Mar 10, 2011

#BDS: Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Houston Support BDS

"The “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction” (BDS) movement began July 2005, when Palestinian civil society called on the international community to take justice into their own hands by adhering to BDS standards. This decision was born out of historical lessons, primarily the BDS campaign that successfully ended apartheid in South Africa.

The BDS movement rests on boycotting, divesting, and sanctioning the State of Israel for its ongoing human rights abuses, international law violations, and apartheid system.

As students at the University of Houston, we have an obligation to keep our university moral. The University does not adhere to BDS standards, and thus by paying tuition, we are contributing to the State of Israel’s inhumanity. We call on you to join the BDS movement and the struggle for justice in Israel/Palestine."

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