Economic Activism for Palestine

Our Economic Activism for Palestine project focuses on corporate accountability for human rights and international law violations of the companies profiting from the occupation in Palestine. The program targets corporations that are directly involved in Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, corporations contributing to and perpetuating the restriction of Palestinian basic rights and those participating in the exploitation of Palestinian resources and labor. Dedicated to making the occupation less profitable, we are working with a growing network of worldwide civil society initiatives, and reaching out to potential campaign partners across the U.S. to assist them with information, coordination and training.

This project uses the expertise of Activist in Residence Dr. Dalit Baum, co-founder of the research project Who Profits (within the Coalition of Women for Peace) in Israel, to support U.S. initiatives with tools for socially responsible investment screening, strategic target choice and corporate research for effective campaigns.
The Economic Activism for Palestine project responds to the July 2005 unified call by Palestinian civil society for a wide variety of initiatives such as boycotts, divestment and sanctions until Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights. We believe that people have the power to change what governments will not, and that global people power can bring about peace and justice to the people of Palestine and Israel.

Dalit Baum speaks about the BDS movement