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UC Berkeley student senate votes to divest from companies that profit from Israeli Occupation

Thursday April 18, 2013 23:29 by IMEMC News Staff After a ten hour debate that began Wednesday evening and continued through the night, the Student Senate at the University of California – Berkeley voted to divest University funds from three companies that profit from Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Debate […]

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Palestine’s Investments Require Divestment ~ by Sam Bahour

By Sam Bahour | Palestine Chronicle | July 26, 2012 Nearly two decades ago, I had a dream. I thought the historic tragedy that befell the Palestinian people was about to end. As such, I refused to be an observer to the historic events that were unfolding; instead, I chose to employ my U.S. education […]

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Resheq calls to expand the boycott of Israeli goods campaign

#5MayPPSolidarity ▶ May 5: Mobilize in support of Palestinian political prisoners [ PIC 30/04/2012 – 07:47 PM ] BEIRUT (PIC) — Member of Political Bureau Hamas, Ezzat Resheq called to expand the boycott Zionist products campaign, especially those produced in the settlements built on Palestinian lands in occupied West Bank. In a press release published […]

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American Methodists must be fearless about divestment from Israel ~ by Stuart Littlewood

Redress | Stuart Littlewood | May 1, 2012 Stuart Littlewood calls on US Methodists to be courageous and ignore pressure from Christian Zionists by supporting divestment from companies that profiteer from the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine, arguing that British Methodists had “blazed a trail through this minefield” nearly two years ago and voted to […]

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Presbyterians Consider Divesting From Select Companies In Israel

Jaweed Kaleem | Feb 17, 2012 02:26 PM EST | Huffington Post A major body within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted Friday to recommend that the church vote to stop investing in three companies “until they have ceased profiting from non-peaceful activities in Israel-Palestine.” The vote proposed by the General Assembly Mission Council on whether […]

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BDS: Power of the People at Work ~ by Ramzy Baroud

By Ramzy Baroud | Palestine Chronicle | Febr 15, 2012 The issue is not about hummus, chocolate bars or Dead Sea vacations. It is about civil society taking full responsibility for its own action (or lack of). The issue is not exactly about Israeli products either, but rather about how even a seemingly innocent decision […]

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South Africa mulls BDS sanctions on Israel

Related: Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this… Al Akhbar | Published Monday, February 6, 2012 South Africa is considering imposing economic and cultural sanctions on Israel as part of the worldwide Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. The country’s Minister of Arts and Culture announced at a conference in Pretoria last week […]

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Two-front international struggle for Palestine ~ by Lawrence Davidson

Truth does not matter for “Israel”. Buttons Do. To mute. By Lawrence Davidson | Redress | Feb 5, 2012 Lawrence Davidson argues that Israel is intent on ethnically cleansing its own Arab citizens and that, to prevent this, it is imperative to intensify the international boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against the Zionist state and, […]

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TUC Votes For Palestine And Review Links With Organisations Complicit With Israel’s Occupation

Thursday September 15, 2011 00:58 by Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Campaign The Trades Union Congress, representing 6.5 million workers in the UK, voted overwhelmingly today (14 September 2011) to deplore the ‘anti-democratic law’ passed by the Israeli Knesset banning individuals and organisations in Israel from calling for the boycott of Israel. The Union reaffirmed […]

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Action Alert | One week left to raise your voice !

Posted on July 12, 2011 | We Divest Dear Supporter, Next week I am going to Charlotte, NC, and I want to bring your voice with me. You see, financial giant TIAA-CREF is having its shareholder meeting in Charlotte, but the company refuses to talk about the Israeli occupation. That’s why I am asking you […]

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PRESS RELEASE | National Quaker group joins Jewish-led divestment campaign from TIAA-CREF

 June 27, 2011 | We Divest First client of pension giant to sign on to screen investments that profit from Israel’s occupation For immediate release We Divest from Israel’s Occupation, wedivest.org Contact Sydney Levy (Jewish Voice for Peace), sydney AT jvp.org, PHILADELPHIA—American Friends Service Committee (AFSC,) the nearly century-old, Nobel Peace Prize-winning Quaker organization publicly announced their support […]

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Launch of new BDSmovement.net website as part of Global BDS Day of Action

31 March 2011 | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) In celebration of the Global BDS Day of Action, the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) has launched a new http://www.BDSmovement.net website. Designed specifically with the grassroots, bottom-up nature of our rapidly growing movement in mind, the website will showcase user-submitted articles and videos from BDS groups […]

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ei: Boycott roundup: Ahava products off the shelves, for now

Report, The Electronic Intifada, 20 January 2011 Boycott activists protest the sale of Ahava products at a US store (Steve Rhodes). Canadian and United Kingdom solidarity activists have scored recent victories towards deshelving cosmetics made in an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East (CPJME) […]

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