BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanctions)

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The Academic Boycott Debate
Podur, Justin
Article
2006
An excellent summary and commentary on a debate at Ryerson University about whether Israel should be subjected to an academic boycott because of its human rights violations.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu to UC Berkeley: Divesting is the Right Thing To Do
Tutu, Desmond
Article
2010
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encourage...
BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
Barghouti, Omar
Book
2011
The case for a rights-based BDS campaign against Israeli occupation and apartheid.
A BDS Movement That Works: Against The Current vol. 161
Harvey, Barbara
Article
2012
In 2005, a call was issued for global nonviolent resistance to occupation through acts of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.They had three goals: an end to occupation and return ...
Boycott the state, not just the settlements
Munayyer, Yousef
Article
2011
West Bank settlements would not be viable without government aid, so boycotts should target the Israeli state as well.
California Leads the Way in the "Block the Boat" Movement: Fighting the Occupation on the West Coast
Norton, Ben
Article
2014
In organizing theory, activists often emphasize the importance of formulating what they call an "escalation plan." When pushing for social change, they explain, it is important that one's methods of e...
A Concerted Effort From Europe Against Israeli Produce Exporter Agrexco
Westbrook, Stephanie
Article
2011
In Montpellier, France, over 100 activists from 9 countries gathered for the first ever European Forum Against Agrexco. Delegates from Italy, UK, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and ...
Damage Control: Noam Chomsky and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
Blankfort, Jeffrey
Article
2005
While Noam Chomsky has provided extensive documentation of Israeli crimes, his approach has also served to block serious efforts to halt those crimes and to build an effective movement on behalf of th...
Global BDS Against Israel Is Working
Lendman, Stephen
Article
2010
Israel's ruling elite is increasingly concerned about the international movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions, but they are unwilling to address the human rights abuses that brought the move...
The Growing Boycott of Israel: A Force for Good
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2010
To join the boycott is good for the world's future in general. It is certainly good for the Palestinians, and yes, it is good for the Jews too.
"If not now, when?" On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2014
This is an edited version of a letter I've sent to a relative in the US who's been trying to figure out the BDS issue in the wake of the recent onslaught against the American Studies Association's dec...
In Defense of Divestment: Against The Current vol. 114
Leibowitz, Shamai K.
Article
2005
As an Israeli citizen and former tank gunner in the Israeli army, I feel the need to explain why I, along with many other Jews, support divestment from Israel. We are asking the city of Somerville, as...
Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2017
The current obsession with the challnege posed by BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) reflects a changing political environment for Israel.
Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says
Murphy, Maureen Clare
Article
2015
The Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has exacted a major cost on Israel's exports to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Even though the World Bank's report has modestly recognized so,...
The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism
Lloyd, David
Article
2013
Since the American Studies Association (ASA) announced this month that its members had voted overwhelmingly to endorse the boycott of Israeli academic institutions, the predictable outpouring of furio...
Our Way to Fight: Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Palestinian Economic Boycott Hits Israeli Settlers
Frykberg, Mel
Article
2010
Israeli settlers are beginning to feel the bite of an economic boycott campaign launched by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against goods produced in the illegal Israeli settlements dotting the occupie...
Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
A Palestinian university’s decision to bar from its campus an Israeli journalist and outspoken critic of the occupation has exposed a growing rift among Palestinian activists about the merits of conta...
The Picket of the Zim Piraeus
Turner, Peter
Article
2014
Profiting from Gaza Children's Agony
Vlanza, Vacy
Article
2015
The shocking decision by the government-owned New Zealand Super Fund (NZSF) to NOT divest from Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), manufacturer of white phosphorus, blatantly violates the NZSF Responsibilit...
Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of Israel
Surin, Kenneth
Article
2017
The Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly voted in Philadelphia on two resolutions, for and against, of an academic boycott of Israel.
Sanctioning Apartheid
Edgar, Robert
Book
1990
A useful guide to the background of apartheid and understanding current developments, particularly the success of the mass democratic movement in weakening racist policy.
Statement by Jewish Activists and Organizations active in BDS against Israel
Article
2011
A Jewish response to the February 2011 Statement of Jewish Zionist Organizations on Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
To end the occupation, cripple Israeli banks
Crawford-Browne, Terry
Article
2010
The international banking sanctions campaign in New York against apartheid South Africa during the 1980s is regarded as the most effective strategy in bringing about a nonviolent end to the country's ...
To the family of the one thousandth victim of Israel’s genocidal slaughter in Gaza
Pappe, Ilan
Article
2014
This is 2014 — the destruction of Gaza is well documented. This is not 1948 when Palestinians had to struggle hard to tell their story of horror; so many of the crimes Zionist committed then where hid...
Vancouverites Stage Picket Against Israeli Shipping Company
Article
2010
Dozens of activists set up an information picket at Deltaport on August 24, designed to slow the transport of containers belonging to the Israeli shipping company Zim.
We Blocked the Boat: Oakland 2014
Film/Video
2014
Blocking Israel's ship from unloading in Oakland, California.
Why Boycott Aroma?
Article
2010
Our boycott call is part of a larger movement by Palestinian civil society to find non-violent means to end the occupation and apartheid.
Why Is BDS A Moral Duty Today?: A Response To Bernard-Henri Levy
Barghouti, Omar
Article
2011
The reality of the movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions.

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Continuous protest at Israeli consulate in Toronto starts July 24
Sources News Release
2014
On July 24 people of conscience including Muslims, Jews, and Christians, are coming together at the Israeli consulate in Toronto for a three day continuous vigil to call attention to the frightening s...
Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
Macdonald, Neil
2015
Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.
United Church of Canada Members Launch Campaign to Boycott Israeli Settlement Products
Sources News Release
2013
The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a Network of United Church of Canada members and supporters, is launching a campaign in cities across Canada to boycott produ...

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Making a Killing
The Canada-Israel Military-Industrial Partnership
Young, Art (ed.)
Article
2009
Canadian companies supply many essential components to Israel's war machine. This pamphlet provides information on the arms trade that will help to strengthen the movement for boycott, divestment and ...