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Community Support Needed as Cal Berkeley Votes to Sustain It's Divestment from Israel Bill

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Date:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Event Type:
Meeting
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Location Details:
UC Berkeley Eshelman Hall
Bancroft St just west of Telegraph on the North side of Bancroft
7th floor

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu has written a letter in support of the divestment bill. Read it here:
http://www.salem-news.com/articles/april112010/desmond-tutu-dt.php



- Jewish Voice for Peace has been keeping track of Jewish and Israeli support for the divestment bill, including a statement signed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sister-in-law. Read all about it here:
http://www.jewishvoiceforpeace.org/artman/uploads/jewishsupport.pdf


- If you live in the Bay Area, please come out to speak and show your support for the divestment bill in person when it comes up for a re-vote on Wed.. See below for details. Forward this to all your Bay Area progressive friends.


ASUC Senate Debate on Divestment: Round II
Wednesday 4/14/2010 7th floor Eshleman Hall UC Berkeley


Eshelman Hall is located on Bancroft St. just West of Telegraph, on the North Side of Bancroft
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This Wednesday night you have a chance to stand up for universal human rights standards and to object to Cal's profiting from war crimes and occupation. Following the veto by the ASUC President's of a 16-4 vote in the student senate in support of the "UC Divestment from War Crimes" bill, there will be a vote to override the veto this Wednesday night starting at 7:00 PM on the seventh floor of Eshleman Hall. The bill calls for the removal of ASUC and UC investments in companies that supply the Israeli government with weaponry used to commit violations of international law, human rights law, and, in the judgment of the UN, war crimes. It also establishes an ASUC committee to look into a comprehensive divestment policy targeting companies that enable war crimes throughout the world. Come speak and show your support.

The previous debate lasted till 3AM, so be prepared - bring snacks and refreshments.

Information on the original debate and full text of the bill:

http://www.kabobfest.com/2010/03/uc-berkeley-student-senate-passes-divestment-resolution.html


Hope to see many of you on Wed.,


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