Debate between Omar Barghouti and Jonathan Freedland Why Boycott Culture?

6 July 2011 — Southbank Centre

Sunday July 10th, 7pm

£10/£5 concessions

Where basic freedoms are denied and democratic remedies blocked off, cultural boycott by world civil society is a viable and effective political strategy; indeed a moral imperative.

Supporting the motion will be:

Omar Barghouti – author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (Haymarket Press).

Seni Seneviratne – British-Sri Lankan poet and performer, author of Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (Peepal Tree Press).

Opposing the motion will be:

Carol Gould – ex-patriate American author, film maker, and ‘a vocal critic of what she sees as increasing anti-Americanism and antisemitism in Britain’.

Jonathan Freedland (tbc) columnist for The Guardian and the Jewish Chronicle, a regular contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, and the presenter of Radio 4’s The Long View.

Chair:  Jonathan Heawood, Director of English PEN

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