• Israel Divestment Petitions, Press Conference–You can help!

    Greetings: The campaign to divest from Israel has begun! Please join us in changing California’s law by helping us circulate a petition measure that would require the state’s two largest pension funds, PERS and STRS, to divest from companies that contribute to the construction of Israeli settlements or provide military equipment to Israel. If you […]

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  • Los Angeles Launches Nation’s First Israel Divestment Campaign

    By Linda Milazzo On April 1, 2010, in a no-holds-barred interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Israeli peacemaker Jonathan Ben Artzi, a PhD candidate at Brown University and nephew to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made clear his belief that equality and social justice will prevail in Israel when the government and people of the […]

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  • Ali Abunimah speaking in Olympia on Aug 31, 2010: “Boycott: A Nonviolent Technology for Peace and Justice in Palestine/Israel”

    Thanks to Olympia BDS [vimeo http://vimeo.com/14833805] [vimeo http://vimeo.com/14834708]

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  • California Activists Launch Ballot initiative to divest from Israel

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujJRSQ2i0Dg&feature=player_embedded] ISRAEL DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN (IDC): Tuesday, September 7, 2010 “DIVEST FROM ISRAEL” CALIFORNIA BALLOT INITIATIVE LAUNCHES IN LA ON WEDNESDAY WITH A SIGNING CEREMONY IN FRONT OF ISRAELI CONSULATE California Israel Divestment Campaign www.israeldivestmentcampaign.org VISUALS: Giant petition to be signed by speakers; Posters of campaign logo LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept.7) –Californians committed to peace and […]

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  • American led show a Middle East no go

    Antony Loewenstein The resumption of self-described peace talks between Israel, Washington and the Palestinian Authority produced headlines across the world last week. The public was told that each side was pessimistic about the prospects of finally sealing a deal after decades of stop-start negotiations. The stated goal was a two-state solution, the supposed ideal of […]

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  • Anna Baltzer: An Up-close Look At The Israeli Occupation Of Palestine

    Wednesday, September 08 2010 @ 09:56 AM GMT+4 Contributed by: Christian Avard A visit to the occupied territories of Palestine can change one’s perspectives forever. Such was the case of Anna Baltzer. Baltzer is a Jewish-American granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. In 2005, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach English in Ankara, Turkey and […]

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  • US Campaign endorses push for divestment at TIAA-CREF

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 The US Campaign has endorsed an exciting petition at Jewish Voice for Peace (a US Campaign member organization), pushing US financial services giant TIAA-CREF toward divestment from companies involved in Israel’s theft of land and abuse of human rights. Check out JVP’s campaign page, sign the petition and get resources to […]

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  • Divestment: from the campus to the streets

    Mohammad Talaat, The Electronic Intifada, 8 September 2010 Following a sharp increase in divestment efforts across North American college campuses last spring, this academic year promises an even greater number of initiatives. The success and near-success of efforts at several campuses last year, coupled with Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla this summer, has […]

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  • Washing Away Labor’s War Stain

    September 7, 2010 Why is Union Money Going Abroad? By STANLEY HELLER Organized labor is joining with the NAACP in a “One Nation” jobs rally in Washington on October 2nd. No doubt they will be expecting anti-war folks to flock to it Lots of peace organizations have already done so Trouble is the rally has […]

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  • The Boycott of Israel is “Gaining Speed” – An Analysis (9/7/10)

    On September 5, 2010 the Israel newspaper Haaretz published an article the headline of which read “Anti-Israel Economic Boycotts are Gaining Speed.” The subtitle went on to state that “the sums involved are not large, but their international significance is huge.” Actually, what seems to have triggered the piece was not international. Rather, it was […]

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