Call Goes Out for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel

In the wake of Israel's attack on Gaza — which killed 1300 Palestinians, injured thousands, and decimated the already-impoverished Gaza Strip — a growing network of organizations is calling for coordinated boycott, divestment and sanctions ("BDS") against Israel and Israeli corporations. Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East has recently released a flyer with information on ten Israeli and international businesses, including L'Oreal, Motorola, and Delta Galil Clothing, that they are urging consumers to boycott. For the past year, Adalah-NY has been holding regular protests at the diamond manufacturer Leviev, in the heart of Manhattan's shopping district (See roundup of coverage here).

On Friday, protesters in St. Paul, MN attempted to occupy the Trade Office to call out local ties to Israel's attacks on Gaza. Other demonstrations of solidarity have continued in the wake of the ceasefire. Recent Solidarity Protest Reports: Boston, MA | Los Angeles, CA | Portland, OR: report & pics, video | Seattle, WA: report & pics, video | New Orleans | | | Past Roundups: From Indymedia.US — Jan15 | Jan14 | Jan9 | Jan4 | Dec31 | | | From Indymedia.Org — Jan8 Roundup | actions and information

Boycott Resources: Adalah-NY | Global Boycott, Divest and Sanction Movement || “Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction,” by Naomi Klein | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

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