NTEU members launch new campaign

NTEU Members for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions – An initiative of Australian university staff in support of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel A new collective of Australian university staff have begun campaigning in support of Palestinian rights, and for the institutional boycott of Israeli universities. The group was formed in November 2014, with website…

UK National Union of Teachers supports boycott call

20 April 2014, National Union of Teachers (NUT), Press Release: Commenting after the debate on Motion 31, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said: “We call on the British Government to pursue vigorously the dismantling of the 700km-long wall which separates many Palestinians from their schools and…

Boycotts that aid the Palestinians

16 August 2013 | via Al Jazeera | Ben White As governments and civil society groups around the world increase their efforts to target goods produced in Israel’s illegal settlements, the Israeli government and BDS critics are stepping up the propaganda counter offensive. One of the main tactics adopted by those seeking to stem the…

Five Galician unions in Spain join the BDS

16 January 2013 | via BDSmovement.net Five major trade unions in the Galicia region of the Spanish state have announced their support for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. Below is an English translation of the statement they released on January 9. Manifesto of the Galician trade unions supporting the global movement for a…

Striking Palestinian workers receive support

As the Palestinian workers at Sal’it Quarry in the occupied West Bank enter their second month of strike over an unsigned collective agreement, solidarity messages from Australia, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy arrive to the Israeli trade union, WAC-Ma’an, looking after their case. The Palestinian sports community in Gaza launched a campaign –…