• Caterpillar Caught in Web Of Middle East Politics

    By Larry Cohler-Esses and Josh Nathan-Kazis Published July 21, 2010, issue of July 30, 2010. At first glance, the contention that a construction equipment company in Peoria, Ill., is implicated in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems strange. But earlier in July, the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States adopted a resolution that strongly criticized Caterpillar […]

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  • Food co-op in Rachel Corrie’s hometown boycotts Israeli goods

    The Olympia Food Co-op announced last week that no more Israeli products will be sold at its two grocery stores. By Natasha Mozgovaya Americans are far more supportive of Israel than Europeans, and most initiatives to boycott Israeli goods or to divest funds from companies working with Israel are unsuccessful in the United States. But […]

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  • Singing against Israel’s apartheid

    By Peter Rugh | August 2, 2010 NEW YORK–Fifty protesters commemorated the fifth anniversary of the boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against companies that support Israel’s war and occupation of Palestinian lands on July 11 by gathering in lower Manhattan for a singalong protest led by the Palestinian solidarity group Adalah. Protesters at the […]

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  • Bay Area billboards “˜thank’ the US for Israel’s blank check

    by Adam Horowitz on July 29, 2010 From a “California Department of Corrections” press release: New Billboard Alterations Salute Israel Following Raid on Gaza Flotilla The California Department of Corrections (CDC) has unveiled a new campaign of billboard alterations on behalf of the State of Israel. On July 28, 2010 a total of nine billboards […]

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  • Desmond Tutu endorses US grocery chain boycott decision

    Bethlehem – Ma’an – US-based Olympiya Foods Coop grocery store voted to join the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign, in what its board said was a move “to compel Israel to follow international law and respect Palestinian human rights.” The move was endorsed on Tuesday by South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who said the […]

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  • Palestine Takes Center Stage in the Antiwar Movement

    By Andrew Pollack – New York The United National Antiwar Conference, attended by 850 people from July 23 to 25, 2010 in Albany, New York, marked a sea change in the attitude of the antiwar movement toward Palestine. For the first time a broadly representative, democratic national conference of peace activists adopted the demand “End […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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