Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Huge crowd expected for U-M Divestment vote, March 31st-

The University of Michigan's Central Student Government will vote on last night's resolution for divestment, in support of Palestinian human rights, on Tuesday, March 31, in the Michigan Union’s Rogel Ballroom, 530 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. 

Hundreds of people are expected to pack the ballroom next Tuesday, in support of this divestment resolution. See today's media coverage:

"SAFE presents revamped divest resolution to CSG"

March 25, 2015

     (9 photos are included, from last night's giant student government meeting)

"After failing to secure the passage of a similar proposal last year, Students Allied for Freedom and Equality proposed a new divestment resolution at Tuesday night’s Central Student Government meeting.

"SAFE is the University’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, an international organization that stands for Palestinian solidarity on college campuses. One of the group’s primary goals is to advocate for the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions movement, which in part asks institutions to divest from companies that allegedly facilitate the violation of Palestinian human rights. Divestment movements are typically group proposals made to a city or university board, requesting suspension of investments in companies that support unethical or immoral actions.

"...The meeting began with nine speakers voicing their position during the community concerns portion of the meeting. Eight of the speakers, including seven University students and an Ann Arbor resident, spoke in favor of divestment...

"...The resolution was sent to be approved by the resolutions committee. The assembly will vote on its ultimate approval at CSG’s meeting next Tuesday evening in the Michigan Union’s Rogel Ballroom."



Divestment resolution wins at Loyola University's Student Government, the night of March 24, 2015:

"A two-minute window into Loyola University’s historic divestment win"

March 25, 2015



"McMaster students vote to support BDS boycott campaign"

March 24, 2015

"McMaster University’s student union voted in support of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that aims to put economic and political pressure on Israel over issues related to the occupied territories and Palestinian people. Students at the student union’s annual general assembly voted to endorse the BDS campaign where 622 people voted for the resolution and 28 voted against...."