Students at UC Irvine in Southern California staged a silent walk-out during a presentation by Israeli soldiers on campus.
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UCLA students staged a silent walk-out during a presentation by Israeli soldiers there to defend Israel’s attacks on the Gaza strip in 2008-09.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel issued a strong statement of condemnation against the partnership between Cornell University and the Technion, who are building a multi-billion-dollar science and technology campus in New York City.
The social media efforts which recently brought global attention to Palestinian nonviolent resistance (Khader Adnan) and to the impact of Israeli occupation on Palestinian intimate and family relationships (Love Under Apartheid) did not do so by chance. Neither effort could have succeeded without a sound understanding of several key social media concepts. Although several news articles and blog posts have reported on these campaigns, none have yet explored the question of why the efforts were effective.
Student solidarity groups from more than twenty UK universities held Israeli Apartheid Week events last week, raising awareness of the apartheid analysis and building boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on campus
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.
DaitoCrea, the Japanese distributor for Ahava’s cosmetics line — produced in an illegal West Bank settlement — announced last week that they will immediately stop carrying Ahava products.
Students at Michigan State University (MSU) protested a presentation by two Israeli soldiers visiting their campus by staging a mass walk out on 21 February, a video posted on YouTube shows.
A video posted on YouTube Thursday shows a physical attack on students who used the “people’s mic” tactic popularized by the Occupy movement to protest a speech by pro-Israel propagandist Nonie Darwish at the University of New Mexico.
This week on global news from the BDS movement: an Israeli dance company faces boycott actions in North America; the Presbyterian Church USA moves one step closer to divesting from three US companies that profit from Israel’s military occupation of Palestine; and more.