BDS: Repression and Progress

Finkel, David
Date Written:  2019-01-01
Publisher:  Against the Current
Year Published:  2019
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23465

Short piece about recent BDS actions and attempts to censor pro-Palestinian protest.



Professor Marc Lamont Hill was abruptly terminated by CNN not for on-air comments but for speech at the United Nations calling for a single democratic state in Palestine “from the river to the sea.” Not only can’t any such idea be discussed on CNN’s airwaves, god forbid, but no one associated with the network can be allowed to utter it in public....

The vicious attack on Professor Hill follows the actions by the University of Michigan against Professor John Cheney-Lippold and Graduate Student Instructor Lucy Peterson, discussed in depth by Alan Wald in this issue of Against the Current.

These assaults, however, are also occurring in the context of significant advances by the BDS (boycott/divestment/sanctions) movement. Students on U.S. campuses are calling on universities to divest from corporations involved in Israel, despite Zionist smear campaigns targeting BDS supporters.

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