Friday, March 27, 2009

"Students Petition for EMU Divestment"

(Photo can be viewed in the Weather Vane)

"David Hosey, a worker for the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, presents the benefits of divestment." (Photo: David Hawkins)


"Students Petition for EMU Divestment"

The article was by Julian Bender, Contributing writer for the Weather Vane

That article may be viewed in the Weather Vane (Published at Eastern Mennonite University), in their issue of Thursday, March 26, 2009, Vol. 55, No. 19.

Some very brief quotations from that article:

"An unusual combination of attendees united in Common Grounds Wednesday night. The topic of divestment from the Israeli occupation of the West Bank brought these people together.

"David Hosey, working for the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation, presented a brief overview of the Israeli occupation and its effects on Palestinians: The West Bank is best described as a giant prison with movement in and out of it, heavily restricted by Israeli checkpoints, barriers, and military actions...

"...Hosey finally called for participation in grassroots action to raise awareness and organize movements to begin boycotts and other actions intended to change corporate policies."