Support BDS in Marrickville

Tomorrow night, Tuesday 19 April 2011, Marrickville Council will vote again on its BDS policy.

To find out  what the media has been saying, check HERE
To download a copy of the poster go to HERE

Please support us by doing what you can – writing letters, talking to councillors or coming to the meeting to show support:

1. Attend Marrickville Council meeting
6:30pm, Tuesday 19 April 2011

Marrickville Council, 2   Fisher Street, Petersham
(Level 3 of the Administrative Centre)

2. Contact  councillors  and  write letters to newspapers:
Please, as a matter of urgency contact these councillors as their votes are crucial and they have not declared their position:

Deputy Mayor Clr Sam Iskandar (ALP)   9558 7927     0408 210 618
Clr Laura Wright (ALP)   9560 8707      0419 444 560
Clr Mary O’Sullivan (ALP)   9559 8980      0419 444 889

These councillors supported BDS in December but are reported to have changed their position – please send polite, persuasive messages asking them to reconsider:

Clr Emanuel Tsardoulias (ALP)   0432 684 120
Clr Max Phillips (Greens)     0419 444 916

Letters to newspapers
Here are the email addresses for Letters to newspapers – remember you must includa a postal address and telephone number although these will not be published.
Sydney Morning Herald
Inner West Courier
The Australian
The Daily Telegraph (SydneyGo to this page and scroll to the bottom to find the form for your letter:


2 thoughts on “Support BDS in Marrickville

  1. Marrickville Council will make history in either bending to political pressure and threats
    or standing straight with support to human rights. Rev. Tutu mentioned in his lecture at Arizona University, 30/03/2011 that:
    “In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who, through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime”.

    Safwan Zabalawi

    9/15 Jones St
    Pyrmont NSW 2009

    0425 294 578

  2. G’day, folks 🙂

    A sister is someone special – even more so when ‘she’ is ‘adopted’. Honouring each other is the most important thing in the world. Each can rely on the other. Bethlehem needs Marrickville with all the surety that blood relations would bring. Can the councillors find it in their hearts on Tuesday night to reach out to their adopted sister? Please vote to keep BDS alive. Do it for the people of the West Bank. Do it for your sister.

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