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Activism and BDS Beat

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

Palestine activists make unscheduled splash at Israel's Paris water party

French activists crashed a water summit yesterday and urged stunned delegates not to cooperate with the Israeli water company Mekorot that pillages Palestinian water sources.

Olympia Co-op lawfare case backfires as court fines anti-boycott plaintiffs

Plaintiffs required to pay $160,000 in statutory damages over frivolous lawsuit targeting first US grocery store to formally boycott Israeli goods.

In Passover message, rabbis call for divestment from Hewlett-Packard

The video plays on the phrase “Next year in Jerusalem” traditionally uttered at Passover seder dinners, and focuses on the injustices Palestinians face “this year in Jerusalem.”

Gaza farmers urge Neil Young not to play Tel Aviv

Canadian rock star has a long history of defending agricultural workers in North America.

Scottish students say "yes" to boycotting Israel

Union backs Palestinian right to education campaign, with just one vote against.

Palestinian groups call on Gates Foundation to divest from Israeli prison contractor G4S

A call for the Gates Foundation to divest from G4S has been endorsed by more than 120 Palestinian and international organizations.

Tutu condemns US efforts to curb free speech on Palestine

“Whether used in South Africa, the US South, or India, boycotts have resulted in a transformative change that not only brought freedom and justice to the victims but also peace and reconciliation for the oppressors.”

Israel's incompetent global campaign of "lawfare"

Pro-Israel groups are using court venues around the world in an attempt to stilfe the Palestinian-led boycott campaign, but are having surprisingly mixed results.

Divestment vote at University of New Mexico tonight

Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of New Mexico is calling on administration to pull its investments from corporations that profit from human rights violations in Palestine and at the US-Mexico border.

Call to create divestment committee passes at University of Michigan-Dearborn

SJP is however critical of procedures used that limited debate and input from the resolution’s authors.

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