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Green Party’s Hawkins condemns Cuomo executive order

On Sunday evening, Green Party activist Howie Hawkins issued a statement condemning an executive order issued by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that ” blacklists and sanctions people, companies, and other organizations that support boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.”

Hawkins stated that “Cuomo’s order is an unconstitutional infringement on 1st Amendment free speech rights, initiates a McCarthyite witch hunt against BDS supporters, unethically defends racial discrimination and human rights abuses by the state of Israel, and makes the possibilities for a just peace in Israel/Palestine all the more difficult.… Read more ...