Author Archives: Saint Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee

About Saint Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee

Saint Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee (STL-PSC) is a project of the St. Louis Instead of War Coalition. We began organizing against Israeli Apartheid and the Israeli occupation in 2009 in response to the calls of Palestinian civil society for organized action against the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. Contact us here: [email protected]

BDS campaign enters mainstream discourse as St. Louis mayoral candidates take sides over city Veolia contract

On January 16, 2013 a diverse group of 60 Palestinian rights organizers; environmental activists; workers; civil rights leaders; veterans; local business owners; students; members of the local Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities; and other concerned citizens packed a meeting in the St. Louis City Hall to show opposition to a proposed city contract with Veolia Water. Two mayoral candidates on the 3-person board that considers public contracts took opposite sides over the contract, prompting the third member to call for a public hearing for testimonies from local citizens regarding Veolia.

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St. Louis city board shelves Veolia contract following activist outcry over human rights abuses

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On Wednesday, December 19 at a standing-room only meeting in the mayor’s office for the St. Louis City Board of Estimate & Apportionment, the Board declined to approve a city contract with Veolia Water, putting off the vote until there can be a full investigation into the company’s history. The decision came following an activist campaign highlighting the company’s involvement with ethnic discrimination in Palestine.

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