Activism and BDS Beat

Video: Donald Rumsfeld confronted for "illegal wars" at Texas college speech

Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, key planner and executor of the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq, the “War on Terror” and torture and human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib and other suspected secret prisons around the world, was disrupted and confronted by protestors as he spoke at Collin County Community College near Dallas, Texas on 18 November. 

New video shows Israeli forces dragging Palestinian Freedom Riders from settler bus

“It’s just because I’m Palestinian” shouts a young woman toward the Israeli soldiers dragging her from a bus that serves Israel’s settler population and travels its segregated roads. Video shot by Anne Paq with the ActiveStills collective shows activists boarding the bus and Israeli forces asking them in broken Arabic for their travel permits. The soldiers then drag the activists from their seats. 

Video: Brief documentary highlights "stunning" BDS actions in France

Belgian journalist and filmmaker Chris den Hond has released a brief documentary about the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. The video explains the justifications for consumer and academic boycott and features stunning footage of non-violent confrontational actions taken by French solidarity activists. It also discusses the repression activists face in France for their activities and the government’s efforts to criminalize Palestine solidarity. 

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