MOTION: for the Liverpool Guild of Students to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement 1.Advocate divestment from:
a) companies that are complicit in the Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. (ie- companies that provide support , financial aid, or weaponry to the occupation, companies that facilitate the various ‘pillars’ of occupation such as the Wall, settlements and demolition of homes, companies that operate on occupied land, including In settlements.
b) Companies complicit in the siege on Gaza
c) Companies complicit in the discrimination against Palestinians living within the state of Israel
Until their involvement in the above ceases.
2. Mandate Liverpool Guild of Students to Lobby the University to divest from companies complicit in the above 1. a), b) and c)
3. Stop the Guild of students from stocking products from Israel and Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
4. Release a public statement of support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement as a tool of support and solidarity to Palestinians facing on-going displacement, repression, oppression, discrimination and violence.
This motion was last submitted to Guild Summit in the last academic year. Summit agreed to not support the motion but felt that the Guild should provide opportunities for students to make an individual choice as to whether to boycott through facilitating awareness raising and discussions. A petition was put together appealing the outcome of Summit and calling for the idea to go to a Preferendum (an all student vote). This Preferendum is scheduled to take place 9th-13th November.
I support the boycott, thanks for the information. How can one sign the petition? Also, do we vote via email for the preferendums?
Hi sean what you need to do is vote YES to pass the motion between the 9th - 11th of November, which is next week . Please see Vote yes for BDS university of liverpool preferendum or contact some one from friends of palestine for more information