CALL TO ACTION: Right to Education International Week of Action - 15th-22nd November 2010|
CALL TO ACTION, Right to Education Campaign, 14 September 2010
CALL TO ACTION: Right to Education International Week of Action
15th-22nd November 2010
We demand that Palestinian rights are recognised.
We demand that the international community insist on Israel's compliance with international law.
We now call upon student groups who stand in solidarity with the struggle for Palestinian rights to participate in the Right to Education International Week of Action, a vision which emerged from the recent Right to Education International Student Conference.
A primary goal of the Week of Action is to allow Palestinian students and academics a platform to share knowledge and experience of the Palestinian struggle for education and to call for an end to the denial of Palestinian educational rights as an objective of Israel's occupation of Palestine.
To participate in the week, receive additional information, materials or advice, or to submit ideas for the Week of Action, please contact the Right to Education Campaign Birzeit University.
Right to Education Campaign
West Bank - Palestine
Shortage of classrooms lead to a sharp increase in dropout rate among Palestinian students in Jerusalem
report, Al-Maqdese for Society Development, 21 September 2010
After after exhausting all other options to persuade the Jerusalem Municipality to provide school seats for 19 students Al-Maqdese submitted an urgent petition to the Israeli Central Court against West Jerusalem Municipality and Israeli Ministry of Education.
According to some statistics concerning the drop-out rate in East Jerusalem reach 45% due to shortage of classrooms.
Over 500 Academics Have Endorsed the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Press Release, The US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI) , 20 September 2010
Endorsements by US academics and scholars recently crossed 500, and there are now 150 cultural workers who have also endorsed USACBI! This is a major victory for the growing academic and cultural boycott of Israel, and for the movement for justice and equality in Israel.
Eminent Scholar Ann Stoler Endorses Boycott of Israel
Comment, Pulse Media, 10 September 2010
In a statement Ann Stoler expresses her support of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement aimed at Israel. Anne L. Stoler is a feminist anthropologist who examined European colonialism in Asia including the areas of contemporary India, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Divestment: from the campus to the streets
Mohammad Talaat, The Electronic Intifada, 9 September 2010
Following a sharp increase in divestment efforts across North American college campuses last spring, this academic year promises an even greater number of initiatives. The success and near-success of efforts at several campuses last year, coupled with Israel's attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla this summer, has inspired new efforts among peace and justice activists to target companies that profit from and abet Israel's apartheid regime.
Boycotting Ariel: Missing the Forest for the Trees
Statement, PACBI, 6 September 2010
PACBIs statement regarding the recent announcement of the inauguration of a cultural centre in Ariel, the fourth largest Jewish colony in the occupied Palestinian territory, 150 prominent Israeli academics, writers, and cultural figures have declared that they will not take part in any kind of cultural activity beyond the Green Line.
Hampshire College releases documentary on their divestment story
Rapport, BDS movement, 11 August 2010
In 2009 Hampshire College became the first United States institution of higher learning to divest holdings from companies benefiting from the military occupation of
Palestine. As an educational institution, it attempts to reach beyond 'mere' knowledge, encouraging students to question accepted understandings and to put their knowledge to use for the betterment of our world.
University of Johannesburg may break its ties with an Israeli university
Rapport, Mail & Guardian, South Africa, 21 May 2010
At the University of Johannesburg (UJ) a great number of staff members feel that the Palestinian people are victims of an occupation that can be compared to the past apartheid situation of South Africa. Due to this growing sympathy with the Palestinian People's situation, the university is now considering breaking its ties with Israeli Universities.