Activism and BDS Beat

PFLAG to take part in Israel Embassy pinkwashing event in Washington

The Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC and PFLAG (Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will host Anat Avissar, the foreign policy director of The Israeli Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association (The Aguda) for an “informal conversation” this Wednesday on the topic of “equality” and “the cultural differences that impact support, education and advocacy in Israel.” 

BDS roundup: From Vancouver to Ramallah, no love for Israeli apartheid

A regular roundup of news from the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement: BDS motion passes at a Canadian university; the Olympia Food Co-op, heading to court, rallies supporters; Palestinian youth urge France to stop selling weaponry to the Israeli military, and more. 

BDS Global Day of Action to mark Land Day on March 30

The BDS National Committee (BNC), the Palestinian civil society coalition that leads the BDS movement, has called on activists to use the BDS Global Day of Action to take action to highlight the success of the movement and mobilise for the World Social Forum Free Palestine due to take place in Port Alegre, Brazil, in November 2012 

Video: “We - the global 99% - shall overcome!” Omar Barghouti’s salute to PennBDS conference

Despite all attempts to bully BDS activists at UPenn into cancelling their historic conference, they have prevailed. Omar Barghouti, a human rights activist and founding member of the Palestinian civil society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in this video salutes PennBDS and all US activists who have adopted BDS as the most effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. 

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. 


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