Posts tagged with ‘anti-boycott’

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Why 100 Massachusetts Groups Oppose the Anti-Boycott Bill

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

Despite its progressive-sounding title, 100 organizations in Massachusetts oppose An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts.  Among the reasons for this opposition  are the following: » The bill is unnecessary. S.1689 /H.1685, An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts, purports to combat discrimination.  But Massachusetts already has robust laws to prohibit discrimination based on an individual’s race, […]

Ten Reasons to Oppose “An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts”

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

The Freedom to Boycott Coalition is led by Boston Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, and Massachusetts Peace Action As Trump continues to trample on basic rights, Senator Creem and Representative McMurtry have introduced a bill (now renamed S.1689 / H.1685)  deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation, which in fact is a dangerous attempt to restrict our right […]

CALL NOW: Support the Right to Boycott for Palestinian Rights in Massachusetts!

by JVP Boston
Freedom to Boycott coalition

Across the US, supporters of Israeli occupation are coordinating an attack on our right to organize for human rights in Palestine and beyond. Call now- don’t let them silence us in Massachusetts. Senator Creem’s and Rep. McMurtry’s bills, SD.922 and HD.779, are deceptively framed as anti-discrimination legislation.  But in reality they would forbid the state […]

Human Rights Groups Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment in Massachusetts

by JVP Boston
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Massachusetts Human Rights Advocates Applaud Withdrawal of Anti-Boycott Amendment: Proposal Would Have Impeded First Amendment Rights Contact: Eli Gerzon, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston: (339) 223-3185, eli@eligerzon.com Boston, MA: After pressure from advocates for Palestinian rights, Massachusetts Senator Cynthia Creem of Newton withdrew amendment 133 of Economic Development Bill S.2423 around 5 pm yesterday.  If passed, 133 would […]

FOR RELEASE: Over 60 Massachusetts Organizations Protest Anti-Boycott Legislation

by JVP Boston
"July 22, 2014. Boston, MA.
Hundreds of people supporting Palestinians rallied at Copley Square and marched to the Massachusetts State House where they held a "die-in." Protesters chanted “Free Palestine” in response to Israel’s actions in Gaza and called for Israel to “end the siege of Gaza."  A smaller group of pro-Israeli protestersheld counter-rally nearby. 
© 2014 Marilyn Humphries"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lauren Jappe (laurenjappe1@gmail.com), Nancy Murray (numurray@comcast.net, 617 – 470 6300) Over 60 Massachusetts Organizations Protest Anti-Boycott Legislation Plan to Deliver Open Letter to Commonwealth Senators and Representatives Tuesday Morning Over 60 organizations across the Commonwealth have formed the Massachusetts Freedom to Boycott Coalition, including groups representing Muslims, Christians, Jews, American Indians, students, professors, […]

Boston Jews Raise Concerns about Anti-Boycott Legislation in Massachusetts

by JVP Boston
© 2014 Marilyn Humphries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Lauren Jappe | laurenjappe1@gmail.com Boston Jews Raise Concerns about Anti-Boycott Legislation in Massachusetts Jewish Voice for Peace Boston is deeply concerned about an upcoming Massachusetts anti-boycott bill that would legislate against institutions that have chosen to withdraw from complicity with Israeli human rights abuses by boycotting or divesting from Israel. While […]