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 struggles against colonialism, racism and militarization, and for climate, economic and social justice are profoundly interconnected. Palestinians too, seek climate justice by holding governments and corporations to account. Palestine is a climate justice issue.
The Centre International De Solidarité Ouvrière is a major coalition of 60+ Quebec labour unions and civil society groups, has unanimously passed a motion endorsing BDS and urges the Canadian government to designate Israel as an apartheid state.
In an open letter, the BNC calls on all AU member states to reject Israel’s request for observer status without hesitation at the next Executive Council meeting based on our common values of freedom, justice, equality and self-determination.
#BoycottPuma was trending on social media, with a Twitter reach of 9 million, which has since nearly doubled to 17 million. Until PUMA ends its support for Israeli apartheid, the Palestinian-led boycott campaign is only destined to grow.