Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
The following letter was sent to Marrickville councillors by the BNC on April 18.
The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian political parties, trade unions, NGOs and networks, warmly salutes Marrickville council for its principled adoption of BDS.
Read the latest reports from the day of action here.
Occupied Palestine-March 31st, 2011 - The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is heartened by the BDS actions that took place in over 60 cities around the world in commemoration of Land Day and the Third Global BDS Day of Action.
Palestinian Land Day commemorates the day in 1976 when Israeli military forces shot and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Occupied Palestine, March 26th 2011 – Commemorating the Palestinian Land Day and the Global BDS Day of Action, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), on behalf of its constituent organizations and unions representing the majority of Palestinian civil society, together with many partners around the world, particularly the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) and the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, is hereby officially launching an internatio
Occupied Palestine, 14 February 2011 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition of Palestinian civil society organizations and unions, calls on Adidas to withdraw its sponsorship of the first Jerusalem marathon to take place on March 25, 2011 to avoid becoming complicit in covering up Israel's war crimes and grave human rights abuses.
Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) on transnational corporations and other Business enterprises is currently preparing his final report to the UN Human Rights Council, due in June 2011. The report will include Guiding Principles for the implementation of the “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.
Commemorate Land Day 2011 by Joining the Global BDS Day of Action
30 March 2011
The BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling on you to unite in your different capacities and struggles to join the Global BDS Day of Action on Land Day, 30 March 2011, in solidarity with the Palestinian people's right to self determination on their ancestral land.
Inspired and buoyed by the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia and their unique manifestation of courage, dignity, civility and determination, we stand resolu