Feb 14, 2011

#BDS: Boycott roundup: international day of action called for Land Day

"As part of a regular feature, The Electronic Intifada reports on the latest developments of the Palestinian-led global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli violations of human rights and policies of apartheid. 

BDS campaigners scored a significant victory this month as the London Borough of Tower Hamlets voted to exclude Veolia, a French firm that has provided services to the Israeli occupation in the West Bank, from receiving any contracts with the municipality. Activists have also staged protests and launched campaigns in Ireland, Belgium, Palestine. Meanwhile, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) announced the third annual global day of action to be held on 30 March 2011.


Activists with the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) are calling for a global boycott against Israeli "blood diamonds" on Valentine's Day, 14 February.

In a statement on the campaign's website, IPSC activists are urging consumers to make conscious choices in buying jewelry gifts for their loved ones.

"This Valentine's Day, don't let dazzling diamonds blind you to the plight of those whose misery and suffering is funded by revenue from the Israeli diamond industry," IPSC stated ("Global Call to Action - Flashy Stones and Broken Bones," January 2011)."

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