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‘Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance’ with Marwan Darweish and

Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement.


‘Popular Protest in Palestine:
The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance’
with Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby
Thursday 17th September, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil (popular) resistance in the Palestinian national movement. The main focus is on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), but it is prefaced by a historical review of the thread of unarmed civil resistance that has run throughout the history of the Palestinian liberation struggle.

It informs a contemporary readership about this under-emphasised dimension of the Palestinian struggle, arguing that at the present juncture the popular resistance movement, especially in the West Bank, is the most significant form of struggle against the ongoing occupation.

Popular Protest in Palestine also addresses the international dimensions of the Palestinian struggle, focusing in particular on the BDS campaign, the role of international solidarity activists in the OPT and beyond, and the changing forms of engagement developed by international agencies seeking to work on the roots of the conflict whilst fulfilling their humanitarian aid mandates.

“With Israeli occupation forces and the U.S.-led “peace process” limiting both military and diplomatic options for achieving their freedom, Palestinians and their supporters are utilizing the power of popular unarmed resistance in their struggle for a viable independent state. Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby have written the most significant and comprehensive study of this important but under-appreciated part of the Palestinian resistance.”
Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies, University of San Francisco

“A sensitive, thoughtful study, based on personal conversations meticulously documented and analysed by two people committed to nonviolent change and confronted by the heartbreaking realities of the continued oppression of Palestinians. This book reveals the courage of their popular resistance - and of the solidarity of Jewish Israeli activists - and suggests that it is international solidarity that could at last tip the balance.”
(Diana Francis, former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Chair of the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support)

About The Authors

Marwan Darweish is Principal Lecturer in Peace Studies at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University. He has extensive experience in conflict transformation and peacebuilding across the Middle East region and internationally. He co-edited Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Contemporary themes and challenges (Pluto 2012).

Andrew Rigby is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies, Coventry University where he was the founding director of the Centre for Peace & Reconciliation Studies. He is the author of 14 books covering various aspects of nonviolent theory and practice, uncluding Justice and Reconciliation: After the Violence (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2001).


Speaker(s):

Marwan Darweish | talks
Andrew Rigby | talks

 

Date and Time:

17 September 2015 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road
King’s Cross
London
N1 9DX
020 7837 4473
http://www.housmans.com/

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