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BDS Movement welcomes U.S. Congress resolution affirming right to boycott

In a historic move, Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis introduce resolution affirming the right to boycott.

The BDS movement for Palestinian rights warmly welcomes the resolution introduced by Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis "Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.”

On behalf of the BDS movement, Hind Awwad said:

This ground-breaking resolution will inspire human rights defenders everywhere, including BDS activists for Palestinian rights. It affirms the right of all activists and people of conscience to advocate for human rights through boycotts against systems of oppression.

It reassures us that progressives, including in Congress, are defending freedom of expression and the right of oppressed communities, including Palestinians, to peacefully fight for their rights.

The defense of those rights is even more vital in light of the rise of far-right racism and white supremacy, including Israel's decades-old apartheid regime.


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