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US film about indigenous community links to Palestine reinserts “political narrative”

Filmmakers say it is important to “re-insert the political narrative” back inside discussions about First Nations communities and Palestinian refugees.

Indiana students vote to divest from companies over Israel links

Passing a divestment resolution “lives up to our legacy of social justice,” says an Earlham College student campaigner.

Listen: Hospital bombed by Israel "back in business" but not rebuilt, says Gaza doctor

Dr. Basman Alashi of al-Wafa hospital and Palestinian-Canadian pediatrician Dr. Rand Askalan discuss the immediate and long-term needs of injured, disabled and traumatized children in Gaza.

Wesleyan students demand divestment from prisons, fossil fuels and Israeli occupation

The issues of the Israeli occupation, mass incarceration and environmental justice “are all connected,” says a student.

Listen: Loyola University Chicago students pass divestment for third time

Students held falafel sales to raise funds for the divestment campaign.

Listen: Steven Salaita on Palestine, media and free speech

Professor Salaita joins a discussion on the portrayal of Palestine in the corporate media during Israeli Apartheid Week events at McGill University.

Defying college's threats, California students build mock Israeli wall

Student activists at Pitzer College in southern California are risking possible sanctions this week to bring attention to Israel’s violations of Palestinians’ rights.

Divestment referendum blocked at Northeastern

Activists say they have been silenced by their student government.

Hillel threatens Swarthmore chapter over events with Palestinian rights supporters

By implementing censorship policies, Hillel International “is stifling Jewish life on campus and actively driving students away,” say student activists.

UCLA resolution conflates anti-Semitism with criticism of Israeli policy

Lawyers say that there is a “surge of accusations of anti-Semitism against individuals that criticize the Israeli state.”

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