Sunday, November 2, 2008

Demonstration Demanding Boycott against Israel-- in Spain:

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"Bilbao, the Basque Country and Spain Join the Palestinian Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, Targeting Veolia."

November 2, 2008

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On 1 November a group of Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, in response to the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, joined international efforts to boycott Veolia in Europe.

This decision, made public in front of the city hall in Bilbao, was taken as the Bilbao city council has awarded (but not yet ratified) the concession contract for bus transportation in the city to Veolia.

is the first city in the Spanish state where such a nonviolent direct action has happened to raise awareness about the responsibility of European public institutions in granting contracts to companies that collaborate with the Israeli colonization of Palestinian land.

Veolia, through its participation in building the
Jerusalem light rail, is a direct accomplice to Israeli war crimes and its regime of apartheid, colonialism and belligerent occupation.