Land Day / International BDS Day of Action: March 30
The Palestinian BDS
national committee has put out a call to action for people to engage in
creative, concrete and visible BDS actions on Tuesday, March 30, including the
1. Boycott and
divest from Israeli and international corporations that sustain Israel's
apartheid, colonialism and occupation.
Stop Caterkiller: Caterpillar supplies equipment specifically built for demolishing Palestinian homes and
building the Israeli apartheid wall and illegal settlements. Click here to order a
campaign kit or here
to send an email to Caterpillar management demanding they end their support
for Israeli occupation and apartheid.
Hang Up On Motorola: Motorola profits from selling "virtual fences" to
Israeli settlements and through multi-million dollar contracts with the
Israeli military. Click here
to order a campaign kit or here
to send an email to Motorola management demanding they end their support for
Israeli occupation and apartheid.
Stolen Beauty: Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories makes cosmetics with minerals and mud mined from occupied
Palestinian shores of the Dead Sea.
Ahava cosmetics main plant is located in an illegal Israeli settlement,
and two settlements own over 40% of the company's stock. Click here to order
an Ahava campaign kit or here
to sign our pledge to boycott Ahava.
2. Take legal action
towards ending Israel's
impunity, including by investigating and prosecuting suspected Israeli
war criminals in national courts and international tribunals.
Learn more about the US Campaign's past efforts to promote legal accountability for Israeli war crimes by clicking here.
3. Promote and apply
pressure to implement arms embargoes against Israel
as well as a freeze or cancellation of free trade and other preferential
agreements with it, as a crucial and urgent step towards full-fledged
sanctions against Israel
Demand an end to
U.S. military aid to Israel until it ends its occupation and apartheid
practices! Click here
to find out how many of your community's tax-dollars are currently being
spent on military aid to Israel.
Click here to send a message to your Members of Congress demanding an
end to military aid to Israel.
Launch academic, cultural and sports boycott actions against Israel and
its complicit institutions.
Campaign and its member groups have already been active boycotting the
Batsheva Dance Company and Israel Ballet when they toured North America as
part of the “Brand Israel”
campaign of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.Now there are campaigns going to pressure the Pixies and Elton John
to cancel their concerts in Israel
this summer.Click here to ask the Pixies to join the cultural
boycott of Israel
by canceling their Tel Aviv concert planned for this coming June.
March 30th has
been known as Palestinian Land Day since 1976, when the Israeli military shot
and killed six young Palestinian citizens of Israel as they were protesting the
confiscation of their land.In the wake
of last year’s devastating assault on the Gaza Strip, the World Social Forum
declared March 30th to be an international day of action for the BDS
movement.Today, Land Day symbolizes
Palestinian resistance to Israel’s
ongoing land expropriation, colonization, occupation, and apartheid.
If you don’t have the
capacity to start a BDS campaign, you can still get involved.Support the global BDS movement by getting
involved in the media conversation.Click here
to use our media action tools to write an effective letter to the editor or
op-ed about BDS.You can also get
involved in the US Campaign’s social media network.Check out our blog,
become our fan on Facebook
or follow us on Twitter for up-to-
the-minute information about the global BDS movement and the role played by the
United States in
occupation and apartheid.