Boycott Kedem: how Palestine activists are taking on an Israeli firm in Manchester

Gez Butterworth from Manchester Palestine Action reports how a campaign to shut down a city centre cosmetics shop has helped build a wider solidarity movement. Kedem Cosmetics is a franchise based on King Street in...

Why support an academic boycott of Israel?

The idea that you should boycott Israeli universities has been one of the more difficult arguments within the Palestine movement. Here a member of the University and College Union national executive, Trish McManus, tackles the...

Statement of solidarity with the Syrian revolution

 A statement of solidarity with the Syrian revolution has been released by the Syrian Revolution Support Bases, bringing together a number of international solidarity campaigns across the world. The statement discusses the two fronts...

New fault lines in the Middle East: ISIS in a regional context

As the calls for more direct intervention in Iraq grow and the US drops their first bombs, Andy Cunningham looks at what the rise of the Islamic State means for the wider Middle East. Following...

Solidarity movement continues to grow – #GazaA9 protest round up

Yesterday once again saw a massive turn out at demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine. In London, Stop the War report that 150,000 people marched in the biggest ever UK protest for Gaza. Shanice McBean...
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Thrown into another world – experiencing Hiroshima

69 years ago today the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. 40,000 people were killed instantly, and many others died soon after. Three days earlier they had also bombed...

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Remain Under Sentence of Death in Egypt

The new regime in Egypt has been handing out mass death sentences to Muslim Brotherhood supporters. General al-Sisi has exploited hostility to the Brotherhood to crack down on mass street protests more generally and...

NUS executive votes to back BDS boycott campaign against Israel

(picture of #nus4bds campaigners by Aaron Kiely, NUS executive member, via Facebook) The NUS national executive committee today voted 23-18 with 1 abstention to adopt a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions policy against Israel. Fantastic that #NUSNEC has...

Malevich: new art for a new world

Lois JC (Brixton) reviews the Tate Modern's new show Malevich: Revolutionary of Russian Art at the Tate Modern is the first retrospective of the Russian avant garde artist Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) in 25 years. The exhibition illustrates,...

A bluffer’s guide to boycotting Israel

A handy one-stop-shop for all the arguments you'll need to argue for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israeli apartheid