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Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine

September 2010

By William Parry

In the hands of artists, Israel’s oppressive wall around the West Bank is also turning into a powerful symbol of resistance. The barrier imposes an apartheid-style regime on the Palestinian people and institutionalizes a land-grab in contravention of international law. But in the words of street artist Banksy, the wall has also become ‘the ultimate activity holiday destination for graffiti writers’ and a stunning visual representation of international solidarity.

William Parry has constructed a beautiful photographic document of this transformation. His crisp, pithy text puts the wall in context and describes how it impacts on the daily lives of Palestinians. Against the Wall is a fine example of the political potential of art that may just help tip the balance of opinion.

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  1. #1 teresa de ory 21 Nov 10

    how to buy a book from you

    Dear ’All of you’,
    I am really interested in purchasing the book: Against the wall. The art of resistance, for a friend who works in that field. Can I buy it and you send it to her who lives in Mexico?,
    waiting for your answer,

    Teresa de Ory
    seville, Spain.

  2. #2 Jo Lateu 23 Nov 10

    I'm afraid New Internationalist doesn't stock this book. Please visit the publisher's website (www.plutobooks.com) to contact them for stockist/ordering details.
    Jo Lateu
    New Internationalist

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