• Activists work to stop tax-exempt donations to Israeli settlements

    Alice Speri, The Electronic Intifada, 30 July 2010 As Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in the occupied West Bank continues to be a strain on US-Israel relations, an unflattering light is being shone on US private donations towards the development of the settlements that are increasingly encroaching on Palestinian land. Most of the construction work in […]

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  • Blair’s undisclosed business dealings conflict with Quartet role

    Adri Nieuwhof, The Electronic Intifada, 29 July 2010 Tony Blair’s term as envoy of the Quartet (US, UK, Russia, UN) has been marked by many photo opportunities but few, if any, accomplishments. Indeed, research shows that Blair’s relationship with one of the world’s richest men poses a clear and significant conflict of interest with his […]

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  • Victories as N. American boycott movement gains momentum

    Report, The Electronic Intifada, 26 July 2010 On 15 July, a food co-operative with two locations in Olympia, Washington, voted to become the first grocery stores in the United States to ban Israeli-made items from its shelves. The Olympia Food Co-op’s board of directors last week resolved to publicly join the international boycott, divestment and […]

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  • BOYCOTT ISRAELI DATES RAMADAN 2010 CAMPAIGN

    If you can help distribute Boycott Israeli Dates leaflets in your community please contact the Islamic Human Rights Commission on 02089040222 specifying how many leaflets you would like. Boycott Israeli Dates 2010 leaflet (front) Boycott Israeli Dates 2010 leaflet (back) Download Boycott Israeli Dates Leaflet 2010 (A5 300dpi ready-to-print PDF) (6Mb) Download Boycott Israeli Dates […]

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  • 6,000 Irish shoppers demand supermarket stops stocking Israeli goods

    Today, Thursday 29th July 2010, at 1pm, the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) delivered a petition to Dunnes Stores signed by 6,000 shoppers across Ireland. The petition demands that Dunnes Stores stop stocking Israeli products, until Israel respects Palestinian rights and international law. Present at the handing-in were Brendan Archbold, the trade union official at […]

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  • Palestinian civil society salutes Olympia Food Co-op’s decision to boycott Israeli goods!

    Occupied Palestine, 26 July 2010 – Palestinian farmers unions, agricultural organizations and popular committees struggling against Israel”s colonial Wall and settlements warmly salute the historic decision taken on July 15th [1] by the Olympia Food Co-op to remove all Israeli products from its shelves. The Olympia Food Co-op has set a historic precedent by becoming […]

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  • Oakland boycott inspires letter from Gaza, provokes Teamster anger

    Report by Mona El-Farra, Eyad Kishawi, Teamsters Published: 26/07/10 ILWU Local 10 Dear ILWU Local 10 members I am writing to you from Gaza, to thank you for your union action in refusing to unload an Israeli ship, and to tell you a little bit about our life here. Like everyone in Gaza, I have […]

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  • International labor report’s omissions reveal pro-Israel bias

    Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada, 23 July 2010 Every June, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) releases its Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights. According to a press release that accompanied the 2010 publication (which reports on events in 2009), “the Middle East remains among the regions of the world where union rights […]

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  • Thank you for standing with us on our path to freedom – A letter in support of ILWU Local 10

    July 25, 2010 Dr. Mona El-Farra Dear ILWU Local 10 members, I am writing to you from the Gaza Strip to thank you for your union action in refusing to unload an Israeli ship and to tell you a little bit about our life here. Like everyone in Gaza, I have lived through the 3-year […]

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  • H&M Flashmobs in Sweden on July 10th

    The fifth anniversary of the BDS call was marked in Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden, with BDS flashmobs visiting various shops that fund Israeli apartheid – including H&M. Activists were dressed in uniform coloured t-shirts with printed messages “Boycott Israel” and “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions”, and walked in line, silently, through the city streets and shops. […]

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