Australian Support for BDS

UPDATE: 2ND OCTOBER 2014: THE AUSTRALIAN WALK FOR BDS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

  • On 2 October 2014 the Australian Walk for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, led by Dr. Marcelo Svirsky, an Israeli political scientist at Wollongong University,  was successfully completed.
  • The walk began on 23rd September with Dr. Svirsky and supporters walking from Sydney to Canberra over 10 grueling days.
  • At the conclusion of his walk with Dr. Svirsky presented a petition to the Australian House of Representatives calling on Federal Parliament to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. The petition was signed by over 720 Australians.
  • The petition will be discussed in the Australian House of Representatives on October 27th, 10am.

UPDATE: 8TH DECEMBER 2013:  PETITION LAUNCHED BY AUSTRALIANS FOR BDS HAS GARNERED OVER 4000 SIGNATURES.

CAMPAIGN SUCCESSES FROM AUGUST 2012 TO SEPTEMBER 2013: BDS Around Australia over the last year (a short but by no means comprehensive roundup), Australian Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions Campaign for Palestine

LEGAL SUCCESSES FOR BDS IN AUSTRALIA:

UNIONS IN AUSTRALIA SUPPORTING BDS: MOTIONS PASSED IN SUPPORT OF ELEMENTS OF BDS ARE INCLUDED HERE:

SUCCESSES IN THE AUSTRALIAN MEDIA: IMPROVED, MORE BALANCED COVERAGE OF THE BDS MOVEMENT:

AUSTRALIAN SUPPORT FOR THE ACADEMIC BOYCOTT INCLUDES:

Australian academics have also been active in supporting a range of international academic boycott successes

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