Boycotts are certainly not a new tool used to fight injustices or to show solidarity with a given Movement ….
My son was almost ten years old when he tasted his first grape …. here’s why;
We supported the strikers of Southern California, led by Cesar Chavez, when the grape workers called for a boycott …
In September 1965, a collaboration of Filipino and Latino farm workers against the deleterious policies of Californian grape growers initiated one of the organization’s largest boycotts. Protest support reached unprecedented heights as laborers received aid across the country. Commercial establishments, including the Trans-World Airlines, withheld the sale of “California’s poison grapes,” raising worldwide attention to the urgency of farm labor rights. (FROM)
We boycotted grapes and other products imported from Chile during the years of the fascist coup in that country, a coup established and protected by the US Government.
We boycotted all fruit imported from Israel because of the occupation, also supported by the US Government.
And, last but not least, we boycotted all goods imported from the apartheid regime in South Africa.
In most of the above, our International efforts helped Justice finally prevail. All except the boycott of Israeli goods. But finally this Movement is taking on great proportions. So great are they that the greatest supporter of Human Rights violations in Israel and Palestine, again the US Government, is doing everything in its power to crush BDS.
As much as they would like to, the US cannot stop the clocks of progress. BDS WILL WIN and the occupation will end! Nothing and no one can stop that!!
But why all the fuss about this particular boycott?
Israel, as well, has new legislation in an attempt to stop the growth of the Movement.
They as well cannot stop the clocks of progress.