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Palestinian civil society salutes Presbyterians on divestment resolution

The Presbyterian Church (USA) general assembly has voted to divest its holdings from three US corporations on the basis of their well-documented record of complicity in the oppression and denial of human rights of Palestinians.

Students at King's College London protest as part of a successful campaign against G4S

BDS pressure forces G4S to distance itself from Israel’s prison system

G4S announces future pull out of prisons, but campaign pressure must continue until it does

Students at King's College London protest as part of a successful campaign against G4S

Largest US Protestant Church divests from Israeli prison contractor G4S

The news follows a decision by the Gates Foundation to divest from G4S and the opening of an official UK government investigation into the company’s activities in Palestine/Israel. BDS pressure has forced G4S to announce that it plans to end its activities inside Israel’s prisons, albeit not until 2017.

Fifth University of California campus passes divestment motion

The student government at the University of California at Santa Cruz passed a divestment resolution early Wednesday morning.

Does the term ‘apartheid’ fit Israel? Of course it does.

The question is not whether the term “apartheid” applies here. It is why it should cause such an outcry when it is used.

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DePaul Divest declares victory in student campaign

Student coalition DePaul Divest declares victory in campaign calling for student support to divest from corporations that profit from human rights abuses against Palestinians

George Soros funds and foundations must be held accountable for investments in Israeli violations of international law

Soros funds have announcement investment in SodaStream stock and increased investment in Teva Pharmaceuticals, both Israeli companies that are deeply involved in violations of international law


Graduate students vote to divest at University of New Mexico

The motion calls for divestment companies profiting from human rights violations in occupied Palestine and at the US-Mexico border.


Divestment passes at University of California at Riverside

Students for Justice in Palestine face up to intimidation and succeed in passing resolution


Earth Day Network Cuts Ties with SodaStream

SodaStream had been a partner of the Earth Day initiative as part of its efforts to greenwash its role in Israeli apartheid


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