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Activism and BDS Beat

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

Washington supreme court hears arguments on Olympia co-op's boycott of Israeli goods

Two courts have already ruled the lawsuit against the co-op is frivolous; now the Washington state supreme court will weigh in.

Palestinians and #BlackLivesMatter activists unite for Bay Area direct action

Bay Area-based Palestine solidarity groups mobilize during a weekend of actions devoted to reclaiming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s radical legacy.

Watch: Ferguson activists bring message of "love and struggle" to Palestine

Palestinians were the first to reach out to Ferguson after the police killing of Black teenager Michael Brown.

Watch: Military indoctrination of Israeli youth “starts in kindergarten”

Israeli activist Amit Gilutz talks about why he and others are urging students to refuse to join the army.

Alumni of elite Israeli high school call for army draft refusal

Signatories criticize military occupation and “institutionalized … system of ethnic-based discrimination.”

15 powerful ways student activists stood up for Palestine in 2014

2014 was a year of victories, challenges and creative resistance for student Palestine solidarity activists in the US.

Harvard boycotted company for anti-gay stance, but says SodaStream ban too “political”

Following an announcement that Harvard University’s dining services would suspend purchases from a company owned by SodaStream, the president stepped in.

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.

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