A letter of support from South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is regarded as a vindication of an Australian city council’s fight — currently unsuccessful — to align its purchasing policies with the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against the State of Israel.
ATHENS (IPS) - Activists are being confronted by Israeli authorities days before the international “Freedom Flotilla II — Stay Human” sets sail towards the Gaza Strip in an attempt to break the naval blockade Israel has imposed since 2007.
Paul Murphy, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Ireland’s Socialist Party, is bound for Gaza as part of the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla. The Electronic Intifada correspondent David Cronin interviews Murphy about the flotilla and the EU’s role in the siege.
As the second Gaza Freedom Flotilla, made up of some 10 ships carrying 1,000 activists from 20 countries, gets ready to sail for the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli authorities are stepping up their threats.
David Cronin interviews Palestinian activist Mazin Qumsiyeh, author of the new book Popular Resistance in Palestine: A History of Hope and Empowerment, on the popular struggle in the occupied West Bank and his experience being arrested and detained by Israeli forces.
Earlier this month in Montpellier, France, more than a hundred activists from nine countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco for two full days of workshops aimed at strengthening the boycott campaign against the Israeli agricultural export giant.