If you haven’t already done so, please consider signing these petitions, and please pass the word on. The first is for British citizens and residents only, and it calls for the UK to impose an arms embargo on the apartheid state. The second is for all nationalities, and it calls on the UN General Assembly to create a tribunal to try Zionist war criminals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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” <email@example.com
Subject: King’s College Student Occupation
order to revoke Shimon Peres’s Honorary Doctorate and to show solidarity
with the people of Gaza.