Saturday, July 19, 2014

Over 100 Protesters demand boycott against Israel - Ann Arbor, Michigan

"Boycott Israel protest held throughout Art Fair" -
Michigan Daily (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
July 18, 2014

At:
http://www.michigandaily.com/news/boycott-israel-protest-held-diag

"Chanting ‘Free, free Palestine’ and ‘Stop bombing Gaza’, the crowd, which grew to over 100 people over the course of the protest, began in the Diag before proceeding down the main streets of the Art Fair..."

The protesters head for Ann Arbor City Council on Monday, July 21, to demand a resolution boycotting Israel.
 


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Dublin City Council calls for sanctions against Israel -

"Dublin city council calls for Israel sanctions"
July 18, 2014

At:
http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/asa-winstanley/dublin-city-council-calls-israel-sanctions


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Friday, June 20, 2014

"Presbyterian Church votes in favor of divesting from Israel"



Presbyterians Vote to Divest Holdings to Pressure Israel
New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
DETROIT — After passionate debate over how best to help break the deadlock between Israel and the Palestinians, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Friday at its general convention to divest from three companies that it says supply Israel with ...

Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel
WNDU-TV - ‎2 minutes ago‎
DETROIT (AP) -- The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose ...
 

Presbyterians to divest stock to protest Israeli policy on Palestinians; 3 ...

Fox News - ‎8 minutes ago‎
DETROIT – The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose ...

US Presbyterians vote to divest from firms supplying Israeli forces and settlers

InterAksyon - ‎20 minutes ago‎
The close vote came after a week of intense lobbying and "most contentious debate of this assembly," the church's news service said, noting that divestment has historically been seen as a "last resort" after "other engagement tools have failed." In a statement ...

Presbyterians to divest from 3 companies to protest Israeli policies

Los Angeles Times - ‎23 minutes ago‎
During its national meeting, the general assembly narrowly voted to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions by a vote of 310-303. Those three companies are said to supply Israel with tools used in building settlements in the West Bank ...

US Presbyterians to divest Israeli-connected shares

The Seattle Times - ‎24 minutes ago‎
DETROIT — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose ...
 
 

US Presbyterians vote to divest from firms to pressure Israel

MENAFN.COM - ‎36 minutes ago‎
(MENAFN - AFP) The nearly 1.9 million member Presbyterian Church USA voted Friday after a contentious debate to divest from three companies that provide supplies to Israeli forces and settlers in the occupied West Bank. The 310 to 303 vote at the ...

Presbyterian Church (USA) Makes Controversial Move Against Israel

Huffington Post - ‎38 minutes ago‎
The largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products that promote violence in occupied Palestinian territories. The divestment, vehemently opposed by many of the ...

Presbyterian Church votes to divest in protest of Israeli policies

RT (blog) - ‎42 minutes ago‎
The Presbyterian Church has narrowly voted to move forward with divestment in various companies in protest of Israeli policies toward Palestinians. The group has now become the most prominent in the US to endorse some form of divestment. The top US ...

Presbyterians vote to divest in protest over Israeli occupation

Al Jazeera America - ‎56 minutes ago‎
By a narrow margin, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. voted Friday to divest from three firms that it says supply Israel with goods and services used in the occupation of Palestinian territory. Members of the denomination's General Assembly, which represents all ...

Presbyterian Church votes in favor of divesting from Israel

The Times of Israel - ‎1 hour ago‎
In a move that a number of Jewish leaders warned would damage Jewish-Presbyterian relations for years to come, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA voted Friday in favor of divesting from three US companies which they complained profit ...

Presbyterians narrowly vote to divest from companies used by Israel

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
DETROIT – The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose ...

US Presbyterians to divest stock to protest Israeli policy on Palestinians

Globalnews.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
Carol Hylkema of the Israel/Palestine Mission Network, a Presbyterian group that advocates for Palestinians and spearheaded the drive for divestment, said their action was modeled on the divestment movement to end apartheid in South Africa. The vote was ...

Presbyterians narrowly vote to divest from 3 companies involved in Israeli ...

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Friday (June 20) to divest church funds from three American companies it cited for profiting from the oppression of Palestinians within Israel's occupied territories. The 310-303 vote of the church's General Assembly in ...
 
Haaretz

Presbyterians to divest from 3 companies to protest Israeli policies

Los Angeles Times-by Ryan Parker-29 minutes ago
Though advocates said the decision should not signal support for a broader movement aimed at taking action to encourage Israel to change its policies toward ...
 

Presbyterians to divest stock to protest Israeli policy on Palestinians ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune-3 hours ago
DETROIT — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest ...
 
 

Presbyterians vote 310-to-303 for Israel 'Occupation' divestment

The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. - ‎2 hours ago‎
The American Presbyterian church voted Friday by a slim 310-303 margin to divest itself of holdings in three companies accused of supporting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. The measure, which is a victory for the boycott Israel movement, means ...
 

ADL condemns US Presbyterian Church vote to join Israel divestment movement

Jerusalem Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
At the church's general convention in Detroit, the vote came 310 to 303 to join the divestment campaign against Israel. The ADL stated that the Presbyterian Church made the decision with the vote to divest from Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Motorola ...

In 'turning-point' vote, Presbyterians divest from occupation-linked corporations

Mondoweiss - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nearly 30 years after it divested from corporations complicit in South African apartheid, the Presbyterian Church voted 310-303 to divest from three corporations involved with the Israeli military and its occupation. The vote means that $21 million of ...

Presbyterians Back Anti-Israel Divestment

Christian News Wire (press release) - ‎2 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- Presbyterian commissioners have voted to divest the 1.76 million-member denomination from three companies that do business with Israel. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly passed a ...
 

Presbyterians vote to divest as protest against Israel

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎3 hours ago‎
Detroit — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose ...

AJC: Presbyterian Divestment A Breach with Jews, Undermines Israeli ...

Virtual Press Office (press release) - ‎3 hours ago‎
DETROIT, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called today's Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) decision to divest from major companies doing business with Israel a setback for efforts to attain a negotiated, sustainable Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

Presbyterian Assembly Says Gay Marriage is Christian

WBOC TV 16 - ‎3 hours ago‎
Commissioners and advisors wait in line to debate a vote on whether the church should recognize same-sex marriage at the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Cobo Hall, in Detroit, Thursday, June 19. (Photo: AP). DETROIT (AP)- The top ...

Presbyterians vote to divest from 3 firms that make products used by Israel

Detroit Free Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
In what supporters called a historic vote, Presbyterians voted late Friday 51%-49% to divest from three companies that make products used by Israel. Presbyterian Church U.S.A., an influential Protestant group meeting in Detroit this week for their biennial ...

Presbyterian Church USA joins BDS movement

San Diego Jewish World - ‎3 hours ago‎
Presbyterian Church USA DETROIT (Press Release)– The American Jewish Committee called Friday's Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) decision to divest from major companies doing business with Israel a setback for efforts to attain a negotiated, sustainable ...
 
Newsmax.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has narrowly voted to divest from three companies in protest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians. The church's General Assembly passed the resolution Friday night by just seven votes, with a vote of 310-303. The move ...

US Presbyterians vote to divest from companies involved with the IDF

Haaretz - ‎3 hours ago‎
Divestment advocates narrowly outnumbered those opposed to the measure 310-303. General Assembly moderator Heath Rada, followed the results announcement with a call to Jews and Israelis that the vote did not reflect lack of love for them by the ...


Presbyterians at Detroit convention weigh divesting from 3 companies
The Detroit News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Andreis Coetzee, who is part of the Muskingum Valley Presbytery in Ohio, credited the church for forcing change in his native South Africa by divesting in companies that did business there and believes the time has come for divestment from companies that ...
 
 

Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel - The ...

psdispatch.com/news/.../Presbyterians-to-divest-as-protest-against-Israel
21 mins ago - The final tally was 310-303. The move makes the denomination the most prominent U.S. religious group to endorse divestment in protest of the Israeli ...
  • 221st General Assembly (2014) - PC(USA) OGA

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    34 mins ago - By a vote of 310-303, the Assembly approved an overture calling for divestment from Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions, companies some ...
  • US Presbyterians vote to divest from firms to pressure Israel

    www.afp.com/.../us-presbyterians-vote-divest-firm...
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    57 mins ago - The 310 to 303 vote at the influential Protestant denomination's meeting in Detroit, Michigan, ... The measure also included a reaffirmation of Israel's right to exist, ...
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    Friday, May 23, 2014

    "DePaul Divest referendum on SGA ballot passes 1,575-1,333"

    Article in the DePaulia,
    DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
    May 23, 2014

    At: http://www.depauliaonline.com/news/depaul-divest-referendum-on-sga-ballot-passes-1-575-1-333-1.3168577#.U3_MQ_wU-M8

    "Students voted in favor of an SGA referendum calling on DePaul to withdraw its investments in companies that do business with Israel’s military and corporations that work in the West Bank and Gaza, easily passing by 54.2 percent. A total of 2,908 votes were cast, with 45.8 percent against the referendum.

    "The vote, dubbed 'DePaul Divest', followed weeks of campaigning by the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and counter demonstrations by several campus Jewish groups opposed to the measure. SJP set up a ‘refugee camp’ in the SAC pit as well as an ‘apartheid wall’ detailing Israel’s alleged human rights violations..."

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    "DePaul students vote for divestment despite Israeli government interference"

    May 23, 2014
    Full story at: http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/depaul-students-vote-divestment-despite-israeli-government-interference
     
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    Map of previous divestment campaigns

    In the UCLA Daily Bruin at: http://dailybruin.com/images/2014/04/4.28.News_.Divestment.FIXED_.jpg

     (April 2014)

     
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    2014:
    "US Student Victories in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement"

    At: http://rahimk.tumblr.com/post/58642125362/us-student-victories-in-the-boycott-divestment-and

    2003 - Wayne State University (divestment)
    2005 - University of Michigan - Dearborn (divestment) (again in 2010)
    2009 - Hampshire College (divestment)*
    2010 - UC Berkeley (divestment receives majority vote, but is vetoed)
    2011 - DePaul University (Sabra boycott)
    2012 - Earlham College (Sabra boycott)
    2012 - Evergreen State College (product boycott)
    2012 - Arizona State University (divestment)
    2012 - National MEChA endorsement of BDS (divestment)
    2012 - University of Massachusetts – Boston (divestment)
    2013 - UC Irvine (divestment)
    2013 - UC San Diego (divestment)
    2013 - UC Berkeley (divestment)
    2013 - Oberlin college (divestment)
    2013 - UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara also reached majority votes for divestment but had their senate votes stricken due to pressure.
    2014 - Loyola University at Chicago (divestment)
    2014 - UC Riverside
    2014 - University of New Mexico Graduate and Professional Student Association
    2014 - DePaul University (referendum)

    (This list is likely missing some victories prior to 2012.)

    *Hampshire’s divestment has been implemented. Other successes on this list represent votes calling for university divestment. 

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    2014: University of Michigan-Dearborn student government has overwhelmingly approved a divestment resolution

    The University of Michigan-Dearborn student government has approved a divestment resolution, the night of March 28, 2014, by a very large majority of  17 to 5.

    This follows a massive and intense University of Michigan campaign for divestment at the Ann Arbor campus. It drew hundreds of students to the U-M Central Student Government meetings, twice in a row, to press for divestment, for the liberation of occupied Palestine.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    University of Michigan's Central Student Government is the scene of a divestment vote on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    "University of Michigan students have officially launched a divestment campaign in the student government"

    http://palestinasummer.tumblr.com/post/79410963402/university-of-michigan-students-have-officially


    University of Michigan students have officially launched a divestment campaign in the student government. A good number of students spoke up for that resolution March 11th in the Central Student Government.

    The big meeting and vote will happen Tuesday, March 18th, 7:30 pm on the 3rd floor of the Michigan Union, 530 South State Street, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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    Follow the debate and vote count at #UMDivest

     
    #BDS (boycott - divestment - sanctions against Israeli apartheid), to support Palestinian human rights.

    Free Free Palestine.