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March Is Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Action Month

March offers many opportunities for action, including Israeli Apartheid Week (March 1-8), Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day (March 16) and Global BDS Action Day (March 31).  We also face the very urgent need to support Hampshire College Students for Justice in Palestine's recent victory winning campus divestment from Israeli Apartheid.

Two weeks ago, Hampshire College announced that it was divesting from a mutual fund that included six corporations supporting Israel's military occupation.  Now Hampshire's administration is caving to pressure from Alan Dershowitz and trying to reinvest in two of these corporations - Motorola and TerexWrite to Hampshire College's President, Ralph Hexter, and tell him to stand strong for divestment, click here to send him an email!  Click here to organize locally for our national boycott of Motorola.

  • Israeli Apartheid Week: March 1-8
    Educate your community about the apartheid conditions in Israel/Palestine and come together to take action for justice.  Learn more about our anti-apartheid framework by clicking here.  Find out what other US Campaign groups are doing to observe Israeli Apartheid Week by clicking here, or click here to post your own events.
  • Rachel Corrie Remembrance Day: March 16
    Honor the life and legacy of Rachel Corrie, a young American peace activist who was killed by an Israeli soldier who ran her over driving a Caterpillar bulldozer.  Celebrate Rachel's life by continuing her struggle for justice for the people of Gaza and an end to home demolition.  Click here to learn more about Rachel Corrie Day.  Find out what other US Campaign groups are doing to remember Rachel Corrie by clicking here, or click here to post your own event.
    • Global BDS Action Day: March 30
      The World Social Forum has called for a Global BDS Action Day to coincide with Palestinian Land Day - the annual commemoration of the 1976 Israeli massacre of Palestinians struggling against land expropriation in the Galilee.  Take action to isolate the corporations supporting the continued expropriation of Palestinian land and occupation of Palestinian people.  Find out what other US Campaign groups are doing to on Global BDS Action Day by clicking here, or click here to post your own event.

    Action Ideas

    1) Support Divestment at Hampshire College
    Send an email to Hampshire College president asking him to insist on truly socially responsible investment that includes Motorola and Terex, two corporations that directly profit from human rights abuses and violations of international law.

    2) Become a local Hang Up On Motorola Organizer
    Help grow the BDS movement by joining over 200 groups and individuals around the country in boycotting Motorola until they stop supporting Israel's military occupation.  Click here to sign our pledge not to buy Motorola products until Moto respects Palestinian human rights.  Learn more about the Hang Up On Motorola boycott by clicking here or click here to order your own organizing kit.

    3) Start a Divestment Campaign
    Show corporations that profiting from human rights abuses and apartheid are never acceptable.  Learn more about divesting from Caterpillar and other corporations supporting Israel's occupation and apartheid policies.  Click here for general divestment information.

    4) Support Coordinated Shareholder Meeting Action
    Make a tax-deductible donation to support our activities around the Motorola and Caterpillar shareholder meetings.  We have an inside-outside strategy for both shareholder meetings that will include advertising, media outreach, and introducing shareholder resolutions focusing on human rights.  Make these plans reality, click here to support the US Campaign's BDS campaigns.