Monthly Archives: February 2009

Updated: Art vigil will protest Israeli dance troupe’s L.A. show

The first planned action from a newly organized U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is an ad-hoc display of political art protesting another presentation of art: the performance Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall by Israel’s

Posted in Cultural Boycott, U.S. Academica, USACBI in the News

The new movement against Israel’s apartheid

Eric Ruder looks at the new movement taking shape in this country and around the world–for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel and its oppression of the Palestinian people. February 27, 2009 Some 5,000 people turned out in Los Angeles

Posted in Boycott, British Academia, Canadian Academia, Divestment, Labor Organizing, South African Context, South African Organizing

Israeli Apartheid Week (Montreal) Indigenous Solidarity Statement

We gather this week to assert our opposition to colonialism and apartheid, and our solidarity with Indigenous struggles for dignity and self-determination. As the organizers of Israeli Apartheid Week in Montreal, we believe that we cannot speak meaningfully about Israeli

Posted in Canadian Organizing

A Time To Be Radical

By Nick Juliano Posted: 02/23/2009 Students have historically been at the forefront of progressive causes that challenge the existing political order and criticize inequalities such as racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination. In the 1960s, Students for a Democratic

Posted in Divestment, Student Organizing, U.S. Academica

Buy Palestinian: PA plan to support the improvement of local commercial goods unveiled in Ramallah

Buying Palestinian products is a patriotic act of resistance which plays a major role in helping the Palestinian people stay steadfast on their land, said Head of Palestinian Presidential Bureau Rafiq Al-Huseini Saturday. Al-Huseini spoke at a conference where the

Posted in Boycott, Economic Boycott

Power of student action forces university to divest its holdings in major arms companies

Feb 27 2009 by Lisa Jones, South Wales Echo Power of student action forces university to divest its holdings in major arms companies A THREE-DAY sit-in by students protesting against their university’s investment in major arms companies has ended. Cardiff

Posted in British Academia, Divestment, Student Organizing

Carleton University Administration violates free expression – bans and confiscates posters of CARLOS LATTUF

Write to Carleton University president to demand the restoration of student rights February 18, 2009* On February 8, Students Against Israeli Apartheid at Carleton University put up 100 posters for “Israeli Apartheid Week”, a series of lectures and public events

Posted in Canadian Academia, Student Organizing, Take Action

Plymouth University Occupied!

Plymouth Occupation | 25.02.2009 10:46 | Around 20 students from the University of Plymouth have occupied room 202 of the Smeaton building, in the middle of campus. Our demands are as follows: 1. That the University of Plymouth issue a

Posted in British Academia, Divestment, Student Organizing

Urgent: Students Against Israeli Apartheid (York) Suspended and Fined

Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) received notice of a 30-day suspension, a $1000 fine and an individual fine of $250 for the student signatory for the group. In explaining these measures, York University administration cites a

Posted in Canadian Academia, Student Organizing, Take Action

Prominent South African calls for sanctions against Israel

Ronnie Kasrils fought for decades against apartheid in his South African homeland, and with victory served in the governments of Nelson Mandela, and later Thabo Mbeki. On March 20, he will be speaking at the University of Strathclyde (6:00 p.m.,

Posted in Sanctions, South African Context, South African Organizing