UN official’s letter to London waste authority not to award settlement profiteer Veolia heats up the discussion in the local media.
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Campaigners staged a sit-in demonstration at the central London offices of security company G4S yesterday afternoon to protest the company’s supply of services and equipment to Israeli prisons and checkpoints, including the Erez checkpoint that forms part of Israel’s siege on Gaza
Ayman Nasser denied vital medical treatment as he remains in detention without charge.
UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk urges the North London Waste Authority not to award multi-billion waste contracts to Veolia “due to its deep and ongoing complicity with Israeli violations of international law.”
Today, the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) released this statement, emphasising the importance of the BDS campaign now, more than ever.
Emergency actions for Gaza are being called this week in more than 100 places around the world, from Israeli consulates to public parks to university campuses.
“It is particularly embarrassing that just a week ago, Israel’s Ynet presented UC Irvine as a success story for Israel’s propaganda efforts.”
Latest roundup of news from the global BDS movement: Veolia loses a $63 million contract in the UK; the Technical University of Denmark drops scientific collaboration projects with an Israeli settlement; and more!
Activist’s trial part of a crackdown by French authorities on Palestine solidarity activists.
As campus activists in the US work to build a sustainable movement following the Second National Conference of Students for Justice in Palestine, it’s more important than ever to internalize and build upon the lessons of past efforts.