The US and the European Union seem currently to be the most active regulators of spyware. Yet, their bureaucratic and legislative processes aim to rule the ways in which these powers can profit from and control the market of this dangerous weapon, which is mainly dominated by Israeli companies and technology. At this stage, it is crucial that we organize pressure to stop the EU from marketing Israeli and other spyware in order to protect communities across the globe. 

On the occasion of PUMA’s 75th anniversary, the company’s image took a hit. Over a full week of actions, the global #BoycottPUMA coalition used PUMA’s own #ThisIsPUMA slogan to expose its role in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians.

Join us on Monday, May 22, 11:00 am New York/ 6:00 pm Ramallah/ 8:30 pm Delhi, for a virtual teach-in on the Palestinian Nakba and tech complicity organized by the Drop Nimbus Worker Committee and the No Tech for Apartheid campaign.

Join the Global Week of Action against the French group "Carrefour '' from May 21-26, calling on the France-based multinational retailer to end its complicity with apartheid Israel and its illegal settlement enterprise.

The mayor of Belém (Brazil), Edmilson Rodrigues, declares his city an Apartheid Free Zone, denouncing Isael’s “expulsion of a people from their ancestral territory, a true apartheid”. Belém, the capital of the state of Pará in the Amazonas, is renowned for bringing indigenous and other people together in the struggle for justice and building solidarity. 

  On this earth there is what deserves living for:  April's hesitancy, the smell of bread, …the beginning of love, grass on a stone, …and the conquerors’ dread of memories. - Mahmoud Darwish

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Nakba, in which between 750,000 and 1,000,000 Indigenous Palestinians were forced out of their homes and subjected to ethnic cleansing by Zionist militias and, later, the Israeli army, in order to establish the state of Israel as a Jewish supremacist settler-colony.

Investing in Israel, a 75-year-old settler-colony that imposes apartheid on Indigenous Palestinians, has always been unethical and illegal. It is becoming financially reckless as well. #ShutDownNation Over the past few weeks alone, 3 large US tech firms, Electronic Arts (EA), Dropbox and Corning, have shut down operations in Israel, following the lead of Israeli tech giants that have moved abroad, further undermining investor confidence in the troubled Israeli economy.

Palestinians warmly welcome the news that Sam Smith will not be performing in apartheid Israel, and avoiding artwashing or pinkwashing Israel’s oppression against Palestinians.  Palestinian civil society organizations, including queer and trans groups, had called on Smith to “keep inspiring those struggling against all forms of racism and discrimination by canceling your performance in apartheid Israel” until Palestinians can enjoy freedom, justice and equal rights.

For the past twenty years, the Balkan Trafik festival, whose 2023 edition will take place from 27 to 30 April in the Belgian cities of Brussels and Namur, has been committed to the promotion of Balkan cultures, flavours, rhythms and sounds. The program includes intercultural encounters, varied artistic performances and the deconstruction of bias, all under the banner of sustainability.

Palestinian cultural organizations, including theaters and performing arts centers, are calling for “widespread boycotts” of Captain America: New World Order, unless Marvel drops its superhero Sabra AKA Ruth Bat-Seraph, who “personifies” apartheid Israel, from the 2024 film.

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in Palestinian society, salutes the Belgian city of Liège for its decision to end all ties with Israel citing its regime of “apartheid, colonization and military occupation.”