Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)
We thank 50+ Brazilian groups that won a victory for Palestinians and for demilitarizing Brazil, by mobilizing opposition in Brazil’s Parliament to filibuster a bill to strengthen military and scientific cooperation with Israel.
The Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel is fundamentally linked to calls for ending militarism and repression across the globe, and for ending Israel’s support for militarism and repression.
In 1988, PM Thatcher banned local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid South Africa. Now, Boris Johnson plans to ban local council boycotts and divestment against apartheid Israel. It was wrong then, and it’s wrong now.
Trump’s anti-democratic and anti-Palestinian executive order (EO) would continue his dangerous attacks on hard-fought rights.
On the anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Resolution 194 affirming Palestinian refugees’ right to return to their homes, the BDS movement insists on “the full menu of rights” for the indigenous Palestinians.
The second global AXA Day of Action included mobilizations all around the world, on the same day as the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 4th global climate strike.
AXA invests hundreds of millions of dollars in fossil fuels, insures polluting businesses, and invests $91 million in Israel’s weapons and its expanding settlements, which destroy the environment.