Divestment

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Loyola students pass divestment resolution

Jennifer Bing, AFSC Chicago staff, passes along this good news from Loyola Students for Justice in Palestine. Chicago AFSC Middle East program staff and fellows provided resources and support on this effort over the past year.

"At approximately 6:30PM on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the Student Senate of Loyola University Chicago, the largest Jesuit University in the nation, voted to divest from the Israeli Occupation with a vote of 26-0-2.

Author calls Israel-US two-state solution a mirage

So why, if all sides are calling for a two-state solution as the final outcome in Palestine-Israel, has 21 years of a “peace process” failed to achieve an agreement? This is the question Josh Ruebner posed to an audience recently at Drake University.

BDS Summer Institute

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:00am - Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 5:00pm

BDS summer institute: A fun, comprehensive training program for campus activists

When: August 10-14, 2014

Where: Northern California

Cost: $100 registration fee (Travel scholarships available)

Apply by May 1, 2014

Applications are available here.

Palestinian refugees and the right of return

Approximately 750,000 Palestinians were displaced and became refugees as a result of the 1948 war. Today there are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees scattered around the world. This paper provides background information on the history of the Palestinian refugee issue and the politics of the right of return.    

Seven ways to support peace in Israel-Palestine on campus this semester

BDS with AFSC

Students discuss BDS at AFSC's 2013 Alternative Spring Break in Chicago.

Increased militarization of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, fueled by the U.S., doesn’t benefit anyone. Here are seven ways you can take action on your campus and in your community.

Israel’s settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory

West Bank Settlement

View over an Israeli settlement in the West Bank

Overlooking the illegal Israeli settlement of Shiloh in the West Bank.

Israel’s policy of building settlements in occupied territory is one of the core issues of the conflict. This paper provides background on Israel's settlement policy and information about the work being done towards a just peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory.

Abir Kopty: Popular Resistance and the BDS Movement in Palestine

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

Abir Kopty is a leading social, feminist, and political activist born in Nazareth and currently based in Ramallah. She will speak about popular resistance, the challenges to resistance in Palestine, and why the BDS movement is important for resistance on the ground. 

Students call on TIAA-CREF to stop investing in Israeli occupation

Students join call of people of conscience around the world to divest from corporations that profit from Israeli occupation

Students from colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation.

Students to TIAA-CREF: Divest

Students from the occupied Palestinian territory and colleges and universities around the United States have joined AFSC and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) in sending a video message to one of the largest financial services companies in the United States: divest from corporations that profit from the Israeli occupation. 

Additional Resources on Divestment

We Divest – This is the site of the We Divest TIAA-CREF Divestment Campaign. It includes background information on the campaign, resources for activists, and a link through which you can sign the We Divest petition.
http://wedivest.org/

Who Profits - Who Profits is dedicated to exposing the commercial involvement of companies in the continuation of Israeli occupation. The project publishes information about companies, produces in-depth reports, and serves as an information resource center.
http://www.whoprofits.org/

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