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Bookstore in Milwaukee responds to BDS Call

The following statement was published on the website of the  People’s Books Cooperative in Milwaukee The People’s Books Cooperative in Milwaukee, Wisconsin recently decided to engage in a consumer and cultural boycott of Israel.  See their statement on their website. “People’s … Continue reading 


Divestment wins again at Loyola, goes down fighting in Michigan

After an intense, hours-long debate, watched by thousands of people, the University of Michigan student government last night defeated a motion calling for divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation and human rights abuses

Israel’s War on American Universities | Common Dreams

Recent actions against US student groups appear to be part of a coordinated effort by the Israeli government and the Israel lobby to blacklist all student groups that challenge the official Israeli narrative

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US Methodist General Board of Church & Society calls for SodaStream Boycott

The decision to engage in the boycott of SodaStream was overwhelmingly endorsed by the agency’s Board of Directors during its spring meeting


Palestine activists, labor and environment groups in US unite against Veolia

As Veolia stretches its corporate tentacles from its home-base in France into Palestine, San Francisco, Bangladesh and various European countries, it is aiding in the expansion of its own opposition


The NY Times’ unbalanced coverage of the BDS movement

Here is a related letter from Patrick Connors to the Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on the anti-boycott views in the paper’s coverage of the BDS movement

The National Lawyers Guild and other Rights Groups Call on Universities to Protect Open Debate on Palestine/Israel

New York - The National Lawyers Guild and other organizations calling for human rights and for the rule of law in Palestine and Israel today urged academic institutions to reaffirm their commitment to free and open campus debate. The plea for free expression, including the … Continue reading 

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Veolia loses out on $4 billion Boston contract

Veolia lost out on a contract that could be worth as much as $4.26 billion following a campaign exposing its role in illegal Israeli settlements

Palestinian civil society and national institutions to NBC: Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem

Palestinian Civil Society and National Institutions to NBC: Terminate the NBC film project promoting Israeli apartheid, ethnic cleansing and colonization in occupied East Jerusalem Respect corporate responsibility for international law and Palestinian human rights We, the undersigned Palestinian civil society … Continue reading 


Major US pension fund divests ethical fund from Veolia

US pension giant TIAA-CREF has removed Veolia Environnement from its Social Choice Funds portfolio


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