Hugh Lanning

Protesters force BBC to confront its pro-Israel bias

Thousands of protesters blocked BBC’s London headquarters, demanding that BBC report the reality in Gaza.

UK union head calls on G4S to end Israel contracts

“Withdraw now,” Dave Prentis of public sector union UNISON tells controversial British-Danish security firm.

Palestine solidarity activists take over G4S meeting, catch occupation profiteer by surprise

The G4S chief executive and his board were confronted with their complicity in the crimes of Israel’s occupation.

BDS roundup: a new year, and new boycott campaigns ahead

US boycott campaigners encourage colleagues to refuse complicity with Cornell University’s partnership with Israel’s Technion Institute, Veolia loses yet another contract in London, dozens of musicians refused to perform in Israel in 2011 while the cultural boycott campaign gears up for a new year, and more.

Boycott Israel campaign grows among UK unions, despite Zionist backlash

Asa Winstanley
London
30 November 2011
So many UK trade unions have now passed motions in support of the Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement that even the often conservative Trades Union Congress has been compelled to change policy.

UK trade unionists put Histadrut under review; victory declared over Agrexco liquidation

Two significant milestones in the Palestinian-led movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) were marked this week with a vote by the UK’s Trades Union Congress to reconsider its ties with Israel’s national trade union federation, and with the confirmation that boycott target Agrexco was ordered into liquidation.
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