Palestine and BDS 101
Why is Palestine a socialist issue?
This session of Socialist Night School covered the basics concerning the history of ethnic cleansing, settler-colonialism, and apartheid in Palestine. In addition, it covered the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which DSA endorsed at the national convention in 2017, and what we, as socialists, can do to support Palestinian freedom, justice, and equality. The panel contextualized the recent uprisings of Palestinians in response to the escalation of violence and dispossession in Jerusalem neighborhoods like Sheikh Jarrah and the Gaza Strip. The panel was co-sponsored by Metro DC DSA and Middle Tennessee DSA, featuring panelists from the Palestinian Youth Movement, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the Elmahaba Center.
Unfortunately, there is no recording available of this session. If you would like to learn more about this topic, refer to the sources in the Reading List.
|The Tide Is Turning Against Israeli Apartheid||Sumaya Awad & Daphna Thier|
|Palestinian Workers Against Israeli Occupation||Andrew Ross|
|Ongoing Nakba: Sheikh Jarrah, Gaza, and Historic Palestine||Saleh Hijazi & Nadim Bawalsa|
|It Took a Police Crackdown to Get Israeli-Operated Cargo Unloaded in Seattle||Alex N. Press|
|National DSA Palestine BDS Resource Library||Various|