A ferocious media campaign, led by the Murdoch press, has been unleashed against Sydney’s Marrickville Council over a motion it passed endorsing the global campaign of boycott, disinvestment and sanctions targetting Israel. The council will debate the motion, which was originally supported by all Greens and Labor Party councillors, on April 19. A range of voices offer their support to the decision to support the BDS campaign. Below, independent filmmaker and journalist John Pilger offers his support, as does the Marrickville Minsters Fellowship.
Australia: Strong support for Marrickville council's stand against Israel's apartheid http://links.org.au/node/2272
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- The following letters and statements have been sent to the Marrickville City Council, in Sydney, Australia, in support of its decision to boycott Israel. The council has been under enormous pressure from Australia's capitalist media and the pro-Israel lobby to reverse the policy. For background information, please see "Australia: Murdoch press demonises Greens over support for Palestinian rights". For more on the BDS campaign and the struggle of the Palestinian people,