The New Orleans City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling for a process to avoid contracting with or investing in companies that profit from abuses of human rights, civil rights, labor rights, and other violations.
The resolution was spearheaded by USCPR member group New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee (NOPSC).
The resolution was introduced by the New Orleans Mayor-elect and Council member, Latoya Cantrell, following an inspiring, year-long campaign by NOPSC.
This is among the strongest municipal wins to date, encompassing both boycotts and divestment, and is the first of its kind in the South.
The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights celebrate the victory today, on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, remembering the critical role of boycotts used in the Civil Rights Movement in protest of apartheid policies in the Jim Crow South.
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