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HP: Profiting from the Occupation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights on 4th March, 2014 | 1 Comment

Israeli checkpoint in GazaWe’re going to a meeting, and we want you to join us. It won’t be boring, we promise. On Wednesday, March 19th – 1200 PM, Hewlett-Packard is hosting their annual annual shareholder meeting. The company is a Bay Area fixture, and well known worldwide for producing computers and printers. But we’re not going there because […]
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Israel’s Lesson to Palestinians: Build More Rockets?

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 5th December, 2012 | 1 Comment

IMG_0301Medea Benjamin is cofounder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange. She was recently part of an Emergency Delegation to Gaza and heard: “Please don’t wait for the third Israeli round of attacks,” said Hala Ashi, a 24-year-old whose home was badly damaged and whose neighbor was killed, “and help show us, the youth of Gaza, that violence is not the answer.”
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CODEPINK Group Travels to Gaza to Bring Aid and Witness Devastation

Posted by in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 26th November, 2012 | No Comments

Photo Credit: Code PinkIn light of the terrible humanitarian crisis happening right now in Gaza, CODEPINK has decided to put together an emergency delegation that will attempt to enter Gaza through the Rafah border in Egypt.
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Presbyterian Church to boycott settlement products

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 13th July, 2012 | 1 Comment

jvp_pcusa_contingent_miniDivestment from the Israeli occupation has taken some remarkable strides ahead in the last few weeks. Presbyterian and Methodist Church have chosen to boycott settlement products.
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TIAA-CREF Drops Caterpillar from Social Choice; Presbyterians to Vote on BDS

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 3rd July, 2012 | No Comments

Caterpillar-tractorAnother huge victory to the global BDS movement achieved. In an effort led by Palestinian civil society, pension fund giant TIAA-CREF has agreed to divest its social choice accounts from longtime target Caterpillar, Inc.
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United Methodist Church Votes on Boycott; Quakers Divest from Caterpillar

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 17th May, 2012 | No Comments

umcprotest2Led by human rights activists within the United Methodist Church and supported by the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, a resolution was passed calling for an explicit boycott of all Israeli companies “operating in the occupied Palestinian territories.”
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Global March to Jerusalem: An act of homage to a precious city in danger

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 29th March, 2012 | 1 Comment

GMJ-logo-282x400On March 30th, Palestinian Land Day, The Global March to Jerusalem will take place. This global initiative will bring thousands from all around the world to Israel’s borders and to Jerusalem, trying to direct attention of the world to Israel’s restrictions on religious freedom and ethnic segregation and ethnic cleansing policies in the city.
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AIPAC Undermines Democracy at Home and in the Middle East

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 29th February, 2012 | 1 Comment

aipacAIPAC has tremendous clout but its influence has been disastrous for U.S. foreign policy and U.S. democracy. Here are ten reasons why AIPAC is so dangerous.
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Palestine Freedom Rides: Taking a Stand Against Segregation

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine on 16th November, 2011 | No Comments

2009.10.31-015Freedom Rides from the 1960s are the inspiration for a similar kind of action…Freedom Rides in Palestine.
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Jailed for Sailing to Gaza, Challenging the Blockade

Posted by in Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 4th November, 2011 | No Comments

tahrir-boat-for-webTwo boats full of courageous passengers were on their way to Gaza when they were intercepted on Friday, November 4, by the Israeli military in international waters. They were unarmed, and the Israeli military knew that. They were simply peace activists wanting to connect with civilians in Gaza, and the Israeli military knew that. Yet naked aggression was used against them in international waters—something that is normally considered an act of piracy.
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