Why We Boycott

Why We Boycott

A broad coalition of advocacy groups working across social justice movements issued a letter today calling on members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support a resolution upholding the right to boycott for justice.

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Legislation: What We’re Watching This Fall

Legislation: What We’re Watching This Fall

As Congress and state legislatures return from summer recess, we expect to see action on a number of measures that could have a major impact on advocacy for Palestinian rights.

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Radhika Sainath's NYT Letter to the Editor on BDS article

Radhika Sainath's NYT Letter to the Editor on BDS article

Senior staff attorney Radhika Sainath appeared in Saturday’s New York Times with a letter to the editor responding to July 28 reporting on the BDS movement.

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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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