Generation Palestine Book Tour
Rich Wiles, editor of Generation Palestine: Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (Pluto, 2013) is currently touring the UK in order to engage as many people as possible with the message of his most recent book.
The tour began in Hull on 19th June, and has passed through a further five cities, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk and Dundee. Tonight’s event, hosted by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, takes place in Inverness at the Spectrum Centre, 7.30pm. More details can be found on the event Facebook page, and full details of the Scottish leg of the tour can be found at the Scottish PSC website, here.
The tour due to run until mid-July, details of the events can be found at the end of this post.
Sons of Lifta
Rich’s most recent documentary film, Sons of Lifta is also embedded below. The Palestinian refugee rights organisation BADIL describes it as:
[following] refugees from the village as they return to Lifta on Land Day 2013, more than 65 years after their original forced displacement. Through the eyes and actions of Lifta’s new generations, following in the footsteps of their ancestors, it becomes clear that the Zionist belief that ‘the old will die out and the young will forget’ never accounted for the strength of Palestinian sumoud (steadfastness) or the deep-rooted connection to home.
How to buy the book
To purchase your copy of Generation Palestine at the discounted price of just £13.00 (including Free UK P&P), go to the Pluto Press website, here. The book is also available digitally, as a Kindle and ePub ebook.
June 27 – Inverness | Spectrum Centre, 7.30pm | Information
June 28 – Oban | Glencuitten Church Hall, 7.30pm | Information
June 30 – Berwick upon Tweed | Peace Church, 7.30pm | Information
July 3 – Sheffield | St. Matthews meeting room (next to St. Matthews Church), Carver Street, S1 4FE, 7.30pm | Information
July 4 – London | SOAS, University of London, WC1h 0XG, 6.30pm | Information
July 5 – Manchester | Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street M2 5NS, 7pm | Information
July 8 – Liverpool | Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, 7pm | Information coming soon
July 9 – Keighley | Information coming soon
July 11 – Nottingham | Nottingham Refugee Forum | Information coming soon
July 12 – London p21 Gallery | p21 Gallery, Kings Cross | Information coming soon
Voices from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement
Edited by Rich Wiles. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Brings together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
“The BDS movement is the most enlightened, imaginative, moral, fearless and dynamic blow for freedom I have known for many years. I believe it will be a vital factor in the liberation of Palestine. The inspiring voices in this book will help achieve that goal.” – John Pilger
“Reading this book, talking about it and acting upon its ideas is a further political act against an injustice that has lasted a lifetime. “ – John Berger