Middle East

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

By Omar Barghouti

“I were to Palestine the place I’ve witnessed the racially segregated housing and the humiliation of Palestinians at army roadblocks. I can’t support yet have in mind the stipulations we skilled in South Africa lower than apartheid. lets now not have completed our freedom with no assistance from humans around the globe utilizing the nonviolent technique of boycotts and divestment to compel governments and associations to withdraw their aid for the apartheid regime. Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling publication is completely timed to make a big contribution to this urgently wanted international crusade for justice, freedom and peace.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

THIRTY YEARS in the past, a world circulate using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in cohesion with these pain less than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The old acts of BDS activists from around the globe remoted South Africa as a pariah nation and heralded the top of apartheid.

Now, as understanding of the apartheid nature of the nation of Israel keeps to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, offers a renewed name to motion. geared toward forcing the nation of Israel to uphold foreign legislations and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.

“No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, criminal and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian unity flow has been reworked and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo

"There is not any extra complete and persuasive case than his for boycott, divestment, and sanctions to finish the Israeli career and identify the moral declare of Palestinian rights.”
—Judith Butler, college of California at Berkeley

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Loaded Dice: The Foreign Office and Israel

By Neill Lochery

There's an accredited renowned delusion approximately fresh center japanese background, that ever because the days of Lawrence of Arabia the British international workplace has been seriously prejudiced in want of the Arab reason within the center East and constantly anti-Israel. In this compact and extremely readable account of center japanese politics because the moment global struggle, Neil Lochery units out to check the reality of this fantasy.  Dr. Lochery specializes in the diplomatic dating among the international workplace and the kingdom of Israel -  one of the main attention-grabbing untold diplomatic tales of the latter 20th century. An Israeli respectable as soon as claimed that even apartheid regimes in South Africa have been taken care of larger via the British international workplace. because the production of Israel in may perhaps 1948, a few twenty one British overseas secretaries (in twelve assorted British governments) and feature handled Israel with various levels of good fortune. Dr. Lochery's account is dispassionate and thoroughly researched. the writer is a gentile and no Zionist, yet he has written this e-book simply because he believes that the reality has to be informed.

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What Was Asked of Us: An Oral History of the Iraq War by the Soldiers Who Fought It

"A visceral account of the conflict . . . sincere, agenda-free, and chilling." -New York instances e-book Review

The Iraq battle formally begun on March 20, 2003, and because then a couple of million younger american citizens have circled in the course of the country's insurgent-infested sizzling spots. yet even supposing tales of dramatic ambushes and assaults dominate front pages of newspapers, so much folks don't really comprehend what the battle is like for the americans who struggle it.

What was once requested of Us is helping us bridge that hole. The in-depth and extremely probing interviews this ebook brings jointly record the warriors' reports and darkest secrets and techniques, providing a mess of genuine, unfiltered voices - now and then uncooked and emotional, at different instances eloquent and lyrical. those voices stroll us during the conflict, from the winning push to Baghdad, throughout the inaccurate "Mission finished" second, and into the damaging, murky present.

"Monumental. . . . Amid the glut of coverage debates, and amid the flurry of stories stories that upload names every day to the lists of the useless, Trish wooden has produced what's maybe, to this point, the one textual content approximately Iraq that matter."- San Francisco Chronicle

"An illuminating glimpse of yankee combatants' stories in Iraq. . . . There are moments of wierd good looks within the infantrymen' recollections." -Chicago Tribune

"Stunning . . . chillingly eloquent. . . . strong and unflinchingly sincere, Wood's ebook merits to be a bestseller." -People

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In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong

By Amin Maalouf

I are looking to attempt to comprehend why such a lot of humans devote crimes within the identify of identity,” writes Amin Maalouf. identification is the crucible out of which we come: our history, our race, our gender, our tribal affiliations, our faith (or lack thereof), all pass into making up who we're. All too usually, notwithstanding, the concept of identity—personal, non secular, ethnic, or national—has given upward thrust to heated passions or even vast crimes. relocating around the world’s background, faiths, and politics, he argues opposed to an oversimplified and antagonistic interpretation of the concept that. He cogently and persuasively examines id within the context of the trendy international, the place it may be seen as either glory and poison. obtrusive listed below are the risks of utilizing id as a protective—and hence aggressive—mechanism, the foundation of racial, geographical, and colonialist subjugation all through history.

Maalouf contends that many folks may reject our inherited conceptions of identification, to which we hold via behavior, if basically we tested them extra heavily. the way forward for society is determined by accepting all identities, whereas spotting our individualism.

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Confronting Empire: Interviews with David Barsamian

By Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal Ahmad was once an influential political theorist, cultural critic, author and educational. Born in India, he grew up within the final years of the British Raj, relocating to Pakistan through the civil warfare that partition, and at last settling within the usa as a political refugee, having been declared personality non grata by means of successive army governments in Pakistan.

This ebook brings jointly Ahmad’s so much influential writings on imperialism, terrorism and the center East. the quantity additionally contains a sequence of themed interviews, performed by means of David Barsamian particularly formulated to accompany, supplement and increase Ahmad’s key subject matters and matters. within the interviews, Ahmad recounts his paintings with the nationwide Liberation entrance and Frantz Fanon in Algeria, assembly Malcolm X, his position within the anti-Vietnam conflict protests and his activism on behalf of Palestine.

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Culture and Customs of Greece (Cultures and Customs of the World)

By Artemis Leontis

The Parthenon. Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle. Homer's epic poems. Gods and goddesses lounging round, indulging in pleasures on Mount Olympus. All of those photos think of the conventional icons of Greece, the cradle of Western Civilization. yet what can we recognize of contemporary Greece? the reply to that query and extra are available during this entire examine modern Greek tradition. This one-stop reference resource is full of illustrative descriptions of everyday life in Greece within the twenty first century. perfect for top institution scholars or even undergraduates drawn to learning out of the country, this wide quantity examines subject matters resembling faith, social customs, relaxation existence, fairs, language, literature, appearing arts, media, and glossy paintings and structure, between many different issues. Woven into the textual content are appealing and exact vignettes of Greek lifestyles, aiding to demonstrate the way it is humans stay. A crossroads among Europe, Africa, and the center East, Greece is scuffling with to carry directly to the tradition of the previous day, whereas nonetheless having a look towards modernity. Culture and Customs of Greece is a must have quantity for all highschool and public library shelves.

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Iran and Nuclear Weapons: Protracted Conflict and Proliferation (Routledge Global Security Studies)

By Saira Khan

This book investigates what's using Iran's nuclear guns programme in a less-hostile nearby atmosphere, utilizing a concept of protracted conflicts to explicate proliferation.

Iran’s nuclear guns application has alarmed the overseas group because the Nineties, yet has come to the leading edge of foreign protection issues in view that 2000. This ebook argues that Iran’s hostility with the us is still the main causal issue for its proliferation actions. With the U.S. management pursuing competitive international guidelines in the direction of Iran considering 2000, the latter’s safeguard probability intensified. A society that's cut up on many very important household matters remained united at the factor of nuclear guns acquisition after the united states battle in Iraq. therefore, Iran grew to become made up our minds in its force to obtain nuclear guns and boldly introduced its determination to counterpoint uranium, leaving the U.S. in doubtless approximately its nuclear status.

This publication underscores the significance of protracted conflicts in proliferation judgements, and underpinning this can be the idea that non-proliferation might be accomplished throughout the termination of intractable conflicts. The goals of this paintings are to illustrate state’s determination to obtain nuclear guns relies principally on its engagement in protracted conflicts, which indicates not just that the presence of nuclear opponents intensifies the nuclear ambition, but in addition that non-nuclear prestige of rival states can advertise non-proliferation incentives in conflicting states susceptible to proliferate.

This research may be of significant curiosity to scholars of Iran, heart jap politics, nuclear proliferation and diplomacy theory.

Saira Khan is a learn affiliate within the McGill-University of Montreal Joint study team in overseas protection (REGIS).

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