University of Michigan student government rejects divestment resolution

The University of Michigan’s Central Student Government (CSG) voted down a divestment resolution that was forwarded by the Palestinian advocacy group, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE). The resolution received 34 votes against, 13 in favor, and 3 abstentions at an assembly on Nov. 15. SAFE’s divestment campaign for the 2016-2017 school year urged…

Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights at Portland State University pass divestment

Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) helped pass a resolution at Portland State University, which called for divestment from several companies complicit in Israeli apartheid. The resolution, proposed last spring by SUPER, calls for divestment of university funds from four companies complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land: G4S, Hewlett Packard, Motorola, and…

Support National SJP’s 6th annual conference, sustain student activism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 10, 2016 Dear friends, allies, and fellow activists, National Students for Justice in Palestine is excited to announce that it will be holding its sixth annual conference on November 4th-6th, hosted by George Mason University Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) in Fairfax, VA and the DMV. Palestine solidarity activists are truly…

Student-run website exposes Canary Mission’s hateful purpose

Against Canary Mission went live on Tuesday, with the publication of a petition signed by more than one thousand university faculty members denouncing Canary Mission, calling it “an effort to intimidate and blacklist students and faculty who stand for justice for Palestinians.” Canary Mission has existed since February 2015. The website compiles detailed information about…

UC Berkeley’s reinstatement of Palestine course is ‘not sufficient’

University of California Berkeley reinstated a student-led course on Palestine less than a week after its suspension. Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science, Carla Hesse rescinded the suspension of the class in a statement written on September 19. “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” is part of UC Berkeley’s Democratic Education at Cal…