U C Berkeley student government passed a bill urging the university to divest from companies that supplied Israel

(OCITF Note: to read  ASUC  Bill 118 entitled A Bill In Support of ASUC DIVESTMENT FROM WAR CRIMES click here )

Bill passed by overwhelming majority.

Contacts:

Senators email:

senate@asuc.org

Senate Office Manager, at 510.642.1431 or diny@berkeley.edu.

2nd Floor Eshleman Hall #4500
Berkeley, CA 94720-4500
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Secretariat: 510.642.1431 or secretariat@asuc.org

For The Daily Californian March 18, 2010 article click this link: ASUC Bill Opposes UC Investment in Israel

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March 18, 2010

NEW YORK (JTA) — The student government at the University of California, Berkeley reportedly endorsed a divestment bill.

The Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley passed the bill by a wide margin early Thursday morning, it was reported.

The Daily Californian had reported that the association was considering the bill late Wednesday night.

The bill urges the university to divest from companies that supplied Israel with materials allegedly used to perpetrate war crimes. It targets the university’s investments of $135 million in five companies, such as Hewlett-Packard and General Electric, that supply Israel with electronics and weapons.

As with other divestment pushes, supporters of the measure contend that the investments enable Israel to commit atrocities and war crimes. Opponents claim that they single out Israel for unfair treatment.

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