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PennBDS – Perspective

Well the PennBDS conference has come and gone and before looking at what it all adds up to, I’d like to start by congratulating the organizers for the impressive job they accomplished. I know this might seem strange coming from someone who has done so much to criticize the event, both at the PennBDS-Oy site […]

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PennBDS – Sleds with Wheels

The next item on the PennBDS agenda is another discussion of academic boycotts. Given that I’ve said everything I want to say on that subject here, I thought I’d step off the agenda just this once to talk about something inspired by Nycerbarb’s thoughtslast weekend regarding community. Those thoughts came to mind last weekend during […]

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PennBDS: BDS 2.0

As with many of the topics being covered at the upcoming PennBDS conference, I’ve written previously on the subject of BDS in the context of the Web 2.0 communications revolution.  I’ve also written about some of the unintended consequences of the ability of BDS advocates to successfully leverage these new technologies to spread their message. […]

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PennBDS – The Zionist Response

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference. Check out this landing page to find out more. Building momentum from small victories is a time-honored tactic for political activist groups.  And BDS proponents have been more effective at this than most, anchoring two years of heavy-duty […]

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PennBDS: BDS and Community

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference. Check out this landing page to find out more. The PennBDS talk entitled “BDS as a Community-Wide Political Campaign” originally had the word “Winning” or “Victory” in the title (I can’t remember which).  I can only guess why […]

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