Dear Fellow Human Beings, On Tuesday night, the student government of the University of California, Irvine passed historic legislation demanding divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation and apartheid practices in Palestine. Those practices include the development and maintenance of Israeli settlements, checkpoints, home demolitions, and the apartheid wall (links to legislation and press … Continue reading Urgent Statements Of Support Needed For UC Irvine Student Government
Just over a year since an Orange County jury, in a politically-motivated prosecution, convicted the “Irvine 11” students for disrupting a lecture by Israeli Ambassdor Michael Oren, the Associated Students of UC Irvine voted unanimously tonight to call for divestment from companies that profit from Israeli occupation. The vote deals a major blow to intense … Continue reading Historic UC Irvine Divestment Vote Deals Stinging Defeat To Zionist Bullying On Campus
The Scholars' Letter Last week, scholars and university faculty issued a public statement and letter to the 66 California Assembly-members who drafted, sponsored and passed a resolution on 28 August calling on university administrators to address what the assembly called “anti-Semitism” on campuses — but what many see as a clear attempt to curb Palestine … Continue reading UC Students Denounce CA Assembly Resolution HR 35: Demand UC Stop Profiting From Israel’s Occupation
Written by Kristin Szremski Civil rights statutes are being used to silence campus solidarity work. Cooperation between academic authorities at the University of California at Davis and influential Zionist organizations could have an adverse impact on Palestine solidarity work there and on college campuses across the country. The implications of what is unfolding on the … Continue reading Why Is Palestine Solidarity Being Criminalized On California Campuses?
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality” ~ Dante Alighieri Irvine 11 Update and Action! ORANGE COUNTY, CA ~ On September 23, 2011, ten students, commonly dubbed the "Irvine 11," were found guilty on two misdemeanor counts: conspiracy to disrupt a meeting and … Continue reading To the Irvine 11: You Are Not Alone!