BDS – a global intifada for justice and peace in Palestine

Israeli Apartheid Week protest, Sydney, March 18 2018. We’re standing today with millions of people in Palestine and around the world. Our demands are modest. We’re calling for the bare minimum that anyone committed to peace and justice should be demanding: an end to apartheid in Israel – now; the release of Ahed Tamimi and… Continue reading BDS – a global intifada for justice and peace in Palestine

Right to Boycott: Against the Complicit Quietism of Mendes and Dyrenfurth

Nick Riemer and David Brophy ABC Religion and Ethics, 8 May 2015. Read the original here. With American support, a prosperous nuclear-armed state illegally pursues a brutal policy of ethnic cleansing. The local populations that, decades earlier, were dispossessed in a bloody colonial war are now the objects of relentless oppression. Protracted negotiations at the… Continue reading Right to Boycott: Against the Complicit Quietism of Mendes and Dyrenfurth

Disruptive Protest And Freedom Of Speech: A User’s Guide

New Matilda, March 19 2015. Read the original here. When are protesters justified in disrupting a public event? Can they legitimately do so in the name of freedom of speech? What aspects of the context change the rights and wrongs of a disruption? These kinds of questions are among the most delicate, complicated and important… Continue reading Disruptive Protest And Freedom Of Speech: A User’s Guide

Calls Grow For Boycott Of Sydney’s Israeli Film Festival

New Matilda, August 18 2014. Read the original here. Thursday will mark 45 days since Israel started Operation Protective Edge, the brutal assault that has now killed around 2,000 Palestinians. It is also the opening night of Sydney’s Israeli Film Festival (IFF), a nationwide showcase of Israeli cinema, sponsored by, among others, the Israeli embassy.… Continue reading Calls Grow For Boycott Of Sydney’s Israeli Film Festival