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Judge throws out Israel-backed lawsuit against Olympia Food Co-op, upholds right to boycott

In a major setback for Israeli efforts to suppress the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States, a judge in Olympia, Washington today dismissed a lawsuit designed to force the Olympia Food Co-op to rescind its boycott of Israeli goods.

We will not be intimidated: Video with Cindy Corrie backs Olympia Food Co-op fight against anti-boycott lawsuit

Cindy Corrie is among several people appearing in a short video calling for solidarity with the Olympia Food Co-op in Olympia, Washington and condemning a lawsuit seeking to overturn the Co-op’s boycott of Israeli goods.

Artists and activists create murals in Gaza to highlight water crisis

US artists and activists traveled to Gaza, bringing attention to the severe water crisis affecting children’s health and development through the painting of large, beautiful and collaborative murals.

Lawsuit filed against Olympia Food Co-op, seeks to force end to Israel boycott

A group of pro-Israel activists has filed a lawsuit against the Olympia Food Co-op (OFC) to try to force it to end its boycott of Israeli goods.

On 6 September, The Electronic Intifada exclusively revealed that the activists who had threatened the lawsuit were working in close collaboration with StandWithUs, a national pro-Israel organization, and that their plans had been discussed in advance with an Israeli government official.

Uncovered: Israel's role in planned US lawsuit to fight BDS

Ali Abunimah
6 September 2011
An exclusive investigation finds that pro-Israel activists, backed by an Islamophobic pro-Israel group and with the knowledge of the Israeli government, is planning to take legal action to force the Olympia Food Co-op to rescind its historic decision to boycott Israeli products.

Film "Challenging Power" documents Olympia Food Co-op BDS campaign

The short film “Challenging Power” by TrickleUp Films documents a successful BDS campaign in Olympia, Washington. It premiered in February this year at the 8th Annual Mideast Film Festival and is now available on DVD.

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