The attempt to make Trinity an apartheid-free campus

Posted in Governance and administration on October 24th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Ciarán O’Rourke, TCD graduate and leader of the recently launched, Apartheid Free TCD, campaign wants a campus with a long history of taking a stance against apartheid to take the final step …” (more)

[Áine O’Connell, Campus.ie, 23 October]

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Campaign calls for end to TCD ‘complicity’ in apartheid

Posted in Governance and administration on October 19th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A new student campaign is calling on College to cut its links with institutions and companies that support the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank …” (more)

[Catherine Healy, Trinity News, 18 October]

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Irish college scholarships can help to rebuild Gaza

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 30th, 2014 by steve

“The reconstruction of Gaza is a priority for the international community. Education is central. Irish third-level institutions can contribute. Our colleges and the Minister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan, should set up Gaza scholarships …” (more)

[Ray Kinsella, Irish Examiner, 30 August]

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Scholars Vow to Stay Away From U of Illinois Over Its Handling of Israel Critic

Posted in Legal issues on August 14th, 2014 by steve

“Nearly 300 scholars have signed petitions pledging to stay away from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until it rescinds its decision not to hire Steven G Salaita, whose appointment as a tenured professor of American Indian studies was blocked after he came under fire for tweets criticizing Israel’s military actions in Gaza … ” (more)

[Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 August]

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UCD have hoisted the Palestinian flag

Posted in Life on November 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Students in UCD have hoisted the Palestinian flag at half-mast outside the college in a showing of solidarity with Palestinian victims of the continuing conflict in Gaza.” (photo)

[Facebook, 22 November]

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148 Irish academics issue call for EU to cut links with Israel

Posted in Life on January 24th, 2009 by steve

“In a letter published today, Friday, 23rd January in the Irish Times, over 140 Irish academics from a wide variety of disciplines called for a moratorium on EU support of Israeli academic institutions until Israel abides by UN resolutions and ends the occupation of Palestinian territories. The letter was organised in response to the Israeli attack on Gaza and the Palestinian call for an academic and cultural boycott. The letter demands that the EU cease funding collaborative projects with Israeli institutions and ‘and an end to the EU’s practice of treating Israel as a European state for the purposes of awarding grants and contracts’ …” (more)

[Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, 23 January]

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