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Boycott Israeli Apartheid Now!

Letter of Solidarity with the Palestinian Popular Resistance

Written by Right2Edu BZU  •  Thursday, 24.12.2015, 12:41

Letter of Solidarity with the Palestinian Popular Resistance: Boycott Israeli Apartheid Now! #SolidarityWaveBDS

In response to Israel’s ongoing campaign of violence and aggression, a new wave of Palestinian resistance has erupted.
We, the undersigned, affirm our solidarity with this mass popular resistance, in all its creativity, vibrancy, and
courage. We are inspired by the new generation of fearless Palestinian youth, marching in the footsteps of previous
generations, as it asserts its right to self-determination and freedom from settler colonialism and apartheid.

We wish to express our strongest solidarity with Palestinian students and faculty, who struggle against a system of
occupation and apartheid that has systematically targeted and disrupted their access to educational institutions. As
students and faculty fighting for accessible higher education and better academic working conditions in Canada/Turtle
Island, we stand firmly in support of their right to education. We affirm our solidarity by supporting the call for
cultural and academic boycotts against Israeli institutions, and for divestment from companies that are complicit in
Israel’s violations of international law.

Since October 1st, Israel has killed 74 Palestinians and injured 2000 more. Over 1300 civilians have been arrested
during that time. Despite the brutality of Israel’s actions, the Palestinian people continue their struggle for justice
and freedom. We are inspired by their unwavering resistance.

People of conscience in Toronto are joining over 100 cities in a global wave of solidarity with the Palestinian people.
We are committed to intensifying our support for their popular resistance through the Boycotts, Divestment, and
Sanctions (BDS) movement.

In Solidarity,
Students Against Israeli Apartheid – University of Toronto
Graduate Student Union BDS Ad-Hoc Committee – University of Toronto
Faculty for Palestine – University of Toronto
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3902 BDS Committee – University of Toronto
Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3902 International Solidarity Committee – University of Toronto
Independent Jewish Voices – University of Toronto
University of Toronto Student Union Social Justice & Equity Commission
Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine – University of Toronto Scarborough
Arts and Science Student Union – University of Toronto
Palestinian Association of Hamilton
McMaster Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights
Arab Women’s League
BASICS Community News Service
The Black Students’ Association – University of Toronto
Decolonize NOW! – Toronto
Women and Gender Studies Students’ Union – University of Toronto
Trans Inclusivity Project – University of Toronto
Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network
Students Against Israeli Apartheid – York University
Students for Justice in Palestine – Ryerson University
Equity Studies Students’ Union – University of Toronto
Ontario Public Interest Research Group – Toronto
Revolutionary Student Movement – University of Toronto
Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
Toronto Queer Zine Fair
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

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