Advocating for Palestine in Canada - by Emily Regan Wills & Jeremy Wildeman & Michael Bueckert & Nadia Abu-Zahra (Paperback)
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About the Book This collection brings together activists and engaged scholars to explore the challenges of Palestinian solidarity activism in Canada. Book Synopsis Palestine solidarity activism is on the rise and under siege. Led by a coalition of students, labour unions, church groups, and Palestinian and Jewish community organizations, the movement advocating for Palestinian rights is forced to contend with relentless condemnation, legal sanctions, sidelining, and coordinated smear campaigns. Why is it so difficult to advocate for Palestine in Canada? This courageous book grapples with this question through a wide-ranging exploration of Palestine solidarity activism, linking the movement's connections with global struggles against racism, imperialism, and colonialism. Through this indispensable contribution to our understanding of the complex social and historical forces at work, Advocating for Palestine touches on our era's most urgent debates, linking histories and practices of settler colonialism and the meaning of solidarity today to the media's role in shaping public opinion and the relationship between Canadian foreign and domestic policy with the movement's strategy of boycotts and lessons from the South African anti-apartheid movement. About the Author Emily Regan Wills (Edited by) Emily Regan Wills is an associate professor of comparative politics at the University of Ottawa. She is the co-director of the Community Mobilization in Crisis project, which develops and implements innovative multilingual digital pedagogical tools for teaching community mobilization skills in the Middle East and elsewhere. Jeremy Wildeman (Edited by) Jeremy Wildeman is a Fellow at the Human Rights Resource and Education Centre (HRREC), University of Ottawa. He is a scholar of international relations, Middle East politics, Canadian foreign policy, human security and development aid. Michael Bueckert (Edited by) Michael Bueckert is Vice President at Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), a national advocacy organization based in Montreal. He has a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Political Economy from Carleton University; his dissertation explored the opposition to boycott movements. Nadia Abu-Zahra (Edited by) Nadia Abu-Zahra is an Associate Professor and Joint Chair in Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and a member of the University of Ottawa's Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, and Centre for International Policy Studies.



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