Other BDS Work

Press Coverage

Al Jazeera

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Legislation that prohibits state funds from going to pro-BDS entities has been enacted in 10 states and is being debated in many more. However, in some states such as Virginia and Maryland, coalitions of free speech advocates and Palestine solidarity groups have banded together to defeat anti-boycott bills.

Press Release

July 6, 2016 - Today, a diverse group of about 150 New Yorkers protested in front of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Westchester County residence, calling on him to rescind his recent executive order attacking the grassroots boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. Legal organizations like the New York Civil Liberties Union and Palestine Legal have stated that Governor Cuomo’s executive order threatens the Constitutional rights of all New Yorkers to engage in boycotts and other economic acts of conscience in support of human rights and social justice struggles.

The protesters marched from the Mount Kisco train station to Cuomo’s residence, holding signs saying, “We will continue to boycott for justice until Israel ends the brutal military occupation of Palestine,” and “Right to Boycott,” and chanting “Andrew Cuomo, what a shame, playing Joe McCarthy’s game.” Hundreds of interested passersby took flyers headlined, “Tell Governor Cuomo: rescind the executive order, we have the right to boycott for Palestinian freedom.” The protesters left behind a cardboard tombstone reading “RIP 1st Amendment” that they were promised will be delivered to Governor Cuomo.

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In response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order requiring New York State agencies to divest from a blacklist of companies and organizations supporting BDS, Adalah-NY, as part of the Freedom To Boycott, NY State Coalition, will bring our concerns right to his doorstep.

March to Governor Cuomo’s home in Mount Kisco to demand he rescind unconstitutional executive order that blacklists institutions that support BDS.

 

Press Coverage

Albany Times Union

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The fallout over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order directing state agencies to stop doing business with organizations involved in the BDS, or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, is continuing.

On Wednesday, a group organized by the Freedom to Boycott NYS Coalition, marched from the Mt. Kisco, Westchester train station toward the home that Cuomo shares with Food Network Sandra Lee.

Press Coverage

Treyf Podcast

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We’re joined by Hani Ghazi, organizer with Adalah NY, for a new instalment of BDS Watch Watch about NY Governor Cuomo’s recent executive order to criminalize BDS.

Press Coverage

The Indypendent

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On June 5, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a first-in-the-nation executive order that requires all state agencies under his jurisdiction to cease their dealings with companies and institutions that back the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Hani Ghazi of Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel noted that the recent attempts to outlaw BDS reveal the movement’s effectiveness and politicians’ fears of the powerful pro-Israel lobby.

Press Coverage

AJ+

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says his state will boycott any group that backs the BDS movement. BDS, which stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, advocates for Palestinian human rights and opposes the illegal Israeli occupation. But is he really boycotting free speech? [video]

Press Coverage

Waging Nonviolence

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On June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order to create a blacklist of entities that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions, or BDS, movement for Palestinian rights and remove New York State funds from any “institution or company” determined to advocate for or participate in the BDS movement.

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