Updates from the palestinian BDS (Ireland)
Swiss parliament and Spanish government reject efforts to criminalize the BDS human rights movement
Gary Donnelly will decommission his council-issue Hewlett Packard printer prior to next week’s monthly meeting at the Guildhall in protest over contracts it holds with Israel.
Around 200 leading legal experts have signed a statement defending the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) as a lawful exercise of freedom of expression.
Support for BDS has not only continued to grow - it has accelerated.
The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) today welcomed Dublin City Council’s unanimous passing of a motion calling for an end to both the ongoing Israeli attacks on Gaza in which at least 184 Palestinian have been killed and the Israeli-imposed illegal siege of the coastal strip, as well as calling upon the Irish government to push for an arms embargo and trade sanctions on Israel. The motion also condemned the use of Administrative Detention, a form of internment without trial, by the Israeli state.
Glasgow, United Kingdom -On the final day of the Scottish football season, one of the biggest crowds in Europe turned up to watch Celtic FC being crowned champions.
Nearly 60,000 fans danced and sang as their heroes demolished Edinburgh club Heart of Midlothian 5-0. Anthems such as "You’ll Never Walk Alone" and "The Celtic Song" mingled with tributes to players past and present.
Then something different happened.