The “Combating BDS Act of 2019” — An Attempt to Make Solidarity with Palestinians Illegal
Estee Chandler, radio host and national board member of Jewish Voice for Peace, on a bill just passed by the US Senate, the Combating BDS Act of 2019, which would encourage local laws that infringe on the right to boycott companies that profit from Israel’s human rights abuses. The new measure state and municipal governments to enact anti-boycott laws. It is the U.S. Senate’s first proposed bill of the 2019 legislative session.
Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe, The Idea of Israel
An interview with Ilan Pappe on his book, The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge. Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism to establish its legitimacy, and in particular to justify its savage oppression and frequent massacres of the indigenous Palestinians. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Papp traces the continued role of Zionist ideology. "The Idea of Israel" shows how Zionism operates in Israel's education system, media, and cinema, and the uses that are made of the Holocaust in supporting the state's ideological structure.
Bob Avakian, How Do We Hasten A Revolutionary Situation?
A clip from Bob Avakian, the Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, and the architect of a new synthesis of communism, the New Communism. He's going to be talking about, How Do We Hasten A Revolutionary Situation And How Do Newer And More Experienced People Take Responsibility For That? This is from the Q&A that followed his latest talk, Why We Need An Actual Revolution, And How We Can Really Make Revolution.