Who are we?
We are a group of Manchester University students who are very concerned about the situation in Gaza. Since Israel’s latest assault we have campaigned on our campus to raise awareness of the situation in Gaza amongst students; focusing upon how Israel’s blockade, bombing, and ground invasion have acted to deny Palestinian students a right to an education.
We are also concerned with Manchester University’s complicity with Israeli war crimes, and their refusal to back Palestinian civil society groups in their call for a campaign of boycotts, disinvestments, and sanctions against Israeli apartheid.
Our campaign has a view of Universities which can be places which strive to fight for a progressive world-to this end we aim to pressure the University to offer scholarships to Palestinian students who educational rights while under occupation are so frequently denied.
Our campaign has turned to marches and occupation as a result of the blocking of all other political alternatives. Our University board is neither elected nor responsive to students demands, and our Union at present works to silence pro-Palestine campaigns through equating them with anti-Semitism, and dissolving meetings which propose criticism of Israel’s war on the Palestinian people.
We urge all students who agree with these points to read further about our various campaigns, our occupation updates, and our various posts throughout the site.
Finally, we encourage all students to get involved in the campaign over the Gaza crisis through joining with the occupying students and fighting to ensure that Manchester University accepts the just demands of the occupying students.