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🚨The government has now tabled its anti-boycott bill, an attack on local democracy, freedom of expression and campaigns for human rights and climate justice.

Read this thread and sign our petition to join 68 civil society groups in opposing this bill ➡️
The anti-boycott bill will impact on the ability of public bodies to make decisions in line with ethical investment principles, and to divest from companies involved in violations of international law or human rights.

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It could hit campaigns against violence against children and civilians in countries where these practices are tolerated or endorsed by authorities, or deforestation and environmental destruction, unless these actions are explicitly outlawed Image
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🚨 Breaking 🚨The UK government has just published its ‘anti-boycott bill’, which threatens to erode local democracy, restrict freedom of expression, and undermine campaigns for social and climate justice: #RightToBoycott 1/7 Image
If carried, the government’s toxic new anti-boycott bill will prevent public bodies like local councils or universities from cutting ties with companies engaged in human rights abuses or environmental destruction in any foreign country. #RightToBoycott 2/7
Had this new anti-boycott law been in place during the 1980s, it would have forced local authorities and universities to do business with the racist apartheid regime in South Africa. That's why we're opposing this bill & supporting the #RightToBoycott 3/7
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Breaking: @ACLU petitions the Supreme Court to hear the case of Alan Leveritt, Publisher of @ArkTimes & @TheBoycottFilm protagonist. Alan refused to sign the anti-boycott pledge in defense of freedom of the press. Alan explains why on this clip from the film. #righttoboycott
The case centers around Arkansas's anti-boycott law that requires public contractors to sign a pledge promising that they do not boycott Israel. Our team @JustVisionMedia has been tracking these bills for several years.…
Versions of this law passed in 34 states since 2015. If you refuse to sign the pro-Israel pledge, you are fired from your job.
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The gov is proposing an ‘anti-boycott bill’ that threatens our ability to campaign for social & climate justice in the UK & around the world.

Along with 40+ unions, civil society & faith orgs, we've signed a statement condemning this➡️
The bill is the latest government attack on our civil space to protest and win positive change.

It's intended to outlaw the boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaigning that pressures Israel to halt its illegal attacks on the Palestinian people and their rights.
In condemning this bill, we stand in solidarity with our Palestinian sister organisation @FoePengon and their struggle for justice against Israel's occupation and severe violations of their human and environmental rights.
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🚨Breaking: In advance of the Gov's plans to table an "anti-boycott bill," PSC along with 45 civil society groups has published a statement in defence of our collective right to boycott in campaigns for social and climate justice.

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What exactly is the "anti-boycott" bill?

The UK Government wants to prevent public bodies from "making boycott, divestment or sanctions decisions that aren’t in line with their foreign and economic policies."

This is a direct threat to freedom of expression #RightToBoycott
If passed, it will impact a wide range of campaigns, from climate justice, to anti-militarism work, to our campaigns for Palestinian rights. It also hinders public bodies & democratic institutions from investing & trading ethically in line with international law & human rights.
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