This year’s jazz fest will be covering up what some may call a new low for Israel.
Activism and BDS Beat
Morrissey’s former reputation as an anti-racist is completely undeserved, and his agreement to play in Israel confirms this.
In a legal victory, a judge rules that a group of anti-Palestinian, anti-boycott plaintiffs must pay $160,000 in damages stemming from their lawsuit against the Olympia Food Co-op for its decision to de-shelve Israeli products.
Highlighting the spectacular growth and victories of the 7-year-old BDS movement; Palestinian civil society commends author Alice Walker for her refusal to have her book published by an Israeli publisher; and more!
Signatories to the open letter to the European Commission include Gérard Toulouse, a member of the French Academy of Science, Malcolm Levitt, a member of the UK Royal Society, and renowned philosopher Slavjoj Zizek
“This very close divestment vote and the successful boycott vote, along with several other recent watershed victories, makes clear that Israel can no longer count on being singled out for special treatment.”
A measure to divest approximately $17 million of the Presbyterian Church USA’s funds from corporations profitting from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands was defeated by only two votes tonight.
A committee of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of an upcoming divestment initiative that could pull the church’s funds from three major US companies.
The pension fund giant TIAA-CREF has divested $72 million shares of Caterpillar, Inc from its Social Choice Funds portfolio after a two year campaign.
In this week’s roundup of news from the global BDS movement: Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain cancels his performances; boycott activists in the Middle East urge Cirque du Soleil to cancel their upcoming show in Israel; and more!