May 3, 2011

#BDS: BDS: Setting the record straight

"The Palestinian civil society campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel came under attack in recent weeks from Murdoch's media outlets in particular, politicians and various interest groups as supporters of BDS in Sydney's Marrickville Council struggled to keep the BDS resolution that they had adopted in December last year. The wild distortions and outright fabrications against them and BDS peaked in an article by Leo Shanahan "Greens' boycott rebounds", which was published in The Australian on the day of the Council meeting (19 April), the writer obviously intending to smear the BDS movement and discredit its principled and brave supporters in Marrickville Council.

Marrickville Council has since reaffirmed its support for the principles of the BDS campaign by actually spelling out the three fundamental Palestinian rights that constitute the minimum requirements for the Palestinian people to exercise our right to self determination."

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