When: Friday, February 12th 730pm
This study group will approach the Middle East through the lens of the struggles in Palestine for self-determination. What do history and geography reveal about the Palestinian struggles against Zionism? How is it that in the twenty first century, Palestine remains a brazenly colonized space? What political lessons does a study of occupied Palestine throw on more general struggles for autonomy and solidarity? What role does the politicization of Islam play in these struggles? Some of these questions will be related to the struggles for autonomy in Rojava; the resurgence of Islamic fundamentalism; and the growing Islamophobia in the contemporary world. The study group will meet on alternate Fridays between 5pm and 7pm at the Base in Brooklyn.
Suleiman Mourad — Riddles of the Book