Kristian Davis Bailey in Colorlines

Kristian Davis Bailey in Colorlines

Communications manager Kristian Davis Bailey published an op-ed in Colorlines - on the anti-boycott resolution and state of boycott challenges more broadly.

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Success: Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Texas Anti-BDS Law To Proceed

Success: Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Texas Anti-BDS Law To Proceed

On the same day that the House passed a resolution condemning the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights, a federal district court threw a wrench in efforts by the state of Texas to evade judicial review of a law that punishes boycott advocates. Judge Robert Pitman, who blocked enforcement of the law, H.B. 89 in a stunning decision last April, has now ruled that Texas can’t thwart a First Amendment challenge to the law by simply amending it.

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Palestine Legal Statement on House Anti-Boycott Resolution

Palestine Legal Statement on House Anti-Boycott Resolution

In a period when Israel continues to show disregard for Palestinian human rights by demolishing homes in Jerusalem and the Trump administration stokes hatred against immigrants, progressives, and congressional advocates for Palestine, it is troubling that the Democrat-led House would align itself with a rightwing condemnation of a grassroots human rights movement. Fortunately, this is a nonbinding resolution that has no legal impact on our right to boycott for justice.

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Zoha Khalili on KPFA

Zoha Khalili on KPFA

Staff attorney Zoha Khalili joined “Voices of the Middle East and North Africa” on KPFA to discuss the new right to boycott resolution in the House, as well as the anti-boycott resolution that will be up for a vote next week.

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Tell Congress: Uphold the Right to Boycott for All

Tell Congress: Uphold the Right to Boycott for All

After Rep. Omar introduces a resolution affirming right to boycott, the House advances a measure against boycotts for Palestinian rights. Take action and contact your representative now!

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Backdoor Legislative Efforts Show Lawmakers' True Intent: Silencing Advocacy for Palestinian Rights

Backdoor Legislative Efforts Show Lawmakers' True Intent: Silencing Advocacy for Palestinian Rights

House Resolution 246 condemning the boycott movement for Palestinian rights could be moving forward in the House Foreign Affairs Committee. While some Democratic cosponsors might believe that passing this non-binding resolution will lessen pressure to consider more binding measures (such as the House version of the anti-boycott bill passed by the Senate in February, Republican efforts to slip anti-boycott language into broad and often unrelated pieces of legislation underscore that the resolution will only open the door for more attacks against advocacy for Palestinian rights.

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Talib Kweli Disinvited From German Festival Over Support For Palestinian Rights, BDS

Talib Kweli Disinvited From German Festival Over Support For Palestinian Rights, BDS

Prominent hip hop artist Talib Kweli was recently disinvited from a German music festival over his refusal to denounce the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Festival organizers disinvited Kweli after he refused to respond to their request that he make a statement about his position on BDS. The festival’s demand was prompted by a non-binding resolution passed by the German parliament last month defining the BDS movement as antisemitic and calling for the denial of public funding and forums for projects that support BDS or “question Israel’s right to exist.”

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