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Decades of struggle on the ground and international solidarity, coupled with measures taken by the United Nations, ultimately succeeded in ending apartheid in South Africa. The UN established a Special Committee and a Center to help eradicate apartheid. It also imposed a military embargo and later wide-ranging economic, cultural and diplomatic sanctions on apartheid South Africa. 

PUMA's support for Israeli apartheid makes it the Worst. Gift. Ever.  PUMA sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA), which governs and advocates on behalf of teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Israeli settlements are illegal land grabs that force Palestinians off their land and are an integral part of Israel’s apartheid regime.

In 1994, I joined hundreds of millions in celebrating the end of apartheid in South Africa. Those of us who were involved, even modestly, in the global boycott movement then watched in tears as Nelson Mandela became president of a free South Africa. We took pride in being part of that glorious history.

We echo the UN human rights experts, the international human rights groups, and the Israeli human rights advocates in their unequivocal condemnation of this decision, and call on the international community to challenge this repressive move.

N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change Statement of Commitment to the Boycott, Divest, Sanctions Movement The Board and Staff Editors of the N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change 2021-22 The N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change (“RLSC”) expresses our firm commitment to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (“BDS”) movement and our solidarity with Palestinians collectively struggling towards liberation.

The South African government withdraws its support and that of South Africa for the Miss South Africa pageant following the latter’s intransigence and disregard of advice against partaking in the Miss Universe pageant scheduled to be held in Israel during the month of December 2021.  

120,000 signatures! That’s what Palestinian rights supporters will be delivering today to PUMA offices and shops in Oceania, Asia, Europe and North America. The petition, organized by international advocacy organization SumOfUs, calls on PUMA to “stop supporting the Israeli apartheid regime’s oppression of Palestinian people.”

The Episcopal Church of Vermont stood up loudly against Israel’s U.S.-backed oppression of the Palestinians, Nov. 4, as its annual convention, condemning by an 89-25 majority what it said are the Jewish State’s apartheid policies.

Queer Cinema for Palestine (QCP) is set to start next week, November 11-20, with a 10-day program across 13 cities around the world under the slogan “Celebrating global queer realities. Standing in solidarity with Palestinians.”

Queer Cinema for Palestine (QCP) kicks off next week, November 11-20, with a 10-day program of online and in person events across 13 cities around the world. The festival will feature Palestinian, Arab and international films, filmmakers and artists, online master classes, panel discussions, drag performances, Indigenous queer solidarity, Jewish queer solidarity, and more.

What is COP26? Every year, the United Nations holds a global climate change conference known as the 'Conference of the Parties'. From October 31th 2021 to November 12th 2021,  world leaders will meet in Glasgow for the 26th annual session, or COP26.

We strongly condemn the Israeli government’s outrageous decision to criminalise six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups by designating them as ‘terrorists’.