Our demands (again)

Thanks to everyone who’s got in touch with us, we greatly appreciate all the support and interest we’ve received. A lot of people have been asking for our demands. They’re on the facebook group but have been bumped down this blog by other posts so here they are again.

1) University of Manchester should issue a formal statement condemning Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip, acknowledging particularly the effects on educational institutions such as the bombing of the Gaza Islamic University and expressing concern about war crimes allegations.

2) Support a day of fundraising across campus with the proceeds going to the DEC Gaza appeal.

3) University to publicise DEC advert in any way possible (including banner on the website) and put pressure on the BBC and sky to show the DEC advert.

4) All furniture & surplus supplies from buildings that are being renovated to be sent to Gaza on the Viva Palestina convoy.

5) Join the BDS movement through stopping sales of Israeli goods on university premises, the University should also stop buying any campus supplies from Israeli companies.

6) That the university divests from all companies directly involved in the manufacture of weaponry. We also demand that the university takes the issue of transparency in their investment seriously.

7) That the university publicly supports its students’ right to protest, such as occupations. That in line with this, the university will provide its facilities for a “Students for Palestine” conference, second week of April 09.

8 ) To send a public message of solidarity to the Islamic University in Gaza, whose campus has been virtually destroyed, and publish it on the university website and distribute it to the university wide e-mail addresses.

9) To give at lease five scholarships for Palestinian students as well as providing at least five scholarships for Israelis who refuse to serve in the IDF.

10) That the university make a module on the history of Palestine available as an optional module for any University of Manchester student.

11) That home fees apply to Palestinians students wanting to study at the University of Manchester.

12) No victimisation for those taking part in the Occupation, and free movement in and out of the occupied spaced.

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4 Comments »

  1. Juan Gomez said

    Your demands are excellent! Keep up the fight! You all are a great example of active student participation. Well done!

    ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

  2. kibriya ahmad said

    guys even tho im not there i wish i could be there, you have my support and i will bring help later on as soon as possible stay steadfast be patient and surely justice will prevail. i respect you all who are there and also those who are outside in support of your occupation

  3. […] occupation at Manchester is still going on and you can encourage the university to take their demands seriously by emailing their Vice Chancellor Alan Gilbert at president@manchester.ac.uk and it […]

  4. Tirza Waisel said

    you are GREAT!

    thanks for doing this action – you’re working towards a better future for all of us, and especially for Palestinians and Israelis. My family and friends in Israel (and in the Palestinian occupied territories) are opposing the occupation and protesting + working against it within Israel. They (and I) willl benefit from ending the conflict, which will hopefully be the outcome of your blessed actions.

    Only the end of the Israeli occupation will bring peace and normal life to both people!

    Thank you!
    Tirza Waisel
    London
    University of Hertfordshire

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