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Activism and BDS Beat

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

Rights abuses make AHAVA a tough sell

Upscale online retailer Gilt confirms that it no longer carries company’s cosmetics.

Bay Area activists declare victory after Israeli carrier cancels all ships

Activists are claiming their most significant victory yet as Israel’s largest shipping company avoids their protests in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Boycotters declare victory as SodaStream retreats from West Bank

The Israeli drink machine company has announced it will close its factory in an illegal settlement. Palestine solidarity activists celebrate, but vow to continue the boycott campaign.

Video: French activists seize stage at Israel-backed film festival

Dozens of activists disrupted an Israeli-government backed film screening at the Cinemed 2014 festival in Montpellier, France, forcing the showing to be abandoned.

Diamond magnate may be lying about Israel settlement pullout, activists warn

Africa Israel previously deceived the Norwegian government about its occupation profiteering business practices.

Video: London activists occupy Airbus to protest Israel weapons deals

Airbus and Israel Aerospace Industries are currently working together to build a drone based on the Heron model extensively used in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians.

Video: Activists occupy Israel pavilion at Paris trade show

Supplier of tahini to Israeli military draws protests at Paris food fair.

Los Angeles activists block unloading of Israeli cargo ship for two days

Palestine solidarity activists continue to block Israel’s largest shipping vessel in California.

Anti-gay Christian group threatens to sue hotel for hosting scholars who endorse Israel boycott

The group invokes a new California law alleging the academic boycott enables “unlawfully discrimination,” but the American Studies Association is still going forward with plans.

Welsh council embargoes Israel over Gaza "savageness"

Gwynedd council in north Wales voted last week never to enter trade relations with Israel.

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