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.
Bill Mullen, a professor of American Studies at Purdue University and supporter of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign for Palestinian rights, explains the outcome of an effort to get the Modern Language Association in the United States to stand in solidarity with Palestinians. He also discusses what lessons we can draw for the future.
Protesters marched to the offices of Artis, a New York-based arts nonprofit that organizes trips for arts professionals to Israel, demanding the group demonstrate they’re not part of a larger movement to normalize the occupation of Palestinian lands.