4/11: Omar Barghouti to Speak at Columbia University

Calling into Question Israeli Democracy: why Palestinians understand Israel as an Apartheid state and how they seek to change it through BDS

Monday, April 11 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Schermerhorn building, Room #501

1190 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY
omar-barghouti

Hosted by The Arab Students Association, Students for Justice in Palestine, and The Palestine Youth Network

Featuring Omar Barghouti

International boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) efforts helped topple South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime. In his urgent book, Omar Barghouti makes the case for a rights-based BDS campaign to stop Israel’s rapacious occupation, colonization, and apartheid against the Palestinian people. This considered, convincing collection contributes to the growing debate on Israel’s violations of international law and points the way forward to a united global civil society movement for freedom, justice, self-determination, and equality for all.

OMAR BARGHOUTI is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Praise for Omar Barghouti:
“Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling book is perfectly timed to make a major contribution to this urgently needed global campaign for justice, freedom and peace.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“No one has done more to build the intellectual, legal, and moral case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. The global Palestinian solidarity movement has been transformed and is on the cusp of major breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

“When powerful governments will not act, ordinary people must take the lead… Essential reading for all who care about justice and the plight of an oppressed people.”
—Ken Loach, filmmaker

For more info on Barghouti’s tour and new book, see Mondoweiss:
http://mondoweiss.net/2011/04/omar-barghouti-on-why-bds.html

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