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Activism and BDS Beat

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

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.

Palestinian American professor criticized over Israeli diplomat's appearance at Brown

The dispute between a prominent Palestinian American professor and advocates of academic boycott highlights the dilemmas faced by those embedded in American institutions that openly adopt pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian stances.

“Common bond” found in African heritage delegation to Palestine

Participants were tear gassed by Israeli army in West Bank village.

HP spins Israeli checkpoints role as reducing "friction" with Palestinians

The information and technology giant is deeply involved in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. A prospective split into two companies will not end its complicity in international crimes.

EU must cease "material support" for Israel's crimes, say leading trade unions

Activists from nineteen countries demand the suspension of a key EU agreement with Israel.

Golan activists condemn “suspicious visits” by “racist” Israeli politicians

Syrians in the occupied Golan Heights have issued a public statement calling for locals to resist visits by Israeli politicians.

Palestinian students in Chicago punished by university after trying to register for "Birthright" trip

Meanwhile, the Zionist Hillel group was given a light slap on the wrist for violating the same administrative rule.

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