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.
Defense Industry Daily - Oshkosh Corp. in Oshkosh, WI supplies the US Marine Corps’ and /Navy Seebee construction battalions with MTVR medium trucks. The vehicles come in several types, but all are distinguished by having very good off-road capabilities for trucks, with 7.1 ton payload capacity off-road and an on-road payload capacity of up to 15 tons. In order to fit into cargo aircraft like the C-130, the trucks can fold down part of the cab, reducing the vehicle’s height.
20 April 2009 -- Thousands of people have gathered in Geneva from all corners of the globe to attend the Durban Review Conference.
Despite official efforts to exclude the voices of the victims, it has brought together many civil society actors struggling against racial discrimination, including those working to end Israel’s regime of racism and racial discrimination against the Palestinians. The latter have just completed a two-day Israel Review Conference that was held on 18-19 April 2009.
Defense Industry Daily - Britain has given the green light to the Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program. The initial August 2005 contract award to Thales UK was worth around GBP 700 million, and the program expected to create or sustain up to 2,100 high-quality manufacturing jobs in the UK. The Watchkeeper platform is based on Elbit Systems’ Hermes 450 UAV platform, and executed via a joint venture.