FROM SHARPEVILLE TO GAZA: 5 Years Since the Palestinian Call for BDS

This panel will present and assess the achievements and aims of the BDS movement internationally and in Palestine over the past 5 years, and speak to the challenges ahead for the BDS movement in Québec, Canada and around the world.

Featuring Omar Barghouti, Coordinator, Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Boycott National Committee (BNC), Palestine Areej Ja’fari, Coordinator of the Palestine Freedom Project, West Bank Stephen Faulkner, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Areej: http://previous.ncra.ca/business/admin_ncra/progex/programFiles/53/Areej.mp3″

Steve:http://previous.ncra.ca/business/admin_ncra/progex/programFiles/53/Steve.mp3″

Omar:http://previous.ncra.ca/business/admin_ncra/progex/programFiles/53/Omar.mp3″

This was the keynote presentation to the conference on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid held in Montreal October 22 – 24, 2010. As part of Quebec and Canada’s contribution to the growing global movement to end Israeli apartheid, the conference aimed to move forward the campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israeli apartheid.

More audio from the conference to follow.

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