Activism and BDS Beat

Archbishop Desmond Tutu endorses PennBDS

Archbishop Desmond Tutu sends his greetings and support to the participants and organizers of the 2012 National BDS Conference at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Network Analysis for Palestine Activists: science for a successful BDS campaign

Network terminology is becoming increasingly commonplace in Palestine activist circles, as well as among anti-Palestinian groups. We speak of “viral videos” and “links to the far right.” Anti-Palestinians have formed an “Israel Action Network” and refer to “Hubs of Delegitimization.” Are networks the latest innovation in an evolving arsenal of advocacy? Or just a catchy buzzword? The answer is neither. 

BDS proposal wins big at Occupy Oakland

A resolution to support the BDS movement was passed in a near-unanimous vote at Occupy Oakland’s general assembly on Wednesday evening. 

Veolia must stop assisting the occupier and leave Jerusalem, says Hamas spokesperson

Hamas spokesperson Mushir al-Masri condems the Jerusalem Light Rail project and calls on French companies Veolia and Alstom to stop assisting the occupier and leave Jerusalem. Meanwhile Veolia Israel’s CEO says the company “won’t stop the train” if Israeli authorities do not approve Veolia’s deal with Egged to sell its shares in the light rail. 


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