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News about popular struggle, international solidarity and boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activism

America's Middle East scholars finally discuss "boycott Israel" call

Motion approved by Middle East Studies Association defends right of professors to urge that academic ties with Israel be severed.

Victory: US student workers' union backs Israel boycott in landslide vote

UAW Local 2865, representing 13,000 student workers at the University of California, has become the first labor union in the US to join the BDS movement.

Israel denies entry to South African boycott activist

A former EAPPI volunteer, Marthie Momberg was on her way to a Kairos Palestine conference in Bethlehem.

Effort to block Israel boycott backfires at anthropology association

Only 52 of more than 700 members backed motion that would have shut down debate on boycotting Israel.

Brazilian state cancels contract with Israeli drone-maker

Rio Grande do Sul has admitted that opposition from Palestinians led it to tear up deal with Israeli arms firm.

Wesleyan University dumps Sabra hummus after student campaign

Students are beginning to see the fruits of their divestment resolution passed last May. 

 

Unions "are part of the struggle" for Palestine solidarity on US campuses

Student workers at the University of California will hold a vote to support the boycott movement in response to the call by Palestinian trade and labor unions.

“You inspire me,” Alicia Keys tells singer who fundraises for Israeli army

Alicia Keys (center) posing with Idan Raichel (left) and Ali Paris aka Ali Amr (right)  PHOTO: Alicia Keys on Facebook
Why is an artist who just declared her commitment to social justice so closely tied to Idan Raichel, an advocate of the Israeli army who endorses torture?

South Africa retailer Woolworths takes Israel boycotters to court

The South African retail giant Woolworths threatening BDS South Africa with legal action if it does not stop protests against Israeli goods at its stores.

Costly pro-Israel PR campaign fails to stop UCLA divestment

UCLA became the sixth of nine undergraduate campuses in the UC system to pass a divestment resolution, despite expensive efforts by on-campus anti-Palestinian groups to thwart such a victory.

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