Monday, September 21, 2009

US Campaign Steering Committee in Electronic Intifada: "US Campaign's longstanding endorsement of the boycott call"

The Electronic Intifada has published a letter from US Campaign Steering Committee members David Wildman and Amie Fishman regarding boycott and divestment decisions made at the US Campaign's 8th National Organizers' Conference:
"Indeed...we broke new ground at this conference by voting to expand the scope of our boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) work to encompass both cultural and academic boycotts of Israeli institutions and campaigns against Israeli corporations profiting from occupation and apartheid. Up until this conference, the US Campaign focused its BDS efforts on confronting US corporations that profit from Israeli occupation and apartheid. While this expanded commitment is new, the US Campaign's commitments to BDS and organizing within an anti-apartheid framework are longstanding....The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation has been and will continue to be committed to the Palestinian civil society call for BDS and to opposing Israeli apartheid policies toward Palestinians."
Read the full letter here. Get involved with the US Campaign's BDS work by clicking here. Become a local organizer for our campaigns against U.S. military aid, Motorola, and Caterpillar by clicking here.