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National Day of Action to End the Assault on Gaza and to Lift the Gaza Blockade

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00am - 11:55pm

The Remains of the Al-Dula Family Home

Al- Dula Home - A child stands amid the rubble of the destroyed Al Dalu family home, Gaza City December 3, 2012. Ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on their three-story home on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.

This Thursday, July 24, join AFSC and more than 50 other groups in protesting the ongoing attack on Gaza by writing to your government representatives and President Obama, organizing community actions, or otherwise making your voice heard.  

U.S. corporations complicit in current attacks on Gaza

A list of corporations complicit in the current attacks on Gaza. If you are interested in organizing economic activism campaigns in response to the attacks, these are companies to target. 

 

Sign the petition to boycott SodaStream

SodaStream products are manufactured within an illegal Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory. Sign the petition to show your support for the SodaStream boycott.

Loyola students pass divestment resolution

Jennifer Bing, AFSC Chicago staff, passes along this good news from Loyola Students for Justice in Palestine. Chicago AFSC Middle East program staff and fellows provided resources and support on this effort over the past year.

"At approximately 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the Student Senate of Loyola University Chicago, the largest Jesuit University in the nation, voted to divest from the Israeli Occupation with a vote of 26-0-2.

AFSC exhibit focuses on art of economic boycotts

An exhibit opening Wednesday at the offices of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) titled "Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism" illustrates the power of boycotts in bringing about change around the world over the last 50 years.

News Source: 
Philadelphia Inquirer

Author calls Israel-US two-state solution a mirage

So why, if all sides are calling for a two-state solution as the final outcome in Palestine-Israel, has 21 years of a “peace process” failed to achieve an agreement? This is the question Josh Ruebner posed to an audience recently at Drake University.

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism

"Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism" is a traveling poster exhibition that highlights historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present.

 

Gaza writes back: Google hangout January 2014

Gaza Writes Back, edited by Refaat Alareer, is a compelling collection of short stories from fifteen young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel's siege and blockade. In this video, some of the authors discuss the book.

BDS Summer Institute

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

BDS summer institute: A fun, comprehensive training program for campus activists

When: August 10-14, 2014

Where: Northern California

Cost: $100 registration fee (Travel scholarships available)

Apply by May 1, 2014

Applications are available here.

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