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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.”

Ohio students approve Israel divestment vote by landslide

Two weeks ago, the student government at the University of Toledo muzzled debate on divestment.

Boston students fight for Israel divestment referendum

Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University is once again being singled out for discriminatory treatment by the administration.

Listen: Berkeley students reenact encounters at Israeli checkpoints

Checkpoint scenes modeled on real incidents in the occupied West Bank. 

Minnesota activists demand state pull funds from Israel’s occupation

Public support for a statewide campaign to pull investments in Israel bonds is growing.

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