The Liberal Agenda – Lorde help us! Palestine, Politics, Performance and the BDS!

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WHAT: Palestine Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel 

WHERE: Auckland University – Science Building MLT 1/303-G23

WHEN: 7pm, Wednesday 21st 

Huwaida Arraf is an international human rights lawyer and founding member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) while living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. At the ISM, she has participated in the training of thousands of volunteers from around the world in non-violence and in human-rights monitoring and reporting.

She was chair of the Free Gaza Movement the organization behind the Gaza Freedom Flotillas organized to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. She was aboard the 2008 Free Gaza boats] as well as the 2010 flotilla that was raided by Israeli commandos.

The emergence of the Palestine Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the subsequent global Boycott Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has particular relevance to New Zealand , and has implications for artists and audiences here of legislation attempting to suppress these campaigns.

Huwaida’s presentation will reflect critically on the role of artists and their audiences within contentious political environments and she will be joined by Jewish activist Justine Sachs of Dayenu, who along with Palestinian-Kiwi Nadia Abu-Shanab, appealed to Lorde to cancel her planned performance in Tel Aviv in 2018.

The event will be chaired by University of Auckland’s

Assoc Prof Nicholas Rowe, Creative Arts and Industries

with commentary by

Assoc Prof Campbell Jones, Sociology

 

WHAT: Palestine Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel 

WHERE: Auckland University – Science Building MLT 1/303-G23

WHEN: 7pm, Wednesday 21st 

 

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1 Comment

  1. john says:

    Israel the pariah state that enjoy immunity from prosecution in the hague because of gods chosen people? if you believe the stories of the 3 monotheist religious texts.

    According to a UN report, BDS was a major factor behind the 46% drop in foreign direct investment in Israel in 2014.
    French multinational Veolia completely withdrew from Israel.
    The Chilean government suspended free trade agreement talks with Israel during its 2014 attacks on Gaza. Bolivia and Venezuela have cut diplomatic ties with Israel.
    G4S, a provider of security services and equipment to Israeli checkpoints, illegal settlements and prisons announced that it plans to completely sell its Israeli subsidiary. Why are Americans paying 700 billion for a war based on hearsay when they don’t have healthcare at home” or etc.

    Hopefully, just like with South Africa, international pressure will mount until Israel abides by international law. If you don’t allow nonviolent forms of resistance – the alternative is far worse