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The BDS Twitocracy

Before giving the Presbyterians a rest for the next couple of years (wouldn’t it be great if the BDSers could ever bring themselves to say/do the same thing?), some momentary reflections on not the content of the decisions made during last week’s General Assembly, but the medium in which those decisions were communicated. As background, […]

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Spin

I promised myself to give the whole Park Slope story (and those who participated in it) a rest, but not before commenting on the spin the BDSers predictably gravitated towards in the wake of last week’s significant defeat for their “movement.” That spin is best articulated here and here (yes, I know, I’m linking to […]

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Themes

Having been directly involved with or covered all of the big BDS fights over the years, the specific observations I can bring to last night’s victory in Park Slope have to do with the repetition of certain important themes. First off, there is the high drama of the lead-up to a vote with an unknown […]

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Gifts

With that “vote for a vote” on BDS taking place at the Park Slope Food Coop tonight, I thought I’d do a little news Googling to see how this particular circus is unfolding. Given that this boycott story is happening in New York, it should come as no surprise that NY pols up to and […]

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Abnormal

Every year or two, one BDS story becomes a major media three-ring circus.  Back during “The Old Days,” (i.e., 5-10 years ago), it was a petition-driven divestment campaign at Harvard and MIT that drew headlines and heated debate in 2002, followed by the first big municipal divestment fight in Somerville in 2004 and finally the Presbyterian […]

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What’s a Linewaiter?

For those following what’s expected to be this season’s big BDS co-op fight in Park Slope New York, it’s worth taking a good look at the latest issue of the co-op’s monthly newsletter, the Linewaiter’s Gazette. The first reason to check it out is to read a piece by Joe Holtz, one of the organization’s […]

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PennBDS – Sleds with Wheels

The next item on the PennBDS agenda is another discussion of academic boycotts. Given that I’ve said everything I want to say on that subject here, I thought I’d step off the agenda just this once to talk about something inspired by Nycerbarb’s thoughtslast weekend regarding community. Those thoughts came to mind last weekend during […]

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PennBDS – Community Coalition Building

Today, we’re blessed with a guest article by someone on the BDS front lines.  Nycerbarb organized successful opposition to boycott efforts at her Park Slope food coop, and blogs at the site Stop BDS Park Slope.  She’s also a frequent visitor and commenter at Divest This and an all around cool person.  Today, she provides […]

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