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First, some news about divestment by some major players. United Methodist Ministries is in process of divesting its retirement funds from G4S (the world's largest "security" company). Similarly, the Presbyterian Church (largest religious sect in the USA) has finally decided to divest its retirement funds from Caterpillar, HP, and Motorola. All because of these corporations' involvement in major human rights violations in Palestine.
We also hear comment about the Pope's recent visit to Palestine, and a pioneering ad campaign launched by Ads Against Apartheid, a newly formed organization dedicated to public education about this subject. The first ad is on display at the Boston MBTA State Street subway station; many more are planned across the country.
This week we hear an address by author/activist Ali Abunimah speaking at Rutgers University last May on the subject of campus BDS campaigns and the challenges faced by students engaged in such campaigns. BDS campaigns are gradually taking hold on campuses despite those challenges, for example the threatened suspensions at Northeastern University (Boston).
Abunimah co-founded and continues to run the daily blog site electronicintifada.org. His recent books include "One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse" and "The Battle for Justice in Palestine."
This Week In Palestine (a weekly part of Truth and Justice Radio) is a three-quarter-hour segment of news from Palestine and discussion of issues relevant to the Palestinians' struggle for freedom from Israel's brutal military occupation and colonization of their homeland.
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