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Activism and BDS Beat

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

UC Davis senators vote to divest citing Israel’s harm to student welfare

University of California’s investments in the Israeli occupation and its complicity with Israel’s systematic discrimination harms the welfare of UC Davis’ Palestinian students.

Palestinians disappointed but determined after FIFA betrayal

Effort to suspend FIFA has failed for now, but campaign to isolate Israel will continue, campaigners say.

Under boycott pressure, Orange tries to distance itself from Israeli operation

BDS Egypt says the French owner of Mobinil is engaging in “shameless deception” over its complicity in Israeli crimes.

Egyptians launch boycott of Orange-owned Mobinil over complicity in Israeli crimes

France-based Orange is complicit in Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and provided support to Israeli units that devastated Gaza last summer.

University of Helsinki cancels G4S contract over support for Israeli prisons

Assurances by the security firm that it will not renew its contrasts with the Israeli Prison Service must not be trusted. 

Video: Ali Abunimah on efforts to outlaw Israel boycott in US, Canada

Illinois passes Israel-lobby backed law against divestment from West Bank settlements.

ICC co-founder Cherif Bassiouni under fire for violating Israel boycott

The prominent Egyptian-American jurist rejected an appeal not to speak at Tel Aviv University.

Princeton graduate students back Israel occupation divestment by wide margin

Campus debate on Palestine has generated high levels of engagement, organizers say.

Peaceful protest at Connecticut fundraiser for Israeli army prompts police lockdown

Gregory Williams and Daniel Fischer entered Friends of the IDF fundraiser to read testimony from a Gaza mother who had watched her son die.

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