zondag 30 augustus 2015

Belangrijk BDS-nieuws: Veolia

Major BDS news ...

Veolia, one of the largest corporations in the world, was compelled by
successful boycott and divestment campaigns that cost it more than *$26B*
in tenders to sell off all its operations in Israel
that violated international law.

Congratulations to all BDS activists and cross-movement coalition partners
around the world who made this happen. Special thanks to activists in
Sweden, the UK, Ireland, the US, Kuwait and of course the Netherlands,
among other countries where Veolia lost lucrative tenders because of
boycott pressure.

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition in
Palestinian society that leads the global BDS movement, will issue a
statement soon, emphasizing the need to continue pressure on Veolia until
it pays *reparations *to the Palestinian communities adversely affected by
its infringements of international law. The statement will also commit
to *standing in solidarity with other communities* around the world whose rights are still trampeled upon by Veolia.

In the meanwhile, here are two good reports that explain almost all aspects
of this huge win:

As Barbara Harvey, of Jewish Voice for Peace, explains in the second item
above, Veolia has been a very challenging target for the BDS movement to
take on for reasons that she eloquently explains. This makes prospects for
compelling *less *challenging corporations to end their respective
complicity in violating our rights all that more promising!


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