Counter-narratives: a reading and discussion circle (focus on Palestine)

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This event is part of the series "Counter-narratives: a reading and discussion circle on anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist thinking." In this session of counter-narratives we will discuss "Ten myths about Israel" by Ilan Pappé. The e-book is downloadable for free at Verso books.

While those following the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict have never believed in these myths, the myths have played a crucial role in building and garnering support for the dominant imperialist narrative that enabled the ethnic cleansing, massacre and dispossession of Palestinians for decades, culminating in the genocidal horrors playing out today.

In this book Ilan Pappé delves into the history and background of the conflict, not only debunking each of these myths in detail, but also exposing the power structures and vested interests that enabled their creation and perpetuation. Understanding their historic role helps contextualise their continued complicity in the crimes of the present day. This short but comprehensive counter-narrative is a useful resource for effectively countering the dominant narrative spread by the mass media, blocking access to information on what will surely go down in history as one of the greatest crimes against humanity ever committed. This reading also provides the basic background for tackling our next readings on Palestine.

Everyone attending needs to read the book beforehand, but it's OK if you don't manage to finish it in time. The discussion will be open and informal – without presentations or guidance, as we're all equally in the process of learning.

This is an external event, but all Diemers are welcome! Space is limited, so please email in case you plan to come. The counter-narratives group will meet roughly once a month (next event 22nd June). For a full description of the group and its events, please see:


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25/05/2024 @ 10:00 EST
Nieuwland @ Amsterdam, Países Bajos
Sona P Contact
Público, hasta 15 participantes
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Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93-95