Thursday, August 27, 2009

US Campaign National Conference Speaker Omar Barghouti: "Derailing Injustice"

Check out Omar Barghouti's article in the Jerusalem Quarterly, "Derailing Injustice:Palestinian Civil Resistance to the “Jerusalem LightRail.” Barghouti analyzes the startling success that an international movement of concerned advocates and individuals has had in challenging Israel's plan to build a light rail that would service settlements, in contravention of international law. Around the world, civil society actors have employed legal means as well as boycott and divestment to "derail" the Jerusalem Light Rail project. Read the article here. Like what you read? Want to hear more? Join the US Campaign for Speaking Out, a night of solidarity and entertainment featuring Barghouti, Prof. Rashid Khalidi, spoken word artists, and more! The event will take place in Chicago on September 12--it's open to the public and free to those who have registered for our 8th National Organizers' Conference! Click here to learn more.