It’s not that one has been forced to silence, rather that words have tumbled elsewhere than this blog for a while. Here’s a good excuse to restart this blog – commenting on the imprisonment of Palestinian poet, Ashraf Fayadh, jailed for “apostasy” for eight years and 800 lashes, his beheading sentence commuted by the vicious, . . . → Read More if you dare: How to Grow a Garden – World Poetry Day 2016
At present, Ali Abunimah is in France, speaking in Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier and Lyon, marking 10 years since the advent of the 2005 BDS call and “the first anniversary of the beginning of Israel’s 51-day assault on Gaza that killed more than 2,200 people and devastated the territory”. Ali Abunimah speaks on why there has . . . → Read More if you dare: Ali Abunimah On Gaza and BDS, 1 Year After Israel’s Last Massacre
Hasbaroid, he was a hasbaroid Scummier than you and me Hasbaroid, for a hasbaroid Palestinians must not be free. Hasbaroid, he was a hasbaroid, One talking point too many Hasbaroid, for a hasbaroid Palestinians must not be free. And he bored us a lot and he had a job of selling lies for Israel to . . . → Read More if you dare: Hasbaroid
Appearing in promotional shots in mud blackface, the Backstreet Boys besmirched themselves not only by flaunting the Palestinian-led boycott of Israel, but by becoming complicit with Israel’s crimes against Palestinians, marketing apartheid products. Photographed frolicking in the Dead Sea to promote Premier Dead Sea Cosmetic Laboratories, the Backstreet Boys muddied their own brand with Israel’s . . . → Read More if you dare: Backstreet Boys Smeared With Apartheid Mud
In these videos, Professor Haidar Eid discusses BDS and addresses the hypocrisy of white liberal ideology and promises of supposedly left wing organisations in the setting of late capitalism “which does not take into consideration the perspective of the Other”. “You do not wait for the coloniser to accept what you are saying, you force . . . → Read More if you dare: Haidar Eid on BDS, White Liberal Ideology & Colonialism
Animation from @BDSCatalunya Support BDS of apartheid Israel in 2015! and meanwhile, read about the fantastic accomplishments of the BDS movement in 2014.
Musician and self-professed propagandist for Israel, Idan Raichel is scheduled to play in New York at the World Music Institute on November 18. More than 4000 individuals and 50 groups have called on the WMI for Raichel’s concert to be cancelled due to his role as a ‘cultural ambassador for Israel who provides “uncritical support . . . → Read More if you dare: BDS Attacked by the Deir Yassin Remembered
On the 23rd September, 2014, politics lecturer Dr Marcelo Svirsky from the University of Woollongong set off on foot for Canberra to bring a petition for boycott, divestment and sanctions of Israel 287 kilometres from concerned Australian citizens to the attention of Parliament. Federal Member for Fremantle, Melissa Parke took a principled position and broke . . . → Read More if you dare: Melissa Parke, MP Presents BDS Petition to the Australian Federal Parliament