Activism and BDS Beat

Methodist Church divestment group forcefully rejects American Jewish Committee attack

Members of United Methodist Church have responded forcefully to an attack from Rabbi A. James Rudin, the “senior interreligious adviser” of the American Jewish Committee, just as the Church’s upcoming national conference is to vote on a major initiative to divest from companies profiting from Israeli occupation and human rights abuses against Palestinians. 

Urgent appeals to support upcoming US church divestment initiatives

The United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) will soon vote on major divestment initiatives. Palestinians are signing an open letter to voting delegates, asking them to support divestment from Caterpillar, Motorola and HP. 

BDS roundup: Los Angeles activists urge city to "Dump Veolia!"

In this week’s news from the global BDS movement, LA activists demand the city “Dump Veolia”; boycott activists tell the Red Hot Chili Peppers why they should cancel their upcoming Tel Aviv gig; and much more. 


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