Updates from the palestinian BDS (Canada)
Beth Oloth Charitable Organization has had its tax-deductible status revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) due to its support for Israel's army and activities in Israel's illegal settlements.
More than 140 artists from Europe and beyond support the appeal from Palestinian artists to boycott the contest next year. Quotes from signatories here.
The Canadian academic society also commits to support the protected rights of students and scholars to engage in research and public speaking about Palestine, the state of Israel and in support of the BDS movement.
Short-list of the top 30 BDS moments of 2017, reflecting massive, collective work by supporters around the world. The BDS movement for Palestinian rights grew among trade unions, social movements and mainstream churches, in universities, among star athletes and prominent cultural figures, in parliaments and at the United Nations. It has compelled major multinationals to end their respective complicity in Israel’s egregious violations of Palestinian human rights, and grows stronger every day.
The article is not only about the right to BDS. It also discusses how international human rights law has, in general, been rendered meaningless and even oppressive. It uses the example of the BDS movement to show that, nevertheless, there is still a way to utilize its progressive potential.
Greens become first major Canadian political party to put boycott, divestment and sanctions into official policy platform