PERSPECTIVES: Making a Case for Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS)

Stéphanie Wahab, a Social Work professor at Portland State University, articulates her perspective in a recent piece in Truthout. “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) provide a collective, civil society, nonviolent means of pressuring Israel toward a ceasefire, as well as pressuring it to end the genocide, apartheid, and occupation. BDS is the largest global Palestinian solidarity movement, influenced by South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. It aims to challenge Israel’s use of apartheid as a technology of settler colonialism. BDS can be an entry point into collective action alongside other interventions to effect change. That BDS has been criminalized in some states speaks to the ways it is perceived as a threat by Zionist entities.” Read more here.

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