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KPFT BDS in the news

July 23, 2011

The effort to get KPFT BDS to pass a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions resolution has gained a small amount of coverage and interest in the news. Below are links to TV coverage by Greenwatch TV, newspaper coverage by the Jewish Herald Voice, and calls to support the campaign and petition by the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

Houston BDS on GreenWatch TV

Houston BDS (GWTV 2011/06/15) from Art Browning on Vimeo.

This conversation develops ideas about BDS, the movement for Boycott, Divestitures, and Sanctions on Israel for inhumane abuse of Palestinians. Thanks to phillybds.org for the flashdance video we found on YouTube. Here is a link to the petition about KPFT/Pacifica mentioned in the show: kmaw.net/​bds

This originally aired live on Public Access TV in Houston, June 15, 2011. Produced at Houston Media Source (hmstv.org ), where you can now watch streaming video LIVE! This program sponsored by Harris County Green Party (hcgp.org ).

BDS debated at KPFT board meeting – Jewish Herald Voice

Boycott, divestment and sanctions against the State of Israel were debated at a local public radio station’s governing board meeting.

Some 20 members of the 30-person LSB of KPFT 90.1 FM, on July 13, heard presentations by supporters and detractors of a political campaign that singles out the Jewish state for condemnation and delegitimization.

BDS supporters are pressuring the member-supported station to officially sign up with the BDS “movement” by adopting a resolution that targets Israel for boycott and bans any form of collaboration or cooperation with official Israeli entities.

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US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel – KPFT Boycott Campaign calls for BDS at Houston Pacifica station: Sign Petition

The KPFT BDS Campaign has launched an online petition for BDS at KPFT, the Pacifica Radio outlet in Houston, TX. The KPFT BDS campaign began when the local Israeli consulate was given a show on the station, a station previously rooted in a progressive, public-oriented, pro-peace perspective. Sign the KPFT online petition HERE.

Learn more about the Campaign at their website.

Below is the campaign’s proposal to the Local Station Board, the governing body of the station: 

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US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation – Houston Activists Petition Local Pacifica Radio Station to Endorse BDS

Students from new US Campaign member group the University of Houston Students for a Democratic Society have joined with other Houston activists to campaign for Houston-based Pacifica Radio station KPFT to endorse the Palestinian-led campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS).

An ad-hoc KPFT BDS Committee of station listeners and members originally formed in response to KPFT’s giving air-time to “Voice of Peace,” a show promoting Israel historically produced by the Israeli Government. KPFT is a listener-supported radio station with a mission to promote peace and social justice. Airing this programming was a clear violation of the BDS call. The ad-hoc committee of concerned individuals sees BDS as “the fullest action to address the current situation and prevent pro-colonial propaganda in the future.” Full Article

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