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  • BDS at UC Berkeley: The Campaign, The Vote, and The Veto – Youmna Derby and Dina Omar

    Published in muftah.org, May 27th, 2010 “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the  practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality  and discover how […]

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    May 29th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • Regents Position on Divestment Off The Mark – Rick Streling

    Published in The Daily Californian, May 17, 2010 Editor’s Note: The following is a response to a letter sent out by UC President Mark Yudof, and the Chair and Vice Chair of the UC Regents stating University policy on divestment. Thank you for your letter regarding the debate about divestment from two corporations which supplied […]

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    May 20th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • Open Letter to Akiva Tor from an Educated Palestinian American – Dina Omar

    Dear Consul General Tor:

    Your response to Moshe Yaroni’s essay about the Berkeley divestment discussion is manipulative and threatening. It repeats many distortions that have been thoroughly refuted by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UC Berkeley. Worst of all, however, it relies on a paradigm of separation and division in which Jews and Arabs are eternally afraid and suspicious of one another. You say that anti-Semitic statement were made at two of the three senate meetings, which called into question weather or not UC Berkeley should divest from United Technologies and General Electric. Such companies manufacture F-16 jets and Apache helicopters, weapons sold to the Israeli military and used against civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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    May 20th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • The University of California’s Policy Makes No Sense – Jewish Voice for Peace

    Published by Jewish Voice for Peace, May 11, 2010 Jewish Voice for Peace is puzzled by University of California President Mark Yudof’s statement on the recent divestment efforts at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. President Yudof has either not read the text of the bills or is choosing to misinterpret them, as neither bill […]

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    May 12th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • The Yudof Doctrine: No Divestment from Israel until Genocide – Yaman Salahi

    Published in Amateur Ramblings, May 11, 2010 “The U.S. has not made any declaration regarding the State of Israel and, therefore, we will not bring a recommendation before the Board to divest from companies doing business with the State of Israel.” – UC President Mark Yudof, UC Regents Chairman Russell Gould, and UC Regents Vice […]

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    May 12th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • Open Letter to UC President – Mohammad Talat

    Received May 11, 2010 Published in The Berkeley Daily Planet, May 18, 2010 Dear UC President Yudof, I received your enclosed message and statement, “UC Statement on Divestment,” and was saddened and disappointed. Not because I disagree with your position and the UC Board of Regents’ – that’s human – rather because of the thin […]

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    May 12th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • Solidarity is a Weapon against Israeli Propaganda – Yaman Salahi

    Published in Amateur Ramblings, May 6, 2010  Perhaps the most important success of the divestment movement at Berkeley has been overlooked. Yes, it is true that a super majority of the student senate supported divestment from Israeli war crimes and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. It is true that the vote was reversed only […]

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    May 6th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • At Berkeley, Moral Victory Despite Divestment Vote Loss – Dina Omar

    Published in The Electronic Intifada, May 3, 2010 On 28 April, University of California, Berkeley’s Student Senate narrowly missed an historic opportunity to divest its funds from United Technologies and General Electric which manufacture F-16 jets and Apache helicopters — weapons sold to the Israeli military and used against civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. […]

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    May 4th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • An Open Letter To UC Berkeley Students – Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

    Published in The Huffington Post, April 28, 2010  Dear Berkeley students and the ASUC Senate: I commend the effort of the wide coalition at Berkeley to pass the Bill in Support of UC Divestment from War Crimes. American students can play a powerful role in Palestinian liberation by supporting divestment from companies that enable the […]

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    Apr 30th, 2010 | Filed under Letters of Support, Op-Eds
  • Divest – for Israel’s Sake – Matthew A. Taylor

    Published in Haaretz, April 30, 2010 What on earth will it take to persuade Israel to leave the occupied territories? Sometimes it seems as if nothing will work. For eight years now, the Arab Peace Initiative, which early Zionist leaders would have seen as a dream-come-true, has been collecting dust. Its terms include two states […]

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    Apr 30th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
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