At their fall meeting in Montgomery, Ala. the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church adopted and implemented a human rights investment screen to respond to a 2018 General Convention resolution, which directs The Episcopal Church to “join with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s action, CA 16.06.31, “Justice for the Holy Land Through Responsible Investment.”” The screen draws from the actions of General Convention and Executive Council over the past seventy years and directs the Church not to invest in companies that support or benefit from human rights violations.
Asa Winstanley Labour delegates voted overwhelmingly to recognize the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland at the UK opposition party’s annual conference on Monday. The historic motion opposes any proposed “solution” for Palestinians not based on international law, including their right “to return to their homes.” It also reaffirms the party’s relatively new commitment to end all arms sales to Israel.
The Approved Motion: Motion 75 Palestine – supporting rights to self-determination Congress notes: i. The US and Israeli administrations are destroying prospects for peace in Palestine – by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, stopping funding for Palestinian refugees, the continuing siege of Gaza, expanding illegal settlements and plans to annex illegally large areas of the West Bank. Trump’s “deal of the century” is an attempt to destroy core Palestinian rights.
The Liberation of Palestine Represents an Alternative Path for Native Nations Adopted September 6, 2019 Rejecting Anti-Palestinian, Anti-Arab, and Anti-Muslim Opportunism
As I have previously reported, I am legal counsel to Dr. David Kattenburg in a judicial review application brought in the Federal Court of Canada.
VANCOUVER – Local members of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) — in partnership with Palestinian groups and free speech and social justice advocates — worked to successfully convince a majority of Vancouver City Council members and the Mayor to question the adoption by the city of Vancouver of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The definition had been put before Council on July 23 in a motion by Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung called “Combatting Antisemitism in Vancouver.”
Delegates at the European Public Service Union (EPSU) congress in Dublin on 5 June discussed the current situation in Palestine and the role of trade unions in peace building.
34 European trade union organisations representing millions of workers across Europe have written to the European Commission and European governments demanding a ban on trade with illegal Israeli settlements.
By Gareth Cross Belfast councillors have voted against sending a representative on a business and investment mission to Israel. Councillors rejected a plan to send the council's Director of Economic Development John Greer on the trip alongside five local businesses. The decision was taken at a meeting of council's City Growth and Regeneration Committee on Wednesday.
(6 June 2019) Public Services unions from across Europe, gathered together in Dublin, have vowed to redouble their efforts to fight for gender equality, solidarity with refugees and good jobs for all. The delegates elected Mette Nord as the federation’s President and re-elected Jan Willem Goudriaan as General Secretary, with 98% and 96% of the vote, respectively.