Somerville Divestment Project Launches Grassroots Campaign to Divest from Apartheid Israel

The Somerville Divestment Project (SDP), an organization that focuses on grassroots organising in Somerville Massachusetts, is launching a campaign to divest Somerville Retirement Board Funds of over 1.4 million dollars from bonds and companies that supply arms and military equipment to Israel. The community signature drive calls for a nonbinding ballot on the question of […]

The Domino Effect: World Council of Churches joins growing movement for divestment against Israel

This week the World Council of Churches (WCC) joined an ever expanding movement across the Christian World and condemned the “illegal” Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza while highlighting plans to apply “economic pressure” on Israel. Reminiscent of the Anti-Apartheid boycotts which rocked the racist regime of South Africa during the 1980s, the […]

Ireland PSC Calls for a Boycott of Israeli Potatoes, Fruit, and Herbs Sold in Ireland

Recently the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign called for a Boycott of Israeli potatoes, fruit, and herbs being sold in supermarkets throughout Ireland. The IPSC writes: "In South Africa, an international boycott was key in ending apartheid. You can help defeat the brutal apartheid system that Israel is imposing on the Palestinians. Our governments have failed […]