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    Verso and other publishers are offering free ebooks in solidarity with pro-Palestine campus protests.

    James Folta

    April 26, 2024, 11:56am

    As students organize and resist to demand action and justice for Palestinians, publishers are offering free books on Palestine, protest, and more, in solidarity.

    Verso has seven ebooks available for download, including a case for sanctions against Israel, a collection on 2011’s Occupy movement, and a compendium of revolt and resistance. Verso also collected a list last year of free resources, including books, interviews, and podcasts.

    Haymarket Books has a series of books available for free, including Light in Gaza, a collection of writing by Gazans on “their dreams, fears, and aspirations.” Haymarket also organized Until Liberation, a series of events at the end of last year that are all available to watch.

    Both Verso and Haymarket collaborated on an essay collection released in December, From The River To The Sea, which includes personal testimonials, essays, and interviews for a free Palestine, and “provide[s] important grounding for the urgent discussions taking place across the Palestine solidarity movement.”

    Seven Stories Press is also offering a free, two-volume history of student resistance in the last 20 years. The author Mark Boren writes of his collection: “The explosion of protests in the world has shown us that there are millions of people—many of them young and altruistic—who are willing to stand up to forces of oppression, to risk their bodies, their freedom, and their lives to make the future better than the past, and that is humbling, inspiring, and hopeful for the future.”

    If you’re looking for more resources and more to read, In These Times has a great list of digital resources for a free Palestine which includes the Palestinian Museum’s digital archives and an expansive list of zines and books from Publishers for Palestine.

    There’s lots to read, but even more to do: Jewish Voice for Peace and The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights have lots of ways to take action right now.

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