Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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.”

South African church leaders endorse Israeli Apartheid Week

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and leaders of the South African Council of Churches compare Israel’s abuses to apartheid South Africa and reiterate backing for boycott, divestment and sanctions,

Boycott and Zionists’ crocodile tears for Palestinian workers

Israel’s apologists have a new line: if you don’t buy products made in Israeli settlements, then you’ll put Palestinians who make them out of a job.

Pink Floyd star's new Israel boycott letter to "family of Rock and Roll"

Roger Waters of the influential rock band Pink Floyd writes new open letter condemning Israeli apartheid, asking artists “not to perform or exhibit in Israel or accept any award” there.

National conference focuses on West Bank boycott efforts

Palestinian Authority faces backlash, as popular conference denounces normalization, and plans boycott expansion in West Bank.

Anti-Palestinian activist heaps praise on campus BDS campaigners

Alarmist attack by StandWithUs staffer on campus BDS activists only highlights the growing strength of divestment campaigns on US campuses

Roger Waters, Desmond Tutu urge student senators at UC Riverside not to back down on divestment vote

“Do not stand silent. Do not retreat. Do not back down. Stand firm in your principles and reject apartheid wherever it is practiced,” says Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

"Trade not aid" focus of new attempt to break Gaza blockade

Eva Bartlett
Gaza City
27 March 2013

While the Freedom Flotilla tried to bring aid to the Strip, Gaza’s Ark seeks to export locally produced goods.

Boycotting Israel is the "way to go," says Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters

David Cronin
18 March 2013

Roger Waters is calling on musicians everywhere not to play Tel Aviv.

Remember when the Church of England voted against divestment from South Africa? A luta continua!

There will be huge disappointment from supporters of Palestinian rights and relief among supporters of Israel’s violation of those rights at the failure of the measure to divest from companies profiting from Israeli occupation at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference.

Perhaps, some may conclude, the battle is too tough and what worked against South Africa can never work against Israel.


Subscribe to RSS - Archbishop Desmond Tutu