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May Day: Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDS

Global BDS News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:55
May Day: Palestinian trade unions call for intensifying BDSBNC StatementTrade union solidarity

On May Day, we Palestinian trade unions are proud to stand with the trade union movement internationally as we collectively resist attacks on our working conditions, cuts to public services and job

April 28, 2017 By:  Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS)

Leading Artists Call on Radiohead to Cancel Tel Aviv Show

Global BDS News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 10:34
Leading Artists Call on Radiohead to Cancel Tel Aviv ShowIn the NewsCultural Boycott

Open letter from 46 artists, including Thurston Moore, Roger Waters and Peter Kosminsky, as well as Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, 'Respect Palestinian call for a boycott of Israel, don’t play Tel Aviv on July 19.'

April 24, 2017 By:  Artists for Palestine UK

Historic Decision: Barcelona City Council Votes to End Complicity with Israeli Occupation & Illegal Settlements

Global BDS News - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:15
Historic Decision: Barcelona City Council Votes to End Complicity with Israeli Occupation & Illegal Settlements UpdateEconomic BoycottRight To BoycottApartheid Free ZonesLocal governments

April 19, 2017 – Today, in light of the Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, call to end complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and affirmation of

April 19, 2017 By:  Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Statement by Spanish State Palestine Solidarity Groups On Barcelona City Council's Historic Decision Supporting Palestinian Rights

Global BDS News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:47
Statement by Spanish State Palestine Solidarity Groups On Barcelona City Council's Historic Decision Supporting Palestinian RightsIn the News

On April 19, 2017, Palestine solidarity groups in the Spanish state issued the following statement on the Barcelona City Council's historic vote to end its complicity with Israel's violations of Palestinian human rights. This statement is translated from the original Spanish statement.

Economic BoycottRight To BoycottApartheid Free ZonesLocal governmentsApril 19, 2017 By:  Spanish State Palestine Solidarity Groups

FIFA Urged by Organizations Representing Millions to Expel Israeli Clubs in Settlements

Global BDS News - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 22:22
FIFA Urged by Organizations Representing Millions to Expel Israeli Clubs in SettlementsUpdateCultural Boycott

Calls are mounting ahead of the 67th FIFA Congress for the world football governing body to expel Israeli football clubs based in illegal Israeli settlements.

April 19, 2017 By:  Red Card Israel

Activists rebrand Brand Israel conference as ‘Brand Apartheid’

Global BDS News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:50
Activists rebrand Brand Israel conference as ‘Brand Apartheid’In the NewsCultural Boycott

Students hold signs reading "Brand Apartheid" during Brand Israel event at New York University.

April 11, 2017 By:  Mondoweiss

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett finds his place as an activist

Global BDS News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:09
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett finds his place as an activistIn the NewsCultural Boycott

The Pro Bowler spoke on Colin Kaepernick and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Washington, D.C.

April 11, 2017 By:  The Undefeated

BDS groups from the Spanish State and RESCOP (the Spanish Network Against the Occupation of Palestine) welcome Podemos’ recognition of the right to BDS as a legitimate exercise of the freedom of expression

Global BDS News - Sat, 04/08/2017 - 23:25
BDS groups from the Spanish State and RESCOP (the Spanish Network Against the Occupation of Palestine) welcome Podemos’ recognition of the right to BDS as a legitimate exercise of the freedom of expressionIn the NewsRight To Boycott

On March 23, 2017, the Spanish leftist political party Podemos declared its support for the right to advance the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. On March 30, a BDS campaign in Spain released the following statement. (Read the statement in Spanish here.)

March 30, 2017 By:  Campaña BDS

The Jewish Voice at the Heart of the Boycott Israel Movement

Global BDS News - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 23:20
The Jewish Voice at the Heart of the Boycott Israel MovementIn the NewsEconomic BoycottCultural BoycottAcademic BoycottRight To Boycott

Jewish Voice for Peace executive director Rebecca Vilkomerson isn't your typical BDS activist: she spent three years in Israel, is married to an Israeli and has relatives in the West Bank. Despite many critics in the organized Jewish community, she says JVP is thriving in the Trump era and doesn't need the establishment's stamp of approval.

March 29, 2017 By:  Haaretz

Omar Barghouti: Message of gratitude and hope

Global BDS News - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 23:17
Omar Barghouti: Message of gratitude and hope Open LetterRight To Boycott

"Many of you have asked how best you can support me to face this latest persecution. My answer is, without hesitation ... more BDS!"

April 1, 2017 By:  Omar Barghouti

G4S Dropped by Doctors’ Syndicate in Beirut

Global BDS News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 02:25
G4S Dropped by Doctors’ Syndicate in Beirut UpdateStop G4SEconomic Boycott

Lebanese Syndicate Drops Security Company Complicit with Israeli Violations of Palestinian Human Rights

March 28, 2017 By:  The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

Palestinian BNC Mourns Loss of Anti-Apartheid Stalwart Ahmed Kathrada

Global BDS News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 20:43
Palestinian BNC Mourns Loss of Anti-Apartheid Stalwart Ahmed KathradaBNC StatementApartheid Free ZonesSanctions and governments

March 28, 2017, Occupied Palestine —The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) has heard with sadness the news of Comrade Ahmed Kathrada’s untimely demise.

March 28, 2017 By:  The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

FIFA delay on Israeli settlement decision fuels concern

Global BDS News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:44
FIFA delay on Israeli settlement decision fuels concernIn the NewsCultural Boycott

World football body will soon have to resolve the status of six Israeli football teams based in the occupied West Bank.

March 19, 2017 By:  Nigel Wilson

BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti & Repress the BDS Movement

Global BDS News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:11
BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti & Repress the BDS MovementBNC StatementRight To Boycott

On Sunday morning, Israeli tax authorities barged into the home of Omar Barghouti, the prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. They detained and interrogated Omar and his wife Safa for 16 hours that first day and Omar is currently enduring a fourth day of interrogation.

March 22, 2017 By:  Palestinian BDS National Committee

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