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.
In a historical vote on Thursday, 16th of June, the Parliament of Catalonia recognized Israel as committing the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people and demanded to not give any assistance or support to this situation.
Endorsement of this project by any group affiliated with the BDS movement conflicts with this affiliation. Simultaneously, we reject and condemn the cynical use of this project as a pretext for repressive attacks on the Palestine solidarity movement by anti-Palestinian racists and apologists for Israeli apartheid.
Outside of the CAF’s General Assembly meeting on the 11th of June 2022, dozens of protesters reminded the Basque trainmaker of is obligation to respect human rights and terminate its business with Israel’s violent occupation of Jerusalem and apartheid regime.
By Richard Weyndling and Santiago González Vallejo from the “CAF: Get off the Apartheid Train” campaign.
The Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), with more than 800 research centers in 55 countries, endorses the Palestinian call to boycott Israeli institutions complicit in Israel’s regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism, and apartheid.
Saturday 11 June is the annual shareholders' meeting of CAF, a Basque company that is building the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR), a tram line that serves Israel's illegal settlements in Jerusalem and fosters the Israel’s regime of apartheid and settler colonialism.
Let's atop CAF's illegal business in occupied Jerusalem!