• Impact of Federal Anti-Boycott And Other Laws On BDS Campaigns

    NLG International Committee issues legal memo for activists BDS activists should be aware that there is a federal law containing anti-boycott provisions – the Export Administration Act of 1979 (“Act”) – that opponents of an Israel boycott may assert makes boycotting Israel illegal. This memo is intended to provide you with responses to this assertion […]

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  • Boycotting the Israeli academy

    June 25, 2009 Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza has provoked an international outcry and organizing in support of Palestinian rights. Among the responses is a movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel in a variety of ways. This strategy takes as its inspiration the international movement to end apartheid in South Africa. […]

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  • Quetzal boycotts Fiesta Shalom

    A few weeks ago, the band Quetzal was asked to play at Fiesta Shalom, an event aimed at building relations between the Jewish and Chicano community. The band, which has long worked in community building exercises and projects, saw the invitation as a great opportunity – but when it came time to sign the contract, […]

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  • Chicano Music Group Boycotts Israel Consulate Concert

    By Will Quetzal, an East Los Angeles-based group, turned down an invitation to perform at a May 17 concert (“Fiesta Shalom” – seriously) designed to improve Latino-Jewish relations because it was sponsored by the Israeli consulate. The band issued the following statement. To Whom It May Concern: Quetzal will not be performing at the Fiesta […]

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  • Why Support the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel?

    by Adrienne Rich February 3, 2009 Dear All, Last week, with initial hesitation but finally strong conviction, I endorsed the Call for a U.S. Cultural and Academic Boycott of Israel. I’d like to offer my reasons to friends, family and comrades. I have tried in fullest conscience to think this through. My hesitation: I profoundly […]

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  • International Writers and Scholars Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

    by Steven Salaita / January 27th, 2009 We stand in support of the indigenous Palestinian people in Gaza, who are fighting for their survival against one of the most brutal uses of state power in both this century and the last. We condemn Israel”s recent (December 2008/ January 2009) breaches of international law in the […]

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