Activism and BDS Beat

BDS roundup: Gearing up for a global BDS day of action

Activists gear up for the annual global BDS day of action; Glasgow University bans Israeli drinking water; Pinkwashing events canceled in Washington state; BDS campaigners urge major rock stars not to play in Israel; and more. 

WATCH: Solidarity with hunger striker Hana al-Shalabi

Chicago activists released a video today to bring attention to the heroic hunger strike undertaken by Palestinian political prisoner Hana al-Shalabi, who is at risk of imminent death as she has refused to eat since she was arrested on 16 February. 

"Brand Israel" dance company's US tour dogged by protests

Batsheva Dance Company, identified by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as “the best known global ambassador of Israeli culture,” has faced protests throughout its ongoing US tour. 

BDS roundup: Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Co-op's BDS initiative gains support

In this week’s roundup of news from the global BDS movement, Palestinian campaigners urge writers not to participate in the upcoming International Writers’ Festival in Jerusalem; Brooklyn’s Park Slope Food Co-op’s BDS initiative gets a boost of support from Israeli boycott activists; and more. 

Students react to University of Ottawa threat to cancel Israel Apartheid Week event

Students at the University of Ottawa say that the campus administration threatened to cancel an 8 March panel discussion they are scheduled to hold as part of Ottawa’s Israeli Apartheid. Meanwhile, at Carleton University, also in Ottawa, students found their posters defaced with slogans such as “This is where the Holocaust began.” 

Head of Spain press association assaults Palestine protestor with belt, video shows

The head of the press association in Granada, Spain, took off his belt and threatened to beat a Palestine solidarity protestor at the opening ceremony of a graphical exhibition celebrating “25 years of diplomatic relations between Spain and Israel.” This is the latest of several incidents of violence being threatened or used against Palestine solidarity protests in recent weeks. 


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