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.
The CUNY staff congress that represents 30,000 members across the university system passed a resolution calling out Israel as a settler-colonial and apartheid state, and committing to lead chapter discussions of BDS in Fall 2021.
Seattle educator and union member Emma Klein says, "Educators and institutions from around the world have come forward, as part of a vibrant and growing international movement in opposition to Israeli colonization and apartheid. We call on others to join us."
Major BDS victory! #BlockTheBoat organizers in Oakland, California prevent Israeli-operated ZIM cargo ship from docking. They now call for a week of action against the apartheid-profiteering ZIM shipping line.
Statements in support of Palestinian rights, many advocating for BDS, have been endorsed by more than 350 academic departments, programs, centers, unions and societies and garnered nearly 24,000 signatures from scholars, researchers, students and university staff worldwide.
In light of the U.S. government’s ongoing funding of Israel’s regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid and shielding it from accountability, Palestinian civil society condemns the U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to occupied Ramallah.