Post Tagged with: "Israel"

by / on April 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm / in Opinions

Concerning the Rest of the Voices

A new class offered at UCR this quarter, entitled “Palestinian Voices,” has caused tensions to flare up after a pro-Israel group alleged that the course is anti-Semitic. AMCHA Initiative, a group opposed to anti-Semitism in colleges, has argued that the […]

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by / on April 21, 2015 at 6:04 am / in News

Jewish organization alleges UCR class is ‘anti-Semitic’

A Jewish group is calling for the cancellation of a UCR course, claiming that it meets the United States State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism and holds an “anti-Israel bias.” The R’Course, entitled “Palestinian Voices,” is one of 11 student-led courses […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm / in News

UC Student Association approves Israeli divestment resolution

The University of California Student Association (UCSA) passed the “Resolution Calling for the Regents to Divest from Corporations Violating Palestinian Human Rights” on Feb. 8 by a vote of 9-1-5. Only executive vice presidents from UC student governments (including graduate […]

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by / on January 27, 2015 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Jan. 20 article entitled, “Divestment fails to consider long-term opportunities”

Those of us in SJP would like to share some of our thoughts on the “Highland Write-Off” concerning the divestment movement on UC campuses, published in the January 20th, 2015 issue of The Highlander. Though we appreciate and respect both […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 11:28 am / in Highlander Write-Off, Opinions

“No” to ill-gotten money, “Yes” to divestment

You are sitting in your world history lecture hall and learn of past events involving people from years gone by and events on lands far away, all while history is unfolding in front of our own eyes. The events of […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 6:03 am / in Highlander Write-Off, Opinions

Divestment fails to consider long-term opportunities

In December of 2014, members of the United Auto Workers, a union which represents thousands of workers in the UC system, approved a referendum to encourage divestment from companies associated with the Israeli government. This is reminiscent of Resolution 18 […]

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by / on May 20, 2014 at 6:02 am / in Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘ASUCR actions on divestment hurt student democracy’

I am writing this letter to the editor because I read your opinions article in the Highlander called “ASUCR actions on divestment hurt student democracy.” The main reason I am responding to the article written is because I want to […]

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by / on May 13, 2014 at 6:02 am / in Opinions

ASUCR actions on divestment hurt democracy

On April 23, ASUCR passed Senate Resolution 18, which calls upon the UC to remove its financial holdings, or divest, from American companies, such as Caterpillar, that support the alleged human rights abuses conducted by the Israeli government against the […]

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by / on April 29, 2014 at 6:04 am / in News

ASUCR: Pro-divestment support reflected in audience turnout

Emotions were high when senate resolution 18 (SR 18), calling for divestment from companies that allegedly profit from human rights abuses against the Palestinian people, scraped past the ASUCR senate at a close margin of 8-7-0. The resolution, spearheaded by […]

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by / on April 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm / in ASUCR Senate, News

WATCH LIVE: ASUCR votes on second divestment resolution

The ASUCR senate is currently voting on a controversial divestment resolution. Follow the events live on our YouTube page at UCRChannelH:  

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