3 updates from the BDS front ~ "Israel's blood diamonds" campaign update [AFOPA]
~ The UN blacklist [Haaretz]
~ Danish pension fund blacklists four Israeli companies [BDS movement]
and an ALERT... Tune in to ABC Radio 891 AM Adelaide on Monday 30 Oct, 9pm, to hear about "Beersheba and its historical legacy"
Israel's blood diamonds are forever...on your conscience. DID YOU KNOW... Cut & polished diamonds are Israel's biggest export.
DID YOU KNOW... Australia is chair of this year's Kimberley Process meetings. YOU CAN SEND AN EMAIL NOW to the Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to say "We want no part in Israel's blood diamond trade."
Ensure your voice is heard for an ethical, responsible international diamond trade, free from the stain of Israel’s blood diamonds and human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.
Update on AFOPA's "Israel's blood diamonds" campaign by Margaret Cassar, AFOPA, 18 October 2017
"On 23 August 2017 the Australian Friends of Palestine Association (AFOPA) launched a two-pronged BDS campaign, Israel's Blood Diamonds. ... Our street campaigns and the reactions we receive from the general public are often our best gauge of both the public sentiment on an issue and the effectiveness of our work. And this campaign has been very interesting to observe... "I have been interested in the Palestinian cause for years but I have never heard that diamonds are Israel’s largest export!" said a shopper in Rundle Mall.
We've also done a radio interview on the campaign with Radio Adelaide 101.5. Read full article here >>
And SEND YOUR EMAIL TODAY to the Australian Foreign Minister to say "We want no part in Israel's blood diamond trade"
From HP to Ahava: The UN blacklist of companies doing business in Israeli settlements Haaretz, 26 October 2017
"Settlement blacklist of 25 firms published by Israeli paper includes Israel Aerospace Industries, telecom giants, international tech firms, banks, and even cafes..." Read full article here >>
Danish Pension Fund Blacklists Four Israeli Companies Linked to Settlements Palestinian BDS Movement, 16 October 2017 "Following a report released by Danwatch in January, Denmark’s third largest pension fund, Sampension, moved to exclude four publicly traded companies from their portfolio due to their investments in illegal Israeli settlement activities..." Read full article here >>
ALERT ALERT - Tune in on Monday 30 Oct., 9pm Beersheba and its historical legacy - ABC Radio 891 AM Adelaide
Tune in to "Evenings with Peter Goers (7pm-10pm)" on ABC Radio 891 AM Adelaide on Monday 30 October, 9:00pm, to hear AFOPA Executive member and local historian, Dr David Faber, talk with Peter Goers about the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and Australia's involvement. Access here >>
Get dressed for the AFOPA Black Tie Ball Sat. 4 November 2017 - Adelaide Convention Centre
With guest speakers:
~ The Hon. Wayne Swan MP
~ Senator Richard Di Natale
~ Julian Burnside AO QC, human rights advocate Tickets available here >>
Palestinian Film Festival Australia, 26 Oct-19 Nov 2017
SYDNEY, 26-30 Oct
CANBERRA, 27 Oct
MELBOURNE, 2-5 Nov
ADELAIDE 10-12 Nov
BRISBANE 17-19 Nov
PERTH, 17-19 Nov www.palestiniafilmfestival.com.au
For Palestine events in Adelaide and around Australia, click here >>
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