UK academics report on visit to Palestine

April 2015, via BRICUP (British Committee for the Universities of Palestine) Palestinian Universities under Occupation In April 2015 three BRICUP members were part of a pan-European delegation that visited six Palestinian Universities to learn at first hand how the occupation undermines research, teaching and learning. There would have been four BRICUP delegates but one of … Continue reading UK academics report on visit to Palestine

First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

 10 December 2014, via Labor for Palestine (US) Historic: UAW 2865 Becomes First Major US Labor Union to Support Divestment From Israel IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIAN WORKERS AND STUDENTS. VOTING MEMBERS APPROVE CALL FOR DIVESTMENT by 65%; 52% PLEDGED TO SUPPORT ACADEMIC BOYCOTT UAW 2865, a labor union representing over 13,000 teaching assistants, tutors, and … Continue reading First US labour union votes to divest from Israel

NTEU members launch new campaign

NTEU Members for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions - An initiative of Australian university staff in support of peace and justice in Palestine and Israel A new collective of Australian university staff have begun campaigning in support of Palestinian rights, and for the institutional boycott of Israeli universities. The group was formed in November 2014, with website … Continue reading NTEU members launch new campaign

About the academic boycott

Learn about the call for an academic boycott of Israel... PACBI: The Palestinian Call for an Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, 6 July 2004 PACBI: Guidelines for the international Academic Boycott of Israel PACBI: Guidelines for the international Cultural Boycott of Israel The Guardian: Why a boycott of Israeli academics is fully justified Antony … Continue reading About the academic boycott

Teachers Union of Ireland passes unanimous vote for academic boycott of Israel

4 April 2013 | via Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) At its Annual Congress on Thursday 4th April 2013, the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) became the first academic union in Europe to endorse the Palestinian call for an academic boycott of Israel. The motion, which refers to Israel as an “apartheid state”, calls for … Continue reading Teachers Union of Ireland passes unanimous vote for academic boycott of Israel

UCU cleared of harassment in landmark tribunal

25 March 2013 | via University and College Union (UK) An Employment Tribunal has found in favour of UCU on all ten complaints of harassment brought by a UCU member who opposed the union's policy on Palestine. The claimant had been supported in his claim by leading lawyer Anthony Julius. In giving their reasoning the … Continue reading UCU cleared of harassment in landmark tribunal