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‘Progressive’ Defenders of the Racial State: Reflections on the Modern Language Association BDS vote

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 19:49
‘Progressive’ Defenders of the Racial State: Reflections on the Modern Language Association BDS voteIn the NewsAcademic Boycott

The news is in: on Saturday, a resolution to endorse the Palestinian call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions was 

January 9, 2017 By:  David Lloyd

Why was BDS beaten at the MLA conference?

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 23:21
Why was BDS beaten at the MLA conference?In the NewsAcademic Boycott

Bill Mullen, a professor of American Studies at Purdue University and supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign for Palestinian rights, explains the outcome of an effort to get the Modern Language Association in the United States to stand in solidarity with Palestinians. He also discusses what lessons we can draw for the future.

January 12, 2017 By:  Bill Mullen at SOCIALISTWORKER.org

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: What is BDS?

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:54
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: What is BDS?In the News

al-Jazeera intro on BDS 

January 15, 2017 By:  al-Jazeera English

Coldplay Deny Reports of Israel-Palestine 'Peace Concerts'

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:48
Coldplay Deny Reports of Israel-Palestine 'Peace Concerts'In the News

Coldplay have denied recent reports that the band will play two "peace concerts" for Israelis and Palestinians in November.

Cultural BoycottJanuary 15, 2017 By:  Rolling Stone Magazine

France shoots down purchase of Israeli drones

Sun, 01/15/2017 - 18:35
France shoots down purchase of Israeli dronesIn the News

Boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigners in France are welcoming their government’s decision not to spend more than $100 million on Israeli drones.

Military EmbargoSanctions and governmentsJanuary 15, 2017 By:  Electronic Intifada

Al Jazeera Investigations exposes Israel's fight against BDS in Britain

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 18:24
Al Jazeera Investigations exposes Israel's fight against BDS in BritainIn the NewsRight To Boycott

Al Jazeera Investigative Unit's series "The Lobby" goes undercover inside the Israel lobby in the UK and uncovers a tight web of relations that converges in the Israeli government's plans to fight

January 12, 2017 By:  Al Jazeera Investigative Unit

The BDS struggle in US academia

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 18:30
The BDS struggle in US academiaIn the NewsAcademic BoycottA new generation of scholars continues the push for the academic boycott of Israel, despite setbacks and strong lobbies. January 9, 2017 By:  David Palumbo-Liu

The Reason for Israel’s Hysterical Response to the UN Security Council Resolution

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:46
The Reason for Israel’s Hysterical Response to the UN Security Council ResolutionAnalysis

Netanyahu takes pride in killing the two-state solution—but he doesn’t want to be blamed for it, because he knows the only acceptable alternative is equality for all in a single state.

January 4, 2017 By:  Yousef Munayyer

UN resolution on Israeli settlements puts Airbnb in a tight bind

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 23:39
UN resolution on Israeli settlements puts Airbnb in a tight bindIn the News

Airbnb has attracted its fair share of criticism for listing Israeli homes in the Palestinian West Bank, land occupied by Israel since the 1967 Six Day War.

Economic BoycottJanuary 4, 2017 By:  San Francisco Chronicle

PACBI mourns the loss of John Berger

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 22:03
PACBI mourns the loss of John BergerPACBI StatementCultural Boycott

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) mourns the loss of the venerable author and world-renowned art critic John Berger whose commitment to justice was unwavering.

January 3, 2017 By:  PACBI

Provincial Council of Valencia declares itself 'Israeli Apartheid Free'

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 22:07
Provincial Council of Valencia declares itself 'Israeli Apartheid Free'UpdateApartheid Free ZonesLocal governments

The Provincial Council of Valencia (Diputación de Valéncia) became the 60th city in the Spanish state declaring itself Free of Israeli Apartheid. 

December 31, 2016 By:  BDS País Valencià

UNICEF in Lebanon ends its contracts with G4S

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:33
UNICEF in Lebanon ends its contracts with G4SBNC StatementStop G4S

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Lebanon has ended its contract with the world’s largest security company, G4S, following a boycott campaign by activists in the country and

December 21, 2016

Palestinian cultural institutions send support to Talib Kweli

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 17:29
Palestinian cultural institutions send support to Talib KweliOpen LetterCultural Boycott

Earlier in December, Talib Kweli's sold out show at Conne Island in Leipzig, Germany, was cancelled as a result of the artist's vocal support of Palestine. In reaction to this, Palestinian cultural institutions have signed a letter highlighting their support and thanks to the artist's position on Palestine. 

December 19, 2016

Over 120 Protesters Ask Artis Nonprofit to Clarify “Organization’s Position by Signing onto BDS”

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 16:22
Over 120 Protesters Ask Artis Nonprofit to Clarify “Organization’s Position by Signing onto BDS”In the NewsCultural Boycott

Protesters marched to the offices of Artis, a New York-based arts nonprofit that organizes trips for arts professionals to Israel, demanding the group demonstrate they’re not part of a larger movement to normalize the occupation of Palestinian lands.

December 11, 2016 By:  Hrag Vartanian

Jewish students and scholars object to "Antisemitism Awareness Act"

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 15:41
Jewish students and scholars object to "Antisemitism Awareness Act"In the NewsAcademic Boycott

Jewish scholars and students release statements urging The House of Representatives and President Obama to reject the controversial "Antisemitism Awareness Act." 

December 13, 2016 By:  JVP

By limiting criticism of Israel, Theresa May's new definition of anti-Semitism will do more harm than good

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 23:17
By limiting criticism of Israel, Theresa May's new definition of anti-Semitism will do more harm than goodIn the News

Prime Minister Theresa May today announced that the UK is formally adopting a definition of anti-Semitism agreed on earlier this year by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

Right To BoycottDecember 12, 2016 By:  Ben White, The Independent

Dutch reject calls to cease funding Palestinian groups

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 23:09
Dutch reject calls to cease funding Palestinian groupsIn the News

The Dutch government has rejected calls to cease funding organizations that advocate a boycott of Israel.

Right To BoycottDecember 8, 2016 By:  The Electronic Intifada

Israel singled out African scholar for deportation, world church group says

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 23:07
Israel singled out African scholar for deportation, world church group saysIn the NewsRight To Boycott

The World Council of Churches has condemned Israel’s deportation of its associate general secretary Dr. Isabel Apawo Phiri.

December 6, 2016 By:  The Electronic Intifada

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