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Fire is seen as a Palestinian man walks amidst the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, Palestinian health officials said. Israel had no immediate comment on the attacks that took place as Egyptian mediators stepped up efforts to achieve an elusive ceasefire to end seven weeks of fighting. Israel launched an offensive on July 8, with the declared aim of ending rocket fire into its territory. Photo by Mohammed Asad

Gaza attack pushed US electrical workers’ union to back Israel boycott

The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America – known as UE – has voted to back the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) on Israel. This makes it only the second national union in the United … Continue reading 

Palestinian boycott activists salute the 1,000+ Black activists, scholars and artists for endorsing BDS for Palestinian rights

The statement unequivocally calls for BDS and places an emphasis on the right of Palestinian refugees to “return to their homeland in present-day Israel” as “the most important aspect of justice for Palestinians.”


Boycott RE/MAX protests flood the US during Week of Action

Palestinian solidarity activists across the US have flooded RE/MAX offices, demanding that the real estate giant cease its activities in illegal, Jewish-only settlements


Major campaign success against G4S in the US

Durham has become the first U.S. municipality to boycott a company because of its role in perpetuating injustice in Palestine/Israel


Costly pro-Israel PR campaign fails to stop UC Los Angles divestment

The University of California at Los Angeles is the sixth of nine undergraduate campuses in the UC system to call for divestment


Los Angeles activists block unloading of Israeli cargo ship for two days

The Block the Boat coalition of Los Angeles claimed another victory, delaying an Israeli cargo ship for more than 34 hours

Nobel laureates and 60,000 others call for military embargo on Israel

Signatories Include Desmond Tutu, Roger Waters, Alice Walker,
Michael Ondaatje, Brian Eno, Mira Nair and Mike Leigh

Palestinian Civil Society Salutes California Dockworkers and Endorses their “Block-the-Boat” BDS Action

The BNC warmly salutes the Oakland, California dockworkers and community activists for their inspiring new victory against the Israeli container ship Zim on 27 September 2014

In August 2014, more than 1,000 people took part in a direct action that prevented an Israeli boat from docking at the port in Oakland, California

Protestors block and delay Israeli ships up and down US West Coast

In the past two weeks, the unloading of Israeli ships has been prevented or disrupted at ports in Oakland, Tacoma, Seattle and Long Beach

Activist blockade delays Israeli ZIM ship another day at Port of Seattle

After delaying work on the Israeli freight ship ZIM CHICAGO at the Port of Tacoma, local human-rights activists have learned that they also delayed the arrival of ZIM CHICAGO into the Port of Seattle for another full day


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