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Dissent Ain't Dead: UK campus occupations in support of Gaza

Acting in solidarity with Gaza, a student movement across eight UK universities is pressuring for real demands, including divestment from a British company that supplies military goods to Israel that were used in the war crimes in Gaza. London School of Economics (LSE) director Howard Davies has issued a joint statement with the demonstrators agreeing to meet some of their demands, though has “refused to issue an official university statement condemning the Israeli bombardment of Gaza or to publish regular financial statements spelling out LSE’s investment in companies involved in supplying arms to Palestine and Israel.”

All eight have blogs set up to document their campaigns: well done to them.

  • Birmingham Occupation
  • Essex Occupation
  • King’s College London Occupation
  • LSE Occupation
  • Manchester Metropolitan Occupation
  • Oxford Occupation
  • SOAS Occupation
  • Sussex Occupation
  • Warwick Sit In
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    This entry was posted on 23 January, 2009 by in Academe, Activism, Boycotts, Gaza, Israel, Palestine, UK and tagged .

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    "Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
    -- Aldous Huxley

    "The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
    -- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

    "It is difficult
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    yet men die miserably every day
    for lack
    of what is found there"
    -- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"


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