I’m excited to announce that my next book, Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine, will be released this September by Haymarket Books.

Pre-order the book today: http://bit.ly/1c2zG2l

In preparation for the launch, we are putting together a large book tour in the US and Canada (Europe and the Middle East to follow). If your campus or community group wants to connect this fall on a show, talk, or workshop, get in touch: Booking@PoeticInjustice.net.

I’m a South African who lived through apartheid. I have no hesitation saying that Israel’s crimes are infinitely worse than those committed by the apartheid regime of South Africa.
—  John Dugard, former U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories. Watch his interview on Democracy Now! today.
They can oppose as much as they want. But they cannot stop justice. I think justice, in the end, will prevail.
—  Nabil Abuznaid, Palestinian ambassador to the Netherlands, addressing Israeli and American opposition to Palestine’s accession to the International Criminal Court. Watch his interview on Democracy Now! today.

The amount of Gazan children who will have to spend ramadan without their parents this year and the amount of women and men who will have to fast without their children because they lost them last summer is absolutely devastating. It will be a painful month. Duaas. Duaas. Duaas.