The list of BDS victories keeps growing
This month marks 11 years since the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) as tools to end worldwide complicity with Israel’s regime of colonization and apartheid, and to support freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people.
One year ago, for BDS’s 10th birthday, the US Campaign released a stunning list of U.S. BDS victories to date, totaling just over 100 at the time, a tremendous milestone.
Today, the list, includes more than 150 BDS victories in the United States alone. Not only is the movement for Palestinian rights and the success of BDS growing, but it is growing exponentially.
This, in spite of the growing repression against BDS activists and the draconian,unconstitutional anti-BDS legislation being pursued at the local, state, and federal levels precisely because this grassroots movement for justice has become so strong and effective.
Among them are the tremendous achievements of the international campaign targeting G4S, which profits from grotesque state oppression in prisons from the U.S. to Palestine and beyond, as illustrated in the newly-released website.
Just this week, member group Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA) celebrated two more cities dropping G4S!
While G4S announced plans in March to sell its Israeli subsidiary and shut down youth detention operations in the U.S. and the UK, we know G4S will only follow through if we keep the pressure on and ensure that the company ends all aspects of its oppressive practices.
That’s why there’s never been a more important time to wage effective campaigns to hold G4S accountable. You can find resources, action alerts, and more on our G4S campaigns page here.