The BDS movement for Palestinian rights warmly welcomesÂ the resolutionÂ introduced by Congress members Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and US civil rights veteran John Lewis “Affirming that all Americans have the right to participate in boycotts in pursuit of civil and human rights.â
On behalf of the BDS movement, Hind Awwad said:
This ground-breaking resolution willÂ inspire human rights defendersÂ everywhere, including BDS activists for Palestinian rights. It affirms the right of all activists and people of conscience to advocate for human rightsÂ through boycotts against systems of oppression.
It reassures us that progressives, including in Congress, are defending freedom of expression and theÂ right of oppressed communities, including Palestinians, to peacefully fight for their rights.
TheÂ defense of those rightsÂ is even more vital in light of the rise of far-right racism and white supremacy, including Israel’s decades-old apartheid regime.
Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)