Monthly Archives: July 2009

Guidelines for Applying the International Cultural Boycott of Israel

PACBI | 20 July 2009 Since April 2004, PACBI has called upon intellectuals and academics worldwide to “comprehensively and consistently boycott all Israeli academic and cultural institutions as a contribution to the struggle to end Israel’s occupation, colonization and system

Posted in Boycott, Palestinian Organizing

New Yorkers call for boycott of Motorola over dealings with IDF

By Grace Wermenbol Protesters in the New York borough of Queens held a rally last week to call for a boycott of Motorola over the firm’s business dealings with the Israel Defense Forces. At the demonstration, which was organized by

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

Deshelving Israeli Goods at Trader Joe’s

Over 30 activists in Oakland and San Francisco participated in National Don’t Buy Into Apartheid Day on June 20, 2009.

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

Israeli officer promotes war crimes at Harvard

Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Dr. Anat Matar, The Electronic Intifada, 22 July 2009 On 9 July Harvard University’s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR) invited Colonel Pnina Sharvit-Baruch, former Israeli military legal adviser, to their online Humanitarian Law

Posted in U.S. Academica, Why Boycott?!

Israeli Cosmetic Company Is About to Learn It Can’t Cover Up Its Role in the Occupation

By Nancy Kricorian, AlterNet. Posted July 22, 2009. Ahava is an Israeli profiteer exploiting the natural resources of occupied Palestine to sell its exotic beauty products. CodePink protests AHAVA in Tel Aviv. As the dust settled on the destroyed homes,

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

Protesters stroll through Brooklyn’s Prospect Park singing for boycott of Motorola

Brooklyn, NY, July 25 – Fifteen New York human rights advocates strolled through Prospect Park in Brooklyn on Saturday for two and a half hours, singing songs calling on park-goers to boycott communications giant Motorola until it stops providing technology

Posted in Boycott, Divestment, Economic Boycott, Sanctions

Ken Loach withdraws from the Melbourne International Film Festival over Israeli funding

Philippa Hawker, The Age, July 18, 2009 – ENGLISH filmmaker Ken Loach has withdrawn his film Looking for Eric from the Melbourne International Film Festival because the festival receives funding from the Israeli Government. Loach told the festival if it

Posted in Cultural Boycott

Toronto Palestine Solidarity Activists Protest Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

The Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid and Women in Solidarity with Palestine have launched a protest against the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), for their exhibition of the looted Dead Sea Scrolls. For past two weeks, they have conduced successful protests (see

Posted in Boycott, Canadian Organizing

International Journalists Union Expels Israel

21 July 2009 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine The expulsion of an Israeli journalists’ union from the International Federation of Journalists is mired in a murky cocktail of politics and money. The Israeli group –— the National Federation of Israel

Posted in Boycott

Email exchanges between Ken Loach, Paul Laverty, Rebecca O’Brien and the Melbourne Film Festival organizers

PULSE Exclusive As you may have heard by now, British film legend Ken Loach has pulled out of the Melbourne Film Festival because the organizers’ refusal to observe the cultural boycott of Israel. Following is an exchange of letters that

Posted in Boycott, Cultural Boycott