• Do The Right Thing: Hampshire’s Selective Divestment Movement

    By Ellen Cantarow Dear friends, I am so excited to report to you that Hampshire College has become the first US college… to divest from Israeli occupation, just as they were the first to divest from South African apartheid in 1977! You can read all about it to your heart’s content at the Hampshire Students […]

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  • Boycott promotes debate

    Protest takes nonviolent approach toward preserving intellectual freedom in Israel. David Lloyd, Ph.D. Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 At the height of Israel”s ruthless assault on Gaza, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution offering its total and uncritical support to Israel. This deeply biased resolution, reputedly drafted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and […]

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  • Nearly 200 Faculty Members at U.S. Colleges Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

    Daily news reported by The Chronicle February 18, 2009 A fledgling group calling itself the U.S. Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel now lists 193 faculty members and several student groups at American colleges as endorsing its call for a boycott. David Lloyd, a professor of English at the University of Southern […]

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  • Letter on Academic Freedom in Palestine

    Dear President Bollinger, On a number of occasions since becoming president of Columbia University you have expressed your views in public on questions of academic freedom in the Middle East. Yet you have remained silent on the actions by Israel that deny that freedom to Palestinians. These actions include Israel’s continuing blockade of Gaza, the […]

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  • Support Hampshire College SJP

    PULSE Ever since it announced to widespread applause its decision to divest from the Israeli occupation, Hampshire College administration is being hammered by the Israel lobby”s flak machine led by Zionist fanatic Alan Dershowitz (best known for his academic malpractices) who is threatening the institution with withdrawal of funding, unless, Inside Higher Ed reports, “Hampshire […]

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  • French academics join the call for boycott

    Friends, Attached are French and English versions of a text signed by French academics who declare they wouldn’t collaborate with Israeli institutions participating in the occupation and demand the adoption of a policy of sanctions against Israel. Please send around, Thanks, Israel’s impunity must end Reports have made it clear that Israel’s actions in Gaza […]

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  • US activists urge boycott of Israeli companies

    International outrage at the war on Gaza has triggered calls to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. Just this week, student activists at a small US college said they persuaded their university to divest from corporations that support Israeli occupation. A movement like the one that ended South African apartheid may be tough to build in […]

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  • Educators of Conscience Call for an Academic Boycott of Israel

    February 13, 2009 · No Comments by J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Ph.D. On Monday, February 2, 2009, scholar Benny Morris gave a lecture, “The First Arab-Israeli War,” at Wesleyan University, which was sponsored by the Jewish and Israeli Studies Certificate Program. As a New Historian who supports Zionist ideology, Morris is one of Israel”s most distinguished […]

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  • A Campus Sit-in against Israeli Occupation

    by Ron Jacobs / February 13th, 2009 On Friday, February 6, the University of Rochester-SDS (UR-SDS) organized an occupation of Goergen Hall at the University of Rochester for peace and solidarity with the Palestinians. The action was partially inspired by the wave of occupations across the UK in support of Palestine the past few weeks. […]

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  • Hampshire Is First to Divest

    by Gary Lapon / February 13th, 2009 The Hampshire College Board of Trustees voted to transfer assets from a fund that invests in corporations that contribute to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, making Hampshire the first institution of higher education in the U.S. to divest. A range of organizations came out in Amherst, Mass., on […]

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