Video bolsters BDS battle on US campuses

20 February 2014 — Jonathon Cook

It’s great to see the recent burst of creativity among Palestinians in telling their story where it is needed most: in the United States. Here’s a video that promotes BDS while pummelling all that hypocrisy we keep hearing about “singling out” Israel, not just from Israeli leaders but from US campus administrators. The video is a collaboration between performance-poet Remi Kanazi and Suhel Nafar, of the hip-hop band DAM. Continue reading this...

Sodastream boycott: Scarlett Johansson raises an eyebrow

22 January 2014 — Mondoweiss

SodaStream is suddenly facing widespread criticism in the media for making its seltzer devices in the occupied West Bank. The day after we published Rachele Richards jaw-dropping graphic of Scarlett Johansson drenched in red with sparkling bubbles in the background New York Magazine published Kat Stoeffel’s brand-slaying piece, “SodaStream: Guilt-Free Seltzer or Blood Bubbles?” Continue reading this...

Omar Barghouti: We won’t be silenced about Israel’s crimes

7 February, 2013 – Socialist Worker

Controversy continues to swirl around a planned forum scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 7, at Brooklyn College to discuss the growing global boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. In a letter to Brooklyn College President Karen Gould, nine members of the New York City Council threatened to cut funding for the school if its political science department continued co-sponsorship of the event. Continue reading this...

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 8 February 2013: Bulldozers and more talks preserve the status quo

8 February 2013 – VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Egyptian Army Stops Five Weapons Shipments Heading To Gaza
IMEMC – Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth reported Friday that the Egyptian army has intensified its activities in Sinai, over the past few weeks, and thwarted five attempts to smuggle weapons to the Gaza Strip. …

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Mleeta, Khiam, Sabra, Shatila and Resistance In General By Gilad Atzmon

8 January 2013 — Gilad Atzmon

Lebanon is incredible – an intoxicating blend of natural beauty, rebellious spirit, pious clarity, tolerance, wild night life and unbelievable hummus. I landed in Beirut four days ago. The purpose of my visit wasn’t all that clear. I knew that a talk and a musical performance were scheduled by Almayadeen TV, but I never expected such a spiritually transforming experience.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 February 2012: PA: Israel seizing broadcast frequencies

29 February 2012 – VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

The Israeli Military Invades Ramallah, Shutsdown Local TV Station
IMEMC – The Israeli military targeted on Wednesday Watan TV, a local Palestinian television station broadcasting from the central West Bank city of Ramallah. …

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Dump Veolia West London campaign a SUCCESS!

23 December 2011

VEOLIA LONDON ACTION GROUP

The West London Waste Authority announced yesterday (21st December) that four bidders have been short-listed for the long term West London Residual Waste Services contract covering the boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, and Richmond upon Thames – VEOLIA was NOT on the list.

For the full press release go to http://www.westlondonwaste.gov.uk/four-tenders-short-listed-for-west-london-waste-contract

Congratulations to the ‘Dump Veolia West London’ campaigners who have been working incredibly hard for the past year for Veolia to be deselected from this tender, and to Daniel Machover for his brilliant legal advice and assistance in this campaign.

Well done to everybody.