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US pension giant TIAA-CREF has removed Veolia Environnement from its Social Choice Funds portfolio
The broad based opposition Veolia faced caused it to withdraw from the city, with Veolia reportedly deciding St. Louis “is not worth it. It is not worth the damage to [Veolia’s] business.”
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
The Guide is intended to help activists, both on and off campus, identify potential legal issues and how they might be approached, and to provide basic information about individual rights in a given situation
Oberlin College Student Senate voted to divest from a set of 6 companies that profit from the occupation and oppression of Palestinians
Shareholders File Response to CREF’s Refusal to Allow Vote on Divestment From Companies Supporting Human Rights Abuses
“CREF’s arguments have no merit,” said Barbara Harvey, a member of the National Lawyers’ Guild International Committee
The student senate at the University of California at Berkeley has voted to call on the UC administration to divest from companies which profit from Israel’s occupation.
Urge Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling and catering to Jewish-only settlements in occupied Palestine
The board of directors of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. unanimously decided that MCC U.S. will not knowingly invest in companies that benefit from products or services used to perpetrate acts of violence against Palestinians, Israelis and other people groups.
California BDS debate heats up: Riverside campus passes divestment measure as Stanford rejects the same
The battle over the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement on college campuses heated up again over the past week, with California universities as the focal point. While a pro-divestment measure failed to pass at Stanford University, a similar call … Continue reading