What is BDS and why does it matter?

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was launched in summer 2005 by a coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations in order to bring international pressure against Israel to end its persistent violations of Palestinian human and national rights. Modelled on the successful campaign to isolate apartheid South Africa in the 1980s, it has gone […]

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Scottish Propaganda fails to mask Israel’s Crimes

by Pádraig Durnin Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev is to be welcomed to the Scottish Parliament today as an honoured guest of Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh. Regev will be greeted outside by a protest organised by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC) and the Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland (APCS). The appointment of Mark Regev […]

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Scottish Socialist Voice – Issue 419

In issue #419, Colin Fox looks at the Yes campaign for Scottish independence one year on from its glitzy launch in Edinburgh, Richie Venton looks at the G8 Summit’s impending arrival in County Fermanagh, and Denise Morton looks back at the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davidson, who threw herself in front of the King’s horse […]

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