Warwick Occupied!

Student Sit-In in Solidarity with Victims of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

 

Warwick University students have claimed a space on campus as an act in solidarity with the innocent victims in Gaza and Israel, and with the other groups in the UK which have taken similar action.

We call on our University to suspend dealings with businesses which support Israel’s illegal occupation, such as BAE systems, and to support our fellow students in Palestine who are being denied their right to education.

There will be talks, films, workshops, debates and anything else we can arrange. The occupation of the space will continue until those who are involved decide to end it, and the activities which take place will reflect the wishes of the group.  In keeping with our support for the right to education, we will not disrupt lectures, but will maintain a constant presence in the room.

Other universities in the country, including Birmingham, Essex, SOAS, LSE, Sussex and Kings have already seen occupations. Others are planned and will start at any moment. This is an issue which extends far beyond the borders of Warwick, and this occupation and sit-in is undertaken as part of the wider movement. Join us!

 

Our Demands

1.Warwick University should suspend all relations with companies which supply the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This includes BAE Systems, MBDA, GE Aviation, QinetiQ and Rolls Royce.

2.That the University donate old computer equipment and textbooks to universities in Palestine, specifically those that were partially destroyed in Gaza during the current Israeli military operation.

3.That the University fund and provide logistical support for a series of talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

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5 Responses to “Warwick Occupied!”

  1. Birmingham Occupier Says:

    Good Job Warwick! Heard rumours yesterday and am very happy to hear that you are now under occupation. Keep it up, you have a lot of supporters all over the country and beyond.

    In Solidarity

  2. Dave (The Void) Says:

    solidarity and warm wishes from manchester! keep it up, let’s globalise the intifada

  3. James Caspell Says:

    Dear comrades,

    I am writing to send a message of solidarity on behalf of the Branch Committee of the Lambeth Branch of UNISON.

    We salute your courage in campaigning tirelessly for the Palestinian right to education. The tide is turning against the legitimacy of the Israeli Apartheid state and the student movement is crucial to that. We support you in your occupation to bring about firm commitments to Palestinian students from your university.

    You may also be heartened to know that yesterday our Branch Committee voted to support calls for academic, cultural and economic boycotts of Israel.

    In solidarity,

    James Caspell
    Lambeth UNISON Young Members’ Officer

  4. Clare Solomon Says:

    Wow, this is brilliant guys. You have a really good set of demands.

    What a sad story about your local resident-i’m sure she is pleased to see students standing up and speaking out.

    i want to wish you all the best and hope you fight a good fight.

    Well done, solidarity from SOAS.

    Speak soon…make sure you tell all the media especially the local media, i have sent a media mailing list to mas. Hope it goes well tmrw. Clare

  5. Sham Raj Says:

    Solidarity to you comrades!

    In our thousands, in our millions…

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