BDS: What we need to know

I took part in this Zoom panel for the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign with Omar Barghouti and Andrew Preston. Facebook embed doesn’t work, so click through to it here.

For the seasoned campaigner, those already aware and active, and those fresh to the issue, this webinar is an opportunity to take a moment to understand where the ‘BDS Call’ comes from, how the international solidarity movement has progressed so far and the changed terrain in which we campaign in solidarity with the Palestinian people.What does BDS mean in practice? What are we trying to achieve? Who are our allies and what do we understand about our opposition? Is the Israel lobby as powerful as some believe? What do the events of the last month mean for the Palestinian struggle and for international solidarity?

How Israel intervenes in British politics — Asa Winstanley at IsraelApartheidCon

This is my half-hour talk at this past weekend’s IsraelApartheidCon, which was organised by the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.

The video above doesn’t include the Q&A. But you can watch it in the video below, which is of the full Saturday session. I’ve cued the embed below to the right time code, so it should start right at the Q&A. Please do also check out the videos of the other speakers — there was some really interesting talks.

Why Can’t We Talk About Palestine? — a talk with Jonathan Cook and Asa Winstanley

Thanks to Hastings and Rye Palestine Solidarity Campaign for inviting me to speak at this event about media censorship on Palestine.

To illustrate perfectly the need to raise awareness of this issue, a small article about the upcoming event was deleted from the website of a local press outlet!

The Campaign to Topple Jeremy Corbyn: A webinar hosted by Miko Peled

Miko Peled hosts a roundtable discussion with Chris Williamson (Former Labour Party MP), Asa Winstanley (Journalist), and Tony Greenstein (Activist, Author) who will analyze the events and forces that led to Corbyn’s fall at the hands of pro-Israels special interest groups. Chris Williamson, Asa Winstanley, and Tony Greenstein all faced pressure and/or oustings from their respective roles within the UK Labour Party over similar smears of “antisemitism”. In this online event, we will hear from each of these esteemed UK journalists, politicians and activists who have been directly affected by and witnessed this vast smear campaign and political suppression on the ground level.

Debate on the #LabourLeaks — Asa Winstanley, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, David Miller and Chris Williamson

I took part in a live debate on Thursday about the leaked internal Labour Party document, with editor of The Canary Kerry-Anne Mendoza and co-founder of Spinwatch David Miller, hosted by Chris Williamson’s new outlet, Resistance TV.

Independent media for Palestine — my talk in Brighton

This is the video of a talk that Brighton Palestine Solidarity Campaign invited me to give at their annual AGM in June.

In it I talk about: the role of independent media within the Palestine solidarity movement, specifically The Electronic Intifada; and about Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and its covert war against BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

The Nakba at 70 — my talk in Bristol

Here’s the video of a talk I gave in May at Bristol’s Palestine Museum, a great local activist project.

In it I talk about the modern day legacy of the Nakba, the Israeli ethnic cleansing of 750,000 Palestinians in 1948; BDS, the boycott divestment and sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid; and Israel’s current war against Palestine solidarity.

Thanks to the Palestine Museum for inviting me to take part.