Jul 7, 2011

#BDS Victory: South African advertising and media watchdog rules that #Israel can be called an "apartheid" state

"A bold ruling by South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed all complaints relating to a radio advert which called for a boycott of Israel and compared the Zionist state to Apartheid South Africa. The ruling referred to a message broadcast on South African Broadcasting Company's station 5fm by the lead guitarist of Faithless in support of the South African Artists Against Apartheid collective.

The wording of the message was unequivocal: "Hi, I'm Dave Randall from Faithless. Twenty years ago I would not have played in apartheid South Africa; today I refuse to play in Israel. Be on the right side of history. Don't entertain apartheid. Join the international boycott of Israel. I support southafricanartistsagainstapartheid.com."

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#BDS: Swiss company Interbulk cancels deal to sell cement to #Gaza #flotilla2 organizers

"Interbulk to return 25,000 euros to Swedish activists who intended on transporting some 3,000 tons of cement as aid to Gaza on flotilla.

The Swiss company that had sold cement to Swedish activists planning to sail to Gaza as part of an international aid flotilla said Wednesday that due to "force majeure," it had decided to cancel the deal.
Interbulk has sold the Swedish delegation some 3,000 tons of cement, which were meant to be transferred to Gaza as aid on the Swedish-Greek-Norwegian ship, Free Mediterranean, as part of a Gaza flotilla."
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