Use Social Media to advance cultural boycott!: Tweet the Pixies to Cancel their Scheduled Performance in Tel Aviv!
Campaign Background What is Cultural Boycott? Academic and cultural boycott is one way of answering the 2005 Palestinian Civil Society Call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions. There are many varieties of cultural boycott, but one way to institute this strategy is to get artists to support the boycott by refusing to perform in Israel until […]Continue reading
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FIRST NATIONAL JEWISH ANTI-ZIONIST GATHERING
A PRECURSOR TO THE 2010 UNITED STATES SOCIAL FORUM June 19-22, 2010, Detroit, MI The 2010 US Social Forum comes at a critical time for the Palestine Solidarity Movement. The United States is moving towards another plan for “peace” in Israel/Palestine that will reject true demands for justice in the region. On the other hand, […]Continue reading
LAND DAY: March 30th Global Day of Action for BDS!
March 30th is the commemoration of Land Day and a global day of action for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. On 30 March 1976, thousands of people belonging to the Palestinian minority in Israel gathered to protest Israeli government plans to expropriate 60,000 dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee. In the resulting confrontations with Israeli […]Continue reading
Take Action: On Land Day, Support Nonviolent Global Resistance to Occupation & Apartheid
The second annual International BDS Day of Action is right around the corner. Are you ready? March 30th has been known as Palestinian Land Day since 1976, when the Israeli military shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel as they were protesting the confiscation of their land. In the wake of last year”s […]Continue reading
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Urged Against Israel
On Monday, March 22, 2010, activists from Code Pink, a peace and justice group, staged a demonstration in front of the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. Their purpose: Protesting AIPAC! One of the speakers at the event was Mai Abdul-Rahman. She is with the Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace (WIAMEP). She urged “a boycott, […]Continue reading
Urgent Plea from UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine: Support Divestment
From UC Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine: Thank you so much to all of the people who joined us on Wednesday night to support the ASUC bill urging divestment from companies that directly fund Israel’s illegal occupation and war crimes (General Electric and United Technologies), and to all who sent letters in support of […]Continue reading
Costco Targeted for Selling Israeli Products
BY ELLIOT ZWIEBACH ISSAQUAH, Wash. – Appeals are being sent out via the Internet urging consumers to boycott Costco Wholesale Corp. here for selling Israeli products, including clementines, a variety of mandarin orange. The emails say there is an international boycott against Israeli products because of alleged genocide last year in the Gaza Strip region. […]Continue reading
Should California Divest from Israel?
Two new ballot initiatives were cleared for circulation this week by the Secretary of State’s office. This is the stage where backers must get over 400,000 signatures from Californians to qualify for the ballot. Of the two, the most notable one would prohibit state retirement funds from investing in Israel. Specifically, the Public Employees” Retirement […]Continue reading