Wed, 21 December 2011
On this week's podcast, DJ Ev Daddy has a conversation with Abbas Naqvi, a student member of Penn BDS - Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions - a group on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Abbas highlights the moral necessity of BDS, and invites everybody to attend the conference on February 4th and 5th at the University of Pennsylvania. The conference's keynote speaker is Ali Abunimah of the website Electronic Intifada, and it will focus on teaching attendees more about BDS, and about building a larger network for BDS in the United States. A few examples of workshops for attendees include Professor Eve Troutt-Powell, Helena Cobban, and Bill Fletcher Jr. discussing lessons learned from the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, Susan Abulhawa and Remi Kanazi discussing BDS and literary expression, and Max Blumenthal and Phil Weiss discussing journalism and the Palestinian struggle.
For more information and to register for the conference, check out the Penn BDS website.
This week's show also featured news coverage relevant to the Middle East and North Africa:
"Iraq War Officially Ends, Leaving Thousands Dead, Millions Displaced, Strong Contractor Presence," on Common Dreams.