14 June 2024

BDS the PIG (Pyscho Israeli Government) and all their Enablers!

History of B(Boycott)D(Divest)S(Sanction), the following links give succinct historical information on the use of BDS as an effective tool to fight injustice and how to get started supporting same.  Oh and yea, all this applies to Israel's enablers too!!!

Wiki Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

BDS Movement What is BDS

How to support BDS Israel

Please sign Petition Supporting UN General Assembly Res 377 “Uniting For Peace”

 

If you want to actually help people in Gaza, don’t just block celebs. Do BDS

As we saw in South Africa in the 1990’s, divestment can be a powerful strategy to effect change in seemingly unchangeable institutions. Divestment led to three years of successful negotiations that changed history and helped create the opportunity for a former political prisoner to become the nation’s first ever Black president.

Today, students at campuses across the world are standing up to demand their colleges and universities use the power of their purse to divest from companies that support the Israeli government’s war against the civilian population in Gaza.

Weapons contractors thrive in a world of endless war and conflict, which is why students at campuses such as Cornell and Yale are protesting for divestment specifically from weapons manufacturers.

Students at other campuses, such as Columbia University, are demanding divestment more generally from companies that are linked to the Israeli government in other ways as well, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Either way, students are demanding that their tuition money and their schools’ endowments no longer go to support Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

As we have seen in struggles for peace in earlier decades, the young are leading the way, insisting we look at the root causes of war embedded in our economy. Following the adage to “follow the money,” they are unraveling how institutions of higher learning misuse and abuse their financial and intellectual capital in support of the war machine.

Boycotts, divestments, and sanctions -- interventions collectively known as “BDS” -- are primarily economic tools that can be utilized successfully to achieve moral aims. As Bob Dylan sang, “Money doesn’t talk, it screams.” Let’s get money shouting out for peace and nonviolent solutions.

How Democratizing Universities Would Supercharge the Pro-Palestine Divestment Movement

Israel’s Campaign On College Campuses
It’s no secret that the discussion surrounding America’s Israel policy has become increasingly toxic and divisive. What has been kept under wraps – until recently – was just how much effort Israel has put into manipulating that discussion, especially on college campuses.

Since October, Israel has launched a government program known now as “Voices of Israel.” The program is a revival of Israel’s “Kela Shlomo” program, a controversial project that sought to carry out “mass consciousness activities” in the U.S. during the birth of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the early 2000s. “Voices” is the result of Israeli attempts to create a “PR commando unit” using Israeli government funds to “provide a rapid and coordinated response against the attempts to tarnish the image of Israel around the world.”

The program works by sending millions of dollars to non-government organizations like the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) and Hillel International to target campus debates over American-Israeli affairs. ISGAP research has been cited by Republicans as they try to remove college presidents from office, while Hillel has pushed back against pro-Palestinian protests on college campuses. Groups have also pushed U.S. legislators to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, which equivocates harsh criticism of the state of Israel with antisemitism.

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