Building Solidarity, Combating Occupation and Apartheid
National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference
Melbourne, 29 – 31 October 2010
– activism in support of Palestine –
We are pleased to announce that the Victorian secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia and the President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, Kevin Bracken will be speaking at the Australian BDS national conference. He will be joining Rafeef Ziadah and Samah Sabawi on Saturday to discuss the Lessons from Palestine solidarity work internationally from a trade union perspective.
We hope to be sending out an updated program for the Australian national BDS conference in the next 7 – 10 days, once we have confirmed one or two more speakers.
We are also very happy to announce we have continued to receive endorsements for the conference. We are very pleased to announce we have received endorsements from:
- Australian Friends of Palestine Adelaide
- Jews Against the Occupation (Sydney)
- The Brothahood (who will also be performing at the Concert for Palestine on the Saturday of the conference)
They have joined the following individuals, community and solidarity groups in endorsing the call for the conference:
- Yousef Alreemawi; advocate for Palestine, academic and refugee activist.
- Leyal Asku – Lawyer.
- Fay Waddington (Palestine Solidarity Queensland)
- Kim Sattler (Secretary Unions ACT)
- Ginny Adams (Organiser, Health and Community Services Union)
- Kathryn Kelly (former ISM activist)
- Garth Smith (Organiser, Seminars in the Sand, Byron Bay)
- Maxine Caron (Organiser, Seminars in the Sand, Byron Bay)
- Dr Adel Yousef (Lecturer, Deakin University)
- Melinda Huntely
- Friends of Palestine Western Australia (Perth)
- Palestine Solidarity Campaign (Melbourne)
- Students for Palestine (Victoria)
- Action for Palestine (Adelaide)
- Justice for Palestine (Brisbane)
- Australian-Palestinian Cultural Centre Australians for Palestine (Melbourne)
- Australians for Justice and Peace in Palestine (Canberra)
- Women in Black (Melbourne)
- Federation of Australian Muslim Students and Youth (FAMSY)
- Palestine Community Association (Victoria)
- Australian Muslim Committee for Palestine.
- Just Peace Queensland
- Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine (Sydney)
- Palestine Remembered @ Radio 3CR; Australia’s only radio program that it totally dedicated to the Palestinian cause in English
We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to pre-register and pre-pay your conference registration.
A copy of our registration form can be found at the Australian BDS Campaign blog. Please send your registration form to email@example.com
You can pre-pay your registration via electronic deposit into the following account. Please tag it with “BDS” and your name and/or initials.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign
BSB: 063 262 Account number: 1052 9148
Thankyou for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the conference.
for the Conference organising committee.