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.
Jay Dow [CBS] - A food fight is heating up in Brooklyn.
The 15,000 member food co-op in Park Slope is considering a ban on Israeli products because of the conflict in the Mideast. Officials there are now debating making an international statement after a member's proposal to take a symbolic stand against Israel.
So far the co-op staff has identified just four products from Israel, but they say it's possible there are others out of the 10,000 products offered at the co-op.
Fred Fuentes [Green Left - Australia] 14 February 2009 - Palestine solidarity activists in Sydney have launched a campaign targeting Max Brenner Chocolates, a 100% Israeli-owned company belonging to the Strauss Group, as part of the growing international boycott Israel movement.
The Strauss Group is the second-largest Israeli food and beverage company.
At approximately 10pm on Feb. 18, students of Take Back NYU! took over the Kimmel Marketplace. They blockaded the doors and declared an occupation!
They presented the following demands to the NYU administration:
We, the students of NYU, declare an occupation of this space. This occupation is the culmination of a two-year campaign by the Take Back NYU! coalition, and of campaigns from years past, in whose footsteps we follow.
Glen Ford [Black Agenda Report (BAR)] 18 February 2009 -"The corporate Right and the Israel lobby act in tandem." African Americans must take a leadership role in the movement to boycott and disinvest in Israel, both for reasons of elemental justice and to defend our own people from the raging rightwing, corporate assault, of which the pro-Israel lobby is an integral component.