When the federal government is unable to lead The Good Fight, enter U.S. cities and states. In an action that reminds me of the 180 U.S. mayors and states who affirmed the Paris Climate Agreement (despite Trump’s withdrawal), New Orleans is taking a tall stand against human rights violators, both domestic and international. The city is withdrawing its business from companies who have a questionable record on human/civil rights and labor protections.

“New Orleans is among the first cities in the south to pass a measure that encourages the city to avoid contracting with companies involved with human rights abuses in the U.S. and abroad, part of a global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement taking aim at U.S. support for Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories…”

~ Alex Woodward

READ MORE: City Council Passes Human Rights Resolution Supported by New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee | Gambit, Best of New Orleans

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