Dec 16, 2010

#BDS: Marrickville Council supports BDS

Last night Bethlehem’s sister city in Australia again made history by voting to support theUnified Palestinian Call for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions. Marrickville is the first municipality in Australia to take this important step to support human rights and international humanitarian law in Palestine.
Residents concerned about Israel’s ongoing violations of human rights sat through four and a half hours of debate on local issues before Council finally reached  Item 11 – Notice of Motion: Supporting the Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Campaign.
Marrickville Council’s website says “As a community, we stand for what is fair and right. It doesn’t take much for us to come together – whether it is working for a better environment, fighting proposed school closures or simply joining in at a local fundraiser or rally.”
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