Jun 9, 2011

#BDS: Largest academic union in #UK passes key motions for Palestinian rights

"Coming right on the heels of the recent vote by the largest student union in Europe to support the Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement — which called for “thorough research into [the University of London Union’s] investments and contracts” with companies guilty of “violating Palestinian human rights” as set out by the Palestinian Boycott National Committee (BNC) — the University and College Union (UCU) in the UK adopted important motions during its annual congress on May 29-30 that support human, civil and educational rights for Palestinian students and academics and freedom of speech on UK campuses.
PACBI, the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel — which is part of the BNC — reported in a press release that UCU is “the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic-related staff working in further and higher education throughout the UK.”
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