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Israeli arms maker wins "unprecedented" contract at US-Mexico border

Gabriel Schivone on Israeli arms giant Elbit’s “enormous” contracts with the US government, plus Dina Elmuti on the anniversary of the Deir Yassin massacre.

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.

Anti-boycott resolution defeated in Illinois state government

Divestment resolution at the University of New Mexico gains urgency after police shootings in Albuquerque bring home Israeli military violence in occupied West Bank.

Divestment vote at University of New Mexico tonight

Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of New Mexico is calling on administration to pull its investments from corporations that profit from human rights violations in Palestine and at the US-Mexico border.

US students resist repression of Palestine solidarity on campus

University of Michigan students engage in a sit-in after the student government tables a divestment vote “indefinitely”; Max Geller of Northeastern SJP talks about repression of student activism by the administration and right-wing groups; and a report from Gaza during Israeli Apartheid Week.

Northeastern students fighting back against ban on campus Palestine group

Northeastern University administration banned Students for Justice in Palestine and launched a police investigation after members distributed flyers critical of Israel on campus.

Israel's ramped-up racist attacks on African refugees: "it's scariest when no one objects"

David Sheen explains the heightened racist treatment of African asylum-seekers in Israel; a report from Gaza after an Israeli drone strike kills two Palestinians; Amnesty International condemns “trigger-happy” Israeli soldiers; and music by Revolution Makers.

183 Palestinian children arrested by army, facing Israeli military courts in January

Israeli forces detained and violently abused a 16-year-old Palestinian child, and nine children were arrested in one incident in January.

Harvard students collect testimonies of apartheid from Palestine to US

Student activists at Harvard University ask fellow undergraduates, “what does apartheid mean to you?”

People of Yarmouk "have suffered enough," says UN

Chris Gunness of UNRWA says that some food and medical aid has been distributed inside the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, but more immediate aid is needed; students at San Diego State push for divestment; and Remi Kanazi’s poem dismantles myths about the BDS movement.

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