[Marxism] NYT on BDS concert protest / Barenboim & Said

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 10:16:06 MDT 2011

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM, John Cox <johncox519 at hotmail.com> wrote:

The article about the Mehta concert & protests reminded me of this project
> that Edward Said launched (with the great Israeli conductor Barenboim) a few
> years before Said's death

Now there's a hot topic! Mariam Said, Edward's widow, and the Palestinian
Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PACBI) had quite a
back-and-forth last year over the question of whether WEDO is currently a
boycottable normalization project. Here's a taste of it:


I got to see the debate in action in May, when Barenboim conducted a
European "Orchestra for Gaza" here. The consensus was that that performance
was not boycottable, whatever individuals might think of it or whether they
might choose to attend or support it.

"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen

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