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Activism and BDS Beat

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

Northeastern lifts suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine

Group was suspended in March for distributing mock eviction notices to raise awareness about Israel’s destruction of Palestinian homes.

Earth Day Network dumps SodaStream and Scarlett Johansson

On the eve of Earth Day, groups working for Palestinian rights globally are celebrating Earth Day Network’s decision to end its partnership with SodaStream, whose main production factory is located in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.

Activists condemn Washington University “censorship” of BDS event featuring Palestinian poet

University administrators canceled a planned town hall meeting on boycott, divestment and sanctions and tried to limit the free speech of poet Remi Kanazi.

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.”

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