An Update on Divestment at Berkeley: Round Three this Wednesday!

The students at UC Berkeley’s Students for Justice in Palestine sent this notice out today, which I got via Jewish Voice for Peace us to send you the notice below. As my friend at JVP said, “This is a chance for you to show your support and to witness a moving, historic debate. We’ll be there, and we hope to see you there too.”

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Berkeley ASUC Senate Debate on Divestment: Round III
Wednesday 4/28/2010 8 pm, Pauley Ballroom in the MLK Building
Corner of Telegraph Av and Bancroft Way

This Wednesday night you have a chance to stand up for universal human rights standards and to object to Cal’s profiting from war crimes and occupation.

Following the veto by the ASUC President’s of a 16-4 vote in the student senate in support of the “UC Divestment from War Crimes” bill, there will be a vote and debate to override the veto again this Wednesday night starting at 8:00 PM. The bill calls for the removal of ASUC and UC investments in companies that supply the Israeli government with weaponry used to commit violations of international law, human rights law, and, in the judgment of the UN, war crimes. It also establishes an ASUC committee to look into a comprehensive divestment policy targeting companies that enable war crimes throughout the world.

Please come show your support.

For more information on Berkeley Divestment please see:

Please respect the following wishes from SJP:

1. Please do not bring any outside literature or fliers for any other groups.
2. Please do not bring flags, banners or signs.
3. Please do not shout or respond antagonistically to speakers whose views make you uncomfortable or upset.
4. Please do not engage in side arguments or debates with groups or individuals that may try to antagonize you. Remember that we are here to participate in a student senate hearing.

Event: ASUC Final Senate Hearing on Veto of Divetment Bill SB118A
Start Time: Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00pm
Where: Pauley Ballroom, in the  MLK building, UC Berkeley