and obligation and act now to avoid wasting Palestinian lives through tough that the Israeli apartheid regime supply 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 aid yet consider the stipulations we skilled in South Africa below apartheid. lets no longer have completed our freedom with no assistance from humans world wide 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 publication is completely timed to make an immense contribution to this urgently wanted international crusade for justice, freedom and peace.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
THIRTY YEARS in the past, a global flow using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in unity with these agony lower than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The ancient acts of BDS activists from all over the world remoted South Africa as a pariah kingdom and heralded the top of apartheid.
Now, as knowledge of the apartheid nature of the country of Israel maintains 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, felony and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian team spirit flow has been reworked and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo
"There isn't any extra complete and persuasive case than his for boycott, divestment, and sanctions to finish the Israeli career and determine the moral declare of Palestinian rights.”
Judith Butler, college of California at Berkeley
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