BDS

The Right to Boycott: Defending BDS

October 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

A Forum to Educate, Discuss and Strategize Today, across the country, state and federal lawmakers are attempting to suppress the Palestinian-led campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. The forum will strategize ways to protect our right to free speech.  Featured Panelists: Nadia Ben-Youssef is a …

Earlier this year, “Combating BDS Act of 2016” (S.2531 and H.R.4515) bills were introduced to Congress in order to undermine the right of people to participate in non-violent advocacy for Palestinian rights. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement is a direct product of the Palestinian …

Cambridge, July 22, 2016 — Massachusetts Peace Action leaders wrote to Governor Charlie Baker today, urging him to support free speech and refrain from signing a “Governors Against BDS” letter being circulated by the American Jewish Committee. The full text of the letter is attached …

UPDATE, 5:45 pm: The amendment has been withdrawn.  Thank you for contacting your Senators! Boston, July 14 – The Massachusetts State Senate today is considering an amendment by Senator Cynthia Creem that seeks to infringe the freedom of speech of Massachusetts citizens and businesses, punishing …

RSVP Now Join us to launch a new campaign calling on Massachusetts and its municipalities to end contracts with Hewlett-Packard (HP) until it agrees to end its corporate complicity in: • Israeli occupation of Palestine • Deportation of immigrants • Mass incarceration   Speakers will include Caroline Hunter, who …

Boston, March 28, 2016 – Massachusetts Peace Action (MAPA) has filed a Complaint with the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission against nine State Senators for accepting a December trip to Israel paid for by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC).  The Complaint contends that the Senators …

Ann Wright: Middle East Update

November 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Great Barrington, Nov. 17 — Retired US Army Colonel and former US diplomat Ann Wright, who resigned in March 2003 in opposition to the Iraq war, will discuss the current unrest in the Middle East and the role of citizen activism in the Boycott, Divestment …

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