May 26, 2011

#BDS: UK students boycott Israel

"The University of London Union (ULU) has voted 10-1 to institute and campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli regime and in support of Palestine.

The motion clinched on Wednesday, May 18 called for “thorough research into ULU investments and contracts” with companies guilty of “violating Palestinian human rights” as set out by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC).

“We have precedents for boycotting campaigns at ULU, especially with South Africa and the boycott campaign over Barclays bank that supported the Apartheid regime. We are now responding to the Palestinian call for civil action in support of their fight against racism”, said Ashok Kumar, Senate member for LSE, speaking in favour of the motion."

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