Apr 21, 2011

Ep. 2011-13: Boycott, Divest and Marrickville council

Broadcast April 21 2011 at 9-9.30am on 2SER radio 107.3 Sydney.
With Simon Unwin and Jessica Minshall

Download here: Boycott, Divest and Marrickville Council

On this weeks show we take a closer look at the Boycott Divest and Sanctions campaign that’s caused such a stink in the inner-west local council of Marrickville. In the first half the show we hear audio from a media conference 'Palestinian voices in the debate' by Australians for Palestine. This audio begins with Samah Sabawi from Australians for Palestine.

Despite the controversy there has been little discussion in the mainstream media about what the BDS campaign actually is. To remedy this we spoke with Katrina Byrne who is an Australian physiotherapist currently working in El Wafa Hospital in the Gaza Strip as part of a Union Aid Abroad study tour. She recently had the opportunity to meet with Omar Barghouti and members of the Palestinian BDS National Committee in Ramallah. We had a chat about what she’s seen in Palestine, the BDS, and ‘Brand Israel’.

Also you can check out the following song by Detroit based rapper Invincible, inspired by the BDS.

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