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Listen: North Carolina county drops Israeli occupation profiteer G4S

Durham County had joined the boycott of South African goods during the 1980s apartheid era, and current campaigners were able to “use that as precedent for them taking action on G4S.”

False claims of anti-Semitism climb on US campuses: New report

A surge in accusations of anti-Semitism relies on the conflation of anti-Semitism with criticism of Israeli policy, lawyers say.

Primus latest band to cancel Israel show

San Francisco Bay Area-based band’s cancellation comes just days after Lauryn Hill canceled her 7 May concert in Israel.

US film about indigenous community links to Palestine reinserts “political narrative”

Filmmakers say it is important to “re-insert the political narrative” back inside discussions about First Nations communities and Palestinian refugees.

Indiana students vote to divest from companies over Israel links

Passing a divestment resolution “lives up to our legacy of social justice,” says an Earlham College student campaigner.

Listen: Hospital bombed by Israel "back in business" but not rebuilt, says Gaza doctor

Dr. Basman Alashi of al-Wafa hospital and Palestinian-Canadian pediatrician Dr. Rand Askalan discuss the immediate and long-term needs of injured, disabled and traumatized children in Gaza.

Wesleyan students demand divestment from prisons, fossil fuels and Israeli occupation

The issues of the Israeli occupation, mass incarceration and environmental justice “are all connected,” says a student.

Listen: Loyola University Chicago students pass divestment for third time

Students held falafel sales to raise funds for the divestment campaign.

Listen: Steven Salaita on Palestine, media and free speech

Professor Salaita joins a discussion on the portrayal of Palestine in the corporate media during Israeli Apartheid Week events at McGill University.

Defying college's threats, California students build mock Israeli wall

Student activists at Pitzer College in southern California are risking possible sanctions this week to bring attention to Israel’s violations of Palestinians’ rights.

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