After Marrickville?

Marrickville Mayor, Fiona Byrne

Can workers & their organisations succeed where political elites have failed?

— A response to Marrickville Council vote against Boycott, Divestments & Sanctions BDS of Israel (BDS) on 19 April 2011 … click title to read more

See also After the Marrickville Council Vote Tonight from KADAITCHA — POLITICS, POETRY & SATIRE

6 thoughts on “After Marrickville?

  1. Video of first BDS action in Auckland against Israeli cosmetics company “Premier products”:


  2. JFP Stall at West End says:

    There will be a Justice for Palestine campaign stall this Saturday at the West End markets (at the Montague St entrance, under the big fig tree) from 10am-12pm.

    Drop by if you have time to help out or to pick up some posters/flyers to spread the word about the rally to commemorate al-Nakba and other upcoming actions.


  3. Marrickville BDS says:

    Dear friends in Sydney and around the world,

    I am writing to thank you for your support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement in Marrickville and to invite those of you who live near Marrickville to an important meeting.

    Thank you to all our local supporters who turned out in such amazing numbers to the meeting of Marrickville Council on 19th April and to those of you around the world who kept us hopeful with your wonderful messages and emails. Although the Council decided to rescind the original motion our energy is still high and now its time for us to get together and work on plans for the future.

    If you live close to Sydney, please come to our planning meeting:.

    Sunday 8th of May, 3pm – 5pm

    Tom Foster Community Centre 

    11-13 Darley Street, Newtown 2042
    (just off King St, near St Peters station)
    Map here: 

    Then there’s something we’d like everyone to do so we can keep in touch more easily:

    Join our new email group: for news of Marrickville and BDS
    Remember to look at our website especially the new Events page
    Subscribe to:
    This is an e-bulletin sent out by our sister organization the Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine and it will help you keep in touch with Palestine-related events across Sydney.

    The success of campaigns like BDS depend on ongoing education, building support for our cause and stimulating debate. We need to explain the boycott to members of the public and listen to their responses so we can build a good campaign here.

    Some events of interest

    Friday 6 May 2011: Concert to support Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA – All proceeds to go to Union Aid-Abroad projects in the Middle East. Download poster or contact 9217 211 or

    Wed May 11th – Dinner to welcome Ms Ghada Abu Ghalyoun (PGFTU) to Sydney

    Ring 9264 -9343 for more information and bookings

    Fri 13 May – Rally: 4:30 – 6pm

    Stand against Australian arms trade with Israel

    outside Defence Department, 270 Pitt St Sydney

    Fri 13 May – 6.30pm for 7pm Public forum- “Why Murdoch’s Australian is wrong over BDS”- Holy Trinity Church Hall, 11 Herbert St Dulwich Hill

    May 13 – 15 – Conference: Temperatures rising!
    Australian civil society & Palestinian freedom: analyses, resistances, solidarities, activisms

    University of Technology, Sydney 14-15 May 2011 initiated by the Coalition for Justice & Peace in Palestine (Sydney) and Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, University of Technology (Sydney). More info: or email


    MarrickvilleBDS is supporting the global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international humanitarian law. BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

    More about us:

  4. Al-Nakbar - the catastrophe says:

    Remember Al-Nakbar= the catastrophe

    Byron people for Peace and Justice
    will be commemorating Al Nakba Day by building a sand wall on Main Beach, Byron Bay to represent Israel’s Separation Wall and then inviting the public to participate in demolishing it. We will put the video on YouTube.

    Venue: Main Beach (in front of the Surf Club)
    Date: Sunday, May 15
    Time: Building the Wall 1000 – 1300hrs
    Demolition of Wall 1300 – 1400hrs

    In solidarity,
    Gareth Smith
    Byron Bay
    Tel: (61)02 66858410
    MOB: 0422 298 165

    “The sleep of reason produces monsters” Goya
    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” Voltaire
    “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian Archbishop

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