There has been an overwhelming response by artists to the call to boycott the Sydney Festival over its partnership with apartheid Israel, writes Vivienne Porzsolt.
Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS)
Bernard Regan reports that Britain's peak union body adopted a motion at its annual conference, reaffirming its solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle against Israeli apartheid.
The European Court of Human Rights struck a major blow to Israel’s efforts to silence its critics on June 11, writes Ali Abunimah, when it overturned the criminal convictions against 11 Palestinian rights activists in France.
“At the moment we’re looking at a people lacking the control that allows them to function as a society — water, the freedom to travel, the basic right to safety,” said Martin Sundram, delegate for the Artists’ Union of England (AUE) at the annual congress of the British trade union movement.
Not many people know about the role of IT giant HP in Israel’s grave violations of Palestinian rights and its system of military occupation, racial segregation and oppression.
Most people would not be aware that two Israeli companies are the main suppliers of irrigation systems in Australia. They are potential targets for Palestine justice activists keen on expanding the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign into rural areas, writes Mark Govier.
Protesters gathered outside SBS’ Artarmon office on April 27 to urge the multicultural broadcaster to boycott Eurovision 2019, which will be held in Israel.