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Litigation works! Georgia amending and narrowing its anti-BDS law!
BDS in Georgia

You might remember that Georgia Southern University was sued last year,
after it tried to force Abby Martin to sign a loyalty oath to Israel. Martin
made a film called Gaza Fights for Freedom and was scheduled to appear at a
media conference hosted by the school. As a result of the state`s anti-BDS
law, she was required to sign a contract promising that she wouldn`t boycott
the country. She refused to sign it and the conference ended up getting
canceled.

`My right to speak at a media conference at a public university was
conditioned on my pledge to never participate in my constitutional right to
engage in peaceful political action, she said at a the time. Situations of
oppression, racism, and violations of international law that are funded by
my tax dollars is something that I care very deeply about.

Now it seems like Georgia is attempting to amend its anti-BDS law to avoid
this kind of litigation in the future. The modification would mean that only
businesses or individuals entering state contracts of over $100,000 would
have to sign such an oath. This has become a pretty standard move throughout
states. Texas narrowed the extent of its law in 2019, after it was sued by
an elementary school employee who also refused to sign such an oath.
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