Thursday, April 24, 2014

Divestment passes at University of California at Riverside

UC Riverside’s divestment campaign logo. (Courtesy UCR-SJP)
 Electronic Intifada
"Last night, the student senate at the University of California at Riverside voted to support a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine calling on the university to pull its investments from US companies profiting from Israel’s occupation.
Just before midnight Wednesday, student senators voted to uphold the resolution by a narrow margin — eight in favor, seven against and one abstaining — during an evening in which three separate California universities held divestment resolution hearings, dubbed a “divestapalooza” by student activists and boycott advocates on social media. UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State University held simultaneous resolution hearings; but only UC Riverside passed divestment."

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