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Two Simple BDS Actions for Land Day

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Take Action on Land Day

Today is the second annual Land Day international day of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) action.  Palestinian Land Day commemorates Israel's March 30, 1976 killing of six Palestinian citizens of Israel who were nonviolently protesting for their rights to land.  Today, Land Day is marked by Palestinians living within Israel, in the occupied territories, and in Diaspora. In honor of Land Day, the Palestinian BDS National Committee has called for a variety of actions, and the US Campaign has answered that call. Will you join us?

Today we offer you two opportunities to take action for BDS.

The first action is to send an email supporting divestment at the University of California Berkeley. Earlier this month, the UC Berkeley student government voted 16-4 to pass a resolution calling for divestment from two corporations profiting from Israel's illegal occupation and apartheid practices against Palestinians. Unfortunately, this resolution, SB 118, was vetoed by the president of the Association of Students of the University of California (ASUC).

Student senators still have the opportunity to override the president's veto, and you have the opportunity to register your support for such an override. Please click here to send an email supporting divestment at UC Berkeley.

Next, please join us as we kick off a cultural boycott campaign to persuade the Pixies to cancel their concert scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv this coming June.

Artists such as Santana and U2 have already joined the ranks of those avoiding apartheid Israel; now you can join the movement to expand their ranks! The campaign to get the Pixies to join our boycott is being organized over social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. Follow the US Campaign on Twitter, become our fan on Facebook, or click here for more information about participating in this campaign.

Our member groups and allies around the world are coordinating BDS actions today. After participating in our two virtual actions listed above, please take a moment to see if there's a Land Day event in your area. Click here to view events sponsored by our member groups across the country.

Learn more about Land Day and the US Campaign's efforts to support BDS. Click here to read an interview with one of the first Land Day organizers or here to learn more about the US Campaign's BDS work.

Support Divestment at UC Berkeley

Tell the Pixies to Join Our Boycott

Find a Land Day Event in Your Area

Click here to send an email to the ASCU at Berkeley.

Click here to find out how to get involved in our social media campaign.

Click here to view our events calendar.