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Anti-BDS Laws Violate Our Freedom

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/02/17/119530/

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by SHELDON RICHMAN

Americans’ free-speech and other rights are being violated by state laws aimed at stifling the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement against Israel’s illegal rule of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, both conquered over half a century ago. Twenty-eight states have enacted anti-BDS laws or executive orders that prohibit state agencies and state-financed entities, such as colleges, from doing business with any person or firm that hasn’t pledged never to boycott Israeli goods.

Photograph Source: Kate Ausburn – CC BY 2.0

Appropriately, these laws have come under fire as violations of both free speech and the right to engage in boycotts, which consist of peaceful decisions not to buy products of a particular origin.

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Major League Baseball Cancels involvement in Roger Waters Tour over BDS

https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/MLB-to-Cancel-Roger-Waters-Tour-Promotions-Over-BDS-Support-20200211-0008.html

Major League Baseball (MLB) has made the decision to stop promoting Roger Waters’ tour due to his ongoing support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

The MLB, which was sponsoring ticket pre-sales for Waters’ “This is Not a Drill” tour, made the decision to halt its promotion following criticisms from Jewish advocacy groups, the report said.