ASUC Senate...passage of a controversial bill urging the student government and the University of California to divest from two companies that have provided war supplies to the Israeli military.
United Technologies and General Electric-as supplying Israel with the technology necessary to attack civilian populations in Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
e-mails, roughly split between both sides of the controversy.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, activist Naomi Klein and leftist MIT professor Noam Chomsky have spoken in support of overriding ASUC President Will Smelko's March 24 veto
Tutu...he compared to similar efforts at UC Berkeley to divest from South Africa in the 1980s. J Street U...they felt the bill was dishonest and misleading
"How are we going to beat back the anti-Israel divestment resolution at Berkeley?" said director for AIPAC. "We're going to make sure that pro-Israel students take over the student government and reverse the vote. This is how AIPAC operates in our nation's capitol.
Read statements in opposition and in support of the divestment bill: