Jul 25, 2012

#BDS roundup: Protesters demand TIAA-CREF drop investments in companies profiting from Israel’s occupation

In this regular roundup of news from the global boycott, divestment and sanctionsmovement: Protesters in three US cities demand TIAA-CREF drop investments from companies profiting from Israel’s violations of international law; For Ramadan, a nationwide boycott of “Hadiklaim” dates grown in Israeli settlements; a Disney descendant renounces her share of family’s profits in Israeli settlement cosmetics company Ahava; Israeli bottled water “flushed” at University of Dundee in Scotland; Edinburgh International Festival director pressured by BDS activists to disinvite Israeli dance troupe from 2012 program; BDS activists to jazz musicians: “Don’t bring your jazz to apartheid”; and US academics respond to recent tour of Israel by university presidents: “Honor the call for boycott, divestment and sanctions!”  Continue.

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