Activism and BDS Beat

US trade unionists support Palestinian call for military sanctions on Israel

Following last week’s call by Palestinians for immediate military sanctions on Israel, “similar to that imposed against apartheid South Africa in the past,” US trade union members released a statement announcing full support of the call, BDS, and the right of return. 

Rights groups: anti-boycott law "effectively a legal annexation of W. Bank"

Human rights groups in Israel are protesting the new Israeli law passed yesterday which “prohibits boycott of businesses, universities, and social and cultural institutions based in Israel and the illegal settlements, and imposes heavy financial sanctions against civil society organizations and businesses that participate in boycotts.” 

Independent trade unions in Egypt endorse BDS

The Egyptian Independent Union Federation affirmed solidarity with the Palestinian people and upheld a commitment to “reject any form of normal relations” with Israel, including gas supply agreements that have been in place since Mubarak was empowered. 

PACBI statement: On BDS bashers and their search for fig leaves

PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, released a hard-hitting statement demanding that international artists, performers and academics “refrain from undermining our boycott principles.” 

VIDEO: Democracy Now! broadcasts tour of US boat to Gaza

Democracy Now! produced and broadcast a video today of an exclusive tour of the US boat The Audacity of Hope, part of the upcoming second Freedom Flotilla due to sail to the occupied Gaza strip in an attempt to break the 4-year-old Israeli siege. 

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