(1) SPORTSPERSONS AND SUPPORTERS:  SIGN A PERSONAL LETTER TO PUMA MANAGEMENT.  SEE 12 JULY POST (2) ALL ACTIVISTS: SIGN OUR PETITION TO BAN ISRAELI SETTLEMENT TEAMS FROM PLAYING IN ISRAELI LEAGUES. FIFA”https://secure.avaaz.org/en/red_card_occupation_full/?tSYBbab”.   AND:  READ OUR TWO PAGE FACT SHEET:  Palestine, Israel and the beautiful game (open this post to use the link). 

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, join the meme-a-thon to let Puma know there is no room in your shopping cart for Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights. This action alert has been published by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) at https://bdsmovement.net/puma-worst-gift-ever-meme-a-thon. Puma says it supports equality, but it’s …

A friend of social justice everywhere, the great Diego Maradona was an outspoken supporter of the Palestinian cause. On the occasion of his passing RCIR sends sincere condolences to Diego’s friends, family and fans across the world. This article by Palestine Chronicle staff first appeared at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/in-my-heart-i-am-a-palestinian-palestine-mourns-legendary-footballer-diego-armando-maradona/. The 20th century’s greatest footballer, Diego Armando Maradona, …

There is an excellently sited but recently largely unused football pitch just south of the Al Quds University near to the town of Abu Dis. Ever since the separation wall was build some fifty metres from the touchline most play has been banned by the Israeli authorities on the grounds of security. The last league …

Umbro has taken over the main sponsorship of Luton Town FC from Puma. RCIR welcomes this decision by the Luton club to drop Puma. It followed a major campaign by Luton activists for the club to establish a more morally defensible position. Over previous months it has been encouraging for campaigners to receive constructive responses …

Palestine Under Permanent Lockdown Covid-19 has had an unprecedented effect on sport around the world. As sports fans we all desperately want a return to normal. For Palestinians, restrictions on their ability to enjoy sport have been in place for decades overseen by a brutal military occupation. We are part of a global community of …

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) at https://bdsmovement.net/puma-agm Three days ahead of Puma’s annual shareholders meeting, activists held a successful action by contacting the Puma Board of Directors in three ways (the Covid pandemic meant physical action could not be undertaken): Social Media Storm: a twitter storm gave the following …

This letter was sent to emphasize our concerns before the 7 May 2020 Puma AGM. Support for Palestinian football. On 2 November 2019 I wrote to you to challenge PUMA’s sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association – sponsorship which we saw as supporting a racist endeavour and so damaging the PUMA brand. This letter is …

Activists had another very good day outside PUMA’s flagship store in Carnaby Street.  Not many potential purchasers got into the shop, and quite a few passers-by stopped to discuss what it was all about. It was gratifying to find some local shop assistants who wanted to come out and join us, but they had to …

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