Democratic Socialists of America passes BDS motion at convention
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Democratic Socialists of America passes BDS motion at convention

‘Largest socialist organization in US’ gets 90% approval by 697 delegates from 49 states for anti-Israel vote

Illustrative: Members of the Democratic Socialists of America marching at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York, September 2011. (CC BY David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons /File)
Illustrative: Members of the Democratic Socialists of America marching at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York, September 2011. (CC BY David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons /File)

The Democratic Socialists of America voted to endorse a BDS motion against Israel at their biannual convention in Chicago.

The vote, which took place on Saturday, passed with 90 percent approval of the 697 delegates from 49 states.

The motion read, in part, “Democratic Socialists of America declares itself in solidarity with Palestinian civil society’s nonviolent struggle against apartheid, colonialism, military occupation and for equality, human rights, and self-determination; Democratic Socialists of America responds to Civil Society’s call by fully supporting BDS.”

The statement from the resolution was tweeted by an attendee, the Legal Insurrection website reported.

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