has pursued an aggressive
displacement of Palestinians from their homeland with political and financial
support of the Israel and the taxpayers of U.S. . The MN State Board of
Investment owns over $23 million of Minnesota bonds. Israel
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
In the southern
West Bank, in the South Hebron Hills, there exists
an area called Masafer Yatta. The area encompasses twelve Palestinian villages
and some 1000 inhabitants: Tuba, al-Mufaqarah, Isfey, Maghayir al Abeed,
al-Majaz, at-Tabban, al-Fakheit, Halaweh, Mirkez, Jinba, Kharoubeh and Sarura.
According to the peace process, this is
Area C, which means that it is under civil and military Israeli Administration.
In the early 1970s, Oslo declared the area a
‘closed military area’, called ‘Firing Zone 918’. Israel
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Sunday, December 2, 2012
is Always Under Siege Gaza
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Following in the footsteps of the sports boycott of South Africa that contributed to the demise of apartheid, approximately 20 protesters advocating for human rights for Palestinians made their presence known at the Tuesday night Minnesota Timberwolves game against Maccabi-Haifa. Palestinian flags and banners calling for a boycott of Israeli apartheid were displayed and anti-apartheid chants were heard throughout the
minutes into the game clearly
catching the attention of the players. Target Center
On Thursday November 1, 2012 Iyad Burnat, a leader of the Popular Resistance Movement in Bi'lin, Palestine, was detained by the Jordanian border officials and then refused entry into Jordan in order to travel to the United States. He is currently back in Bil’in awaiting the resolution of this matter so that he can continue on his journey.
As you may recall, the
is a co-plaintiff in our lawsuit
here against the state of Village of Bil’in for illegally and immorally
investing in Israel Bonds. Iyad is scheduled to speak throughout our state
December 5-9. We are also planning a meeting between Iyad and other
co-plaintiffs and attorneys working on the lawsuit as Bil’in’s representative,
in addition to a possible meeting with state legislators. MN Break the Bonds is
just one of many community organizations in the Minnesota sponsoring Iyad's speaking tour
throughout the country. In fact, he was scheduled to speak today at the
National Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) conference being held at the U.S. in University of Michigan . Ann Arbor
Sunday, October 7, 2012
On September 27, 2012, the Minnesota Court of Appeals will hear arguments in an appeal brought by the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign (MN BBC) against the Minnesota State Board of Investment (SBI). The hearing is currently scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. in Courtroom 300 of the Minnesota Judicial Center at 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in St. Paul.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news with you that an Israeli court ruled today that the military was not at fault for killing Rachel Corrie, a U.S. activist crushed by an army bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration in Gaza. The court rejected the lawsuit filed in 2005 on behalf of the Corrie family by attorney Hussein abu Hussein which charged the State of Israel with responsibility for Rachel’s killing and failure to conduct a full and credible investigation in the case.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
This weekend I had the chance to spend 48 hours in the
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
On March 5, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., at the Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 W. Kellogg Ave., Room 1440, St. Paul, Judge Margaret Marrinan will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by four public interest organizations and twenty-three individuals led by the Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign (MN BBC) against the State Board of Investment (SBI). The lawsuit aims to stop Minnesota’s investment in Israel’s human rights and international law violations.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this action. Based on reports we've received thus far, Israel Bonds Divestment Resolutions were brought forward in 30 precinct caucuses around the state! The resolution passed in 70 percent of the caucuses (21 out of 30), 28 of which were Democratic, one of which was Republican, and one of which was Green Party. Many people shared stories about the resolution providing a platform for discussion and education. For example, a member from Brainerd wrote that he was able to speak in favor of the resolution by describing aspects of Israeli apartheid such as the license plates marked for Israeli Road-use only. If you are a delegate who will be bringing the Resolution to the next level, please stay in touch throughout this process and let us know how we can support you! E-mail or call Bill McGrath: email@example.com or 507.645.7660. If you have not reported from your precinct caucus, it is never too late! Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an attempt to dodge our arguments that Minnesota’s investments in Israel Bonds violate state and international law, the SBI filed a motion to dismiss our complaint based on an alleged lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim. This motion will be heard on March 5, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ramsey County Courthouse (Click here http://bit.ly/Aa8f3A for directions). We need to pack the courtroom so that Judge Marrinan can see the level of support we have in stopping Minnesota from continuing to fund apartheid!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Minnesota Break the Bonds Campaign (MN BBC), a statewide campaign aimed at stopping Minnesota investment in Israel’s human rights and international law violations, has officially filed its lawsuit against the Minnesota State Board of Investment. This filing comes after Governor Dayton rejected the Campaign’s demand that the SBI divest from in Israel Bonds.