For years preceding the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement, Palestinian civil society has mobilized nonviolently for accountability in the name of liberation. The international Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights targets Israel's violations of international law, at the intersection of economic exploitation and political occupation. BDS challenges Israel's moral standing in the world through economic, cultural, and academic boycotts. This panel will focus on TIAA-CREF, the giant pension fund currently invested in weapons manufacturing and occupation infrastructure in Israel/Palestine.
Panelists: Riham Barghouti (Adalah-NY), Liza Behrendt (JVP), and Tanya Keilani (Columbia SJP & Love Under Apartheid)
This event is part of the 2012 Left Forum.