Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) responds to Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) policy platform: "We pledge to firmly and consistently stand in solidarity with our black sisters and brothers in the United States and around the world by supporting the demands and policy proposals in this platform."
In August 2015, the 30,000-strong United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) became the second national trade union in the US to endorse BDS. The US government agency that enforces trade union legislation has dismissed attempts by a pro-Israel lobby organisation to legally challenge the union's decision.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly have both made powerful decisions advancing solidarity with Palestinian rights under international law within faith communities in the U.S.