Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apartheid: Making rush hour traffic even more infuriating

Here's a report from Al Jazeera on one of the daily examples of apartheid faced by Palestinians: traffic lights. Note that Alstom and Veolia, the companies involved in building the tramway that has further increased the traffic woes of Palestinians in East Jerusalem have been subject to international campaigns of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS). Want to support BDS against Israeli apartheid? Both UC Berkeley and UC San Diego will be holding student senate hearings TONIGHT, at the same time, considering parallel bills calling for divestment from companies that profit from war crimes and occupation. Here are three things you can do, courtesy of US Campaign member group Jewish Voice for Peace: 1. Express you solidarity with students here: 2. Send supportive emails to UC San Diego student senators here 3. Follow both student movements here: UC Berkeley: UC San Diego: