Jeff Halper, Israeli-American activist-academic-author, and founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions will speak about his new book "War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification". Free and open to the public (donations accepted) and handicapped accessible.
"Commonwealth Honors College Building" Lecture Hall ("160 West")
Long-awaited, War Against the People is a powerful indictment of the Israeli state’s “securocratic” war in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper draws on firsthand research to show the pernicious effects of the subliminal form of unending warfare conducted by Israel, an approach that relies on sustaining fear among the populace, fear that is stoked by suggestions that the enemy is inside the city limits, leaving no place truly safe and justifying the intensification of military action and militarization in everyday life.
Halper goes on to show how this method of war is rapidly globalizing, as the major capitalist powers and corporations transform militaries, security agencies, and police forces into an effective instrument of global pacification.
Sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, Western Mass Program / Arise for Social Justice / Ashfield Congregational Church, UCC / AmherstUnited Left / Charlemont Federated Church, UCC / Kairos/Franklin County Justice for Palestine / Traprock Center for Peace and Justice / UMass: Department of Anthropology, Department of History, Department of Social Thought and Political Economy Program, American Studies Program, Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Students for Justice in Palestine / Western Mass Jewish Voice for Peace.