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Special Episode: Palestine and Global Solidarity

This is a special episode with Sumaya Awad and Shireen Akram-Boshar. Sumaya’s the co-editor of the book “Palestine: A Socialist Introduction” which Shireen contributed to. Released May 20th 2021.

Topics Discussed:

  • Our relationship to Palestine
  • What triggered the recent brutalities and broader context
  • Connecting protests in Israel-Palestine with protests in the US (Black Lives Matter especially) and globally (Arab Spring, Syrian revolution etc)
  • Israel’s ethnic cleansing projects
  • The youth-led resistance
  • Shifting narratives on Zionism and Israel in the USA
  • Reviving BDS
  • What progressives need to be paying attention to

Books Recommended:

Shireen:

  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Paperback by Angela Davis
  • The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
  • Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire by Deepa Kumar
  • A Woman in the Crossfire: Diaries of the Syrian Revolution by Samar Yazbeck

Sumaya:

  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  • Smiley’s People by John le Carré

Movies:

  • Qafr Kassem by Borhan Alaouié
  • The Feeling of Being Watched by Assia Boundaoui

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Music by Tarabeat.

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