• PRIORITY CALL FOR PHYSICIANS WORLDWIDE TO SIGN OPEN LETTER TO WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION RE: THEIR NEW PRESIDENT YORAM BLACHAR

    Dear colleagues, We need your support for a potentially influential open letter of protest regarding the inauguration last November of Dr Yoram Blachar, longstanding President of the Israeli Medical Association (IMA), as President of the World Medical Association (WMA). The WMA is the official body tasked with overseeing the ethical behaviour of doctors worldwide. For […]

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  • SGA debates UMass’ divestment from Israel

    Nicole Sobel, Collegian Staff Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 Updated: Thursday, March 5, 2009 Wednesday, March 4th the SGA gathered in the Campus Center at to vote on whether or not the University of Massachusetts should divest from companies who support Israel such as Caterpillar, General Electric, and Motorola. The meeting concluded with the motion […]

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  • New York Protesters Call for Boycott of Israeli Dance Company

    by Adalah-NY Thursday Mar 5th, 2009 10:32 PM About 30 protesters gathered this evening to call upon New Yorkers to boycott the Israeli dance troupe Batsheva Dance Company at their performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)”s Howard Gilman Opera House. Dance performance attendees and passersby stopped to watch as the protesters danced their […]

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  • On Israel, Shifted Ground

    March 6, 2009 The ground seems to have shifted, activists on all sides say. What they make of it varies. A shift toward more visible pro-Palestinian or anti-Israel sentiment has been profound on some campuses, prompted, in part, by the winter war in Gaza. Where some describe a corresponding disintegration of civil discourse or a […]

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  • Campaign calls for boycott of Israel

    Four UCD professors in support, overall reaction mixed Written by MIKE DORSEY Published March 4, 2009 Nearly 200 faculty members across the country have signed on in support of an academic boycott of Israel. The United States Campaign for an Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USCACBI) was founded in response to a call from […]

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  • Apartheid Week & Global Day of BDS

    Dear friends of Badil, Below is a update of some important initiatives, actions and events related to the BDS campaign. Remember to check the website http://www.bdsmovement.net regularly for updates and action items relating to the campaign. 1. Israeli Apartheid Week 2009 2. 30 March 2009: Global BDS Action Day 3. Renewed Call for endorsements on […]

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  • Bodies in Motion. And at Rest.

    Andrea Scarpino Los Angeles I love public radio. I listen to KCRW my local NPR station, while cooking, while driving in the car, while cleaning the apartment, sometimes even while eating dinner. So during this year”s winter fundraising drive, after listening to the station managers plead with listeners to donate more money to offset our […]

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  • Support the SGA Palestine Resolution (UMass)

    Hello everyone, We are writing to you to urge you to consider coming out to support the passing of a resolution on Palestine at UMass’ Student Government’s meeting, Wednesday March 4th in Campus Center room 163C at 7pm. The Campus Antiwar Network is introducing three enactments during this meeting. The first is an enactment demanding […]

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  • Breaking News from USC

    David Lloyd reports the following news: If you haven’t heard, USC-SPJ staged a demonstration this morning, then delivered a letter to President Sample’s office making three demands on the rights of Palestinian students and the University’s treatment of Palestine: 1. That USC recognize the right of Palestinian institutions to academic freedom, as it has Israeli […]

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  • Israelis Are Beginning to See the Power of BDS

    Written by Shir Hever, Alternative Information Center (AIC) Sunday, 01 March 2009 In recent years, there has been a gradual growth in the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement, calling to put economic pressure on Israel until it recognizes the rights of the occupied Palestinian people and puts an end the occupation of the West […]

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