28 January, 2010
The divestment report urging Carleton University to divest from companies implicated in Israel’s occupation and grave violations of human rights is a true gem for the BDS movement. The research, argumentation, corroboration and writing style are impeccable and deeply impressive.
In making the case for divestment from Israel, the SAIA report combines the best of both worlds: the commitment to truth and justice of the most sincere and far-sighted human rights defenders and the piercing logic of the most able lawyers.
SAIA’s time-honored commitment to just peace and international law, distinguished professionalism and creativity are truly inspiring. They build on the wonderful, pioneering divestment victory at Hampshire College last year to take divestment to the next level. This makes a superb model for the mushrooming divestment campaigns around the world.
Omar Barghouti Founding Member, PACBI http://www.PACBI.org
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PS: A divestment campaign at a fairly large US university (cannot disclose the name yet until the student leaders are ready) will soon be announced! Coming only months after Hampshire College’s divestment, this is the most compelling evidence yet that BDS is taking root in the US, where it matters MOST.