BDS

Boycott: Reflections on Ending Apartheid in South Africa

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Boycott! poster exhibit

An exhibit of 61 posters from various boycott campaigns

On Monday, November 11 at 7:15pm Mr. Michael Langa will speak about the campaign to end apartheid in South Africa.   He wil speak both about the boycott campaign that played a large role in ending apartheid and about the Truth and Reconcilliation process that took place afterwards.  Mr.

Seven ways to support peace in Israel/Palestine on campus this semester

BDS with AFSC

Students discuss BDS at AFSC's 2013 Alternative Spring Break in Chicago.

Increased militarization of the Israel-Palestine conflict, fueled by the U.S., doesn’t benefit anyone. Here’s how you can take action this semester.

Israel’s Settlement Policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

West Bank Settlement

View over an Israeli settlement in the West Bank

Overlooking the illegal Israeli settlement of Shiloh in the West Bank.

 Israel’s policy of building settlements in occupied territory is one of the core issues in the conflict.  Illegal under international law, settlements are built on confiscated or stolen Palestinian land, are one of the core justifications for the building of the wall and the restriction of Palestinian movement within the West Bank, contribute to forced displacement, severely limit Palestinian access to basic resources including land and water, and perpetuate a system of segregation and legal and structural inequality between Palestinians and Israelis.  Understanding Israel’s

Join a BDS campaign

Thank you for keeping pressure on our legislators by demanding that they support those working for a just and lasting peace. Please take a moment to ask your friends to join you in calling on Congress to support a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

AFSC to Launch New Palestine and Israel Newsletter

Sign up to receive AFSC's new Palestine-Israel newsletter. 

During July AFSC will launch a new Israel and Palestine focused newsletter.  The newsletter will be topical and will come out approximately three times each month. 

Popular Resistance in Palestine

Palestinians march on International Women's Day Photo:ryanrodrickbeiler.com

Palestinians march on International Women's Day      Photo:ryanrodrickbeiler.com

Palestinian women, joined by Israeli and international solidarity activsits march to the Kalandia checkpoint to protest the Israeli occupation of Palestine on International Women's Day 2012.

View images from popular resistance actions.

Introduction

Abir Kopty: National speaking tour

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:00pm - Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 9:00pm

 

AFSC is organizing a national speaking tour for Abir Kopty between June 7-16, 2013.

Please join us for one of these events.  

Abir Kopty: Popular Resistance and the BDS Movement in Palestine

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

Abir Kopty is a leading social, feminist, and political activist born in Nazareth and currently based in Ramallah. She will speak about popular resistance, the challenges to resistance in Palestine, and why the BDS movement is important for resistance on the ground. 

Palestine and Popular Resistance: A Conversation with Abir Kopty

Friday, June 7, 2013 - 6:30pm

 

 

Please Join AFSC at the Friends Center for a presentation by Palestinian activist Abir Kopty. 

SodaStream Alternatives

Since AFSC joined the national SodaStream Boycott Coalition, one of the questions we are most frequently asked regards SodaStream alternative or replacement products.  Of course the simplest alternative to buying a SodaStream machine is to drink plain water or other non-carbonated beverages.  However, if you’re convinced that buying your own machine makes sense you don’t have to buy a SodaStream.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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