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Divestment wins again at Loyola, goes down fighting in Michigan

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After an intense, hours-long debate, watched by thousands of people, the University of Michigan student government last night defeated a motion calling for divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation and human rights abuses

Analysis

Israel’s War on American Universities | Common Dreams

Recent actions against US student groups appear to be part of a coordinated effort by the Israeli government and the Israel lobby to blacklist all student groups that challenge the official Israeli narrative

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Victory in Galway as NUIG Students’ Union votes to join BDS movement

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The motion was passed by an almost 2 to 1 margin and follows on from the Teachers Union of Ireland’s 2013 endorsement of an academic boycott of Israel

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UK student union to cancel G4S contract over role in Israeli prisons

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The student union at the University of Kent in the southeast of England is to terminate its contract with G4S following an “outcry” over its role in human rights abuses in Palestine

Statements

UN year of solidarity with the Palestinian people begins with boycott success

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Just three weeks into 2014, the BDS movement has already achieved important successes

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Round-up of BDS successes in 2013

This round-up was published in conjunction with a Palestinian BDS National Committee statement looking ahead to 2014.

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Israel asks British government to pressure universities to fight BDS

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Israel has asked the British government to “lean on universities to prevent their participation in academic boycotts of the country”

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Anti-Divestment Motion Defeated at University of California Los Angeles Student Council

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The resolution, entitled “A Resolution In Support of Positive Steps Towards an Israeli-Palestinian Peace” framed divestment as a source of tension on campus, while also calling for “positive investment” in a basket of companies loosely affiliated with both Israelis and Palestinians

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Sydney University Student Representative Council passes BDS motion

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The motion voted to support an end to all ties with Technion University

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Sheffield University dumps Veolia, capping successful year for UK student Palestine movement

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Sheffield Student Union and many campus groups actively supported the campaign against Veolia

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