Scheduled speakers are:
David Swanson (RootsAction), journalist and author of War No More: The Case for Abolition (2013) and The Military Industrial Complex at 50 (2012), will discuss the development and deployment of drones and other military robotics and the dangers they pose to peace, security and civilian safety worldwide, drawing connections to the Israeli armaments industry and its ties to The Technion.
Fahd Ahmed (Desis Rising Up and Moving – DRUM), Legal and Policy Director running DRUM’s End Racial Profiling Campaign, will discuss the police tracking and profiling of South Asian, Arab and Muslim communities in NYC and beyond, practices that have involved collaboration with Israeli corporations involved in surveillance technology development.
Riham Barghouti (Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel), Palestinian American activist and NYC teacher, will discuss the We Divest Campaign calling on pension fund giant TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that profit from and enable the illegal Israeli military occupation of the Palestinian Territories, and that are directly involved in developing technologies specifically suited for the control and oppression of Palestinians.
Anna Calcutt (New Yorkers Against the Cornell-Technion Partnership – NYACT), NYC-based BDS activist, will supply background on the conception and planning of the Cornell-Technion campus in NYC, along with reasons to oppose The Technion–including its deep-rooted ties with the Israeli weapons industry and military, the growth of the anti-Technion campaign, and what needs to be done next.
Endorsments (list in progress):
Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel
Architects and Planners for Social Justice
British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP)
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM)
Faculty for Palestine (F4P), Canada
NYC War Resisters League
Students for Justice in Palestine at Brooklyn College
Students for Justice in Palestine at City College CUNY
Students for Justice in Palestine at College of Staten Island
Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell University
Students for Justice in Palestine at the CUNY School of Law
Students for Justice in Palestine at John Jay College
Students for Justice in Palestine at Rutgers University – Newark
United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)
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