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Loyola University Chicago student union passes resolution to divest from Israeli occupation

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The following press release was sent out by Loyola University Chicago Students for Justice in Palestine: On Tuesday March 18, 2014, Loyola University Chicago became the first Jesuit University in the United States to pass a student government resolution to divest from companies complicit in aiding the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. The Senate legislation calls […]

In three cities, pension fund TIAA-CREF urged to end complicity in Israeli occupation

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Activists protesting outside of TIAA-CREFF’s shareholder meeting in New York City 17 July 2012. (Photo: Daniel Strum/Adalah NY) Buoyed by recent divestment victories, dozens of Palestine solidarity activists in three cities gathered outside the offices of the pension fund TIAA-CREF this afternoon. In New York, Chicago and San Francisco, activists protested against companies TIAA-CREF is […]

Presbyterian committee passes call for divestment from occupation profiteers

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Caterpillar bulldozer, occupied territories The Presbyterian committee on the Middle East has voted overwhelmingly in favor of divesting from three companies whose products are used by the Israeli military. The vote this morning, with 36 in favor, 11 against and 1 abstention, is a boon to divestment activists who hope that the full Presbyterian general […]

Moment of Truth: Report from day two of the United Methodist General Conference

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A packed audience listen to Daoud Nasser and Dalit Baum discuss divestment at the United Methodist Church General Conference. (Photo: JVPlive) When I am in the United States, and not in Gaza, I sometimes have difficulty identifying activism that will actually make a difference on behalf of Palestinians. When the call went out for volunteers […]

Corries urge: Press Obama to end sales of Caterpillar bulldozers to Israel

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As we have noted, Caterpillar has suspended the delivery of bulldozers to Israel apparently because of the important suit that the family of Rachel Corrie, who was killed by a Caterpillar bulldozer in occupied Rafah in 2003, has brought against the Israeli government. Yesterday the Corries sent out a note saying that the Obama administration […]

Caterpillar freeze and ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ honor suggest advance of boycott movement

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This is important and I’ve been sitting on it, sorry. Four points: –Caterpillar has temporarily stopped delivering bulldozers to Israel. JPost: Caterpillar, the company which supplies the IDF with bulldozers, has announced that it is delaying the supply of D9 bulldozers during the time that the trial of Rachel Corrie proceeds, Channel 2 reported on […]