Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

BNC Statement

Dear Marrickvile councilors,

We the undersigned would firstly like to congratulate the Marrickville Council in Sydney’s Inner West, Australia for their courageous motion (dated December 14, 2010) in support of the Palestinian-led global movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law. The BDS campaign is deeply inspired by the South African anti-apartheid boycott and divestment campaign for freedom and equality.

April 18, 2011
BNC Statement

The following letters were sent to Marrickville Council, Sydney, Australia, in support of their BDS policy ahead of a vote on the policy on Tuesday.

As elected officials who have answered the Palestinian call for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and implemented such policies in  the Tudela de Duero, Cigales and Villanueva de Duero municipalities in Valladolid, Spain, we are writing to express our support and solidarity to the efforts currently being undertaken in Marrickville Council in Sydney, Australia.

The international community has failed to hold Israel accountable for

April 17, 2011
BNC Statement

The following is a translation of a PGFTU statement to the Scottish Trade Union Congress. The Arabic version with PGFTU letterhead is available for download below.

The PGFTU has confirmed what was stated by its general secretary, Mr Shaher Saed, to the Unison delegation to Palestine during the period 27th November to 3rd December 2010.

PACBI Statement

""Occupied Ramallah, 6 April 2011 -- The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) mourns the tragic loss of our comrade, partner, and friend Juliano Mer-Khamis, and strongly condemns the cowardly murder that took his life. Along with all other Palestinians who fight against the grave injustice imposed on our people, Juliano embodied the hopeful and brave spirit of cultural resistance.

April 6, 2011
BNC Statement

On the occasion of the 3rd global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Action Day on March 30 (Palestinian Land Day), we are happy to announce the release of Stop the Wall’s disconcerting and potentially explosive report on growing and strategic military relations between Brazil and Israel.

March 30, 2011