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.
Three motions are being put forward to the Norwegian LO (TUC) Congress to sever relations with Israel’s labour organisation, the Histadrut. The claim is backed by LO in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Tromso and Mo i Rana; plus the Norwegian Electrician and IT Workers' Union (EL&IT Forbundet), several locals of the Norwegian United Federation of Trade Unions (Fellesforbundet) and other federations. It is time for the LO Congress to support the demand, and for the leadership of LO to critically examine their grounds for rejecting it.