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Palestinian Popular Resistance:
Building (BDS)/ Student Movement

Toronto — 12 January 2016.

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A new generation of Palestinians is marching on the footsteps of previous generations, rising up against Israel’s brutal, decades-old system of occupation, settler colonialism and apartheid. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have joined demonstrations taking place in dozens of cities across historic Palestine and in refugee camps in neighbouring Arab countries. Palestinians continue to struggle for their fundamental rights of freedom, self-determination, equality, and a right to return. As the resistance on the ground intensifies, university campuses remain central to building on the Palestinian solidarity movement. The call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) has recently made tremendous gains, in particular on university campuses and academic institutions. Both the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) recently passed BDS resolutions, with an overwhelming majority.

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Organized by the University of Toronto, GSU BDS Committee, in partnership with Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) UofT. For more information on the UofT Divestment campaign, and to sign the petition, please visit: www.uoftdivest.com.

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