Sunday, January 31, 2010

Canadian students lead the way on BDS

Carleton University is no stranger to BDS activism, and it has a strong precedent to build upon. In 1987, Carleton divested from all companies complicit in the apartheid regime in South Africa. Carleton’s president at the time wrote a memorandum, saying, “Carleton University abhors apartheid and will do all it can to show its position on apartheid within its business practices.” Given Carleton’s past commitment to divesting from apartheid regimes, SAIA is calling on the university to once again place itself on the right side of history by ending its investments in the ongoing oppression of the Palestinian people.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a very promising campaign,  may it gain momentum like yesteryear.  I see it was linked to Antony again,  he is doing an outstanding job.