• APN on Criticism of Israel and BDS – New Policy Language

    By Lara Friedman on April 23, 2010 10:41 AM APN today released new policy language on the recently increasing growing public criticism of Israel, including the efforts to boycott Israel, divest from it and sanction it (known as the BDS movement). The purpose of the new document is to clarify the often foggy discussion over […]

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  • BDS Austin Activism – Ahava Protest

    Codepink, PSC, and ICPR mobilized to engage in a protest at a local ULTA store that is carrying Ahava products; a brand that operates out of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Supporters of the BDS Movement, Austin activists felt it necessary to have their voices heard in order to not support Israeli Apartheid.

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  • 15 Arrested in Protest, Lockdown at Caterpillar, “Israel’s Weapon of Choice”

    Midnite update: Some arrestees are set to be released from jail on $200 bail; others are choosing to remain; arraignments appear to be set for 8:30 Wednesday morning at 425 Grove, St. Paul. Charges are trespassing, failure to obey a lawful order, and unlawful assembly–all misdemeanors. || View photos 5 MACALESTER STUDENTS LOCK DOWN TO […]

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  • Bay Area Artists Tell Out In Israel to get OUT Of San Francisco Again!

    Out In Israel is a month-long festival taking place throughout the Bay Area during April 2010. It includes a Hebrew language LGBT film series, theatrical and musical performances by prominent Israeli artists, cooking demonstrations, art exhibitions, literary readings, and panels discussions on LGBT culture in Israel and Zionist perspectives. Out In Israel breaks the Cultural […]

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  • Boycotting Israel, Boycotting the Law of Return

    We are Jews from the United States, who, like Jewish people throughout the world, have an automatic right to Israeli citizenship under Israel’s “law of return.” Today there are more than seven million Palestinian refugees around the world. Israel denies their right to return to their homes and land–a right recognized and undisputed by UN […]

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  • Open Letter to Amitav Ghosh from Vijay Prashad

    Dear Amitav, I had written to you enthusiastically after reading “Relic of a Disputed Past,” when you took yourself out of the running for the Commonwealth Prize, 2001. It was not only the politics that I appreciated and seconded, but also that this withdrawal was for The Glass Palace, a book that is so superb […]

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  • How many Israel Bonds does your union own?

    If you’re in a union affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers it’s at least $300,000. The national union holds that amount. Amounts held by state and local affiliates are unknown. What about AAUP, NEA and other unions and union-like bodies? What about the AFL-CIO in your state? If you’re a member of one of […]

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  • Birthright Unplugged’s Summer 2010 Program

    Since 2005, Birthright Unplugged has facilitated travel in Palestine for numerous multiple groups of people. We do this because we have found that when people have firsthand experiences of and relationships with Palestine, it strengthens their resolve, credibility, and accountability to do sustained justice movement work. Our 2010 program will include seven days of travel […]

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  • Is it Legal to Boycott Israel or Not

    by Diane V. McLoughlin Main website: mcloughlinpost.com I stumbled upon a U.S. government document from 2002 which refers to the ‘antiboycott’ law. It seemed to suggest that U.S. law prohibited boycott of Israel. I looked into it and this is not quite true. It is illegal to participate in a boycott of Israel if it […]

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  • Taking the profit out of occupation

    We would like to thank you for your help with our efforts to pressure retailers Nordstrom and Ricky’s NY to stop carrying AHAVA products, which are made from stolen resources on occupied land. In February, we generated over 1,700 letters to Ricky’s CEO Dominick Costello, and in late March 2,400 people sent messages to Nordstrom’s […]

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