Earlier today, I was at the receiving end of aggressive police behavior during a protest against a company operating in an illegal Israeli settlement. Along with about 15 activists, I picketed a food fair in Brussels to highlight how SodaStream produces carbonation machines for making soft drinks at a factory in Mishor Adumim, an Israeli-controlled industrial zone in the West Bank.
Activism and BDS Beat
The BNC says: “The refreshing scenes of determined peaceful protest for justice from around the world tell us that we, the 99 percent of the world, are in the process of straightening our backs, collectively, with unwavering fortitude and boundless hope.”
Thousands of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip rallied in recent days in support of political prisoners who are protesting worsening conditions in Israeli detention. Thousands of prisoners are said to be taking part in the civil disobedience protests which began on 27 September.
Swedish students, professors and lecturers sign on to a call for a comprehensive academic boycott against Israel and Israeli educational institutions.
International singer and songwriter Natacha Atlas has announced publicly that she is canceling a planned concert in Israel and will boycott the country “until this systemised apartheid is abolished once and for all.”
How dare the EU sponsor a science festival featuring Israeli “water conservation” projects when the Union supports Israeli arms companies that help destroy Gaza’s water network.
Two significant milestones in the Palestinian-led movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) were marked this week with a vote by the UK’s Trades Union Congress to reconsider its ties with Israel’s national trade union federation, and with the confirmation that boycott target Agrexco was ordered into liquidation.
Why is a medical conference involving the Israeli military being sponsored by the European Union?
The US project for normalization with the the Israeli colonizing and apartheid regime was dealt a severe blow last Friday when protesters battered down the walls of the Israeli embassy in Cairo and even managed to break into the embassy’s offices.
Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints interviews Nora Barrows-Friedman about the Irvine 11 trial, which began earlier this week in southern California.