Creatively resisting occupation
Creatively resisting occupationPalestinian activists employ art as nonviolent resistance.
May 15th marks the 64th anniversary of the Nakba – what Palestinians refer to as the day of “catastrophe” – in which hundreds of thousands were displaced after the establishment of the state of Israel.
An emerging generation of Palestinian activists is using art, music and theatre as a form of nonviolent protest against the Israeli occupation. This artistic resistance not only challenges occupation, but also challenges their societies.
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to Mark Levine (@culturejamming), professor of Middle East History at UC Irvine, and we engage our community in a Google Plus hangout.
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