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.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Roger Waters: Fear builds walls

Riz Khan interviewed Roger Waters on Al Jazeera about the walls being constructed across the world, special attention is paid to the separation wall that Israeli is building in the West Bank.

The whole interview is worth watching but if you can't then pay special attention after 8:00 when Waters how he heard about the boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel after he had scheduled a concert for Tel Aviv. Waters ended up cancelling the Tel Aviv show and instead played at Neve Shalom (an intentional multi-religious community in Israel -- a concert which he now says he partially regretted, because it still violated the BDS call). At 17:00 Waters speaks about his recent call to musicians and artists around the world to support the Palestinian freedom struggle by participating in BDS.

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