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In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine by Nora Barrows-Friedman

In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine by Nora Barrows-Friedman

Author:Nora Barrows-Friedman [Barrows-Friedman, Nora]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Tags: Political Advocacy, Civil Rights, Middle Eastern, Political Science, Political Process, World
ISBN: 9781935982418
Google: _gfYoQEACAAJ
Goodreads: 25278899
Publisher: Just World Books
Published: 2014-11-04T00:00:00+00:00


In 2010, after a UC–Berkeley student-led campaign for divestment, founding SJP activist and lawyer Noura Erakat wrote:

[UC] Berkeley students have been at the forefront of BDS efforts since February 6, 2001, the day Ariel Sharon became Israeli prime minister. They erected a mock checkpoint on campus and unfurled banners exclaiming, “Divest from Israeli Apartheid.” Within the span of three years, this first university-based divestment campaign spread onto dozens of other American campuses as well as into churches and community organizations. Yet the movement did not gain international legitimacy and elicit serious treatment until a call for BDS came from Palestinian civil society in 2005.7



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