Wesleyan University students in USA resolve to divest from Israel
There’s been another victory for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.
Student representatives at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, voted on 4 May to support divestment from companies profiting from the Israeli occupation in Palestine, the Electronic Intifada reports.
“While the resolutions passed by student governments at other universities have had largely symbolic implications, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) holds a separate endowment that will soon be divested from companies implicated in the Israeli occupation,” Wesleyan University students involved in the initiative said in a statement sent to the Electronic Intifada.
The resolution calls on the university to divest its own holdings from such companies.
It also asks the WSA to withdraw its money from the university endowment if the university is not transparent about its investments and refuses to divest.
In a statement, quoted by Electronic Intifada, WSA students describe the resolution as an “historic vote, inspired by the work of students at universities across the country and the international boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement”.
It is “an action that offers a concrete step toward ending the occupation and restoring the internationally recognized rights of the Palestinian people,” they add.
Actions speak louder than words. We salute the WSA students and all our other friends across the United States who are saying to Israel and its Zionist lobbies loudly and clearly: “Enough injustice! Enough crimes! Enough lies!