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30- Global BDS Day of Action


Join the Second
Global BDS Day of Action
30 March 2010

The BDS National Committee (BNC) is calling on you to unite in your different
capacities and struggles for a Global BDS Day of Action on 30 March 2010 in
solidarity with the Palestinian people and for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
(BDS) against Israel.
The BNC calls on people of conscience
and their organizations around the globe
to mobilize in creative, concrete and
visible BDS actions to make this day a
historic step in the movement against
Israel's apartheid, colonialism and
occupation, for accountability of the
oppressor and for the fulfillment of the
rights and dignity of the Palestinian
The BNC asks you to focus your 30
March BDS actions on:
1. Boycotting and divesting from
Israeli and international
corporations that sustain
Israel’s apartheid, colonialism
and occupation;
2. Taking legal action towards
ending Israel’s impunity,
including by investigating and
prosecuting suspected Israeli
war criminals in national
courts and international
3. Promoting and applying pressure to implement arms embargoes
against Israel as well as a freeze or cancellation of free trade and
other preferential agreements with it, as a crucial and urgent step
towards full- fledged sanctions against Israel;
4. Launching academic, cultural and sports boycott actions against
Israel and its complicit institutions.


Implementation of the Palestinian BDS
Call is now more urgent than ever.
Our movement is stronger than ever.
The massive growth of the BDS
Campaign against Israel and
multinational corporations and institutions
complicit in its oppression of the
Palestinian people is starting to make a
serious and tangible impact
Through effective BDS campaigns we
can pressure Israel to end its inhumane
siege of the occupied Gaza Strip,
dismantle the Apartheid Wall, end
occupation and colonization of
Palestinian land, grant full equality to
Palestinian citizens of Israel, and
implement the right of return of the
Palestinian refugees as stipulated in UN
Resolution 194.
Join us NOW


 The first Global BDS Day of Action was announced by Palestinian civil society with overwhelming
support at the World Social Forum in 2009. The day of action held on March 30 coincides with
Palestinian Land Day, which commemorates the day in 1976 when Israeli security forces shot and
killed six young
Palestinian citizens of Israel. These brave youth were among the thousands protesting
expropriation of Palestinian land to build new Jewish colonies and expand existing Jewish cities.
Today, Land Day symbolizes Palestinian resistance to Israel’s ongoing land expropriation,
colonization, occupation and apartheid.
The announcement of the first Global BDS Day of Action came in the wake of the Israel's 23 day
military offensive “Operation Cast Lead” during which it killed more than 1400 and injured over 5000
Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip. One year later, Israel continues its
suffocating blockade of the entire Gaza Strip in what has been described by human rights experts
and analysts as an act of ‘slow genocide.’ This is but a continuation of Israel’s brutal oppression of
the Palestinian people, including their expulsion from their homes during the Nakba in 1948, military
rule, occupation and colonization of their land, apartheid, and persistent denial of the right of
Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and lands.
In the 2009 BDS Day of Action, numerous NGOs, trade unions, student organizations, political
parties and social groups in over 40 cities worldwide took up the call for globally coordinated BDS
action coming from the 2009 World Social Forum. BDS activities on that day targeted, among
others, companies such as Connex, a subsidiary of the multinational Veolia complicit in building the
Jerusalem light rail system connecting Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank to Jerusalem;
Chapters Indigo bookstore, whose profits fund 'lone' Israeli soldiers; the supermarket giant Tesco,
which stocks an assortment of illegal settlement goods; and Motorola, supplier of
telecommunications and electronic systems for the Israeli occupation forces.
Since then, the global BDS campaign has grown. Students, private sector firms, trade unions, and
other civil society actors worldwide have come to see that Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian
people cannot be tolerated any longer and have accordingly adopted diverse forms of BDS against
Israel until it ends its oppression of the Palestinian people and fully complies with international law.
This past year alone, trade unions, faith-based organizations, student groups, and many other civil
society movements and organizations have engaged in BDS campaigns aimed at holding Israel
accountable for its violations of international law and fundamental Palestinian rights.
For justice, freedom, peace and self-determination
of the Palestinian people:
Join the Global BDS Action Day on 30 March 2010!
For more information see: www.bdsmovement.net
For information on how to join the action day and how to develop BDS action in your country,
organization and network, please contact the Palestinian Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC) at: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.



The Palestinian Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions
National Committee (BNC) is
a wide coalition of the largest
Palestinian mass organizations,
trade unions, networks and
Member organizations:
Council of National and Islamic
Forces in Palestine
General Union of Palestinian
Palestinian General
Federation of Trade Unions
Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO)
Palestinian National Institute for
Federation of Independent Trade
Global Palestine Right of Return
Occupied Palestine and Syrian
Golan Heights Initiative
General Union of Palestinian
Union of Palestinian Farmers
Grassroots Palestinian Anti-
Apartheid Wall Campaign (STW)
National Committee for Grassroots
Palestinian Campaign for the
Academic and Cultural Boycott of
Israel (PACBI)
National Committee to
Commemorate the Nakba
Civic Coalition for the Defense of
Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
Coalition for Jerusalem
Union of Palestinian Charitable
Palestinian Economic Monitor
Union of Youth Activity Centers-
Palestine Refugee Camps
Web: www.bdsmovement.net
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