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The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a founding member of the BDS movement for Palestinian rights, salutes Angela Davis for her lifelong struggle for justice and expresses its full solidarity with her.

In May 2016, the German city of Oldenburg prevented a public lecture titled "BDS: A Palestinian Human Rights Campaign" from taking place by withdrawing its permission for event organizers to use the scheduled event space. On September 27, 2018, the Adminisrative Court-Oldenburg ruled that the city’s cancellation of the contract with the group BDS Initiative-Oldenburg had been unlawful. Now, almost two months later, the full 20-page decision lays out the court’s reasoning.

December 7, 2018 — Last month, the City Council in Ghent, Belgium voted to ban companies involved in human rights violations from doing business with the the city. Palestinian solidarity activists with the group Ghent Action Platform Palestine (GAPP) were the driving force behind this vote. Similar votes have also been passed in response to Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights in dozens of cities, including Barcelona, Valencia, Dublin and Trondheim.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights continues to make long strides in effectively challenging Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid.

[Português abaixo / Portuguese follows] We, Palestinian and Rio de Janeiro’s favelas’ social movements, have been resisting the militarization of our lives and struggling daily for equality, freedom and justice for decades. The election of Jair Bolsonaro as president of Brazil and Wilson Witzel as governor of Rio de Janeiro should further strengthen our ties of solidarity and joint struggle against oppression.

Here are 18 highlights of direct and indirect BDS impact from 2018. We celebrate the extraordinary strides that the BDS movement for Palestinian rights has made with your support. We are exposing Israel’s crimes and apartheid policies and building pressure to end them. Please donate to help us do more in the year ahead. Together we can, and will, make the words “freedom, justice and equality” not an aspiration, but a reality.

November 29, 2018 — With an overwhelming majority, the National Congress of Chile approved a resolution demanding the government “forbid the entry of products manufactured and coming from Israeli colonies in the occupied Palestinian territory.” The resolution had 99 votes in favor and only 7 against.

November 27, 2018— Earlier this month, Faculty at Pitzer College in California overwhelmingly voted to pass two motions providing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights.

November 2018 —The German chancellor, the EU parliament, a number of U.S. senators and other western leaders have called for freezing military exports to Saudi Arabia in response to the murder last month of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

We welcome Airbnb’s decision to end its business in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, following a global campaign led by Human Rights Watch and a number of organizations affiliated with the BDS movement for Palestinian rights. It is a first step in the right direction to end Airbnb’s profiting from Israel’s theft of indigenous Palestinians’ lands and natural resources.

Motion on Israeli academic institutions in the Occupied Palestinian Territories - online voice emphatic EASA members voted in an online poll in overwhelming numbers to express their solidarity with colleagues in occupied Palestinian territories: In support: 830; Not in support: 21; Abstentions: 37.