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BDS roundup: Selection of 2012 victories

January:

  • Noted French philosopher and political theorist Jacques Rancière canceled a visit to lecture at Tel Aviv University after an appeal by PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.
  • Leading LGBT activists, artists and cultural workers 

January:

February:

  • US singer/songwriter Cat Power canceled her performance in Israel.
  • In Canada, the University of Regina’s student body adopted a BDS motion “as a means of pressuring Israel to comply with international and human rights law.”
  • US jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson canceled her performance in Holon. She announced, “as a human rights activist, I identify with the cultural boycott of Israel.”
  • Israeli cosmetics company Ahava — which pillages resources from the Dead Sea in the occupied West Bank, and produces the cosmetics in an illegal settlement colony while labeling them as “made in Israel” — was de-shelved across Japan. DaitoCrea, the Japanese distributor for Ahava’s cosmetics line, announced that they would immediately stop carrying Ahava products because of that company’s fraudulent labeling policy.
  • A judge threw out a lawsuit by Israel lobby group against Olympia Food Co-op in Washington, US, protecting the co-op’s decision not to carry Israeli products and uphold the boycott.

March:

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July:

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

 

More BDS successes and activism can be found on this excellent, comprehensive list compiled by Don’t Play Apartheid Israel, which we encourage our readers to check out.

2012 was a year of significant growth of the Palestinian-led boycott movement. 2013 will surely and steadily build upon these victories worldwide.

Please keep us informed of your BDS actions by emailing us atinfo@electronicintifada.net.

Original link: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora/bds-roundup-victories-2012


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