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Boycott & Divestment Resources

The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is supporting a nation-wide municipal and state Boycott & Divestment Project. This initiative was voted a top priority for national mobilization by activists on the Campaign listserv.

Who Supports Boycott & Divestment?
Read about who supports boycott and divestment efforts and why.
Starting a Divestment Campaign
Resources from the US Campaign and our member groups, including a step-by-step guide to starting a divestment campaign and PowerPoint presentations to use when making your case to investment boards.
Boycott & Divestment in Action
Find out more about boycott & divestment campaigns supported by the US Campaign and our individual member groups.

BDS Flyer
June 19th, 2013
This flyer explains BDS and highlights the major campaigns in the United States.
BDS: What It Is, Why It Matters
May 13th, 2013
BDS 101 Booklet/Comic from SJP at Depaul University
Palestine Solidarity Legal Support
The Center for Constitutional Rights, in collaboration with the National Lawyers Guild and others, is organizing the Palestine Solidarity Legal Support initiative in order to protect and advance the constitutional rights of Palestinian rights activists across the U.S. Their work aims to track incidents of repression, and to provide legal advice, representation, resources and advocacy support to activists.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS)
Responses to 16 of the toughest and most common questions about BDS
B.D.S. Song/Dance Flash Mob
Step-by-Step How-To Kit
Fact Sheets
Boycott & divestment fact sheets produced by the US Campaign
Legal Memo on BDS (PDF)
November 2nd, 2009
This legal memo, provided by the National Lawyers Guild International Committee, explains the implications of U.S. anti-boycott law. This memo cannot substitute for advice from a lawyer.
Check out a variety of videos illustrating the global movement for Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions.
"Non violence is a powerful and just weapon," Rev. Martin Luther King wrote forty years ago in his essay Why We Canít Wait. "It is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding . . . It is a sword that heals."" Now is the time for us to proclaim that right is on the side of the beleaguered Presbyterian Church and committed activists who have worked to exert international pressure on Israel as occupier. For the sake of the people of Palestine and Israel and a world in which military power does not always trump justice, we must work together to forge the divestment movement into Dr. Kingís healing sword.
Israeli Officials and History Affirm the Power of BDS
by Anna Baltzer
May 13th, 2011
Researching Corporations
This guide to researching corporations will help you choose and pursue a strategic target.
Arts Resource Guide
September 7th, 2005
The arts can be used as a powerful tool for social change, a way to educate around sensitive issues, as well as advocate for peace, human rights, and justice. Click here to learn how to use the arts in your activism.
Direct Action: It Gets Your Message Heard
April 6th, 2005
A direct action is a public, non-violent exercise of power to draw attention to injustice. It is an effective way to get your message heard, especially if people have come to accept injustice as routine. Direct action empowers by drawing new people into the movement. This fact sheet gives examples of direct action by activists working to end the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestine. Their actions target the Israeli government, United States policies that support occupation, and multinational corporations that help sustain occupation.