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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.

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.”

Commemorating Palestinian Land Day in Jordan

Posted by in Guest Posts, Human Rights, World News & Events on 2nd April, 2012 | No Comments

PalestineGuest Blogger Tighe Barry, a member of the peace group Code Pink, reports on the Global March to Jerusalem, timed to coincide with Land Day.

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.

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.

It’s time to #OccupyAIPAC

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, Global Exchange News & Events on 7th February, 2012 | No Comments

occupy_aipac_illustrationWith the Occupy movement that has swept the country demanding social and economic justice, many have concluded that AIPAC—the powerful pro-Israeli government lobby that distorts U.S. policy in the Middle East— is a mandatory “occupy target”. Timed to coincide with the annual AIPAC policy conference in March 2012, the Occupy AIPAC summit will be a long weekend of teach-ins, cultural performances, protests and creative direct actions, and more.

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.

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.

They Still Have Painted What They Saw: Children’s Art Censored in Oakland

Posted by in World News & Events on 23rd September, 2011 | 2 Comments

meca.pic“The Bay Area and Oakland in particular are known for our diversity and commitment to free expression and social justice. We will not be censored. The show must go on!” -The Middle East Children’s Alliance

SodaStream: Not so cool, clear bubbly water

Posted by in Economic Activism for Palestine, World News & Events on 12th July, 2011 | 1 Comment

SodaStream_factorySodaStream, an Israeli company producing a do-it-yourself, counter-top seltzer and soda maker, has been marketing its ware as a “green alternative” to soda cans and bottles. But buyer beware: SodaStream’s main production site is in Mishor Edomim, a settlement and industrial zone in the occupied West Bank, on confiscated Palestinian land. The company exploits Palestinian labor and sells it’s product with a “Made in Israel” label. 


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