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AFSC supports student speech on Palestinian rights

During our work with students, AFSC has been witness to increasingly well organized and well funded efforts to silence student speech in support of Palestinian rights. Forms of intimidation have included name calling, death threats, physical attacks, and legal actions.  AFSC and 12 other organizations are now speaking out, affirming the First Amendment rights of students to speak on these issues.

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/

We Divest Campaign Student Leadership Team Summer Training Institute

Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 10:40am - Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 10:40am

Join us for a 5 day intensive program for campus organizers of the We Divest Campaign–those with campaigns already running and those hoping to get one launched in the 2012-2013 school year. The Summer Institute will include:

Divest from occupation and violence

The We Divest Campaign is an effort to get investment giant TIAA-CREF to divest from companies that support Israel’s occupation the Palestinian territory, which includes the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), that contribute to the construction of settlements and the Wall, and/or that provide products or services that enable or contribute to attacks on civilians.   

Israelis and Palestinians demand peace in Gaza briefing video

Concerned citizens and Congressional staffers convened on Capitol Hill March 8, 2011 to hear the riveting stories of two people with deep ties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

We Divest FAQ

Roadblock Construction - Caterpillar

A militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer creates a roadblock in the West Bank

A militarized Caterpillar D9 bulldozer tears up a road in the occupied West Bank, blocking access to a Palestinian village.

Download our responses to frequently asked questions about AFSC's Israel-Palestine investment screen and our support for the Jewish Voice for Peace initiated "We Divest" campaign targeting TIAA-CREF.

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