Magazine article New Internationalist

Divesting in the Future

Magazine article New Internationalist

Divesting in the Future

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Students at Ottawa's Carlaton University ara investing in their future by supporting a movement that seeks just the opposite: divestment. In a March referendum sponsored by the Graduate Students' Association more than 72 per cent of students supported a motion in favour of the university's pension plan divesting from companies operating in Palestine's occupied territories.

Sponsored by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA), the referendum is just one of many steps the group has taken to oppose Carleton's investment in four corporations: BAE Systems, Motorola, Northrop Grumman and Teseo Supermarkets. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has collected over 2,500 petition signatures and received the endorsements of 25 student clubs and on-campus labour unions. SAIA also submitted a report to Carleton's Board of Governors detailing how the companies violate international law. A subsidiary of BAE Systems, for example, is alleged to produce weapons that are used to attack Palestinian civilians. …

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