1 Sep 2014
The Boycott, Divestments, Sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel has embarked on a more visible programme of activism in South Africa. On Saturday, August 30, more than 40 actions were staged throughout the country. Retail giant Woolworths is being targeted for its refusal to stop stocking Israeli products from occupied Palestine. The BDS campaign aims to bring greater awareness to the plight of Palestinians in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and peacefully demand a solution to the Palestinian struggle for freedom from military occupation, which has been dragging on for more than 60 years with no end in sight. Watch a BDS flashmob action in one of Johannesburg's busiest Woolworths branches, Rosebank, this past weekend.
Watch a BDS flashmob action in one of Johannesburg’s busiest Woolworths branches, Rosebank, this past weekend. Trade union federation, Cosatu, has also thrown its muscle behind the campaign.
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Editor’s Note: You might also be interested in this report from the Real News Network: Israeli Agribusiness Demanding Relief From Government as BDS Intensifies