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International Campus Day of Action for Palestine

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Date:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time:
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Cal SJP
Location Details:
Sather Gate
UC Berkeley

(check https://ida-palestine.github.io for other college locations or register your own)

International Day of Action on College Campuses for Palestine

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 is the 2nd annual International Day of Action on College Campuses for Palestine. Students from around the country and the world will be holding dozens of events in solidarity with those struggling for equality and self-­‐determination in Palestine.

In recent years, students on college campuses all over the world have been engaged in pressing their peers, teachers and administrators on critical political issues. The campus issues include movement calling for prison abolition and police brutality, fossil fuels, sweatshops and corporate/big bank greed, which have all been hotly debated on campuses worldwide and particularly in the U.S. One of the most crucial issues of importance discussed and organized around on campus is the Israeli settler-­‐colonial project in Palestine that is connected to the above struggles and constitutes a focal point for the global-­‐local struggles for social justice. The longest lasting military occupation and settler colonial project in modern history has propelled students worldwide to engage in actions, boycotts, campaigns and more to shine a much needed light in an effort to bring an end to Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights and dignity.

University leaders and administrators worldwide have become complicit in Israel’s violation of Palestinian human rights. By attending paid trips to Israel, having back-­‐door meetings with Israeli officials, advancing academic cooperation with Israeli universities aiding and benefiting from the occupation, engaging in study abroad programs, sending campus police to train in Israel, cooperating with Hasbara organizations on campus, targeting faculty for speaking out on Israeli crimes, investing in companies that are complicit in the occupation, and allowing Zionist organizations to run free intimidating and attacking student organizers, universities have essentially taken the role of Israel’s great defender. On October 14th, we say no! On October 14th, 2015, students all over the world will launch campaigns, projects, actions, boycotts, and more to end their universities’ complicity in Israel’s war crimes! The recent increase in violence perpetrated by Israeli occupation forces and settlers dramatically underscores the urgency of action, and students will be idle no more.

At least 26 events across 10 U.S. states and 4 countries are planned and have been registered on our website: https://ida-palestine.github.io. You can also find a link there to our action statement as well as other resources.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 5:20PM
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