Video: Why we boycott. With Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement told PSC why BDS matters, why it is working, why international solidarity is essential to achieving equality and freedom for Palestinians. And if you don’t have time to watch the full 15 minute version, we’re made a shorter 5 minute version for you to…

MPs tell councils it’s still legitimate to boycott Israeli goods

MPs took the chance to slam the government over its plans to stop local authority boycotts of Israeli goods at a Westminster debate yesterday. The debate was the first opportunity MPs had had to discuss the procurement policy note since it was announced in Israel in February by Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock. MPs wanted…

MPs must make clear that councils can still boycott Israel

MPs will on Tuesday (15th March) debate new guidelines regarding ethical procurement by local councils. The guidelines were announced by Cabinet Office Minister, Matthew Hancock, during a visit to Israel in February. They aim to deter local councils and other public bodies from making procurement and investment decisions based on ethical considerations, including avoiding companies…