Over 50 actions took place across 23 countries
Activism and BDS Beat
Chicago gave former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert a proper greeting once again yesterday.
In a landmark development in the US Palestine solidarity movement, M.E.Ch.A., the largest association of Latin@ youth in the US, voted overwhelmingly to endorse the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions.
Legendary UK musician, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, has reiterated his strong support for the Palestinian campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel in a statement announcing a forthcoming conference in Brazil to support and expand the global movement for Palestinian rights.
Refusing to contribute to international law violations, a major Norwegian retail chain announced that it will stop sales of all Israeli settlement-owned Ahava products across the country.
Students from Brandeis University and other Boston-area colleges disrupted a town hall meeting on 26 March where five Israeli lawmakers from anti-Palestinian parties were due to speak.
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.
Graduate students at Carleton University in Ottawa have overwhelmingly voted for divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation and human rights abuses in what is the first ever such referendum on a university campus in Canada.
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.
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.