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

London's SOAS backs Israel boycott in referendum landslide

Call to cut ties with Israeli institutions garners 73 percent of vote in referendum of students, faculty and staff.

Toronto queer group that won right to say “Israeli apartheid” wraps up

Group fought back against censorship efforts and helped expose Israel’s “pinkwashing.”

Zionist scholars make racist statements at London university

An Israeli scholar visiting SOAS shamlessly denies the events of an infamous massacre that took place during the Nakba, Israel’s 1948 ethnic cleasning of the Palestinians.

Boston students fight for Israel divestment referendum

Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University is once again being singled out for discriminatory treatment by the administration.

Why is Texas festival SXSW hosting a "happy hour" for Israel?

Texas-based artists are campaigning against the SXSW’s inclusion of events sponsored by the Israeli government. 

From besieged Gaza to Tricky: show us solidarity and boycott apartheid Israel

Given that Israel is involved in grave violations of international law and human rights, this letter from Gaza urges Tricky not to be complicit in entertaining apartheid and to cancel his upcoming gig in Israel.

Why London's SOAS should vote to sever links with Israeli universities

Students at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies will hold a referendum next week on severing academic ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and other Israeli academic institution.

Students allege "travesty of justice" as Ohio university muzzles debate on Israel divestment

The student government at the University of Toledo in Ohio shut down a divestment resolution hearing Tuesday night.

Northwestern University students pass Israel divestment resolution

Northwestern University students had been subjected to “vigilante censorship” by anti-divestment campaigns.

Stanford University students approve divestment from firms abetting Israel's crimes

Stanford students have been steadily campaigning for divestment for the last eight years and the increased support for divestment has been nothing less than dramatic.

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