The right to boycott is protected free speech and yet nearly 30 states have passed laws requiring people to pledge they won’t engage in or defend the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement to protest Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law. Abby Martin learned this the hard way, when the University of Georgia demanded that she sign the pledge in order to give a keynote speech she had been invited to deliver. When she refused, they uninvited her. She’s now suing the state of Georgia. She talks to Katie and Leslie about why she’s suing, how she almost signed the pledge accidentally and how framing BDS as anti-semitic distracts from actual anti-semitism. Also, did you know that Bibi Netanyahu’s son posted an incredibly anti-semitic meme?
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy