BDS; boycott, divestment, sanctions; the global struggle for Palestinian rights.
Barghouti (a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign) lays out the case for adopting similar tactics against Israeli injustice towards the Palestinians that successfully ended South African apartheid — namely, constructing an international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign, led by Palestinian civil society groups, to isolate Israel until it fully complies with its obligation under international law. Specifically, Barghouti (and his colleagues) demand an end to the occupation and colonization of all lands occupied in 1967 and a dismantling of the "apartheid wall" in the West Bank; recognition of the right of Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and respecting, protecting, and promoting the right of return for Palestinian refugees. He reflects on the reasons why such a campaign is needed (i.e., Israeli intransigence and American international hegemony), explores lessons from the anti-apartheid boycott movement, and considers issues of tactics and strategy. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
Revolution in danger; writings from Russia 1919-1921. (reprint, 1997)
Although he identified strongly as an anarchist, Victor Serge (1889-1947) came to side with the Bolsheviks in defense of the October Revolution of 1917 against its enemies and even to defend the regrettable necessity of Bolshevik terror due to the ruthlessness with which the Revolution's enemies were willing to act during the civil war, while still pleading for a synthesis of Bolshevism and anarchism. First published in 1997, this volume collects three essays Serge wrote in defense of the Revolution, "During the Civil War," "The Endangered City" (about the Revolution in Petrograd), and "The Anarchists and the Experience of the Russian Revolution." (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)