Kuwait-to-boycott-50-companies


A bold move ~ a long awaited move ~ and finally, a wise move.

What remains to be seen, is if this is set for the papers or will it be implemented.

However, a more pressing question of the hour is, will the brothers follow suit ?

http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/kuwait-to-boycott-50-companies-12770

The government of Kuwait has announced that it will not deal with 50 companies due to their role in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in a move being welcomed by campaigners as a landmark success for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The blacklisted companies include some of the top corporate targets of the BDS movement, such as Volvo, Heidelberg Cement, Dexia, Pizzarotti, Alstom as well as Veolia. Veolia was recently excluded from a $750m contract, and “all future contracts,” by Kuwaiti authorities over its role in the illegal Jerusalem Light Rail project and other projects that serve illegal Israeli settlements. The blacklisted companies are expected to be excluded from contracts worth billions of dollars, especially if other Arab countries take similar steps. –

See more at: http://www.bdsmovement.net/2014/kuwait-to-boycott-50-companies-12770#sthash.iBtQ7PWG.dpuf

 

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