The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) calls for boycotting AnyVision, Israel’s facial recognition technology firm, due to its irrefutable complicity in Israel’s occupation and repression of Palestinians. AnyVision profits from Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights and exports its repressive surveillance technology globally.
Leonidas Kioussis Catherine COLOMB-NANCY (EuropeAid Co-Operation Office of the European Commission) Rosamaria Gili (European Commission Delegation in Morocco) Dear Euromed Audiovisual Representatives,
The Palestinian-led BDS movement condemns the far-right Israeli government’s McCarthyite decision to prevent Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar from visiting the Occupied Palestinian Territory over their support for Palestinian freedom. We call for cutting US military aid to Israel. Israel’s far-right government, with Trump’s collusion, has again put itself on par with apartheid South Africa in the past, and other rogue regimes in the present.
Deutsch “Attempts in Germany to impose political conditions on artists who support Palestinian rights, particularly targeting people of colour and queer artists, comprise a shameful trend of censorship, anti-Palestinian repression, and attacks on freedom of conscience.” - Over 100 leading artists, academics and public figures
By Ben Wray The ‘People Make Glasgow’ logo was removed before the arms conference in June last year after the Council came under pressure from campaigners over the hosting of the conference
The BDS movement for Palestinian rights condemns in the strongest terms the rising racist and fascist groups in Germany and across Europe. Our nonviolent movement opposes all forms of racism and racial discrimination, including antisemitism and Islamophobia, as a matter of principle.
Nya Bashir, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign: Dundee SPSC welcomes the confirmation from Dundee City Council that Tayside Pension Fund no longer invests our pension fund in Bank Hapoalim. Tayside Pension Fund have not been forthcoming with why they have had this turn around but no doubt that due to the combined efforts of SPSC and Unison Time to Divest campaign Tayside Pension Fund have made this welcome decision to divest from a bank which capitalises on the illegal settlements of palestinian lands.
Prior to the U.S. House of Representatives' approval on July 23 of anti-BDS resolution, H. Res 246, the BDS movement condemned the resolution, saying that it is based on lies and aims to to demonize peaceful resistance to Israel’s military occupation and apartheid. On behalf of the Palestinian-led BDS movement, Omar Barghouti said:
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, shares the shock and anger of Kashmiris and democratic forces in India and across the world over the authoritarian decision of the Bharatiya Janta Party-led Indian government to effectively nullify overnight the relative autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We denounce the increasing use of Israeli-style paradigms and policies by the current Indian government.
On August 3, at the 2019 national convention of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) - the largest and fastest growing socialist organization in the U.S., with two members in Congress, DSA approved a resolution establishing a national working group dedicated to organizing for BDS and Palestine Solidarity. DSA had endorsed the BDS movement at its 2017 national convention. The text of the approved 2019 DSA resolution #35, Establish a National BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group, follows below.