Thursday, June 7, 2012

BDS WIN! ASU Votes to Divest from Israel

The undergraduate student government at Arizona State University on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill demanding that ASU divest from and blacklist corporations that are complicit in human rights abuses in the occupied Palestinian Territories and Sudan. 

This announcement is yet another victory in the global BDS movement to pressure Israel to end its human rights violations against Palestinians and comply with international law. 

From the ASU SJP chapter: "Arizona State University, a university with an endowment of over $735 million, aspires to be the 'New American University' with globally engaged students. We, students, at ASU want our university to make socially responsible investment decisions; we also want ASU’s investments to reflect its values as an institution. The bill calls for ASU to divest from and blacklist companies such as Alliant Tech Systems, Boeing, Caterpillar, Motorola, United Technologies, Petrochina, China National Petroleum Company, Sinopec, Oil and Natural Gas Company and Alstom."

As the BDS movement continues to grow, there are many ways you can help.