Palestina

Open letter from Boykot Israel Denmark to The Danish Football Association

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-Boykot Israel Denmark calls on The Danish Football Association (Dansk Bold-Union - DBU) to support the proposal to expel the Israeli Football Association (IFA) at FIFA’s Congress in Zürich May 28 and 29, 2015.
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Boycott, Sovereign Anxieties, and the Decolonizing Temporality of Return: A Note on Adi Ophir’s Remarks on BDS

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-It is fair to say that the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign has today achieved a certain (belated) level of legibility, or audibility. Its opponents still vociferously and viciously fight it. However, in the United States and European academy it has, with some effort, gained the right to be heard.
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Robert Cray: Stay on the right side of history and say no to Israeli apartheid

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Palestine, has learned that you reportedly plan to perform in Israel on 11 April 2015 [1]. If this information is correct, we are writing to urge you to refrain from playing in apartheid Israel and not to condone Israel’s violations of international law and human rights against the Palestinian people.
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The Arab intellectual is resting, not dead

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
- Whenever a new poem by Mahmoud Darwish was published in al-Quds newspaper, I rushed over to Abu Aymen’s newsstand that was located in the refugee camp’s main square. It was a crowded and dusty place where grimy taxis waited for passengers, surrounded by fish and vegetable venders.
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February 2015: Historic BDS achievements

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-February witnessed important milestones in the growth of the BDS movement. At the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), students, staff and faculty overwhelmingly voted in a school-wide referendum in favour of boycotting Israeli academic institutions.
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No Hipster Apartheid! Petition to Keep @SXSW Creative, Not Criminal

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-South by Southwest (SXSW) -- an international festival for artists, filmmakers, and techies -- is planning to host a series of Israeli government-sponsored events as part of the "Brand Israel" propaganda campaign.
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How Israel victimises Palestinian teachers, students and schoolchildren

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-Letter from AURDIP and BRICUP to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, of 22 février 2015.
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Gregory Porter: Live up to your words and do not commit musical genocide

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-In your latest album Liquid Spirt, you sing ‘I do not agree, this is not for me, no musical genocide. I will not commit, nor will I submit to a musical genocide, I will not let it be’.
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SOAS votes for academic boycott of Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-SOAS students and staff have endorsed an academic boycott of Israel, after the results of a week-long referendum were released Friday evening.
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Students Say Yes to BDS

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-A week after the Concordia Student Union by-elections ended, the final referendum question received a verdict. Out of the 2,500 students that voted, 1,276 of them support the CSU endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel movement, while 1067 voted ‘No.’ There were 237 abstentions.
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Vote for the Academic Boycott of Israel: stand on the right side of history

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-We the undersigned Palestinian student and academic unions, with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), strongly urge all the University of London, SOAS community to vote for the institutional academic boycott of Israel in the campus wide referendum taking place 23-27 February. We take this opportunity to salute all campaigners who have worked tirelessly to promote the Yes vote and explain to the wider student, faculty and staff body both the necessity and urgency of a boycott of Israel’s academic institutions.
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From besieged Gaza to Tricky: show us solidarity and boycott apartheid Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-It grieves me to learn of your scheduled gig in Israel set for 26 February 2015, at a time when Israel continues unabated with its colonial and apartheid designs to further massacre, oppress, dispossess and ultimately violate our very basic rights as Palestinians.
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Boycott until Israel’s apartheid is dismantled

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
- On Saturday February 14, a letter was published in The Guardian announcing a boycott of Israel by more than 700 British artists and cultural workers (disclaimer: I am a signatory). The signatories came from the worlds of literature, art, film, stage, and music. They all pledged “to accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.”
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Northwestern University students pass Israel divestment resolution

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-Northwestern University’s student government passed a divestment resolution early Thursday morning after more than five hours of hearing and debate. The resolution calls on the university to pull its investments from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation.
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Northwestern Divestment Resolution

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-WHEREAS, The Northwestern University Investment Office manages approximately $7.9 billion of University assets [1], significantly contributed to by student tuition and fees, which totaled $546.3 million in 2014;
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Why an academic boycott of Israel is needed

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-The rationale behind the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is simple: choke off the international support for Israel that allows it to continue its abhorrent atrocities in Palestine.
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Stanford Student Senate Votes to Divest from Occupation of Palestine

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-STANFORD, Calif. - On February 17, the Undergraduate Senate of Stanford University voted 10-4-1 to pass a resolution to divest from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The resolution, entitled A Resolution to Divest from Companies Violating Human Rights in Occupied Palestine, calls on Stanford to stop investing in multinational corporations facilitating human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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Letter: Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
-Along with more than 600 other fellow artists, we are announcing today that we will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel. We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government. Since the summer war on Gaza,
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Stanford professors call for divestment from Israeli occupation ahead of student govt vote

PACBI - Ven, 27/03/2015 - 15:28
- The following press release was issued by Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine, a coalition of 19 campus organizations including the Black Student Union, MEChA, and Students for Justice in Palestine. Tonight the Stanford Undergraduate Senate will be voting on a resolution calling for divestment from companies violating human rights in occupied Palestine.
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