(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). 

Said Odeh was a talented member of Balata Youth Centre FC. He was shot dead by Israeli troops yesterday. The following account of his killing was posted by Defense For Children International – Palestine at https://www.dci-palestine.org/israeli_forces_shoot_kill_16_year_old_palestinian_boy. Israeli forces shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian boy Wednesday night, south of Nablus in the northern occupied West …

Action Alert Posted by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) at https://bdsmovement.net/news/only-see-great-palestinians-only-see-apartheid-sponsored-by-puma. As protests take place across the world ahead of the PUMA shareholders meeting, take action now to tell PUMA: We don’t need “inspiring” marketing ploys. We need PUMA to stop supporting Israeli apartheid. PUMA’s new marketing campaign, …

Israel claimed to have “struck Hamas terror targets” in its aerial bombardment of Gaza on the night of 25th/26th Dec – but caused damage to a children’s hospital, a centre for disabled people and residential buildings, and injured 3 civilians. And it has since emerged that the Wadi Al-Tuffah football stadium was bombed in the attack …

This action alert has been posted at https://bdsmovement.net/news/hello-puma-i-need-report-problem by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) For the 4th #BoycottPuma Day of Action, contact Puma Customer Service to say supporting Israeli apartheid is a very bad look, making Puma the Worst. Gift. Ever. Israel is escalating its expansion of illegal …

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 …

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