Rich Wiles, author of Behind the Wall, and a photographer who has run a photography skills project in Aida Camp, Bethlehem for many years, is editor of this important collection of contributions from Pluto Press, containing pieces from Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, Iain Banks, Ronnie Kasrils, Omar Barghouti, Ramzy Baroud and others directly involved in this burgeoning movement, including SPSC's Mick Napier.

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Israeli apartheid, colonisation and military occupation, enforced with extreme brutality and heartless bureaucracy, have made Palestine the litmus test of commitment to universal values and opposition to militarism and agression. So far, so good, but what can you do about changing this situation?

Rich Wiles will be speaking at venues across Scotland on the origins, role and future challenges for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement as an auxiliary component of the Palestinian struggle for freedom.

 




Scottish tour, 'Generation Palestine - Voices from the BDS Movement': 23 - 30 June

Sunday 23 June Edinburgh, Augustine Church, George IV Bridge, 3pm
Monday 24 June  Glasgow, STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, 7.30pm
+ Jim Bollan, W Dunbartonshire Councillor
+ Lorna MacBean on cultural BDS & Batsheva
Chair is Sam McCartney of UNISON International Committee
Tuesday 25 June Falkirk, St Francis Xavier Church Hall, 7.30pm
+ Sofiah MacLeod, Stop the JNF International Committee
Chair is Duncan McCallum, Falkirk Trades Council
Wednesday 26 June         

Dundee, Tower Building, Nethergate 7.30pm
+ Mick Napier, Scottish PSC & contributor to the book
Chair is Mike Arnott, Dundee Trades Council

Thursday 27 June Inverness, Spectrum Centre, 7.30pm
+ Sofiah MacLeod, Stop the JNF International Committee
Friday 28 June  Oban, Glencruitten Church Hall, 7.30pm
+ Sofiah MacLeod, Stop the JNF International Committee
Chair is Garry Keaney, UNISON Argyll & Bute Intn'l Officer
Saturday 29 June  
Sunday 30 June

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Peace Church, 7.30pm

Thursday 11 July

Elgin Library, Cooper Park, 7.30pm
Speaker: Mick Napier, Scottish PSC & contributor to 'Generation Palestine'

Events & Activities

19 - 19 Nov

Oppose Balfour celebrations! Nov 19, 2017 - 14:30 PM - Nov 19, 2017 - 16:00 PM Summerhill Church, Stronsay Drive, AB15 6JL

25 - 25 Nov

SPSC at St.Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March & Rally! Nov 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM - Nov 25, 2017 - 13:30 PM Glasgow Green, Glasgow, United Kingdom

12 - 12 Dec

Israel's Security Industry & Hyper-surveillance in Glasgow Dec 12, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Dec 12, 2017 - 21:00 PM Renfield St Stephen's Parish Church, Glasgow, United Kingdom

13 - 13 Dec

Israel's Security Industry & Hyper-surveillance in Glasgow Dec 13, 2017 - 19:00 PM - Dec 13, 2017 - 21:00 PM Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Israel and Settler Society by Lorenzo Veracini

The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians is not unique -- whatever the news media may suggest. Lorenzo Veracini argues that the conflict is best understood in terms of colonialism. Like many other societies, Israel is a settler society. Looking in detail at the evolution of other colonial regimes -- apartheid South Africa, French Algeria and Australia -- Veracini presents a thoughtful interpretation of the dynamics of colonialism, offering a clear framework within which to understand the middle east crisis.

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