JOIN US FOR
WMPSC AGM at 1pm
followed by the
Launch of ShirHever’s & Warren Bardsley’ books
The Privatisation of Israeli Security
Consequences The Trial of Arthur James Balfour
Sunday 3 December 2017 at 1 pm
Unite Building, Heneage Street West, Birmingham B7 4AZ
Between 1994-2014, Israel’s security service was transformed, becoming one of the most extreme examples of privatised security in the world. This book is an investigation into this period and the conditions that created ‘Occupation Inc.’: the institution of a private military-security-industrial complex.
State sponsored violence is increasing as a result of this securitisation, but why is it necessary, and what are its implications? In this book, ShirHever considers the impact of the ongoing Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation, the influence of U.S. military aid and the rise of neoliberalism in Israel, to make sense of this dramatic change in security policy.
Through the lens of political economy, this book shows how the Israeli security elites turn violence into a commodity in order to preserve their status and wealth, providing a fresh new perspective on the Israeli occupation.
ShirHever is an economic researcher based at the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.
Consequences: The Trial of Arthur James Balfour, by Warren R Bardsley
Warren Bardsley’s new book was released in early September, and is available for the price of £9.99
Please see this flyer for more details about the book.
There is also a 3-act play script based on the book available for groups to use, with no charge or copyright.
To order a copy of either the book or play script, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds will go to Medical Aid for Palestinians.