Apr 29, 2011

#BDS: SJP Open Letter to the UCSD Community Regarding 2011 Divestment Effort

"This quarter, UCSD Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) had been organizing a “Resolution to Divest from Companies Profiting from Violent Conflict.” The resolution particularly addressed General Electric and Northrop Grumman, two companies that provide parts of Apache helicopters that have been documented by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International to cause deaths of civilians in the Palestinian territories.

The resolution was originally set to be presented on April 20, 2011. In respect of  those students observing Passover, specifically those connected with the resolution, SJP leadership agreed to postpone the presentation until April 27.  On April 22, five days before the resolution was to be presented, an unaffiliated third party council member arranged for representatives from Tritons for Israel (TFI) and SJP to meet."

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