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Vote for the Academic Boycott of Israel: stand on the right side of history

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-We the undersigned Palestinian student and academic unions, with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), strongly urge all the University of London, SOAS community to vote for the institutional academic boycott of Israel in the campus wide referendum taking place 23-27 February. We take this opportunity to salute all campaigners who have worked tirelessly to promote the Yes vote and explain to the wider student, faculty and staff body both the necessity and urgency of a boycott of Israel’s academic institutions.
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From besieged Gaza to Tricky: show us solidarity and boycott apartheid Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-It grieves me to learn of your scheduled gig in Israel set for 26 February 2015, at a time when Israel continues unabated with its colonial and apartheid designs to further massacre, oppress, dispossess and ultimately violate our very basic rights as Palestinians.
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Boycott until Israel’s apartheid is dismantled

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
- On Saturday February 14, a letter was published in The Guardian announcing a boycott of Israel by more than 700 British artists and cultural workers (disclaimer: I am a signatory). The signatories came from the worlds of literature, art, film, stage, and music. They all pledged “to accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government until it complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.”
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Northwestern University students pass Israel divestment resolution

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-Northwestern University’s student government passed a divestment resolution early Thursday morning after more than five hours of hearing and debate. The resolution calls on the university to pull its investments from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation.
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Northwestern Divestment Resolution

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-WHEREAS, The Northwestern University Investment Office manages approximately $7.9 billion of University assets [1], significantly contributed to by student tuition and fees, which totaled $546.3 million in 2014;
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Why an academic boycott of Israel is needed

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-The rationale behind the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is simple: choke off the international support for Israel that allows it to continue its abhorrent atrocities in Palestine.
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Stanford Student Senate Votes to Divest from Occupation of Palestine

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-STANFORD, Calif. - On February 17, the Undergraduate Senate of Stanford University voted 10-4-1 to pass a resolution to divest from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The resolution, entitled A Resolution to Divest from Companies Violating Human Rights in Occupied Palestine, calls on Stanford to stop investing in multinational corporations facilitating human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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Letter: Over 100 artists announce a cultural boycott of Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-Along with more than 600 other fellow artists, we are announcing today that we will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel. We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government. Since the summer war on Gaza,
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Stanford professors call for divestment from Israeli occupation ahead of student govt vote

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
- The following press release was issued by Stanford Out of Occupied Palestine, a coalition of 19 campus organizations including the Black Student Union, MEChA, and Students for Justice in Palestine. Tonight the Stanford Undergraduate Senate will be voting on a resolution calling for divestment from companies violating human rights in occupied Palestine.
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Stanford Divestment Resolution Achieves 9-5 Majority; Campaign Pushes on Despite Lack of 2/3 Consensus

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-STANFORD, Calif. - The Undergraduate Senate of Stanford University just voted against a resolution to divest from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The resolution, entitled A Resolution to Divest from Companies Violating Human Rights in Occupied Palestine, called on the University to divest from multinational corporations facilitating human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian territories. The vote followed a four-hour long Senate hearing and ended with 9 senators voting yes, 5 voting no, and one abstention.
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On to the Regents: In Historic Vote, UC Student Association Endorses Call for Divestment in Support of Palestinian Rights

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-On the morning of February 8, 2015, hundreds of students gathered in Tom Bradley International Hall at UCLA as the UC Student Association (UCSA) deliberated motions in support of divestment from companies engaged in the systematic violation of Palestinian rights in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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A Letter from Roger Waters to Alan Parsons

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-I’ve been in email exchange with Alan Parsons, an English musician and recording artist, who was, coincidentally, an engineer at EMI when Pink Floyd made Dark Side of The Moon.
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Lettre a Tricky: reconsider your planned concert in apartheid Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-We are 4 fans of yours, among your biggest French fans, we have grown up wearing out all your CDs, from Massive Attack to your solo albums, some of them being our all-time favourites. We have seen you every time you gave a concert in France, and a few times elsewhere, we have seen you sharing the stage with Rachid Taha and his oud player Hakim. We were just about to get tickets for your next Parisian concert and then... we learned that you were planning a concert in Israel. What a shock !
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A Report on the Cultural Boycott of Israel

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-The following report surveys the pressing topic of the cultural boycott of Israel, focusing specifically on contemporary visual art. Without taking sides, this document synthesizes information on the recent trend to boycott and includes summaries of notable recent incidents around the world of boycotts of contemporary art projects, some boycotting Israel while others calling attention to other causes. This is not a complete survey, but rather focuses on issues of note in an effort to trace the general contours of this growing phenomenon.
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Afghan Whigs: Rock Away from Apartheid

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), a member of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Palestine, has learned that you plan to perform in Israel on February 24th, 2015 [1]. We are writing to urge you to refrain from playing in apartheid Israel and not to lend your name to covering up Israel’s grave violations of international law and human rights against the Palestinian people.
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Boycott the Red Sea Jazz Festival – Winter 2015

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) urges Jazz performers and fans to boycott the Red Sea Jazz Festival – Winter 2015 in Eilat, running from February 19th to 21st.
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Israel’s desperate new tactic in fighting the growing academic boycotts

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-Over the last months, Israeli advocacy groups have been scrambling to delegitimize, demobilize, and debunk the fast growing BDS movement with no success.
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How students are resisting efforts to normalize Israeli apartheid

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-Israel’s practices of occupation and colonization show no sign of relenting as the ethnocratic state enters its sixty-seventh year.
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Students at UC Davis Passed a Divestment Resolution

PACBI - Ven, 27/02/2015 - 17:44
-On the night of January 29, 2015, a historic vote in support of global justice and racial equality was taken by students at UC Davis as ASUCD passed a divestment resolution (Senate Resolution #9) with a two-third majority vote. The resolution called for the university to divest from American corporations (Caterpillar, Veolia, G4S and Raytheon) that are complicit in the ongoing human rights violations in Palestine, stating that:
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