Monthly Archives: June 2009

Derail Veolia and Alstom Campaign

CityPass and the Jerusalem Light-Rail Project In 2002, the CityPass consortium won a tender put out by the Israeli authorities for a light rail transportation project worth around 500 million Euros. This light rail system would link with settlements in

Posted in Australian Organizing, Boycott, Economic Boycott

Author Naomi Klein in Bil’in: Boycott Israel

Bil’in – Ma’an – Canadian author Naomi Klein called for an international boycott of Israel during a visit to the West Bank village of Bil’in on Friday, where she also attended a weekly demonstration against Israel’s separation wall. Klein held

Posted in Boycott, Canadian Organizing, Cultural Boycott

Australian Groups Endorsing BDS

Below is a list of Australian based unions and groups that are now endorsing the BDS campaign CFMEU – Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union NSW Branch Maritime Union of Australia Western Australia Branch, Delegates Meeting University of Western Sydney

Posted in Australian Organizing, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

CODEPINK Protests AHAVA Cosmetics Company at Hilton Store in Tel Aviv

CODEPINK activists showed the muddy truth of the AHAVA company, whose factory is located in Occupied Palestine, during an international delegation visit to Israel in June, 2009. Here, Rae Abileah and Medea Benjamin speak outside the Hilton after the store

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

Melbourne dumps Connex following boycott campaign

Press release, Australians for Peace, 28 June 2009 The following press release was issued by Australians for Peace on 25 June 2009: Connex has been dumped by the Victorian State Government as Melbourne’s train system operator. Moammar Mashni of Australians

Posted in Australian Organizing, Boycott, Economic Boycott

Boycotting the Israeli academy

June 25, 2009 Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza has provoked an international outcry and organizing in support of Palestinian rights. Among the responses is a movement for boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to pressure Israel in a variety of ways.

Posted in Boycott, U.S. Academica, U.S. Cultural Workers, USACBI in the News

Naomi Klein speaks on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in Bil’in, Palestine

Prior to the demonstration a press conference took place, where a representative of the village’s popular committee, a member of the Palestinian Boycott National Committee and world renowned Canadian journalist and author Naomi Klein spoke of the local struggle, of

Posted in Boycott, Cultural Boycott

Author Naomi Klein calls for boycott of Israel

BILIN , West Bank (AFP) — Bestselling author Naomi Klein on Friday took her call for a boycott of Israel to the occupied West Bank village of Bilin, where she witnessed Israeli forces clashing with protesters. “It’s a boycott of

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

French activists protest Paris air show

A group of French activists from the BDS France campaign held a non- violent protest against the Israeli presence at the Paris – Le Bourget Air Show. Le Bourget Air Show is one of the largest weapons and aerospace technology

Posted in Boycott

Anti-Israel Group Boycotts Trader Joe’s

June 20, 2009 By Lilly Fowler and Tom Tugend Although “World Refugee Day,” the boycott of Trader Joe’s planned by the anti-Israel group “Don’t Buy into Apartheid,” came and went on Saturday, June 20, with no apparent incidents in Los

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott