Cambridge, Mass., rejects BDS resolution after contentious council meeting
June 4, 2021
(JNS) — The city council of Cambridge, Mass., rejected a resolution supporting the BDS movement.
The resolution, Policy Order #109, was voted down after nearly seven-and-a-half hours of public testimony by more than 300 people late Tuesday.
The proposed resolution sought to direct the city manager to “review corporate contracts and identify any companies that are in violation of Cambridge’s policy on discrimination, including (but not limited to) Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Hewlett Packard Incorporated over their role in abetting apartheid in the Middle East.”