French BDS tour

Video compilation of last summer released for Land Day

Report Back: Bed Bath & Beyond: Stop Selling Settlement Products SodaStream and Ahava!

On The Palestinian Land Day, Wednesday, March 30, Bay Area activists with CODEPINK and Global Exchange delivered a letter and petition to Bed Bath & Beyond asking them to stop selling illegal Israeli settlement products Ahava and SodaStream. Activists delivered the petition in 10 cities around the US on Land Day and faxed it to corporate headquarters.
Take action for justice and peace in Israel and Palestine – Sign the petition today at:
http://www.stolenbeauty.org

Palestine Solidarity Campaign (UK)

In response to the call by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) for the 30 March Land Day, the PSC have called for a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions ‘Week of Action’ from Sunday 27 March to Saturday 2 April 2011.
Get involved…
  • Target complicit companies click here to send an e-postcard to supermarkets telling them not to stock goods provided by firms complicit in Israel’s occupation.
  • Get involved in a local action  for actions that have been organised around the country click here
  • Boycott Veolia – Wednesday 30 March, 1-2pm, Veolia HQ,154a Pentonville Rd, Islington N1 9PE. Buses: 30, 73, 205, 214, 476 or a short walk up the hill from King’s Cross. We will be delivering a letter to Veolia as well as placing black bin bags filled with paper labeled ‘Return to Sender’and ‘Bin Veolia’. You can also download our model petition here to gather support for a local campaign to ‘Bin Veolia’ – a company providing refuse and transport services to illegal settlements.

 

Canadian Union of Postal Workers statement on Land Day/BDS Day of Action

Global BDS Day of Action on Land Day

March 30, 2011 is the Global BDS Day of Action on Land Day, in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s right to self determination, freedom, and dignity.
The Palestinian Land Day commemorates the day in 1976 when Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel. They were among thousands protesting the government’s expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish-only settlements and expand existing ones. Today, Land Day symbolizes Palestinian resistance to the ongoing occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
At the April 2008 CUPW National Convention, delegates overwhelmingly supported a resolution calling for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until the occupation is ended, international law is abided by, and all citizens are treated equally.
CUPW is working to implement this resolution. We have worked out a partnership with a Palestinian trade union. We are supporting educational workshops and solidarity delegations.
So far they have held two seminars.
The first seminar was on Palestinian labour law and the grievance procedure. Participants learned their rights under the labour law, and gained skills in filing and processing grievances.
The second seminar was on organizing. They will be targeting companies like DHL, and developing plans to unionize people working in these companies.
As CUPW members we know that the struggle for respect and equality is international.
In Solidarity, 

Denis Lemelin
National President
Canadian Union of Postal Workers

Louisville, Kentucky: Land Day demonstration in support of BDS

Louisville, Kentucky: Land Day demonstration in support of BDS

Louisville Jewish Voice for Peace

&

Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East

invite you to

Commemorate Land Day

Support BDS

by joining us for a

Land Day demonstration in support of BDS

Wednesday March 30, 2011

7:00 pm

University of Louisville Belknap Campus

Land Day demonstration in front of the Brandeis School of Law, 2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY.

From there we will march 2 blocks to the JB Speed Engineering School, 132 Eastern Parkway, where we will have food and desserts and a BDS action planning meeting in room 121 of the Duthie Center for Engineering (which is the building behind the main JB Speed building.).

 

Report Back: Evergreen College

ISRAELI SETTLEMENT EXPANDS TO OLYMPIA — STUDENTS AND ALUMNI PROTEST INVESTMENT POLICY AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

 

On March 28th, 2011, students and alumni at The Evergreen State College began a 62 hour Vigil for Human Rights by erecting an Israeli settlement. This is meant to demonstrate support for divestment from companies profiting off of the illegal occupation of Palestine, such as Caterpillar Inc. Former Evergreen student Rachel Corrie was run over and killed by an Israeli Army Caterpillar bulldozer while protecting a Palestinian home in Rafah, Palestine in 2003. The Corrie family is suing the Israeli government for damages in a civil trial commencing on April 3rd in Haifa District Court.

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Report Back: Portuguese activists write to Mourao Council protesting partnership with Israel

Exmos Senhores

 

Dr. José Manuel Santinha Lopes,

Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Mourão

 

José Ramalho,

Presidente da Assembleia Municipal

 

 

É com grande consternação que tomámos conhecimento de que a Câmara Municipal de Mourão pediu o apoio da embaixada de Israel para o melhor aproveitamento pelo município do potencial agrícola criado pela albufeira do Alqueva.

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