Our Way to Fight
Our Way to Fight
Israeli and Palestinian Activists for Peace
Lawrence Hill Books, Paperback, 9781569767788, 242pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2011
Michael Riordon teaches writing, and has written four books of oral history: Our Way to Fight: Peace-Work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine, Eating Fire: Family Life on the Queer Side, An Unauthorized Biography of the World, and "Out Our Way: Gay and Lesbian Life in Rural Canada". He lives near Picton, Ontario.
"A book like a pocket lamp that contests darkness: the darkness fabricated by those who have promoted a global blindness concerning what has happened in Palestine and Israel during the last sixty years. The battery of this remarkable lamp is true observation, and with it you discover exemplary courage in the most unexpected places. Pocket it!" --John Berger, author of Ways of Seeing and About Looking
Riordon’s portraits reveal what it means to be a courageous person, a seeker of truth. This is a vital intervention for all who care about peace and justice.” --Neve Gordon, author of Israel's Occupation
"Riordon offers an important corrective to the standard tale of an intractable conflict." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An important asset for those with advanced knowledge of Israel's apartheid. It adds clarity and most importantly--humanity--to such a complex situation in which the repressors portray themselves and even see themselves as the victims, that is valuable for even the most experienced activist." --Shir Hever, author of The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation
"Sensitive interviewing and careful attention to detail." —IllumeMagazine.com