Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)

The Nakba never ended, Walyalup/Fremantle, May 25

The 33rd week of continuous protests against Israel's genocide in Gaza took place the same week as the International Criminal Court sought arrest warrants and the International Court of Justice ordered Israel to abandon its military offensive in Rafah.

Palestine Solidarity Conference, Naarm/Melbourne, May 12

The second Palestine Solidarity Conference organised by the Australia Palestine Advocacy Network attracted more than 250 people. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Speakers at pro-Palestine rallies around the country, on Nakba Day (“Catastrophe” in Arabic) and the weekend, congratulated students for standing with Palestine against genocide.

A community assembly of more than 300 Palestinian activists targeting the operations of the Israeli ZIM shipping line was violently broken up by NSW Police. Rachel Evans reports.

Greens mayoral candidate Jonathan Sriranganathan hopes to expand the party’s representation on the Brisbane City Council and told Alex Bainbridge it has policies that point to transformational change.

Families for Palestine started a round-the-clock peaceful protest outside Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s electorate office in Marrickville. Rachel Evans reports.

Activists are celebrating as RMIT has announced it has given up its partnership with Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems. Kerry Smith reports.

“Today there is shock in the Palestinian community that the Labor government is openly supporting Israel in the war against Gaza,” Palestinian activist Amal Nasser told a public meeting. Jim McIlroy reports.

“Gaza in context: The duty of solidarity in the West,” was discussed at the University of Sydney. Jim McIlroy reports.

Palestine webinar Barghouti Loewenstein

Palestinian human rights activist and co-founder of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, Omar Barghouti was joined by author and journalist Antony Loewenstein for a webinar, hosted by Jews Against the Occupation and the Tzedek Collective. Jim McIlroy and Laurie MacSween report.

Boycott film

Many US states have passed laws penalising companies that use boycotts to pressure Israel on its human rights record, writes Selma Dabbagh. Julia Bacha’s 2021 documentary Boycott tells the story of these efforts to stifle dissent.

Palestine labour solidarity

Palestinian trade unions are urging the international labour movement to take action in support of the Palestinian-led movement against Israeli occupation, colonisation and apartheid, reports Kerry Smith.