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Top Ten Brands to Boycott

UPDATE: Since first releasing this resource a few weeks ago, we have received a lot of feedback.  It seems that some of our research — based on resources put out by our allies in other cities and countries — may be outdated or, in some cases, incorrect.  We are currently in the process of re-fact-checking [...]

PACBI issues guidelines for Cultural Boycott

Yesterday, the Palestinian Campaign for the Acacemic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) issued a set of guidelines for implementing cultural boycotts, especially when circumstances or politics are grey.  Here is an excerpt, referencing similar boycotts in South Africa:
The cultural boycott campaign against apartheid South Africa has been a major source of inspiration in formulating [...]

Britain revokes arms licences for Israeli navy guns

According to this article from the Guardian, the UK recently revoked licenses for the sale of certain weapons to Israel.  Even though the UK denies that this is a form of embargo, it is tied directly to Israel’s attacks on Gaza this past winter, and indicates a small victory for BDS and Palestine Solidarity movements.  [...]

Ilan Pappé on “The necessity of cultural boycott”

Check out this article by Ilan Pappé — a Jewish, Israeli-born scholar and activist now working in the UK — on the origins and strengths of the BDS movement.  Here’s a brief excerpt:
This strategy bred the call for cultural boycott of Israel. This demand is voiced by every part of the Palestinian existence: by the [...]

“Boycotts work”: An interview with Omar Barghouti

Be sure to check out this interview with Omar Barghouti, a leader of the BDS movement, on Electronic Intifada.  It focuses heavily on the academic boycott, but also provides useful context for the BDS movement as a whole.  Some excerpts:
We don’t have to prove that Israel is identical to apartheid South Africa in order to [...]