Berkeley Students Call for a National Day of Action -- May 1st and/or 2nd, 2002
Berkeley Students Call for a National Day of Action -- May 1st and/or 2nd,
Students for Justice in Palestine -- UC Berkeley, April 18, 2002
During the national day of action on April 9th, close to 10,000 students
participated in actions on US colleges and universities to demand an end
to the Israeli occupation and demand that academic institutions divest
from holdings in Israel. At Berkeley, 1200 activists protested and 79 face
charges for participating in non- violent civil disobedience.
The Israeli military incursions show no signs of abating, while the
reports of the massacres at Jenin and Nablus only point to the vicious,
brutal, and murderous campaign of the Israeli government against the
As a consequence, it is important, more than ever, that students and
activists all across the country come out against the Israeli occupation
and stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Students for Justice in Palestine at UC Berkeley calls on all activists to
join in national actions on May 1st or 2nd (whichever date works best for
activists on individual campuses)* on the three following demands:
1) End the Occupation, No to the Settlements, Right of Return for all
Refugees 2) Divestment of all University/College Holdings in Israel, End
Aid to Israel 3) Drop all Charges Against Campus Activists Arrested on
We make this call in the interests of solidarity and urgency and in the
absence of a more democratic process to initiate this call, and we stand
in support of proposals for increasing the participation of activists in
In order to coordinate national media and to develop a more thorough
network, we ask that you email us information about actions that you plan
on your campus. Please send announcements, press releases, or any other
contact information to justiceinpalestine@...
Yours in Solidarity and in Struggle, Students for Justice in Palestine --
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