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Building Palestine Solidarity after the Bowman Affair

Israel’s war on Gaza last May sparked protest and support for the Palestinian struggle for liberation throughout the world including in the US. The Republicans and Democrats have tried to counter this groundswell of solidarity by demonizing and criminalizing the movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS). Many progressive politicians including DSA member Jamaal Bowman bowed to this Zionist pressure, opposed BDS, and voted for military aid to Israel. Join this webinar to discuss how we must reaffirm solidarity with Palestine and escalate the BDS movement in the wake of the Bowman Affair.


Tithi Bhattacharya. She is on the editorial board of Spectre, editor of Social Reproduction Theory, and co-author of Feminism for the 99%. She is a long time Palestine solidarity and BDS activist.

Rabab Abdulhadi. She is the founding Director and Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies at San Francisco State University. She is a long time community organizer focused on the struggle for Palestinian liberation and the indivisibility of anti-colonial and anti-racist movements.

brian bean. They are a Chicago-based socialist, one of the founding editors of Rampant Magazine, and a member of the Tempest Collective. They are the co-editor and contributor to Palestine: A Socialist Introduction and their writing has appeared in JacobinSpectre JournalRed FlagInternational ViewpointNew Politics, and others.

Haley Pessin. She is a socialist activist based in New York. She is a rank and file member of 1199 SEIU, DSA Afrosocialist Caucus, and the Tempest Collective.