Stop Honorary Doctorates for Terrorists

I’ve just received news from the wonderful Mona Baker (Mona has been tirelessly campaigning for the academic boycott of Israel) of a courageous student action in the UK. King’s College students have begun an occupation demanding that the honorary doctorate awarded by the college to Shimon Peres be immediately revoked, in protest at the massacre in Gaza. Birmingham University students have started an occupation in solidarity. These students need our solidarity too. Please send messages of support for King’s occupation to Principal Rick Trainor at principal@kcl.ac.uk Please call the students to congratulate them. Tony Benn already has. Please consider any similar action you could take. The students’ letter is below:
 From: “KCL Occupation” <kcloccupation@googlemail.com
 Subject: King’s College Student Occupation

Dear Sir/Madam
 
I am writing to inform you of the current occupation in Kings university in
order to revoke Shimon Peres’s Honorary Doctorate and to show solidarity
with the people of Gaza.
 
We established our occupation at 10 am this morning and details of our
occupation (including a list of our demands which have been sent to the
Principal) are at our blog  http://kcloccupation.blogspot.com/.
 
We would appreciate if you could send a letter of support for our occupation
to the Prinicpal at  *principal*@kcl.ac.uk.
 
If you would be avaliable to come and talk to us during our occupation that
would be very much appreciated.
 
We can be contacted at this email or call John 07734089074.
 
Please spread the word and thank you for your time,
 
From all the members of the Kings occupation.

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