Oct 9, 2012

#BDS: BIN UK Workshop: Rising to the Challenge of ‘Brand Israel’ #fuckIsrael

"Boycott Israel Network workshop: Rising to the Challenge of ‘Brand Israel
Location: Leicester
Date: Saturday November 17, 2012
Facebook: Event Page
G4S, Veolia, agricultural trade, culture and sport, armaments, diamonds, Eden Springs . . . . There is no shortage of targets for BDS action but if we are to be effective and build on our recent successes including: Habima, The Co-op, G4S & here and Batsheva, we need clear objectives, carefully considered priorities and a strategic plan to take us forward into the coming year."
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#BDS Video: Activists disrupt JNF fundraiser in Berlin, protest Israel’s “ethnic cleansing” #fuckIsrael

A group called Direct Action Berlin disrupted a fundraising event for the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in the German capital Berlin on 4 October, leading to scuffles with some of the attendees in the hall.
A video posted on YouTube shows the activists entering the hall where the fundraiser was taking place, shouting slogans, throwing leaflets and carrying banners condemning JNF complicity in “ethnic cleansing.”
One banner read “Stand with al-Araqib,” a reference to the Bedouin village whose land is being taken with the complicity of the JNF.
The video shows some attendees scuffling with protestors and knocking at least one to the ground.  Read more

#BDS Egypt media collective Mosireen boycotts Creative Time Summit 2012 over Israel partnership #fuckIsrael

Mosireen, an Egyptian media collective, has rejected an invitation to participate in the Creative Time Summit 2012, because of the summit’s “in-depth” partnership with an institution funded by the Israeli government.
On its website, Mosireen describes itself as a “non-profit media collective in Downtown Cairo born out of the explosion of citizen media and cultural activism in Egypt during the revolution.” The name Mosireen means “we are determined” in Arabic.
The Creative Time Summit, a festival of public art, speeches and forums, which runs on 12-13 October in New York City, lists numerous partners around the world, however, the Israeli Center for Digital Arts is only one of a handful of “in-depth partners” that includes the California College of Arts and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Among the Creative Time Summit’s funders are the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the state of New York, the Ford Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies.  Read more here