Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters joins BDS movement

The frontman for the notorious rock n' roll band, Pink Floyd, has publicly called for boycotts, divestments, and sanctions to be levied against Israel in hopes of bringing about a just peace in the seemingly intractable conflict.

My article is over at Waging Nonviolence, here's an excerpt:
Waters’ public stance is huge. He is the highest-profile musician to declare his support for the BDS movement to date. The nonviolent struggle against Israeli apartheid is going mainstream, and not in some soft, cuddly, watered-down manner; but BDS is a means of nonviolent struggle that really has some teeth, as was seen in South Africa. A cultural boycott of Israel, where artists would refuse to entertain and whitewash Israeli apartheid, is a nonviolent tool with the power to rapidly erode the moral standing of Israel in the world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's so sad to see well meaning people ... i repeat well meaning people ... used as political and idealogical pawns ... puppets ... you'd think in the information age there would be less "Neville Chamberlain's" in the world