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University of Haifa
[Haifa U, Gender] Dalit Baum's new program Economic Activism for Palestine to support existing U.S. divestment campaigns

 

 

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Dalit Baum

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Dalit Baum, Ph.D., is the founder of "Who Profits from the Occupation?", an activist research initiative of the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel (www.whoprofits.org). During the last four years, "Who Profits" has become a vital resource for dozens of campaigns around the world, providing information about corporate complicity in the occupation of Palestine.

Dalit is a feminist scholar and teacher in Israel, teaching about militarism and about the global economy from a feminist perspective in the Haifa University and the Beit Berl College.

This year she is visiting the U.S. as an activist in residence with Global Exchange, directing a new program titled Economic Activism for Palestine, which aims to support existing divestment campaigns in the U.S. as well as help new ones through education, training, networking and the development of dedicated tools.

Topics covered

  • Corporate involvement in the Israeli occupation: developing effective responses
  • The Israeli justice movement and BDS: what is our role
  • Economic Activism for Palestine: learning from our successes
  • Corporate research for effective campaigns: sharing our knowhow
  • Strategic target choice for BDS: where is the salt?

 

This page last updated February 09, 2011

 

 

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We envision a people centered globalization that values the rights of workers and the health of the planet; that prioritizes international collaboration as central to ensuring peace; and that aims to create a local, green economy designed to embrace the diversity of our communities.

In a world where the economics of quantity fuels corporate power and political greed, the elite are reaping profits while working people and the planet are left to pay the price. In response to the global degradation caused by this system of elite globalization, Global Exchange envisions an alternative economics of quality centered upon protecting international human rights to ensure that the cost of globalization does not come at the expense of us all.

 

 

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As an education and action resource center, we advance our vision by working to ensure our members and constituents are empowered locally and connected globally to create a just and sustainable world.

Global Exchange® takes a holistic approach to creating change. With20 years working for international human rights, we realize that in order to advance social, environmental and economic justice we must transform the global economy from profit centered to people centered, from currency to community.

 


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