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Keeping the Keys: The Rise of the Palestinian Diplomatic Intifada

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.

U.S. Churches and the Boycott of Israeli Settlements

Philip Farah | Posted 12.10.2014 | Religion
Philip Farah

Christian advocates of boycotts and divestment see Israel's bellicose policies as destructive not only to Palestinians but also to Israeli Jews. The involvement of churches in this growing international movement indicates that concern for a just and lasting peace for Palestinians and Israelis is finally making inroads into mainstream American society.

How Change Happens: The Real Story of Mrs. Rosa Parks & The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Paul Schmitz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

I've told the real Rosa Parks story dozens of times to diverse audiences, and have been amazed how few know it. Understanding the truth beyond the myths can help us organize better against current injustices.

Protesters Shut Down Oakland Train Station

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.28.2014 | Black Voices

As people nationwide actively boycott big businesses on Black Friday, a group of protesters in California forced a temporary shutdown of a BART train ...

#BlackoutBlackFriday: A National Call To Boycott Black Friday

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have spread nationwide in the past few days, and activists are continuing to speak out against injustice as they plan ...

Why I'm Boycotting Thanksgiving

Mich Cardin | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Mich Cardin

I'm not skipping Thanksgiving because I don't have things to be thankful for, but because the traditional day of giving thanks in this country is a farce. I no longer enjoy 24-hour marathons of hypocrisy, gluttony and guilt that ombre into weeks of self-absorption and ungratefulness.

Here's Why Neil Young Is Right to Boycott Starbucks

Jacob Devaney | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Public health and farming do not happen in a vacuum, there's more involved with genetically engineered and large-scale commercial agriculture than solely testing the final harvest.

To Boycott or Not to Boycott?: That Should Not Be the Question

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 12.13.2014 | New York
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The Doctoral Students Council at the City University of New York will soon vote on a resolution to boycott Israeli academics. This resolution -- which follows a wave of similar boycotts in academia worldwide -- is not only hurtful and shocking, it is illogical and counterproductive.

The Almighty Dollar Speaks and This Time I Agree

Betsy Chasse | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Betsy Chasse

We live in a society where money talks. I know, I know, how very unconscious of me, how very unspiritual of me... or is it? Money is energy, money is the mechanism in which our collective voice can be heard and this week it was.

Should We Boycott the NFL?

Jane Ryan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Sports
Jane Ryan

I thought our biggest conversation with our son and football would be around concussions. Instead, our biggest conversation will be about violence against women, corporate greed and putting winning in front of right and wrong.

Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Jonathan Judaken

The grounds of the academic war zone that surrounds Israel/Palestine are booby-trapped and they are shifting.

How to Make the Israeli Occupation Costly?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It is clear that the impunity Israel enjoys plays a large role in its continued occupation and belligerence. Making the Israelis pay a price for continuing to rule another people by force and the siege on Gaza would have a positive result.

Congressman Criticizes Boycott Of White House Iftar Dinner

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After an Arab American group called for a boycott of the White House’s annual Iftar dinner due to the escalating situation in Gaza, Congressman Keit...

Why A Walgreens Boycott Could Be A Wakeup Call For Washington

Don McNay | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Walgreens becoming a "foreign" company is a slap in the face to Americans for a number of reasons. As Sorkin noted, they received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year, which is about 25 percent of its corporate revenues.

Dave Jamieson

Huge Teachers' Union Set To Vote On Boycott Of Staples

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

In an expected show of solidarity with postal employee unions, the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers will vote Saturday on a proposal...

Criticism of Israeli Policies Toward Palestinians Grows

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 08.11.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

The latestt academic association to consider censure of Israel was by far the largest group to have done so -- the Modern Language Association. The MLA boasts a membership that dwarfs all others -- it has about 30,000 members worldwide.

Open Letter to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. from the Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace

Philip Farah | Posted 08.04.2014 | Religion
Philip Farah

Boycotting and divesting from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation are not actions aimed against Jews in Israel. Rather, they are means of sending a clear message to the Israeli government that its treatment of the Palestinians is abhorrent.

Why Calls for Boycotts Always Hurt The Wrong People

Lynda Bekore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

American hotel workers are not highly paid to begin with, and they deserve a lot better than a bunch of celebrity reactionaries preventing them from doing their jobs.

OkCupid Co-Founder Regrets Accidentally Supporting Anti-Gay Candidate

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology

One week after OkCupid encouraged users to boycott Mozilla Firefox because of its CEO's past support of anti-gay legislation, the popular online datin...

Noah Boycott

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Let me tell you a secret known to scholars since 1853: The story of Noah as it is told in Genesis 6-9 is actually stolen, or to be politically correct, inspired by an older story that was very popular in the Near-East, the Gone With the Wind of the ancient world.

Boycott Crimea's Bogus Referendum

David L. Phillips | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

President Vladimir Putin is confident that Crimea's current population -- which is 60 percent ethnic Russian -- will vote to join Russia. But as presently planned, the referendum will disenfranchise more than 1 million Tartars who have a right to participate.

Jewish Students Demand Hillel Relax Rules On Israel

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Hillel, the largest Jewish college campus organization in the world, provides students with kosher meals, religious services, a rabbi’s counse...

Arizona and the Power of Boycotts

David Freudberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
David Freudberg

At a time of broadly acknowledged government gridlock, simple boycotts by concerned individuals and companies have the ability to bring about significant and sometimes quick changes, as the citizens of Arizona have just witnessed.

Boycotting Israel: Fiction and Reality

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Dr. Josef Olmert

The boycotters issue messages on the internet, and one is left to wonder if they are aware of the fact that so many features and appliances in their computers were invented and developed in Israel?

Politics Over Freedom, Again

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

Only a few weeks ago college and university presidents were falling over themselves to be the loudest (if not among the first) to denounce the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel.